In The Keep Podcast – #27 GNiK (Quake Champions Pro)

GNiK recently made his way into the Quake Pro League by qualifying through the Challenger’s League and competing at Lucca. Here we cover topics such as picking up Quake 3 as a 5-year-old, his controversial escapades as a teen in Quake Live and his journey into the QPL over the past year. First and foremost, … Read more In The Keep Podcast – #27 GNiK (Quake Champions Pro)

In The Keep Podcast – #08 M3ssia (US Quake Community)

M3ssia, “The Messiah of QuakeWorld”, is an admin for the United States Quake Community where he manages their Quake servers and events. His team is at the tip of the spear in the effort to revitalize the QuakeWorld and AFPS community in North America.

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State of Quake // Episode 11: Jehar (TastySpleenTV)

Episode Description

In this packed 2-hour episode, we’re honored to have special guest Jehar (Alex Popa) with us. Jehar is the host and creator of TastySpleenTV, he’s been a pillar of the Quake and Doom community for over a decade and is a seasoned esports caster having covered big stage events like Quakecon, Dreamhack and PGL.

Jehar on Twitter

TastySpleenTV on Twitch

Time Stamps

  • 0:27 – State of Quake community events
  • 2:47 – Jehar Intro
  • 6:00 – The origin of Jehar’s gamertag
  • 8:18 – Rotten Rose / The Quakecon proposal
  • 11:34 – How’d you get hooked on Quake?
  • 14:50 – Quake 2 <3
  • 16:12 – Least favorite Quake game
  • 17:40 – Quake mods spawned future game franchises
  • 21:10 – Doom or Quake?
  • 24:44 – Exploration and creativity in video games
  • 28:40 – How’d you get into casting and commentating?
  • 32:10 – TastySpleenTV origins / The Planet Quake days
  • 37:16 – When is a game “dead”?
  • 39:50 – The evolution of streaming
  • 46:50 – Most memorable casting moment
  • 50:30 – Advice to new casters / Jehar’s approach to casting
  • 56:46 – Behind the scenes help
  • 59:28 – Quakecon production
  • 1:00:25 – Casting at Quakecon
  • 1:04:52 – Who do you like to cast with?
  • 1:06:50 – Watching people play video games
  • 1:08:12 – Quakecon then vs now / What is Quakecon like for a newbie?
  • 1:15:00 – Quake: The granddaddy of gaming communities
  • 1:16:54 – The difficulties of modern AAA game development
  • 1:19:00 – Will id ever allow the community to help?
  • 1:26:50 – Jehar’s take on the id/Saber takeover rumors
  • 1:28:33 – What would John Carmack do if he was still at id?
  • 1:34:50 – Bringing people into Quake
  • 1:36:52 – The March patch – do or die?
  • 1:37:58 – What if they pull the plug?
  • 1:39:50 – Apex Legends
  • 1:40:13 – Things we should be thankful for in Quake Champions
  • 1:42:50 – Apex Legends contd’
  • 1:44:46 – Diabotical thoughts
  • 1:49:04 – Is this game alive?
  • 1:51:36 – Doom Eternal thoughts / Spectator mode?
  • 1:54:52 – We’re all part of the same Quake family tree
  • 1:56:08 – What players to look out for in 2019 (NA)

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