If you would have asked me a few years ago when eSports became “a thing,” I would have likely said the beginnings were somewhere in the avenue mid to late 2000’s.
This is clearly wrong, but this has more to do with my own personal limited exposure to eSports which was around that time. I learned somewhere down the road that I was wrong and that the emergence of eSports not only came from the first person shooter genre, but that it had happened much earlier than I thought.
I discussed eSports with Cameron Irvine, the commissioner of the Simulated Football League, who highlighted the journey of breaking into eSports with wholly unique idea and the struggles and successes that he has had in growing the franchise.
This week, I bring you Johnathan Wendel. His given name may not ring a bell, but his gaming handle might: FATAL1TY.