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Sadokist Stresses Crucial Role of Commentary in eSports

The Canadian caster explains how the craft of commentary helps legitimize the eSports industry

After getting his big casting break at the MLG Aspen Invitational, Matthew "Sadokist" Trivett has become one of eSports' most prominent voices. Fuse spoke with the Canadian gaming host at ESL One in Brooklyn, where he discussed how commentary influences eSports culture.

"I think commentary adds to the legitimacy and almost the sales pitch to the game," says Sadokist. "When you add in the analytical side and the storylines and the excitement factor that we bring, it captures people—even if they don't know what they're watching."

With good commentary comes more interest, and more interest equals a bigger audience.

"[eSports] is sort of a segregated community. It's its own subculture, and for awhile it didn't really have any prominence. There was people always playing, but it wasn't until the broadcasting platforms caught up with it that it became more viewable," he explains.

Check out Fuse's exclusive interview with Sadokist, and then hear what host Paul Chaloner has to say about the current state of eSports:

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