Being a professional player isn’t the only way to be involved in Esports. You can be right with the action as an Esports broadcaster. Broadcasting, referred to as shoutcasting in the world of Esports, is a great way to get involved in Esports for the games you love. Whether you want to do play-by-play or color commentary, you’re probably wondering how to start shoutcasting Esports? Well, we have just those answers for you in this guide on how to broadcast Esports.
Tips and Tricks for Becoming a Broadcaster
- Make a Portfolio, Grab an Audience
Starting your casting career with a portfolio of work that literally speaks for itself is a huge advantage. It’s also a great way to practice and improve your skills when an opportunity presents itself. You can begin by doing your own shoutcasting over professional VODs on Twitch or YouTube. That way, you have the means to practice, build a portfolio of work, and can develop a reputation for yourself.
- Apply for Low-Tier Leagues or Local Tournaments
You, like professional Esports players, must work your way up the rankings. A great way to start building your resume, alongside your portfolio, is reaching out to second or third-tier leagues for the games you want to shoutcast for. You can also do so by pitching to local tournaments in your area and asking to shoutcast for events. This is where your portfolio of covering VODs will come in helpful.
What works best is to study and learn from the best. Thousands of insider tips, from experienced shoutcasters, are on the Broadcast.gg website. Joining their Discord and introducing yourself, and what you want to do, is another excellent approach to getting your name out there. You never know, it could help you land your first casting job!