Do we need a WESA-esque body in Blizzard esports? The Innervated podcast #47

Hearthstone Radoslav “Nydra” Kolev


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On the last episode of The Innervated, we welcomed a special guest and a former GosuCrew to talk about what's WESA and do we need something like that in Blizzard esports?

The Innervated is a podcast all about Hearthstone, airing each Tuesday at 21:00 CEST on twitch.tv/gosugamers. Hosted by Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev and a group of experts, the show takes an in-depth at Blizzard's award-winning card game, covering the competitive scene in detail while pulling no punches.

Episode #47 comes in the wake of the founding of the World Esports Association (WESA) in Counter-Strike, an organization designed to act as governing and regulatory body of the esport, established with the help of ESL and several selected teams. Why is the initiative facing so much backlash, however? Do we need something like this in Blizzard esports? Who should run it? All that and more in the episode below.

Show timestamps:

01:00 - Sumadin gets shit because he's not playing Overwatch for some reason
02:30 - Nydra explains how he got bought with a T-Shirt (allegedly)
04:20 - Short reminder that there's DreamHack Summer coming
05:00 - Lovelychook wins CN vs EU, becomes Hearthstone's highest winning player
13:00 - Obligatory tangent, this time about how good Firebat and DTwo are!
28:00 - Main topic start. What exactly is WESA and what's wrong with it?
52:30 - Should we try something like WESA in Blizzard esports? Where should we start?

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