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The Summoning Hour

The Summoning Hour

By Joe "Rakaul" Belousek
Your host, Joe "Rakaul" Belousek, dives head first into esports; professional and collegiate.

Colleges are joining the esports hype train and they all have a different take. If professional esports are the Wild West, collegiate esports is unexplored frontier. I investigate the founding, the administrative involvement, student culture and the plans for growing esports on campus.

With the occasional deviation for professional esports, esports businesses and game developer interviews, we'll cover large swathes of gaming culture. Join me as I learn, game, grow and become more involved!
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The Summoning Hour - AFK Segment - Education High Ground and COVID-19's Impact

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The Summoning Hour - AFK Live Stream
The Summoning Hour - AFK Live Stream Catching up on all the things and doing some out loud talking!
49:09
August 10, 2020
Summoning Hour - Revisiting Mark McCready Connections to Queen Maragaret Esports and British Esports Assocation!
This week, I catch up with Mark McCready, President from Queen Maragaret University Esports, and Scottish representative within British Esports Association. It has been about a year since Mark and I first spoke on the podcast. So today, is a little recap as well as a whole bunch of original yumminess - inclusiviness, collegiate esports' role in professional esports....for the next 5-10 years! Mark's info: https://twitter.com/markmccreadyuk Monarchs Esports Society (formerly Queen Margaret's University Esports): https://twitter.com/MonarchsEsports British Esports Association: https://twitter.com/British_Esports Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcast: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports:  https://anchor.fm/checkyour6
58:08
July 20, 2020
The Summoning Hour - NYIT CyBears' Duran Talks Shop!
I finally get to talk to NYIT! And what a doozy! Duran comes in fast with the history of NYIT, how the stars aligned and how the club is managing to put its best foot forward even calling early tryouts! Making adjustments early and often shows a group that is ready to take their program to the top of the collegiate scene while actively supported by faculty and other staff. What a ride it will be to see them continue adding to their presence and drive others to model themselves after NYIT.  Elieser Duran: https://twitter.com/Duran_Squared NYIT: Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYIT_esports Discord: https://bit.ly/35enTe7 Insta: http://bit.ly/2VqLDqL Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcast: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports:  https://anchor.fm/checkyour6
1:13:00
July 6, 2020
The Summoning Hour - Back with Christian Gross of AVGL
The Summoning Hour - Back with Christian Gross Christian and I reconnect with new developments and how AVGL is striking at the heart of assisting colleges make more content and connect with their communities!  Christian Gross' contact info: email: ChristianGross@boom.tv https://www.linkedin.com/in/christian-gross-esports/ https://twitter.com/Seadoggydog Check out AVGL at: https://twitter.com/AVGLofficial https://avgl.org/landing AVGL's parent company, Boom.TV can be found here:  https://twitter.com/GoBoomTV https://boom.tv/landing Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6
1:08:33
June 29, 2020
The Summoning Hour - My CEX 2020 Talk!
Hey Everybody! This last February I had the chance to talk about founding this podcast and who I've been interacting with and why I chose this space to be in. I have a lot of thanks to give out on this one: My Dad Paul Chaloner Jason DeShong Jacques Crochet Marco Scott Zackman University of Oklahoma Esports Kevin Mitchell and the rest of CEX for inviting me and coordinating everything to let me have this opportunity Emerson Students who made this event happen, that I got to interact with: Katie Rhee Rick Menasce Davis Gagnon Neal Sweeney Olin Hayes Info about CEX: https://www.collegeesportsexpo.com/ And of course to everyone I've spoken to over the last couple of years! I appreciate it very much and I hope you all keep going! Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6
27:29
June 22, 2020
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter. In this episode, I discuss with Zeke, Jermal and Sergio their experiences with racism. Some truly heartbreaking stories that our next generation has experienced. Knowing that it has been like that for every generation previously but even harder, is devastating to process. Everyone is realizing just how much farther there is to go. Here are a few sites I've used to find ways to contribute to this movement: https://www.timeout.com/things-to-do/how-to-support-black-lives-matter https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019 https://www.naacpldf.org/about-us/ Guests: Zeke  https://twitter.com/jamaican116 https://twitter.com/CofCEsports Sergio  https://twitter.com/PhysixUM https://twitter.com/OleMissEsports Jermal  https://twitter.com/lilgetup_ https://twitter.com/UOEsports Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6
1:16:46
June 15, 2020
The Summoning Hour - Kaitlin Teniente of St. Mary's Esports
Join in, you're just at the beginning! That's right St. Mary's Esports is just starting but they're starting with the full support of the administration and a dedicated resource in Kaitlin Teniente as Head Coach. Developing and growing a community on campus is difficult enough, but doing so during COVID-19 quarantine orders only makes it more so. Listen in on how this club is still pushing forward.  Kaitlin Teniente & St. Mary's Esports https://twitter.com/kaitlineh https://twitter.com/StMUesports http://discord.gg/92xeJgS rattlerathletics.com Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6  Seattle Surge Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
51:05
May 18, 2020
The Summoning Hour - Ashley Denktas of UCLA Esports
After running their first online event, Ashley Denktas has accomplished a lot at UCLA Esports. The club has thrived up until this point; the point of handing off the club to the next wave of leadership. This is something they’ve been preparing for and it shows. Grab some popcorn, sit down and enjoy the show! You can reach Ashley and UCLA Esports at: https://twitter.com/HunterFoxface https://twitter.com/UCLAEsports https://uclaclubsports.com/ Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6  Seattle Surge Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
53:12
May 11, 2020
The Summoning Hour - Kaylan Duncan, Esports Director for Norwich University
In this episode I re-connect with Kaylan Duncan, the esports program director for Norwich University Esports. Kaylan and I met at the ESI New York event in 2019. There's the saying, 'game recognizes game' and that's how it goes. Kaylan and I are very much on the same page and have a blast in this episode talking about Norwich and their varsity program. Grab some popcorn, sit down and enjoy the show! You can reach Kaylan at: kaylanduncan@fundamental.gg  Phone: 6309628238  https://twitter.com/NorwichESports Find out more about Norwich University Esports: https://twitter.com/NorwichESports https://t.co/qO1Df5zX6M?amp=1 Contact them at : esports@norwich.edu Collegiate Esports Leaders Discord: https://discord.gg/k8vcm55 The musical guest is once again, Jantzen and his song, "Let's Go". You can find him at:  https://twitter.com/JantzenTz Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6 Seattle Surge Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
1:06:55
April 20, 2020
The Summoning Hour - Covid-19 & What Clubs Are Doing
The musical guest is once again, Delta IV. You can find them at: https://deltaiv.bandcamp.com A straight forward question and collaboration time: what are clubs doing in the face of covid-19?  I'm joined by: Nicholas "Nick" Espinosa from Leeward Community College @NickFromHawaii on Twitter Matthew King, Esports Coordinator for University of North Dakota Contact-  E: matthew.king.1@UND.edu   O: 701.777.5934   Discord: Alpha Azul#3627 Mitch - Ferris State Team Leader for Overwatch Gold squad email: mvaness02@gmail.com  Twitter: @TongueFu_OW https://twitter.com/FerrisEsports Kaylan Duncan - Esports Coordinator for Norwich University Esports kaylanduncan@fundamental.gg O: 6309628238 https://twitter.com/NorwichESports Enjoy! Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6          Seattle Surge Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
58:01
April 13, 2020
The Summoning Hour - Olin Hayes - Esports and Sports Caster
I'm extremely excited to bring this last episode of the series of podcasts from my trip to the College Esports Expo. I'm hoping the podcasts have provided some value as well as some normalcy. Reach out to your local schools or your alma mater to find out what they have going on with esports, because they're still going! The musical guest is once again, Delta IV. You can find them at: https://deltaiv.bandcamp.com This episode is with Olin Hayes, sports caster, esports caster and Smash aficionado. We go over his history getting to Emerson, how he's continually expanded his skillset, the region's esports presence at the collegiate level and where he is going.  Enjoy! Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul  If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6          Seattle Surge Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
54:11
April 6, 2020
Man, Myth and Legend, the Brains behind College Esports Expo - Kevin Mitchell
Man, Myth and Legend, the Brains behind College Esports Expo - Kevin Mitchell This is a doozy of a podcast with so many lessons and moments worth preserving and knowing. There's so much to unpack here and whether or not you do anything in esports, just think about the way this story has unfolded and how you can always be making something completely unimaginable happen. Join the conversation with Emerson Esports as they were the primary volunteers for College Esports Expo: https://discordapp.com/invite/FvybBnk https://twitter.com/Emerson_Esports Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6         Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
1:08:55
March 30, 2020
The Summoning Hour - Students of College Esports Expo
Just look at what has transpired since CEX 2020 at the end of February! It feels like this episode was so long ago! My friends, this is one to listen to. This shows how much effort these students are rallying around their esports clubs with. Emerson's tradition in the highest quality journalism practices and facilities drew me in. I felt so inspired about what this program can bring to collegiate esports. Listen to this and use it to push yourselves and really come up with the identity behind your school.  This is by far one of the best insights I've gotten of how other students on campus, gamers or not, esports fans or not, can get involved and how some truly great opportunities and education happened because of them. Join the conversation with Emerson Esports: https://discordapp.com/invite/FvybBnk https://twitter.com/Emerson_Esports Neal Sweeney (Former President of Emerson_Esports) https://twitter.com/NealRSweeney https://www.nealrsweeney.com/ Katie Rhee (Sports Broadcaster, Emerson College Journalism Student) instagram.com/therheetweet https://twitter.com/TheRheeTweet Davis Gagnon (Content Crew Member at College Esports Expo & Emerson College Student) https://www.linkedin.com/in/davis-gagnon-69174414b/ https://www.instagram.com/davisgagnon/ Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6         Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
45:42
March 23, 2020
The Summoning Hour - AFK Segment - Education High Ground and COVID-19's Impact
The Summoning Hour - AFK Segment - Education High Ground and COVID-19's Impact Hello everyone! My computer is still undergoing some maintenance so I'm putting together this episode. With Riot coming out with new guidelines that impact collegiate and high school esports it caused quite the spurned group outrage on twitter and on multiple discords. I can understand some folks feeling like they're getting screwed and/or they have some sort of moral right to use these tools for students as they're not commercializing someone else's product and that it ultimately helps a company that already rakes in cash. But, there's also a civil way to go about it. I think some folks are high on their own supply at the moment and need to really look at the big picture and realize they have to make a different move if they want to change the conversation in more drastic ways. I have to side with Riot on this one. COVID-19 is screwing everyone. Collegiate esports and student life notwithstanding.  But what do we do at this point? What can we do? We do our best and we get creative with things. I think that's the right approach. Now more than ever, everyone has to put their best foot forward and decide what they really want to make it out of this whole situation. Are you going to put everything on pause for an unforeseeable amount of time or are you going to come out ahead? There is opportunity within this bizarre state of affairs. Who is going to find it first? Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6 Seattle Surge Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
40:20
March 16, 2020
The Summoning Hour - Revisiting Northeastern University with Rick and Tyler
Wow! It seems like forever since an episode has come out! This is a great catch-up episode with Rick, my original introduction to NEU, as well as the newly appointed Esports Coordinator, Tyler.  We go over everything that has happened with the school and Tyler's history within esports coming from Wichita State University and how Northeastern plays a pivotal role in the Boston area for collegiate esports. There's a lot of context, information and cool stories to uncover in this episode. This is the first on-campus recording I've done and I have to say, I'm hungry for more! I hope you are too, as this is episode one of many to come in from around my time at the College Esports Expo!  Join the conversation with Northeastern at: https://twitter.com/neuesports https://www.facebook.com/NEUEsports/ http://www.neuesports.com/ https://www.twitch.tv/neuesports https://my.tespa.org/chapters/northeastern-university Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul        If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here:  https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcasts:  Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6        Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
59:45
March 9, 2020
The Summoning Hour - AFK Segment - Player Conduct, Trash Talk and Esports
"I do hope, as an 18 rated game filled with violence, gore, blood, bombs, guns and bullets that counter strike players arent going to start using their in game characters to crouch up and down on dead opponents in the virtual world, that would be a step too far.  /s" - Paul "Redeye" Chaloner "All the violence portrayed in the games is fine though to ignore? Teabagging is rapey? The lack of logic and reasoning is astounding." - Scott "SirScoots" Smith I dive into the latest trash fire running around esports on Twitter and relate it back to how I would like to see sportsmanship, game teaching  and competitive modes developed and taught in game development and/or league development external to the game. Much like game development, players will always find someway to try and get an advantage. In competitive games it is the mental game since voices and text are usually restricted or extremely limited. So we have to think beyond the context of a single game, a single platform and a single solution.  Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul            If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here:  https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6  Seattle Surge Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
25:15
February 17, 2020
The Summoning Hour - AFK Segment - 02 - PlayVS and Epic Games Strike a Deal
Agenda: PlayVS has made a deal with Fortnite developer, Epic Games to host high school and collegiate Fortnite Duos league. Why is this a big deal for esports? Why is this a big deal for collegiate esports? How will schools attend this league and future iterations?  Just some of the questions and thoughts I go down with this new development.  Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul           If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message             Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6           Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
26:31
February 6, 2020
The Summoning Hour - AFK Segment - 03 - PlayVS and Epic Games Strike a Deal Part 2
Part 2 of the PlayVS & Epic Games' partnership to create a collegiate and high school Fortnight duos league! Some insider info and my personal reaction to members of the community. Frankly, I was surprised.  https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul           If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message             Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6           Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
24:30
February 3, 2020
Episode 076 - Back Where it All Started: Mississippi State University Esports
Episode 76  - Episode 076 - Back Where it All Started: Mississippi State University Esports MSU's Info: Twitter: https://twitter.com/esports_msu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/esportsmsu/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/msu-esports/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esports_msu/ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/esports_msu/ Guests' Info: Jason DeShong (@DeShongJason) - President Josh Chumney (@MEDCuEZ) - Vice President of Internal Affairs Jacob Collins (@Cob_OW) - VP of External Affairs Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul       If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message         Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6       Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
1:01:51
January 24, 2020
The Summoning Hour - AFK Segment - 01
Agenda I'm open for business! If you're running an event and want an overall host, a panel host, a panel interviewee or someone to come make some content, let's talk! Leave a message here (https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message) DM me on any of the social media links found on my LinkTree link below) Email me at warlockrakaul@gmail.com Electronic Gaming Federation's Power 5 Invitational What I think of events like the EGF Power 5 Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul         If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message           Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6         Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
13:33
January 22, 2020
Episode "077" - Introducing Summoning Hour AFK, Open for Business, EGF Power 5 Invitational
Episode "077" - Introducing Summoning Hour AFK, Open for Business, EGF Power 5 Invitational Announcements:  Summoning Hour AFK - more of my social media thoughts, lunch time musings and news reactions to what is going on each week. There will likely be more updates when I am not around my computer at home. My hope is to increase awareness to more events and provide more value to everyone listening and those to come. I am open for traveling to your events! I am prioritizing collegiate esports events or where your teams may be participating. Please let me know how I can help cover your events! Contact me via social media, warlockrakaul@gmail.com or by leaving a message anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message The Electronic Gaming Federation's Power 5 Invitational - Congrats to EsportsLSU (https://twitter.com/EsportsLSU) for taking first place and to Washington State University Esports (https://twitter.com/WSUEsports), Florida State University Esports (https://twitter.com/EsportsatFSU) and University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign (https://twitter.com/Illini_esports) Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul         If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message           Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6         Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
09:10
January 20, 2020
Episode 75 - Wesley Peck, University of San Diego's Esports Pilot Lead
Episode 75 - Wesley Peck, University of San Diego's Esports Pilot Lead USD's Info & Torero Esports https://www.sandiego.edu/ https://twitter.com/usditshelpdesk https://twitter.com/ToreroGaming https://discord.gg/NBm3qw Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul     If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message       Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6     Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
48:04
December 9, 2019
December 4, 2019
00:59
December 4, 2019
Episode 074 - Shaun Byrne , Esports Prof & Director for St. Clair College
Episode 074 - Shaun Byrne , Esports Prof & Director for St. Clair College Shaun Byrne https://twitter.com/TheEsportsProf St. Clair College Esports SaintsGaming.ca https://twitter.com/SaintsGamingCA http://Discord.gg/SaintsGamingCA Jantzen's info: https://twitter.com/JantzenTz https://www.jantzensmusic.com/ https://soundcloud.com/jantzenteezee/tracks Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul   If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message     Support this podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support   Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6   Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
1:01:56
November 25, 2019
Episode 073 - Ohio Northern University
Episode 073 - Ohio Northern University Zach Rondeau https://twitter.com/ZachRondeau Troy Chiefari https://twitter.com/A_Real_Hero Ohio Northern University Esports onu.edu/esports https://twitter.com/ONU_esports Jantzen's info: https://twitter.com/JantzenTz https://www.jantzensmusic.com/ https://soundcloud.com/jantzenteezee/tracks Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message   Support this podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6 Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
1:02:42
November 19, 2019
Episode 072 - Collegiate Esports and NCAA Paying Players - What Does It Mean
Episode 073 - Collegiate Esports and NCAA Paying Players - What Does It Mean Ezekiel Carsella https://twitter.com/jamaican116 https://www.twitch.tv/jamaican116/ College of Charleston https://twitter.com/CofCEsports https://www.twitch.tv/cofcesports Jason Smethers https://twitter.com/Jsmeth_ twitch.tv/jsmeth University of Tennessee - Knoxvile https://twitter.com/utkesports http://discord.gg/utkesports Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Support this podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6 Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
54:17
November 11, 2019
Episode 071 - My Schools to Watch and Honorable Mentions
Episode 072 - My Schools to Watch and Honorable Mentions Mississippi State Esports: https://www.twitter.com/esports_msu https://www.instagram.com/esports_msu Alfred State University Esports' info: https://twitter.com/AlfredStEsports https://www.facebook.com/AlfredStateEsports/ WSU's info: Twitter: twitter.com/WSUEsports Facebook: facebook.com/wsuesports/ Twitch: twitch.tv/wsuesports Discord: discordapp.com/invite/5JZzBf9 WSU Smash Community: facebook.com/groups/wsusmash University of Oklahoma's Info  https://www.sooneresports.org/ https://twitter.com/OUEsports https://www.instagram.com/ouesports/ Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Support this podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6 Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
40:09
October 28, 2019
Episode 070 - Quack Quack! University of Oregon Ducks
This. This is the model of how every school should be behaving over the next year as they get their esports programs in order. They will find their faculty member(s), facility, sponsors, community, student leaders and create something significant in a short time. There's still plenty of room for flavors of programs and clubs, but that will be driven by the community of students. Any college not attempting to even gauge the interest of their students has failed to stay relevant and will be missing out on a tremendous branding opportunity and recruiting tool.  University of Oregon's Info: https://twitter.com/UOEsports discord.gg/uoesports Jack: https://twitter.com/bunt_jack Jermal: instagram.com/jermalcampbell/   &    https://twitter.com/lilgetup_ Delta IV's info: https://deltaiv.bandcamp.com/releases       https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY2lNOaeDCPH_lwKdExX31g   Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Support this podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support Check out my other podcasts: Collegiate and Professional Rainbow 6 Siege Esports: https://anchor.fm/checkyour6 Seattle Call of Duty fan-cast: https://anchor.fm/callofthesea
1:04:34
October 21, 2019
Episode 069 - Alfred State University Esports Returns!
Warm set of applause for Austin and Connor coming out to the podcast. Austin and I have chatted a number of times already since the inception of his club and their growth has been astronomical. But now that they've laid the foundation, what is next? How do they keep the accelerator down and how will they survive once Austin graduates? Find out on this episode of THE SUMMONING HOUR!  Austin & Connor's Info: @Austin_K_Clay @ConnorSmith05 Alfred State University Esports info: https://twitter.com/AlfredStEsports https://www.facebook.com/AlfredStateEsports/ Tribute and respect to Jantzen as he makes his return to music! This week we're going way back to "Dantzen". Jantzen's info: https://twitter.com/JantzenTz https://www.jantzensmusic.com/ https://soundcloud.com/jantzenteezee/tracks Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Support the Podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support
58:32
October 14, 2019
Episode 068 - David Willis, Head Coach for St. Edwards University Esports
David and I got to chat about what it is like moving from one organization to another and how he’s building not just a mechanically sound group of competitors, but also develop a welcoming space for everyone and helping to be the voice of esports on campus. St. Edwards is a school on the smaller side, but don’t let that fool you. These smaller schools are attacking esports and bringing it to campus with wide acceptance and unparalleled eagerness to have their students thrive. David’s Info: dwillis@stedwards.edu https://twitter.com/ehxreq St. Edwards University info: https://twitter.com/SEUEsports We are working our way through the self-titled album, “Delta IV”. This week we are treated with the track, “The Night Spins”. Delta IV's info: https://deltaiv.bandcamp.com/releases       https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY2lNOaeDCPH_lwKdExX31g   Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Support the Podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support
1:12:20
October 7, 2019
Check Your 6 - Season 3 Week 1 & Pro League Recap
We talk through some of the highlights of the NA Pro League. My highlight I wanted to call out was in the Team Reciprocity vs Rogue match. Check it out: https://clips.twitch.tv/AuspiciousBusyGiraffeCharlieBitMe Aside from that, we watch as teams get used to the new schedule in CR6 Season 3. We note the incredible growth and opportunity from collegiate teams to execute and really bring real attention back to their schools. Shout out to the Esports Eggbowl between Ole Miss and Mississippi State esport clubs and their R6 teams. MSU's team tied the Eggbowl series with the win in this best of 1.  Be sure to check me, Warlock Rakaul, out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul Co-host: SyntaxxGG https://twitter.com/SyntaxxGG https://www.youtube.com/SyntaxxGG https://www.twitch.tv/Syntaxx_GG If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Support the Podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support
51:00
October 6, 2019
Episode 067 - James 'Hops' Hoplin - Washington State Uni's Esports Coordinator
Well this episode isFANTASTIC! Getting to know Hops was a lot of fun but then learning just how far WSU has come since the last time I interviewed members from their organization is really impressive. WSU is taking huge bounding steps to join the pack of frontrunners in collegiate esports and certainly, a commanding lead in esports development in Washington state. Yeah I know UW has a community gaming lounge, but in terms of program and development? UW can't stand up to what Hops and company have got going. I encourage everyone to listen to it, despite my best efforts of self-sabotaging this episode. I apologize for how Hops sounds, that is entirely my fault. The good news is that it was a one off issue and won't happen again (until I tweak my settings again #RIP Me) Hops' Info: https://twitter.com/Hops_GG twitch.tv/HopsGG  WSU's info: Twitter: twitter.com/WSUEsports Facebook: facebook.com/wsuesports/ Twitch: twitch.tv/wsuesports Discord: discordapp.com/invite/5JZzBf9 WSU Smash Community: facebook.com/groups/wsusmash As mentioned in the podcast, I brought Delta IV back again. They are killing the post-rock genre and I get goosebumps listening to Stalker; their latest track on the show. Delta IV's info: https://deltaiv.bandcamp.com/releases https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY2lNOaeDCPH_lwKdExX31g   Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Support the Podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support
58:19
October 1, 2019
Check Your 6 - Season 3 Kick-Off & Pro League Update
Check Your 6 - Season 3 Kick-Off & Pro League Update We ramp up on what happened at the end of Season 2 of CollegiateR6, teams to watch for in Season 3, the format of the season as well as coverage on the recent rosterpocalypse in North America's Pro League Be sure to check me, Warlock Rakaul, out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul Co-host: SyntaxxGG https://twitter.com/SyntaxxGG https://www.youtube.com/SyntaxxGG https://www.twitch.tv/Syntaxx_GG If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Support the Podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support
55:31
September 28, 2019
Episode 066 - York Esports with Robert and Moe
Met up with President Robert and Vice President of Marketing Moe from York University Esports. It is great to hear about another school in Canada doing its best to bring esports to attention. This interview speaks towards schools who have found success in one aspect or another and look for that next step. Given that York has found competitive success with CS:GO and there is a desire to look at Call of Duty, I foresee "York University" coming up in many more competitions.  Huge thanks to @MichaelSchorr for letting me share his band's music. Ladies and Gents, this is Delta IV! Show 'em some love :) York's Info: https://twitter.com/YorkEsports https://www.facebook.com/yorkesports/ discord.gg/YBQqqRD https://www.instagram.com/yorkesports/ https://www.youtube.com/user/YorkEsports Delta IV's info: https://deltaiv.bandcamp.com/releases https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY2lNOaeDCPH_lwKdExX31g Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Support the Podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support
57:53
September 23, 2019
Episode 065 - Glenn Cravens - Author and Esports Analyst
Had a chance to talk to Glenn Cravens, author of "Fighting With Numbers: 2019 Edition: Some of the Stats From the Fighting Game Community's Biggest Tournament Series" and esports analyst. We break down the beauty of what data can help us learn about ourselves, others and how we compete but then also how it can be a growing aspect of how games train their players. Back and forth we draw comparisons, predictions and desires for how data is used in the future of esports.  Shout out to new musical guest, TIGG! Thank you for bringing back the nostalgia that is TEAM17's classic series, Worms, with your very own track, "Worms".  Glenn's info: eBook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07N12GKTC https://twitter.com/thegametwok Data Trackers:  Capcom Pro Tour: http://thegametwok.com/cpt2019 Street Fighter League: http://thegametwok.com/sflusa TIGG's info: https://twitter.com/TIGGmusic https://t.co/Kql1bjc5sz?amp=1 Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Support the Podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support
1:15:58
September 16, 2019
Episode 064 - Gary Gonzalez of Convoke
This is a huge cast! Not only is it with someone whom I felt like we speak the same language and have a lot to say about esports, but Gary's business, Convoke, is in Seattle! We're getting more businesses and infrastructure around here to make a scene happen around here! Gary and I discussed so much it is hard to summarize but if you want an energetic, back and forth exchange of everything esports, you've come to the right place! Gary's & Convoke's  info: https://convoke.gg/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyxgonzalez/ MisterrClouds info: https://twitter.com/TheMistrrClouds https://soundcloud.com/mistrrclouds Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul If you have a message for the podcast please leave one here: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Support the Podcast with a donation:  https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support
44:13
September 9, 2019
Episode 063 - President Mark of Queen Margaret University's Esports Society
Took another digital jump across the pond to Queen Margaret University and spoke with their President, Mark, about their society that started just back in March! He's well armed with a network, information and the gumption to get this thing off the ground. Come find out more about what the UK, Edinburgh and Scotland have to offer in our world of collegiate esports. Mark's & QMU's  info: https://twitter.com/qmuesports https://t.co/Vt9PmDOfXR?amp=1 https://twitter.com/AngstHD https://www.instagram.com/qmuesports/ https://www.facebook.com/qmuesports/ https://www.twitch.tv/qmuesports MisterrClouds info: https://twitter.com/TheMistrrClouds https://soundcloud.com/mistrrclouds Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Support the Podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support
59:18
September 2, 2019
Episode 062 - Michael Policar, 15 Minute Financial Advisor Podcast Host
For all the conversation about the money of esports lately, Fortnite World Cup and DOTA2's The International come to mind presently, if you're not a player, what can you do to join in on all of this hype? Well, investing is a start, but before you can get there safely, you need to take care of you and build your infrastructure. With that in mind, I brought in my fellow podcast host compadre, Michael Policar, from his podcast "15 Minute Financial Advisor".  This session has him going over some of his favorite books and resources as well as his perspective on a few topics.  Give this cast a listen, then be sure to head over to his podcast and subscribe.  Michael's contact info:  https://twitter.com/15MinuteFA  https://hightowerbellevueadvisors.com/15minutewealthadvisor  https://www.facebook.com/15minuteFA/  I was beyond words when Azata shared with me his outtake music project from my vocals. It is so huge to have a partner in this podcast to help manage music and the audio quality. Hopefully, I served him well this week getting this episode together!   Azata's info:  https://twitter.com/Azata_music  https://soundcloud.com/azatamusic/tracks  THE SUMMONING HOUR SONG: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YkJ3FcjEZ6pDXNlP7dWUanptxSsOszoK  Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul  https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message  Support the Podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support
39:03
August 26, 2019
Episode 059 - Part 2 - Creative Solutions
We are wrapping up this long project! This time around we have a long episode with the return of our guests, Jason, Christian and Scott. We go back into some problems around longevity but start sussing out smaller issues, things that were more unique to each school. We get some controversial tactics and methods as well as some very technical solutions.  Jason Smethers:  https://twitter.com/utkesports  Christian Gross: https://twitter.com/esportslumlord  Scott Zackman:  https://twitter.com/scott_zackman  Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul  https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message  Support the Podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support 
1:06:26
August 19, 2019
Episode 061 - Four Members of University of British Columbia
This week, we engage with a flurry of activists fighting the good fight for esports in the Vancouver, British Columbia area. I found them while I was watching the mini-documentary, "Smash Forward" (link below) from the group STORYHIVE (@Storyhive on Twitter!). Hearing how they're already reaching well beyond campus to participate and build their esports offerings is inspiring. These are the engagement levels that every college will aspire to have with all of their major clubs, not just esports.  Give them a listen and cheer them on as they've got a full year ahead of them for what was planned, not including all of those special moments of random living life and directing hundreds of students' passion in gaming to see how things will change :). GLHF and enjoy the podcast!  Participants: Arno, Kai, Amanda, Kevin UBC Social Media Twitter, Twitch, Facebook & Youtube: @ubcesports Instagram: @ubcea Musical Guest, go give them some love right now(!!!), Runestrike  "Never Lie to Me" https://twitter.com/Runestrikemusic  https://soundcloud.com/runestrike  https://www.twitch.tv/iamrunestrike  "Smash Forward" documentary by STORYHIVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=DjVuy0d3UOo  Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast: https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul  https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message Support the Podcast with a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support 
1:03:17
August 12, 2019
Episode 060 - John and Marco of CollegeCOD
This week I got to sync up with John and Marco as they prepare for Season 2 of CollegeCOD (Call of Duty for the uninitiated). We go through the efforts and passion it has taken to get this far; speaking so highly of every community member, every team member and every school. The 'P' word comes out a lot in this episode. If I had to describe this whole idea of CollegeCOD, it would be as most elaborate passion project I have ever heard of in the esports space. John and Marco have their hands full building a proper collegiate scene with the community mindset that drives the most successful scenes. Listen in to hear some of the initial announcements for Season 2! Guest #1: John https://twitter.com/JPROSP8  Guest #2: Marco https://twitter.com/zSmgl  CollegeCOD: https://twitter.com/CollegeCod  discord.gg/UDJStkE  Musical Guest: TH!S Song: Sleeper Cell https://www.thisedm.com/  https://twitter.com/ReptusSanctus 
1:06:19
August 5, 2019
Episode 059 - Part 1 - Longevity & Challenges
Episode 059 - Part 1 - Longevity & Challenges This is a long time coming and I can only apologize and thank my guests for their patience. It has been a long road to get this underway, executed on, rehashed, rebuilt, restarted and all of the other re's out there.  In part one, my guests and I talk about longevity and where it stems from. We're also so new at this, along with the colleges themselves that no one had really recognized the impact of a passionate individual who drives everything and we get to hear some nifty stories. Participants: Jason Smethers:  https://twitter.com/utkesports  Christian Gross: https://twitter.com/esportslumlord  Scott Zackman:  https://twitter.com/scott_zackman  Written Transcription:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1aEXwGT3c-Ls4Kma32xo6xNrn1gW2ai4L  Be sure to check me out on social media and leave feedback there or on the Anchor platform to be integrated into the podcast:  https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul   https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message  Support the Podcast with a donation:  https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support 
31:21
July 29, 2019
Episode 058 - Boise State Esports - NACE Convention & Overwatch
Episode 058 - Boise State Esports - NACE Convention & Overwatch First, apologies for the audio. There was a smattering of technical difficulties and time was not in my favor this time around. Look for more clips on social media to track down some more nuggets from Boise State players! Secondly, GO BSU! GLHF at the convention!  Follow BSU Esports on social media: Coach, Dr. Chris Haskell is @haskell and the university at @esportsBSU  Thanks to Jantzen (@jantzenTZ) and Kim Michelle (@kim8michelle) for their wonderful song, "Make Music"
21:31
July 18, 2019
Episode 057 - Will Hershey of Roundhill Investments
This week I spoke with Will Hershey from Roundhill Investments. We had a great discussion about Will's involvement with the Esports ETF (labeled NERD:  https://roundhillinvestments.com/nerd-index ). We broke down perspectives of who and what is driving investments as well as the current state of esports and some of the problems team, products and businesses are facing when getting into esports.  Guest: Will Hershey  https://twitter.com/maybebullish   https://roundhillinvestments.com/  Musical Guest: Ampholyte Song: A Legend Echoes https://ampholyte.bandcamp.com  https://twitter.com/Ampholyte9 
56:17
July 8, 2019
Episode 056 - Richard Huggan, Managing Director of Hitmarker
Recorded nice and early for this one! I interviewed UK-based Hitmarker's Managing Director, Richard Huggan. We got a chance to talk about the origin of Hitmarker as a job board, how he found his way into it and the tremendous growth it is playing within the job market for esports; professional, collegiate and volunter-based.  This is my first podcast around the business-side of esports and there's even more to learn. I'm driven to understand how they'll impact esports from the big wigs of C9, Team Liquid, Overwatch League, NBA 2k and all the way down to primary K-12 education esports.    Hitmarker:  https://hitmarkerjobs.com/   https://www.linkedin.com/company/hitmarkerjobs/about/   https://www.facebook.com/HitmarkerJobs   https://www.instagram.com/HitmarkerJobs/  Richard Huggan:  https://twitter.com/RichardHuggan  Musical Guest: Ampholyte Song: 2688  https://ampholyte.bandcamp.com   https://twitter.com/Ampholyte9 
1:03:15
July 1, 2019
Episode 055 - Eugene Frier, Director of Esports & Gaming of Texas Wesleyan University
 OU's Moog second name drop on Twitter brought me to Eugene Frier of Texas Wesleyan University. Probably the smallest school I've talked to  but with an attitude for esports as some of the major contenders. Eugene and I speak towards what it means to be building an esports program, a community  and even get our nerd on reminiscing about vanilla World of Warcraft.  This podcast goes on to prove that anyone and everyone can be involved in esports and it is to the benefit of schools, professional esports and the professional growth of students. Give it a listen and share your feedback! Texas Wesleyan University Esports  https://twitter.com/txwes_esports   https://txwes.edu/  Musical Guest: Turbo Vice Song: Summer Nights  https://twitter.com/TurboVice   https://turbovice.bandcamp.com/ 
1:02:48
June 24, 2019
Episode 054 - Greg Adler Director/Coach of University of Texas at Dallas Esports
OU's Moog name dropped some clubs and people on Twitter so I tracked some of them down and got another great episode that further explores how much collegiate esports has grown in just a year. UTD status, resources and approval on campus is reminiscent of many other programs'. Greg Adler, Director and Coach for UTD's program fills me in and helps paint the picture of an esports contender.  University of Texas at Dallas  https://twitter.com/utdesports   discord.gg/utdesports    utdesports.com   instagr.am/utdesports Musical Guest: Azata  https://twitter.com/Azata_music   https://soundcloud.com/azatamusic/tracks 
53:01
June 17, 2019
Episode 053 - Mike 'xpR' Pipher of Collegiate R6
This week, seemingly starting a trend for Rainbow 6 episodes, I interview the admin of Collegiate R6, Mike 'xpR' Pipher. We cover the history, the tremendous growth of Collegiate R6 and where it is going. It is great to be able to hear about the processes and challenges of handling the collegiate scene but also amazingly inspiring to hear how many people, including the players, are striving to organize and give this scene the same legitimacy that professional esports had searched for for years.  Enjoy this podcast! I hope it gets you all as fired up as I am for the Fall 2019 Season of CR6.  For Collegiate Rainbow 6 news, competition and community:  https://twitter.com/CollegiateR6  https://collegiater6.com/ https://discordapp.com/invite/cr6 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCESJgpEp2ebCTfMR2_mJb7g/featured  For more collegiate esports news and coverage, head on over to the Collegiate Esports Network: https://collegiateesportsnetwork.com/  https://twitter.com/cesngg https://discordapp.com/invite/8CBWN9y 
40:14
June 10, 2019
Episode 052 - Cristian Guerra, Analyst for Dark Zero Esports
Cristian and I dive into his history at getting into esports, R6 and his move from participant to caster to analyst for Dark Zero Esports. This is another great story of what dedication, hard work and a commitment to growing can do for you. We also discuss the Texas A&M's performance in the finals for the Spring Collegiate R6 championship. Follow Cristian on social media:   https://twitter.com/eCentralGaming   Check out Dark Zero Esports:  https://darkzero.gg/   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7TqNVeJSPAPNzOgbhHEDyw   https://www.twitch.tv/darkzero_gg   https://twitter.com/darkzerogg  For Collegiate Rainbow 6 news, competition and community:  https://twitter.com/CollegiateR6  https://collegiater6.com/ https://discordapp.com/invite/cr6 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCESJgpEp2ebCTfMR2_mJb7g/featured  For more collegiate esports news and coverage, head on over to the Collegiate Esports Network: https://collegiateesportsnetwork.com/  https://twitter.com/cesngg https://discordapp.com/invite/8CBWN9y 
1:00:07
June 3, 2019
Check Your 6 - Collegiate Rainbow6 Finals Introduction
We are down to the final two teams in a battle for the national championship of Collegiate Rainbow 6 Siege and the pride of being the best in Texas, University of Houston takes on Texas A&M. In this episode I break down the journey of the two teams and how they got to the finals. If you want to see the VOD of this episode, hit up my Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/warlockrakaul). If you have any comments or feedback, leave me a message on Anchor -  https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/message  If you would like to contribute to improving the podcast or helping me take opportunities to more conferences please consider a donation either on Anchor ( https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support) or via Streamlabs ( https://streamlabs.com/warlockrakaul1 )
24:01
May 24, 2019
Episode 051 - Scott Zackman - Esports is not Always Smiles
Scott and I dive into some of the not-so-happy moments of his esports career at Rutgers but yielded insight into what it is like to be starting and growing a club and some of those lessons that can only come from experience.  Take a listen, hear what he has to say and about what he learned.  It isn't always smiles, but a lot of the time can be. Shoutout to MistrrClouds for coming to the podcast this week with his track "Time and Space". Give 'em a heavy listening at www.soundcloud.com/mistrrclouds and follow along on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TheMistrrClouds
39:16
May 20, 2019
Episode 050 - East Coast Polytechnic Institute with Mike & JJ
Wow! What an episode! ECPI has blown away my expectations and is adding another university on the east coast for everyone to pay attention to. From infrastructure to performance -- this program is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the next few years and likely for a very long time coming.  Thank you to Turbo Vice for their song, "Transit" and letting me boost their signal!  Give them a follow on Twitter,  https://twitter.com/TurboVice  and check out their bandcamp:  turbovice.bandcamp.com  And a big shoutout to Jantzen ( https://twitter.com/JantzenTz ,  jantzensmusic.com , https://soundcloud.com/jantzenteezee ) and Azata ( https://twitter.com/Azata_music , https://soundcloud.com/azatamusic ,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRNA1ovvmrs&feature=youtu.be,  https://www.twitch.tv/azata ) for doing the audio production on the episode! It has been a huge help and I really appreciate you two!
43:21
May 13, 2019
Check Your 6 #9 - Heading Into the Round of 8
The Round of 16 is over, but here is what I knew before the matches were complete! Round of 8 starts Friday, May 10th on twitch.tv/collegiateR6.
07:42
May 10, 2019
Episode 049 - WSU FGC Spring Revisit
It had been about 6 months since I had spoken to WSU and WSU's FGC groups. This week I catch up on where both clubs overlapped and heard a lot about the growth of the program and where the FGC is making strides to really build the community.  Give it a listen and give WSU a follow:  Twitter: twitter.com/WSUEsports Facebook: facebook.com/wsuesports/ Twitch: twitch.tv/wsuesports Discord: discordapp.com/invite/5JZzBf9 WSU Smash Community: facebook.com/groups/wsusmash Store: (link: https://akquire.ca/wazzu) akquire.ca/wazzu  Support the podcast and my ability to get out to more esports events; consider a donation: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support   Be sure to check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/rakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul
49:58
May 6, 2019
Episode 048 (49th recorded!) - Me. Myself and ESI
I am back from the Esports Insider New York City conference and I've got thoughts and opinions about the conference and about my future journey within esports! I am ready! Are you?   https://linktr.ee/warlockrakaul 
25:58
April 29, 2019
Check Your 6 #8 - Regional Playoffs!
We have our national playoff berth'd teams already settling into an extra week of rest, while the remaining 40 teams vy for a shot at the title by surviving a one match regional playoffs to whittle down 10 teams to 5 in each division.  We'll briefly re-visit my Wildcard predictions (hint: they were wrong!) and talk about the teams and match-ups to consider this week!
15:33
April 19, 2019
Episode 047 - Catching Up with Alfred State University Esports
It has only been two dang weeks since I talked to Alfred State University Esports and they're blowing past my expectations. They've traveled for 2 tournaments, hosted local high schoolers, looked to expand what teams they support. Talk about riding the wave of momentum. They're turning heads and making moves to really represent the New York area.  You have to keep an eye on this club because it is going places.  discord.gg/bGgzxr2 https://www.twitch.tv/alfredstateesports https://twitter.com/AlfredStEsports  Listen to the first episode with Alfred State University here:  https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/episodes/Episode-045---Trio-of-Leadership-from-Alfred-State-Esports-e3kv5d Jantzen is bringing the heat with this latest track as guest musician of the week. Follow Jantzen on social media: https://soundcloud.com/jantzenteezee https://twitter.com/JantzenTz 
44:00
April 16, 2019
Check Your 6 #7 - Week 8 Recap & Playoff Picture Heading into Week 9
It is down to the wire! After a short recap of a few matches from week 8, we jump right into playoffs-research mode!  The majority of first place teams know whether or not they're going to Nationals, while our 5th place teams are on pins and needles waiting to figure out who will take the wild card slots in each division.
14:37
April 12, 2019
Episode 046 - Leeds Beckett University's Esports Society
I venture across the pond again. This time to Leeds, West Yorkshire, England where I chatted with leadership from the group. This episode tugs at my heartstrings because despite the best effort of these two and others before them, esports doesn't feel like it has really stuck. But! And there is a but! This club isn't going away today. Nor will it likely go away next year. I am anticipating a resurgence from the next round of individuals going to Leeds Beckett. There is also the chance that the school gets involved and starts projecting some of their educational tracks and find away to incorporate it to esports. Check them out on social: https://twitter.com/leedsbeckett https://twitter.com/LBUGamesSociety https://www.facebook.com/groups/1083986534945536/ https://discord.gg/qK6cfFF   Be sure to check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/rakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzpwkthmjDdBofgnZ1QD89w 
46:56
April 8, 2019
Check Your 6 #6 - Week 7 Recap, Week 8 Match-ups and the current Playoffs Picture
Only three undefeated teams left: Ohio State, Central Florida and Iowa State. Week 7 Recap: British Columbia marches through Washington State Oklahoma State and Maryville tied UNC-Charlotte heavily fortifies third place in their group with a win over NJIT Utah and Illinois State also tied putting their chances of making an appearance in the post-season very much in question Games to Watch in Week 8: UC-Davis vs. Northern Arizona in the race for 2nd place in Lion Group 1 Angelo State and Ferris State are top tier teams and could provide one of the highest level R6 matches of the week Colorado Mines vs Michigan State couldn't have a closer match in the league at this time and in the middle of the pack in Falcon Group 2 Three groups have their top 5 set, but the order of their five is yet to be determined: Eagle Group 2, Falcon Group 2 and Viper Group 1  Follow me on social media: https://www.twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://www.twitch.tv/rakaul https://www.mixer.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzpwkthmjDdBofgnZ1QD89w  
20:04
April 6, 2019
Episode 045 - Trio of Leadership from Alfred State Esports
Finally! Oh boy has it been a struggle getting this podcast out the door. It is a fantastic story of how this club got started just back in August. This trio of leaders has been driving so hard and show no signs of stopping. The faith in their president is one that has been forged in trust and unwavering commitment to esports.  Give them a follow on social media: https://twitter.com/AlfredStEsports https://discordapp.com/invite/bGgzxr2 https://www.facebook.com/AlfredStateEsports/  Follow me on social media: https://www.twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://www.twitch.tv/rakaul https://www.mixer.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzpwkthmjDdBofgnZ1QD89w 
42:54
April 4, 2019
Summoning Hour Update
Issues, bad timing and feedback consideration has delayed or will create some change to the podcast. Going to take the time to try new things and see how well it works into my process.  Let me know if there are any questions on social media!
08:09
April 3, 2019
Check Your 6 #4 - Week 5 Recap, Week 6 Match-ups to Watch and CSULB R6 Interview
Check Your 6 #4 - Week 5 Recap, Week 6 Match-ups to Watch and CSULB R6 Interview I recap the match-ups I called out last week and go into the consequences of the losses and ties beyond just the immediate match and into what it does to the groups. Our list of undefeated teams grows smaller with each passing match. There's 1 team left to play their week 5 matchup; will they keep their undefeated streak going? Additionally, I had the opportunity to interview four members of the California State University - Long Beach's R6 Squad! Check out the VOD on my streaming platforms to see how our matches went and just how much fun this team has with each other.  www.twitch.tv/warlockrakaul https://mixer.com/warlockrakaul https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzpwkthmjDdBofgnZ1QD89w Follow me on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/
55:29
March 27, 2019
Check Your 6 #5 - Week 6 Recap & Week 7 Match-ups to Watch
Check Your 6 #5 - Week 6 Recap, Week 7 Match-ups to Watch. One of the biggest shockers to the season happened this week so give it a listen and share it out with your friends! Follow me on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/
15:01
March 27, 2019
Episode 044 - Anthony & Andrew of CSULB
Just on the heels of the Check Your 6 episode featuring their Rainbow Six Siege, President Anthony Pham and Teams Coordinator Andrew Rudin join me to talk about their club holistically.   Follow CSULB Esports on social media and on their website: https://twitter.com/csulbesports https://www.instagram.com/csulbesports/ http://www.csulbesports.org/ Check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/rakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzpwkthmjDdBofgnZ1QD89w  Jantzen's  album, Neon Blue, can be found on Spotify! Give him a follow on Twitter: @JantzenTz Consider contributing to my podcast to help build quality, create more opportunities for me to record more content and share with you all! Anything you support is for the podcast! Click here to support the podcast: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour/support
55:58
March 25, 2019
Episode 043 - Iain, former President of Glasgow University's Esports Society
My first European collegiate esports club! I'm super excited about this opportunity and getting to know the scene there! In a last minute scheduling, I got Iain to educate me on what the collegiate scene is like in Scotland and the rest of the UK. We share what we know of collegiate esports in our home countries and the differences are there in somewhat subtle ways.  Be sure to folllow Glasgow University: https://twitter.com/UofG_esports Check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/rakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzpwkthmjDdBofgnZ1QD89w  Jantzen's  album, Neon Blue, can be found on Spotify! Give him a follow on Twitter: @JantzenTz
1:08:55
March 18, 2019
Episode 042 - Summoning Hour 042 - Cole Ricke of GCU Hearthstone and Kyoto Esports
Welcome to a new episode of the Summoning Hour Podcast! This week it was great to catch up with what is happening at Grand Canyon University! But we are getting another angle to this vibrant collegiate esports community and just how far people's passions are already taking them. This podcast episode was livestreamed on my Twitch, Youtube, Periscope, Steam and Mixer accounts so look forward to future streams and video content on social media As usual we are going to dive into another track from Jantzen's album, Neon Blue, which can be found on Spotify.  Music: "Italo" by  @JantzenTz (twitter) from the album "Neon Blue" available on Spotify. Thank you for letting me play your tracks!  Introductions are up front so, I won't hold you suspense any more.  You can find me all over social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, Uplay, Steam and Periscope as Warlock Rakaul.
1:06:53
March 11, 2019
Check Your 6 - Approaching Week 5 of Collegiate Rainbow 6 Siege
After four weeks of competition we're getting to the thick of the season. Most teams have a chance to strike high in the playoff seeding and there are only a few teams struggling to stay relevant. I discuss the outcomes from the matches I called out last week, update our now devastated list of undefeated teams, briefly talk about national matches and roll right into talking about some interesting matches coming up in Week 5 California State University - Sacramento vs Simon Fraser Angelo State vs Houston University Case Western vs Carnegie Mellon Cincinnati  vs University of Texas - San Antonia Follow the action Fridays and Saturdays on twitch.tv/collegiateR6, twitter.com/collegiateR6 and collegiateR6.com Follow more than just Collegiate Rainbow 6 by checking out Collegiate Esports Network at CESN.GG or twitter.com/cesngg Check out all of the other esports related activities and social media that I am up to: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/rakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul
18:16
March 7, 2019
Check Your 6 - Heading into Week 4 and Interview with TAMU R6
I take a stab at reporting some of the standings, statistics and interesting matches coming up in Week 4 of the Collegiate Rainbow Six: Siege league. Follow along with the action at https://collegiater6.com/ and https://cesn.gg/! I also interviewed members of Texas A&M's R6 two squads before jumping into some casual gameplay with them! If you want to see how the gameplay went, check out my VOD on Twitch, Youtube & Mixer! Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/385601672 YT: https://youtu.be/LYoBXApGTFU Mixer: https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul?vod=87250995 Follow Texas A&M on Twitter and their website: Twitter: @TAMUEsports http://tamuesports.com/ Subscribe to the Collegiate Esports Network's newsletter to keep up to date with all things collegiate esports related! Each group even has a Discord so squad up and join the communities: CESN: https://discord.gg/GNFkwP CR6: https://discord.gg/83Y8xV
39:15
March 2, 2019
Episode 041 - University of Oklahoma - Measuring More Than Winning
This week, I was hosted on the University of Oklahoma's Twitch channel (twitch.tv/ouesports) and we streamed the interview! We had a large representation from the students as well as their lead adviser! Check out in depth interview and find out about how OU is measuring their success outside of just winning competition.  The identity already established in this club and the purpose they're working towards is hugely inspiring and should serve as a shining example of what good esports can do for communities, digital and physical.  Follow up with OU Esports on social media and their website: https://www.sooneresports.org/ https://twitter.com/OUEsports https://www.instagram.com/ouesports/
1:17:27
February 26, 2019
Episode 040 - Northeastern University Esports
This week's guest are three leaders of Northeastern University's Esports program:   Will DeCramer -Hearthstone Game Director Rick Menasce - Esports Admin and Operations Assistant  Henry Stanaford - Co-Founder We go in depth with their execution of an esports program in connection with their schools athletics program - how they got there, what they're doing and what sets them apart.  Join the conversation with them at: https://twitter.com/neuesports https://www.facebook.com/NEUEsports/ http://www.neuesports.com/ https://www.twitch.tv/neuesports https://my.tespa.org/chapters/northeastern-university Musician and editor of the podcast, Jantzen once again lends his music to the episode with his song, "For the Night". Check out his album, Neon Blue, on Spotify at:   https://spoti.fi/2TSZHI8  Find him on social: @jantzen on twitter, @jantzenTZ on instagram and soundcloud.com/jantzenteezee
54:38
February 18, 2019
Check Your 6 - University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill
Welcome! This is the first episode in the "Check Your 6" segment that I want to kick off to coincide with the Collegiate Rainbow6: Siege scene! Look forward to future weekly episodes of debriefing from the previous week's action and preparing for the next week.  This week, we have an interview with the R6 squad from University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill! You can reach out to UNC - CH these ways: https://twitter.com/UNCesports http://discord.me/uncchesports  https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNCesports/ If you like the podcast be sure to check out the VOD on my streaming channels:  https://bit.ly/2rat3Fc , twitch.tv/warlockrakaul, mixer.com/warlockrakaul Musician and editor of the podcast, Jantzen once again lends his music to the segment with his song, "For the Night". Check out his album, Neon Blue, on Spotify at:  https://open.spotify.com/album/5IZOv5uHn5n1YHmBDxgePe
27:07
February 15, 2019
Episode 039 - Chris Haskell, Director of Boise State Esports - Building Your Moonshot Rocket
Man! This podcast is getting to some amazing characters and resources! Chris' interest and his due diligence to explore esports is a credit to the impact that the faculty can have to a club.  Not only that but his depth of knowledge and care about how esports is beneficial to colleges and college life is a fount of positivity.  Huge thanks to Chris for taking the time to be interviewed. You can find him at @haskell (twitter) and the university at @esportsBSU (twitter) Music: "Flash Drive" by  @JantzenTz (twitter) from the album "Neon Blue" available on Spotify. Thank you for letting me play your tracks! You can find me all over social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, Uplay, Steam and Origin as WarlockRakaul or Warlock Rakaul. 
1:03:32
February 11, 2019
Episode 038 - Evan Hirsh - RIT Esports President and Founder - LF Challenge
This week, the President and one of the founders of RIT Esports, Evan Hirsh, details the origins, recent announcements and long term goals for the club.  It is great to hear a leader in collegiate esports share a lot of the same interests in esports as I do; as more of a fan than a participant. It allows us to think of the club as an organization, how to scale and build it for longevity. It also forces us to think about many questions like: Who is this for How do we reach them Where are the pain points What is best for the organization when your goals go beyond winning Musical guest was Jantzen (Twitter/IG: @JantzenTZ , soundcloud.com/jantzenteezee) with his second song, "Definition of Party". Follow RIT on Twitter: @RITesports
1:00:04
February 4, 2019
Episode 037 - Marco of RIT - Perpetual State of Loving Esports
In this part 1 of 2 for interviews with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Marco and I have a long chat about all of his efforts to break into esports both at RIT and in the Collegiate Call of Duty League. He shares a wonderfully powerful anecdote about having genuine energy that is just the perfect way to capture anyone who is aspiring to get involved with esports.  All ya'll planning to get into esports - LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST. Marco has a plan and an attitude that should be your first goal. He is indubitably one of the most motivated, hardest working and genuine lovers of esports I've met so far in my journey of discovering collegiate esports. I think I may have found a home away from home in RIT. Now to get me a jersey... Just wait for part 2 with RIT Esports President, Evan Hirsh. Once again, shoutout to the musical guest this week, Jantzen! You can find his new album, "Neon Blue" on Spotify. You can find even more of his music on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/jantzenteezee. As always, you can reach me at any number of places: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/warlockrakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul
54:38
January 28, 2019
Episode 036 - Ben Hosford from LSU - Know Your Worth
TAKE 2! After a technical goof, I get a second chance to record with VP of Communications, Ben Hosford from Louisiana State University Esports.  We discuss a lot of his experiences volunteering for esports organizations, executing on social media and knowing your worth.  Musical guest is @Gravity.Sound on Instagram, with their song "Pulling Strings"
58:00
January 21, 2019
Episode 035 - Del of St. Ambrose University - Underdogs from the Start
This week's guest is Ben "Del" Grieser and captain of SAU's Overwatch team. We go over the start of a varsity squad as SAU, how the start has gone, and some of the perspective as a smaller university trying to swim in the growing ocean of esports.  Our guest musician is Gravity Sound (@Gravity.Sound on Instagram) with his track, "No Patience".  Be sure to check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/warlockrakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul
41:09
January 14, 2019
Episode 034 - Allie Murdock - Communities, Esports and VR Oh My
Join Allie (@best_huggles on twitter and twitch) Murdock as she walks us through life tied to managing communities in and out of the competitive space and into new untamed environments of VR.  Shoutout to Runestrike (@IamRuneStrike on twitter and soundcloud.com/runestrike) for giving us some "Peace N Quiet" this week.
1:01:30
January 7, 2019
WSU Extra Life "Fight All Night" 24-Hour Charity Stream
Washington State University is hosting a 24-hour charity stream featuring your favorite fighting games on two streams. Check out all of the information below. Extra Life: https://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1306 Smash.gg: https://t.co/smGPGZQuHm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/376782146464102/?ti=ia Main Stream: www.twitch.tv/WSUEsports Side Stream: www.twitch.tv/TheSnakeEater
01:53
January 3, 2019
Episode 033 - Kathy Chiang of UCI - Collegiate Esports Frontrunners
This episode I interviewed Kathy Chiang, Assistant Director of University of California - Irvine's Esports Department.  In several previous casts, folks I've talked to about UCI being what they aim to be or that they aim to beat UCI at every competition because they're seen as heavyweights. I wanted to go in and find out why this is the case and boy was I blown away. You'll notice I didn't even have words at times because the answers are so succinct and complete that there was no where for me to go!  Be sure to check out soundcloud.com/azatamusic or twitter.com/azata_music to hear more heavy bass and dubstep bangers. Please share the podcast and send me your feedback! Be sure to check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/rakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul
45:57
December 24, 2018
Episode 032 - Cray Gage & Sergio of Ole Miss Esports - Rivalries Run Deep
This week, I bring back Over.and.Out_ (Instagram) aka KidQuid (Twitter) as a thank you for being the first musician to work with me and elevate each other as we both try and do our best. Thank you for supporting this podcast, Brian! And the guests from University of Mississippi aka Ole Miss Esports for the week are President Cray Pennison, Vice President Gage Angle and Executive Council Member Sergio Brack. We talk about their histories, their experience hosting the Esports Eggbowl with Mississippi State University, their rivalry and what the club is focused on right now - community.
1:02:56
December 17, 2018
Episode 031 - Tim and Michael of WSU FGC - That Fighting Spirit
After talking with their President of Esports, Tim and Michael wanted to illuminate the fighting game community from the perspective of WSU. There are some barriers I hadn't even considered and others like the up-the-mountainside learning curve that persists from game to game. Special thanks to Jantzen for providing his track, Dantzen. Give him a follow on Instagram at JantzenTZ, Facebook at Jantzen TZ and Soundcloud at JantzenTeeZee
1:09:24
December 10, 2018
Episode 030 - Will and Tanner of UW - Finding the Only Way Forward
Special thanks to Jantzen (soundcloud.com/jantzenteezee) for his contribution this week with his song, "Boogie on the Dance Floor". The UW Esports club (@UW_eSports on Twitter) reached out to the podcast to talk about their recent wins and some of the recent transformations it has gone through. From paying their way to a set of impressive victories, the UW leadership from Will and Tanner show how much fun and how much room there is to grow personally and collaboratively, in this intensely competitive scene.
1:06:02
December 3, 2018
Episode 028 - Bobby Belter of WSU - Go Cougs!
This week, I talk to Bobby Belter, President of WSU Esports. The club is finding its feet and starting modestly. Every club has to start and it will be up to dedicated students like Bobby to make sure WSU has a path forward as well as a future in esports. I look forward to being able to watch WSU grow and increase its competitive presence and create that scene in Pullman. Be sure to check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/rakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul Guest Musician: Rekkt. Follow them on Twitter @RekktOfficial. This week's song was "Famine".
44:53
November 26, 2018
Episode 27 - Ohio State University - Leading the Way
OSU feels like they're on another level for collegiate esports. The investment from the university, expansion of the programs and the students handling their organization with strong management tell me they're one of, if not the most, well structured programs I've talked to. Nicolas "ShadyBacon" Re, Kyle "Kal" Doerger and Zach "Zeomaster" Dowley join me this week to talk about their club.
59:09
November 19, 2018
Episode 026 - Mississippi State's Esports Eggbowl Experience
This week, I welcome back Jason DeShong and Jacques Crochet of Mississippi State University esports club to talk about their experience leading up to, during and after the inaugural Esports Eggbowl between them and longstanding rivals, Ole Miss.
38:10
November 5, 2018
Episode 025 - Jules Scott - Podcasting a Spell on You!
This week, I interviewed Jules Scott (@JulesRPG on Twitter) the podcast veteran. I realized outside of listening to a few podcast, I hadn't actually TALKED to anyone else who has run a podcast before! Jules has hosted & produced multiple podcasts. Through podcasting, she has networked to create great opportunities for herself. Who better to learn from?
46:55
October 29, 2018
Ep 24 - Downtime with WarlockRakaul - Highlight 2
It appears to be a common story among esport athletes: play traditional sports, get injured and then take esports seriously. I don't know how much longer that will the case, but there is still an argument to be made for better treatment. Esport athletes put in 12-16 hour days of scrimmaging and then doing the solo stream grind to try and secure branding and a longer sustainable job because of the short time-span there is to be an esport athlete.
02:27
October 26, 2018
Ep 24 - Downtime with WarlockRakaul - Highlight 1
Highlights the size of a few collegiate esports clubs and how the first esport Egg Bowl tested the depth of skills in the community.
00:59
October 25, 2018
Episode 024 - Downtime Retrospective with Me, Warlock Rakaul
Hey All! Wanted to take some time to talk about the direction of the podcast, where it is going, why it is going that way and a little bit more of the "How of Warlock Rakaul". This cast was actually recorded live on my Twitch/Youtube/Mixer stream (see below for deets) and I've converted it to a podcast. Look for more opportunities of my live streaming being the first look at upcoming podcasts. https://twitch.tv/rakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzpwkthmjDdBofgnZ1QD89w Enjoy the cast; reach out with questions or concerns! https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/
55:08
October 22, 2018
Episode 023 - Andre & William of Western Michigan University - Up and Comers
This is the fresh take on a university that knows what is going on and has put significant faith and trust into their students. Western Mighigan University brings me a lot of hope for schools that fully support their students. Give it a listen to hear more about where they are and where they're going. Shout out to Gravity.Sound on Instagram for the sick tunes this week! Be sure to check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/
42:35
October 15, 2018
Ep 022 Highlight - Lucas Selman, Executive Director of ASU Esports - Student Support
Lucas explains a little bit about how ASU gets so much in return for supporting their esports as a community.
01:00
October 12, 2018
Ep 021 Highlight - Albert Lee & GCU - 50,000 Leagues Under Esports
Listen t Check out the full podcast of Albert Lee, Esports Coordinator for Grand Canyon University, at https://bit.ly/2BYXwMZ and 9 other platforms! This clip has Albert talking about the difficulties of how esports is trying to organizing itself and some folks are trying to apply traditional sports in a space where it doesn't work. o the full episode here:
00:59
October 9, 2018
Episode 022 - Lucas Selman of ASU - Driving a Vision Forward
In a story like Glaurung of Tempo Storm, Lucas Selman found an unlikely path to esports and is now at the helm of Arizona State University's esports club. He works with the largest and most major-diverse community I've heard of to date to make sure that all students have a future in esports. Thanks to Lucas for another insight to the ecosystem of collegiate esports! Be sure to follow ASU Esports on Twitter & Facebook: https://twitter.com/ASUesports https://www.facebook.com/ASUEsportsOfficial/ Be sure to check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/rakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul Shoutout to Gravity.Sound on Instagram for providing their song, "Blue" for the podcast this week!
53:55
October 8, 2018
Ep 021 Highlight - Albert Lee & GCU - Booming Community
Albert recalls how quickly GCU Esports has grown and where it has helped take the club.
01:00
October 6, 2018
Episode 21 - Albert Lee - Community Community Community
After some technical difficulties, I got Albert Lee, Grand Canyon University's Esports Coordinator back on the show. We discuss the growth of his club, the growth of esports, challenges and characteristics that he believes are integral to continuing the patterns of growth we've seen. You can find Albert: Twitter @The_Strong_Baka And be sure to Check out GCU on Twitter as well @Esports_GCU Be sure to check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ You can find Azata at: Twitter: Azata_music Soundcloud.com/azatamusic Instagram @Azatamusic
1:03:15
October 1, 2018
020 Highlight - Skill, Luck and Knowing People
In a highlight from the latest episode, Chuck posits on skill verus luck and the benefit of knowing people.
01:19
September 26, 2018
Episode 20 - Chuck Jackman & Da-Hee Im Explain it All
This week, Chuck, Da-Hee and I talk about schooling, effort, luck and networking your way into the games industry as an animator. Be sure to check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/rakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul This week's music is brought to you by Janson Smalling. Check out more of his work at: https://soundcloud.com/jantzenteezee
51:20
September 24, 2018
Ep 001 Highlight - Andrew B and the Pervasiveness of Coding
Highlight clip of Andrew Belousek talking about the benefits of coding.
01:35
September 20, 2018
Episode 19 - MSU Esports - Rivalry and Sheer Grit
Join President Jason DeShong and Vice President Jacques Crochet of Mississippi State Esports and myself this week as we discuss what it is like running the sanctioned esports club, how they got there and just how big esports is getting for this campus and region. Be sure to tune in to watch the Esports Eggbowl between Mississippi State and University of Mississippi on Saturday, October 13th. Time and streaming channel info coming soon. Be sure to follow @esports_msu on Twitter and Instagram to follow this growing club! Be sure to check me out on social media: twitter.com/WarlockRakaul www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ twitch.tv/rakaul mixer.com/WarlockRakaul Brian Woods provided the music (Over.And.Out on Instagram, @KidQUID on Twitter). This music is part of the OST for @Stickybots on Twitter or here on Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/889400/StickyBots/
50:18
September 17, 2018
Episode 18 - Timmon Pham - Underrated
Timmon Pham and I catch up on his latest adventure to Bethesda, a wonderful game of Overrated/Underrated and talk some esports/new sports. Enjoy! Special thanks to Jantzen (https://soundcloud.com/janson-smalling) for the music Be sure to check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/rakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul And subscribe to my podcast: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-summoning- hour/id1348293779 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/the-summoning-hour Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1189229 Google Play Music: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.goo Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/sR86 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/the-summoning-hour-6Vo1j0 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2qddn9T6tkWFoKfLuZwyj
58:33
July 31, 2018
Episode 17 - Roundtable with Chris Pounder and Cody Sargent
Podcast Roundtable! This week I invite a couple of friends to talk about part of the games industry. "There are AAA games produced by companies worth billions, and then there are independent games. The middle ground is sparsely populated and ill-defined. It's almost like a DMZ - it either becomes popular enough to challenge AAA titles, or it's quickly tossed away." Bonus Link to a video mentioned during the podcast; Death of a Game - Gigantic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YimtQv7_Qw0 That's the main topic, but would also like to hear, "What are you playing that they didn't think they would like as much as they do and why?" Be sure to check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/rakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzpwkthmjDdBofgnZ1QD89w
1:03:18
July 16, 2018
Episode 16 - Marty "Lazerchickenzzz" Strenczewilk of Splyce
This week I got the chance to pick the brain of Marty "Lazerchickenzzz" Strenczewilk, CEO & Co-founder of the esports organization Splyce. Listen to the story of how Splyce was founded and some thoughts on esports from one of the most popular teams in the world. Special thanks to Brian Woods (a.k.a. Over.and.Out_ on Instagram) for providing the intro/outro music! Be sure to check me out on social media: twitter.com/WarlockRakaul www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ twitch.tv/rakaul mixer.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzpwkthmjDdBofgnZ1QD89w And subscribe to my podcast wherever is convenient: anchor.fm/thesummoninghour itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-summoning- hour/id1348293779 www.breaker.audio/the-summoning-hour castbox.fm/channel/id1189229 playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.goo pca.st/sR86 play.radiopublic.com/the-summoning-hour-6Vo1j0
46:14
June 30, 2018
Episode 15 - Kevin Katona - A Prototype in Time Saves Nine
Kevin and I talk prototyping, the future of spectating, toolsets, some AR/VR/MR and some good old-fashioned work lessons. Join us, on episode 15 of The Summoning Hour. Special thanks to Azata_music (twitter), Azata (twitch) and Azatamusic (soundcloud) for providing the opening and exit music! Be sure to check me out on social media: https://twitter.com/WarlockRakaul https://www.facebook.com/WarlockRakaul/ https://www.instagram.com/warlockrakaul/ https://twitch.tv/rakaul https://mixer.com/WarlockRakaul And subscribe to my podcast: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thesummoninghour Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-summoning- hour/id1348293779 Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/the-summoning-hour Castbox: https://castbox.fm/channel/id1189229 Google Play Music: https://playmusic.app.goo.gl/?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&apn=com.goo Pocket Casts: http://pca.st/sR86 RadioPublic: https://play.radiopublic.com/the-summoning-hour-6Vo1j0
1:02:45
June 19, 2018
Episode 14 - Mike Primiano - It's About the People
This week we have Mike Primiano, QA PM for EA Baton Rouge. He talks about his experiences relocating from out east, to the west coast and down south, managing teams and learning every step of the way.
1:05:26
June 12, 2018
Episode 13 - Hugh Norfolk - Don't #!$% It Up
Come listen to Nightmare2450 pop off as he tells his journey into the industry and shares insight into the Seattle Fighting Game Community scene.
1:14:31
June 5, 2018
Co-hosting with C-Baaz about Video Games
An opportunity to co-host and talk about video games!
16:57
June 1, 2018
Episode 12 - Janson Smalling - You Don't Really Know
A great discussion highlighting a phenomenal journey. From Oklahoma good 'ol boy to an SDET at one of the biggest gaming companies in the world, Wizards of the Coast. The subtitle, "You Don't Really Know", comes from how much Janson and I talk about taking risks, changing directions and taking opportunities. An amazing session and I really look forward to talking with Janson again; hopefully you do to! Intro & Outro Music provided by Brian Woods. Check him out on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/over.and.out_/ Drop by his band's bandcamp as well: https://ymditd.bandcamp.com/releases
1:04:17
May 20, 2018
Episode 11 - Byron Miller
Catching up with ArenaNet's System Designer, Byron Miller! We dabble in the past, talk about the importance of having a good mentor, what a good manager does for you and taking the opportunities in front of you! Never stop trying folks!
55:17
May 16, 2018
Episode 10 - Crystal "Caulle" Reid
Another blast from the past! This time Crystal and I talk a lot about her progression to Design Manager and the people puzzles it provides. Special thanks to Brian Woods (https://www.instagram.com/over.and.out_/) for the intro & outro music. Be sure to check out his music as well as his band, You May Die in the Desert (https://ymditd.bandcamp.com/releases)
54:04
May 9, 2018
Episode 09 - Paul Zimmer
Join me and my guest, animator sensation, Paul "Zimm" Zimmer through discussion on mentality, devotion to a craft and how battle royale is good for games!
38:23
April 22, 2018
Episode 08 - J3ns0y
Today's episode's guest is my wife, J3ns0y! We talk about her experiences growing up with gaming; as an observer, single player, streaming, family-based and now as a parent!
59:48
April 17, 2018
Episode - 07 - Mae
Join me and Mae as we talk qualities and skills of getting into the gaming community and where it can take you! Here's our little podcast where we nerd out a bit and bring to you some advice about how little actions like volunteering or meeting a person can have huge cascading opportunities, if you're open to them!
51:12
April 8, 2018
Episode 06 - Lindsay Peck
Join me and Lindsay Peck about QA and how the approach to QA is changing. This is a great podcast about pursuing what you love; trying and failing at new things. GROWING! A great podcast.
1:01:00
April 2, 2018
Episode 05 - Pontus Rundqvist
Join me in a match made from Twitter as BI / Live Ops Analyst Pontus Rundqvist of Dreamhack and I wander around outside of GDC and talk about esports
45:32
March 26, 2018
Episode 04 - Shawn Sharp
Today our guest is Shawn Sharp; 28 year veteran of the games industry working for projects such as Starsiege: Tribes, Minecraft, and Guild Wars 1 & 2. We talk a lot about artist skillsets, managing artists, startups and some fun stories and lessons from a sage of the industry.
51:14
March 12, 2018
Episode 03 - Evan Teicheira
With special guest, Evan Teicheira aka @Leopluradoom on Twitter! This episode's focus is on community teams, struggles, tools, and overall their impact to game development. It is a doozy of a conversation!
1:03:16
March 4, 2018
Management Tip - Giving Feedback
Quick help guide on giving feedback
02:04
February 28, 2018
Episode 02 - Rob Thody
Chatting with an old coworker, former QA Lead for Guild Wars 2, Rob Thody. Join us on our talk on his journey through QA and the Games Industry and out into aerospace and using his passion for the Japanese language. Rob Thody - tokyotwosome.tumblr.com
54:34
February 24, 2018
Episode 001 - Andrew Belousek
My brother, Andrew Belousek, and Lead SDET at Bungie (known for Halo 1-3 and Destiny 1 and 2) gives me a little insight into what it was like for him becoming a manager, what is interesting about games right now.
1:00:43
February 18, 2018
Episode 0 - My Mission
My first episode of the Summoning Hour podcast! Here is where I outline why I'm doing this, where I'm coming from and what I'm wanting from this cast. Please enjoy and subscribe !
33:36
February 13, 2018