Amateur Caster Blu recently had an interview with Gamurs.com.
We get a sneak peak into his thought process and also how he is trying to improve his skill.
Below are some excerpts from the interview.
You’re becoming one of the faces, or should I say, voices, of NA CS along with Moses. What is casting like now, as opposed to when you were just starting?
I think the biggest change has just been how busy I am now compared to a year ago. When I was just starting in CS:GO, I would cast maybe two or four times a week at most, but now in the past two and a half weeks, I’ve been doing Pro League from ESL’s Burbank Studio, the ESEA event in Poland, back again to LA, a few smaller casts online in my apartment in between, and over to PAX for the small ESEA event I did recently. It’s certainly fun, getting to go to all of these different places, and the work in general is what I love to do, so I don’t mind being that busy.
Speaking of Cologne, you had the privilege of casting FlipSid3’s historic upset over NiP in the group stage. Where does that rank among the games you’ve casted?
That was probably the most memorable cast I’ve ever done. Just in terms of the adrenaline rush you get casting matches like that, it was certainly the most exciting moment for me so far.
How much CS are you playing nowadays?
Certainly not as much as I’d like. Over the past couple of weeks, I have not really had a lot of time between traveling and casting itself. Thankfully, my schedule is normalizing once again, so I should be able to put some more time in. In general though, it always sucks being restricted from playing due to travel or workload because you feel like you should be better at the game, but because of how limited free time can be, it’s impossible to retain any mechanical skill, at least for me personally.
Finally, with all you know about casting and all you’ve learned about Counter-Strike, is there anything you can suggest for anybody trying to get into casting?
I can certainly say with the loss of the betting community, it’s harder than ever to get yourself noticed as there are no longer going to be small scale events for new guys to get themselves seen or heard on. Try to make your schedule as open as possible and stick with it, and never say no to a job, no matter how small it is. The two most important things are without a doubt consistency and luck. Keep casting, and eventually, with luck, you will get that bigger shot at a medium-larger event.
You can read the full interview at Gamurs