Just allowing myself a silly proud-mom moment today before gearing up for a return to normal next week…
DS has managed to actually parlay his love of online gaming into something more than sitting alone in a dark room, headset on and controller at the ready, awaiting the Welcome to Summoner’s Rift. As I have mentioned a time or two before, I often watch him stream his games because I get to see him in a tiny little window at the bottom of the screen. Thanks to that I at least know what an AD carry and what a Jungler is, what bot, mid- and top-lane means, that Baron spawns at about 15 minutes, and a whole host of other nonsense that I really can’t spare the brain-space for.
Since last year he has been a caster for The NUEL – providing play-by-play commentary and/or “colour” (just like a football commentator on radio or telly) for the online League of Legends tournaments they run. The NUEL has grown a lot in the time he has been involved, and last weekend he was casting from a proper studio, rather than over a headset, from his flat.
That’s him on the left – doesn’t he scrub up well? Glad a bow-tie wasn’t a requirement – his co-caster totally rocks the look, but DS might not have been able to pull it off. And while it isn’t a full substitute for seeing him in the flesh, it does help slightly to keep the missing-him at bay….much better than a tiny window, for sure.
I feel a scrapbook page coming on…
18/10/2014 at 6:34 pm
This is a wonderful story, thanks for sharing. That’s great he is able to work at what he loves to do. As parents we agonize so much about doing the right thing for our children. It’s so nice when we can see that they’re turning out alright. Go ahead and talk about how proud you are of him.