First Person Origins

By Blink Entertainment

Welcome to First Person Origins, the podcast about digging into the Origins of people, games, and other things with a guest who brings a first person perspective to the story. Hosts Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham and Dennis "Thresh" Fong serve as your tour guides through a journey of origins, recounted by their special guests each week. The goal is to use storytelling through interviewing to reveal the story, emotion, and depth of Esports & Gaming.

  1. 1.
    Jeff Gertsmann - Founding Giant Bomb, Podcasting Before Joe Rogan, Let's Plays Before YouTube, Streaming before Twitch, Finding Patrons before Patreon, and Re-Inventing Games Journalism
  2. 2.
    Ryan "Prodigal Son" Hart - Winning Over 450 Tournaments, 4x World Record Holder, Battling Racism, and Overcoming All Odds
  3. 3.
    Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner - An Esports Pioneer, Streaming before Netflix, Life On The Road, Writing a Book, Giving Up Everything
  4. 4.
    Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel - Taking Esports Mainstream, MTV, Being Champion, Starting Over, Building an Empire, and Being Told He Couldn't Do It
  5. 5.
    Andy "Reginald" Dinh - Founding of TSM, Passing on Overwatch League, Losing A Million Dollars, Bad Investments, Bribing Russian Hackers, and Being #1
  6. 6.
    Geoff Keighley - Origin of The Game Awards, G4, Spike TV Video Game Awards, Britney Spears Saves the Day, Quitting Television, Kojima, and Being Bigger Than the Oscars
  7. 7.
    Origins of Valorant - Stephen "Slim" Lim, Founding the Valorant team, Combating a Million Dollar Cheating Industry, Performance Over Graphics, Bad Development Decisions, Building Outside of the League of Legends Universe, Pro Gamer Feedback, and Personal Sacrifice
  8. 8.
    Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham - The First Esports Caster, Leading Creator Development at Twitch, Founding the OG Eports Team in Clan 519, MUD Deathmatches, Creating Gaming Content at GGL, Supporting Creators and Building Gaming Communities, Growing up with 8 Siblings, and Defining Passion in Gaming.

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