NASEF Launches the 2020-2021 Shoutcasting Program
We’re excited to announce the launch of the 2020-2021 High School Shoutcasting Program!
This program will run for the 2020-2021 season and offer students numerous opportunities to learn, receive quality feedback, gain on-air experience, and develop many more skills.
All it takes to sign up is a simple Google form that can be found here or you can check out the main page. Please note, you must be an activated student in a NASEF Club and have a decent-quality microphone. Matches generally occur between 12:00pm – 2:00pm or 2:30pm – 4:30pm PST. Full requirements are on the sign up page.
What Is Shoutcasting?
Now if you’re not quite sure what shoutcasting is, it comes in two forms at the highest levels. There are color casters and play-by-play casters. A color caster is someone that will fill in the gaps in the action with fun and interesting commentary and dig into the events of the game that have happened. You’ll often hear them explaining what they think is going to happen in the next minute or why they think a player or team did X. Color casters often have a very analytic view of things.
A play-by-play caster is pretty self-explanatory, but just in case, when the action starts, they start talking. They are calling out the fight as it happens and as fast as it happens. These are some of the fastest talkers in the business and they are able to quickly and clearly get across the most relevant information as the fight happens. Oh, and play-by-play casters have to bring the energy to the cast. They hype up the match when the outcome is on a knife’s edge. Check out Trevor “Quickshot” Henry shoutcasting the final moments of game 5 between G2 Esports and Fnatic.
As a student in NASEF’s Shoutcasting program, you’ll gain the valuable experience to bring your shoutcasting game to the next level. Current UCI Esports shoutcasters will be there to guide you as you develop your own skills and voice.
Besides developing your career as a future shoutcaster for a premier league, shoutcasting in high school will yield numerous other benefits for your own personal development. shoutcasting is ultimately public speaking, so it’s good practice for that. It will also help you develop your confidence, communication skills, teamwork, and help you meet more people throughout the gaming and esports industry.
If you want to learn more about shoutcasting, check out the interview we did with freelance shoutcaster, Steve Kangas. He talks in-depth about the importance of developing your own voice and sticking to it and the benefits of just getting up on the mic at the high school level and casting your heart out.
There are truly some giants of shoutcasting right now, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make your mark in a few years. So sign up today for NASEF’s 2020-2021 Shoutcasting Program.