Indiana “Froskurinn” Black joins us as our 9th guest.
Indiana Black, better known by her online handle “Froskurinn”, is an e-sports shoutcaster, or color commentator, for the Tencent League of Legends Pro League for the LPL region of professional competitive LoL. A native of Portland, Oregon, Indiana turned her geeky passion for video games into a career as a player, coach and shoutcaster for one of the world’s most popular video games after developing a strong viewership on Twitch. She took a big risk and moved to Sydney, Australia in order to provide English commentary for China’s top competitive division. In addition to her gig at Riot Games in Syndey, she has also provided her analysis for a number of international tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters and The International Wildcard Tournament. Indiana has also served as a coach at both the University and Professional level for teams in China, Europe and the US, including a stint at Chicago’s Robert Morris University.
In this episode, Indiana discusses with our hosts Blaire Knight-Graves and Mark Beers the rise of e-sports and how they compare and contrast to athletic sports, the importance of taking big risks, the sometimes scary world of being a public figure, and the importance of always showing up to be on the job.