An Interview With Sean Plott - AKA Day
eSports is an ever growing form of entertainment, with hugely popular games such as StarCraft 2 featuring on the tournament scene. So why not interview one of the most known StarCraft 2 commentators to date, Sean Plott? If you don't already know him from his DayDaily, this interview will surely give you quite the insight.
Elisabetta Bruno: Hello everyone and welcome, I am Elisabetta Bruno and I am in the happy company of one of the best StarCraft 2 casters in the world. That's right, it's Sean "Day" Plott. En taro, Sean!
Sean Plott: Hello, hello!
EB: Welcome to this interview, let's started, we are going to ask some questions, shall we?
Sean Plott: I'm ready (laughs).
EB: So tell us a bit about yourself, for the people who might not know you. You are a caster (Sean: Yeah) and a StarCraft 2 player?
Sean Plott: Yeah, I am a StarCraft 2 caster for any of you unfamiliar with the StarCraft 2 community, it is like the greatest game in the whole world. It's a nice blend of huge in-depth strategy, like a game of chess, but also has a fast paced speed of something like playing a musical instrument or just, you know, traditional sport. So what I do for a living is provide the commentary for the games in a couple of different ways.
I travel around the big tournaments and I'll do the play-by-play, which is great for me because I am also a huge fan of the game so I get to watch like the really good players play, and I get to freak out and shriek like a little girl when awesome things happen.
But then I also do a 5-day week web TV show that is all about strategy and analysis, because my past in StarCraft has been as a player, I played StarCraft 1 competitively for about 12 years. So when StarCraft 2 came out I was just running a little bit low on time in graduate school, so I started to just do a show that was focused on analysis, to give me that fix that I wanted as a player of studying strategies and trying to learn and that just sort of spun into all the tournament casting. So the analysis show I would really say is the flagship Day thing.
EB: All right. So why the name "Day?" Why did you chose that, how did that come about?Continued on the next page