I’ve paid close attention to the esport growth since its inception. The success of esports in recent years is mainly due to the social aspect of live-streaming and gaming in general. It allows players to interact at game-specific online platforms such as Twitch TV or Youtube Gaming. It gives fans a direct connection to players and teams.

When photography became my passion, I looked to get involved in esports events here in Manchester. The first event I covered was at Koyo Lounge, followed by a tournament called “King of the North” organized by Manchester student organization.

As a big esports fan myself I was very happy then Sam, team owner of “Into the Breach” reached out to me and asked if I could produce content for his team at boot camp organized at video games bar; Pixel, located at Northern Quarter in Manchester. We start the day by recording players’ intros, interviews, headshots followed by a scrims session where I watch them compete at the highest level against other pro teams.  Day ended with a watch party of the ongoing tournament, IEM Katowice.

Here is the highlight video from the day as well as some of my favourite shots.