Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco has teamed up with Excel Esports social media manager Nathan Edmonds for an esports podcast series: The Boomer & The Zoomer!
Titled ‘The Boomer & The Zoomer’, 38-year-old Dom and 23-year-old Nathan discuss esports developments, trends, news, League of Legends and more in a laid-back, informal style.
We’ll be bringing you episodes every now and then in our spare time and, in the process, hopefully demonstrate that age needn’t be a barrier within the esports community.
You can check out the episodes below, and we’ll update this post with each episode, so feel free to bookmark the page or subscribe to Esports News UK on YouTube to get the latest content as it drops every few months or so.
“Welcome to the Boomer & The Zoomer podcast! We’re going to introduce ourselves and talk about how we got into esports in this first episode,” Nathan said.
“We wanted to keep it light and easy for the first episode. We’ll talk about what we do day-to-day in this industry. We don’t want this to come across as another ordinary esports podcast, we want to do something different.
“We will just talk, as simple as that! Akin to Joe Rogan or the Ricky Gervais podcast for example.”
A big thank you to Nathan for producing and editing the videos, and to Callum for editing episode four.
We hope you enjoy the show and hope to bring you another episode soon!
Episode 1: Introductions and our background
Episode 2: The esports grind and Siege’s first openly gay operator
Episode 3: Smurfing, academy teams and second chances
Episode 4: Insomnia, Gamescom and Company Culture in Esports
Episode 5: Review of 2022 and looking ahead to 2023
Episode 6: Random livestreamed episode
Episode 7: Episode from the ALGS Split 2 Playoffs London LAN
Episode 8: Episode on addiction, religion and LAN at Insomnia 71
Dom is an award-winning writer and finalist of the Esports Journalist of the Year 2023 award. He graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Federation up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and offer esports consultancy and freelance services. Note: Dom still produces the British Esports newsletter on a freelance basis, so our coverage of British Esports is always kept simple – usually just covering the occasional press release – because of this conflict of interest.