Esports News UK editor Dom Sacco was invited to the Ginx Esports TV offices in London to appear on a TV show broadcast on Sky.
‘The Games That Made Me’ is a series featuring members of the esports and games industry and the video games that have had a notable impact on their lives.
Dom Sacco sat down with host Lauren Kaye (pictured above) recently to discuss the games that shaped him, including the likes of League of Legends, which led to the creation of this website and news reporting on UK esports.
The audio podcast version of the episode is now live on Spotify’s ‘The Games That Made Me’ page, and the video version will be broadcast later.
It’s set to air on Sky Glass/Sky Streaming on Friday October 13th 2023 at 9pm BST, and on Ginx Canada on October 10th at 9pm.
Ginx Esports TV first launched back in 2016 on Sky channel 470 (through a partnership between Sky and ITV), after rebranding from Ginx TV which aired on Virgin Media channel 290.
Since then, it started broadcasting on Twitch on other platforms and switched to Sky channel 425.
Earlier this year, Ginx Esports TV was removed from Sky on satellite, but continued to be broadcast through Sky Glass and Sky Stream.
Dom Sacco launched Esports News UK in late 2015, covering the UK esports scene and competitive UK League of Legends in particular.
Dom said: “My sister always told me when I was younger that I’d be on TV some day, but I never really believed her. Sorry for doubting you, sis!
“Thanks to Louka, Lauren and Ginx for inviting me on.”
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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.