Climbing the Ladder

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[e][h]Climber the Ladder
Show Information
Chris Chan
John Clark
Mark Ferraz
Ben Nichol
Podcast & Livestream
Mondays & Thursdays

Climbing the ladder is a podcast hosted by Chris "ChanmanV" Chan, Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner, John Clark and Mark Ferraz. Progamers and guests involved in the production and management aspects of e-sports are invited onto the show to discuss the various segments of professional gaming (players, teams, tournament organizing, sponsors, casting, etc.)


In each segment, the focus of the show is to clear up misconceptions and to hopefully create a problem solving and idea generating environment to help the e-Sports community/industry progress.


Name Job position Pillar run
USA Chris Chan Show host 2012-04-17 – Present
USA John Clark Cyber Sports Network employee 2012-04-17 – Present
United Kingdom Paul Chaloner ESLTV Head of Social Media 2012-12-07 – Present
USA Mark Ferraz CEO of Quantic Gaming 2012-08-01 – Present
USA Ben Nichol NASL Caster 2012-04-17 – 2012-08-01

Episode List[edit]

Date # Guests Links Length
2013-06-19 59 Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner, Nathan "ROOT.Nathanias" Fabrikant YouTube logo.png1YouTube logo.png2 mp3 2h 11m
2013-06-12 58 Dan "Artosis" Stemkoski (Professional SC2 Caster/Commentator) YouTube logo.png1YouTube logo.png2 mp3 2h 54m
2013-06-05 57 Christian "Hellspawn" Lord (Project Manager of DreamHack Open / Editor of YouTube logo.png1YouTube logo.png2 mp3 2h 49m
2013-05-29 56 Michal "Carmac" Blicharz (ESL), Robert Ohlen (Dreamhack), Scott "SirScoots" Smith (SSNN), Cristian "Trance" Tamas (GD Studios), and Elliot Cuite (NASL) YouTube logo.png mp3 3h 12m
2013-05-08 55 Thomas "Khaldor" Kilian YouTube logo.png mp3 1h 58m
2013-05-08 54 Jesse "Plexa" Hart (, Alec "TimeTwister" Cooper (ESV), and John "SigmaFiE" Emerson (Dreamforge) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 17m
2013-05-01 53 Robert Ohlén (CEO Dreamhack) & Ryan Schutter (Gameheart creator) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 24m
2013-04-24 52 Kim Rom (CMO SteelSeries) YouTube logo.png mp3 1h 43m
2013-04-15 51 Scott "SirScoots" Smith YouTube logo.png1YouTube logo.png2YouTube logo.png3 mp3 3h 4m
2013-04-03 50 Jason Lake (CEO compLexity Gaming) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 17m
2013-03-26 49 Sean "Day[9]" Plott (CEO/Co-founder Day[9]TV), Eric Burkhart (COO/Co-Founder Day[9]TV), and Tyler Rosen (Co-President TesPa) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 17m
2013-03-19 48 Michal "Carmac" Blicharz (ESL Progaming Director) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 6m
2013-03-05 47 Sundance DiGiovanni (MLG CEO) and Michael Schorr (U4ia Lead Designer) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 3m
2013-02-26 46 Photographers Zhang "Zemotion" Jingna, Kevin "Silverfire" Chang, Helena Kristiansson and Carlton Beener YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 17m
2013-02-19 45 Kevin Johnson (Blizzard StarCraft 2 Community Manager), Duran "XerisLight" Parsi (CEO Collegiate StarLeague) YouTube logo.png1YouTube logo.png2 mp3 2h 2m
2013-02-12 44 Shaun "Apollo" Clark (Starcraft 2 caster) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 14m
2013-02-05 43 Bernie "Fujikura" Catalan (COO Quantic Gaming) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 1m
2013-01-29 42 John "TotalBiscuit" Bain (variety gaming commentator) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 21m
2013-01-22 41 Kevin Lin (COO Twitch TV), Stuart Saw (Director of Europe Middle East Asia) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 3m
2013-01-18 40 Steven "Destiny" Bonnell II (progamer), Dmytro "DIMAGA" Filipchuk (progamer), Mike "Husky" Lamond (caster) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 22m
2013-01-17 39 Rod "Slasher" Breslau (journalist) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 37m
2013-01-10 38 James "2GD" Harding (The GD Studio) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 43m
2013-01-03 37 Tobias "Tumba" Sherman (eSports Management Group), cameo from John "TotalBiscuit" Bain (variety gaming commentator) YouTube logo.png1YouTube logo.png2YouTube logo.png3 mp3 2h 34m
2012-12-27 36 Michael "Adebisi" Van Driel (Starcraft 2 observer and caster) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 16m
2012-12-18 35 2012 Year in Review Special YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 13m
2012-12-11 34 Robert Ohlen (DreamHack CEO) YouTube logo.png mp3 2h 5m
2012-12-04 33 Kevin "CatzPajama" Knocke (IPL Talent/Marketing Manager) and Frank Fields (IPL Operations Manager) YouTube logo.png mp3 1h 55m
2012-11-27 32 James "Kaelaris" Carol (ESL Caster) and Ask Us Anything YouTube logo.png mp3 1h 56m
2012-11-20 31 Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner (ESL TV Head of Social Media) YouTube logo.png mp3 1h 58m
2012-11-13 30 David Ting (IPL General Manager) and Noah "Moletrap" Kalb (Caster) YouTube logo.png 2h 9m
2012-11-06 29 Zach Mazzotta (MachinimaVS Director of Programming) YouTube logo.png 1h 39m
2012-10-30 28 Richard Lewis (Cadred Editor In Chief) YouTube logo.png 2h 7m
2012-10-23 27 Geoff "iNcontroL" Robinson & Anna Prosser YouTube logo.png 2h
2012-10-16 26 Russell Pfister (NASL CEO) YouTube logo.png 1h 50m
2012-10-09 25 Chris Mitchell (Razer Global e-Sports Sponsorship Manager) YouTube logo.png 2h 20m
2012-10-02 24 Genna Bain (CEO/Managing Director of The Cynical Brit and Axiom e-Sports) YouTube logo.png 1h 57m
2012-09-25 23 Michael "dignitasODEE" O'Dell (Founder/Managing Director of Team Dignitas) and Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner (Host/Commentator) YouTube logo.png 2h 5m
2012-09-18 22 Joshua "FXOBoSs" Dentrinos (Owner/Manager FXOpen eSports) YouTube logo.png 2h
2012-09-11 21 Jason Bass (COO/Co-Founder compLexity) and JP "itmeJP" McDaniel (Content Producer, Caster) YouTube logo.png 1h 46m
2012-09-04 20 Carlo "ClouD" Giannacco (Professional SC2 Player) YouTube logo.png 2h
2012-08-28 19 Mike "Hawkeye" Chapman (Curse Gaming eSports Manager) and Randall "Wombat" Fitzgerald (LoL Caster) YouTube logo.png 2h 3m
2012-08-21 18 Kim "SaSe" Hammar (Professional SC2 Player) and Erik "DoA" Lonnquist (SC2 Caster) YouTube logo.png 2h 15m
2012-08-14 17 Frank Fields (IPL Operations Manager) and James "Kaelaris" Carrol (ESL Caster) YouTube logo.png 2h
2012-08-07 16 Sue "Smix" Lee (Korean Translator) and Flo "Flo" Yao (Professional Gamer) YouTube logo.png 2h 21m
2012-07-31 15 Kevin "CatzPajama" Knocke (IPL Caster) and Ben "Fishstix" Goldhaber (Twitch TV Community Manager) YouTube logo.png 1h 57m
2012-07-24 14 Elroy Pinto (General Manager of Fnatic) and Jeff "MaximusBlack" Johnston (eSports Personality, co-founder of LAGTV) YouTube logo.png 2h 12m
2012-07-10 13 Patrick "Chobopeon" O'Neill (eSports Journalist) YouTube logo.png 1h 47m
2012-07-03 12 Michal "Carmac" Blicharz (ESL Product Manager for IEM) and Garrett "Gwin" Pretchel (Caster) YouTube logo.png 2h 10m
2012-06-26 11 Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico (Hostess/Journalist) and Duran "Xeris" Parsi (Founder of LighT eSports/CSL) YouTube logo.png 2h 12m
2012-06-19 10 Bobby Omari (Event Director GESL) and Trevor Jones (GESL Site Manager) YouTube logo.png 1h 58m
2012-06-12 9 Brent Ruiz (Founder ESFI) and James "Kennigit" Lampkin (Team Liquid Marketing Manager) YouTube logo.png m4a 2h 7m
2012-06-05 8 Jason Tugman (Founder iHeardesports) and Jerry Prochazka (Founder vVv Gaming) YouTube logo.png 2h 17m
2012-05-29 7 David Ting (IPL General Manager) and Kevin "RotterdaM" van der Kooi (NASL Caster) YouTube logo.png m4a 2h 15m
2012-05-22 6 Paulo "CatZ" Vizcarra YouTube logo.png m4a 2h
2012-05-15 5 Marc-Olivier "desRow" Proulx and Curt "Keyhunt" Carter (CheckSix Manager) YouTube logo.png m4a 2h
2012-05-08 4 Steven "Destiny" Bonnell II and Aaron Hassell (CMO Beyond Gaming) YouTube logo.png 1h 33m
2012-05-01 3 Adam and Tyler Rosen (Co-presidents TeSPA) and Brian "Spades" Francis YouTube logo.png m4a 2h 20m
2012-04-24 2 Bryce "Machine" Bates and Tim "Shindigs" Young (Community Manager Tt eSPORTS) YouTube logo.png m4a 2h
2012-04-17 1 Nick "Axslav" Ranish and Solomon Kim (Infinity Seven Manager) YouTube logo.png m4a 2h 6m

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