Chris Kamara has an impressive CV, former professional footballer, manager and currently works at ‘Sky Sports’ as a sports analyst and commentator. “What has he got to do with eSports though Adel?” Good Question! It seems Mr Kamara will be using his commentary skills on the stage at the ‘CoD XP’ tournament starting on the 1st of September. $800,000 is on the line as 32 teams battle it out to claim the top spot in the ranking for this season, the twist with this tournament (apart from Kamara blessing the mic), is that everyone involved with this tournament will take home a prize even the loser will walk away with $15,000 not a bad deal if you ask me. If we dig a little deeper into why this is so exciting for the eSports scene and bring to light that ‘Call Of Duty’ a game that used to carry a strong stigma against the people that played it, is now being commented on by a Football “Legend” and has received overwhelming mainstream press for being one of the best selling gaming titles of all time.
2016 is quickly becoming the year that everyone want’s a slice of the gaming pie, but with crossover promotion happening at this level will leave room for future more dramatic opportunities, I will be hoping for an Overwatch//Rhianna collaboration sooner or later. Kamara isn’t a complete novice when it comes to eSports or gaming as he is featured quite regularly playing and/or commentating on ‘FIFA’ but jumping from a sports title to a fully fledged FPS (First Person Shooter) is a big jump but to be fair to him, he does a pretty good job.