Episode Number: 651
Episode Guest: Jordan Gilbert (c9n0thing)
Original Airdate: May 21, 2015
Episode Sponsors: Uber, Ring.com, Onnit
Guest Bio: Jordan Gilbert is a professional gamer better known as “c9n0thing” on the internet. He is currently best known for playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and can be seen streaming his gameplay on Twitch.
Topics Discussed: First starting as a gamer; Counter-Strike; getting respect; going pro as a gamer; video game engines; lag; ping time; choosing a game; mice; first-person shooters; new Doom game preview video; moving the mouse; training as a gamer; team planning and strategy; bots; cheating in professional gaming; making money as a pro gamer; balancing life and gaming; starting as a professional gamer; biggest professional gamers; Twitch game streaming; squirting: fact or fiction; Jordan and Brian explain Twitch to Joe; girl gamers; making money; Joe watches different Twitch streams; how Twitch subscriptions work; Joe watches Kevin Pereira live stream on Twitch; being swatted; Joe watches more Twitch streams; Gamergate; response from game companies after Gamergate; female Twitch streamers; more people watch Twitch than traditional television; TV ratings today; The Ultimate Fighter ratings today; how many subscriptions does Netflix have; Twitch advertisements; how Jordan makes money on Twitch; Starcraft; being recognized; turning a hobby into work; Justin.tv; Periscope; streaming nudity; UFC video game; future of gaming; virtual reality; Occulus Rift; motion sickness; virtual reality treadmill; Dance Dance Revolution game; games that require you to move or exercise; virtual reality martial arts training; robotic exoskeletons; Elysium movie; controlling robot arm with brain video; handicapped gamer on Twitch; more watching of Twitch; Grand Theft Auto V 4K resolution on computer; Joe’s addictions; fighting compared to gaming; boxers; vitamins and nutrients; nootropics; starting stand-up comedy; starting gaming; coaching and teaching gaming; gaming compared to fighting; reading the nuances of opponents; Bobby Fisher playing multiple chess games at once; Floyd Mayweather, Jr. talk; the last guy to beat Floyd Mayweather, Jr.; achieving greatness; Joe’s childhood and martial arts history; gaming addiction; girls; groupies; dating a women who does what you do; foosball; keyboard and mouse vs. a controller; trackballs; Jordan (c9n0thing) uses a Logitech G1S mouse; mouse talk; switching from Counter-Strike to a new game; Defense of the Ancients (DotA) game; League of Legends game; more Twitch watching; watching Counter-Strike; future of gaming; The Void game.
My Thoughts: Joe learns about Twitch and is blown away by a corner of the internet that he didn’t know existed.
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