One-to-one 1: Quake legend Sujoy Roy

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Quake holds a special place in our hearts at Eurogamer because it was out of that community the website once grew. Imagine that! It feels like an era ago. But where better to begin a new venture, a new podcast series, than there?

Yes, the Eurogamer Podcast is back! But it's slightly different to what you might have heard before. Long-time Eurogamer writer Robert "Bertie" Purchese joins the show as host, and brings with him a new, more intimate, interview approach. Every fortnight, he'll find another interesting person from the world of games to talk to, and explore their life and career in the industry we love.

First in the chair is Sujoy Roy, a name you might well recognise if you were part of that Quake scene more than 20 years ago. But if you weren't, it doesn't matter, because here's what you need to know: Sujoy Roy was a legend. He was the UK's first professional gamer. What a bizarre thought it is now, with major esports stars and tournaments so prevalent around the world. But there was a time when the prospect of being paid to be really good at a game was not a thing. Someone, then, had to forge a path.

So let's travel back to Cambridge University in the UK in the1990s, to a time of dial-up modems and computer mice with balls in them, and to a dorm room where a star pupil has made a discovery - of a game, a community, and a way of life.

🎉 Subscribers to Eurogamer get these episodes first. Find out more here: https://www.eurogamer.net/subscriptions

🙋🏽‍♂️ You can find me, Bertie, on Twitter: @Clert

🤗 Or you can find me in the Eurogamer Discord: http://discord.gg/eurogamer

👀 Find out more about Sujoy on his website: http://sujoy.com/

🎬 Watch the video version of this podcast: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-19-episode-1-of-the-new-eurogamer-podcast-now-available-to-all

🌎 Our lovely website: https://www.eurogamer.net

💬 Our Eurogamer Twitter account: https://twitter.com/eurogamer

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