In Search of Success | David Turley | TEDxUCSD


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In this talk, David Turley brings us on his journey of he became shout caster in the industry of E-Sports — from the dreams of being a pro-gamer to being kicked out of university. He shows how his passion for gaming and just doing something he likes shaped the person he is today.

David “Phreak” Turley is a professional esports commentator and analyst who’s turned his 15­year shoutcasting hobby into a career. He is also known for his over­the­top enthusiasm, groan­inducing puns, spontaneous dance moves, and a variety of other memes spawned by the League of Legends community.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

50 Comments:

  1. FREE TYLER1

  2. e-sports LUL

  3. But yet no one plays Aatrox

  4. Santino Ferrigno

    starts off with warcraft 3 and casts for league, fucking shame

  5. how do u not like calculus

  6. Phreak the rapper.

  7. really good message from phreak, i think the slideshow presentation
    could’ve been better.

  8. Malicious Affection

    Did Reddit get this to 55k?

  9. harry le (Darkaztec)

    Dang man.. Instead of aatrox shouldve showcased Teemo… :^)

  10. He’s a really good presenter.

  11. Phreak, if you have to justify how your college major was useful in your
    current career, then it wasn’t useful at all. Just be honest with yourself.

  12. PUNS OF DMG

  13. he forgets the main thing behind his success. he’s rich parents that keep
    supporting him

  14. I'm gay no one will see this

    I’m gay no one will see this

  15. It did work though I bought skins based on phreaks spotlighs

  16. Not a single fucking pun.. Phreak plz…

  17. Make an LCS player play Aatrox. I dare you.

  18. The amount of people that I’ve heard that’s been helped by Alki David is
    crazy.

  19. Genji Is with you

    Tyler1 doesn’t really have much of a personality, his only marketable skill
    is being an asshole.
    hehe XD

  20. Too cringy.

  21. “Econ has less calculus in it”… I’m transferring to UCSD now. My Econ
    degree is full to the brim with math, calculus, differential equations,
    linear algebra, etc.

  22. of all champs he chose aatrox

  23. “growing up as a kid” TIL

  24. Masrour Omar (DRVL)

    What if you have any passion ? What if you have nothing to work with and
    make something off of it ?

  25. SLEPT WITH YOUR SUPPORT

    but what if I have no skills

  26. Phreak we love you <3

  27. Phreak ma boi

  28. An awesome speech, Phreak. Glad I came across this!

  29. Reddit army incoming

  30. TL;DR Phreak got the job because of Vitamin B like most jobs

  31. This isn’t worth being a Ted talk. doesn’t teach any valuables lessons.
    “Your hobbies are valuable”? Really? Your family and friends should be
    telling you this.

  32. Phreak killed it :)

  33. I didnt like him at first. He was a terrible caster. However, he has
    improved alot. He is now one of my favorite caster. He is also IMO the
    least bias and completely not a racist caster.

  34. this is such a good talk though, lets be real

  35. Heres what I took from this. Have rich parents buy you into and pay for you
    to attend one of the top universities in the country. Have connected
    friends from said university give you a leg up looking for jobs. ??????

    FOUND SOME SUCCESS BOYS!

    EDIT- BE SURE TO JUST LITERALLY DO WHATEVER THE FUCK YOU WANT IN LIFE
    BECAUSE YOUR PARENTS WILL PAY ROOM AND BOARD WHILE YOU FUCK OFF

  36. AATROX LUL

  37. Jonathan Hendricks

    these hand gestures though

  38. Phreak comes over so small compared to this big screen i thought it was
    Tyler1 for a moment

  39. Amazing story Phreak!

  40. GET IN THE FUCKING ROBOT SHINJI

    Nice try with the Aatrox , phreak… but nope not falling for it.

  41. 4.5 million subs, and only 3k views…shame, Phreak is awesome

  42. wth

  43. WC3 SHOUTOUT!

  44. Kinda felt like he was talking to himself and the crowd were asleep.

  45. yeah but can you hit phat dabs?

  46. everyone who plays league has cancer and autism at the same time XD

  47. I_am_maybe_a_slice_of_pie

    “Come with me on my stupid fucking journey”

  48. Juan F. Balcazar

    Phreak’s champion spotlights. That is the way I was introduced to League.
    Thank you Phreak.

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