Follow us on Twitter @LiquipediaSC2 if you'd like to be kept up to date on all things StarCraft II!

Climbing the Ladder

From Liquipedia StarCraft 2 Wiki
[e][h]Climber the Ladder
Show Information
Chris Chan
John Clark
Mark Ferraz
Ben Nichol
Podcast & Livestream
Mondays & Thursdays
No. of episodes:
Original Release:
2012-04-17 - 2013-10-15[1]

Climbing the ladder was a podcast hosted by Chris 'ChanmanV' Chan and various other 'pillar' co-hosts over the course of its run. Progamers and guests involved in the production and management aspects of esports erew invited onto the show to discuss the various segments of professional gaming (players, teams, tournament organizing, sponsors, casting, etc.)

As of December 2013 it was acknowledged that the show had come to be replaced by other shows in Chan's lineup. This led to future productions which were less StarCraft-centric. [2] At some point many of the archival VODs were delisted.


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
United States Chris Chan Show host April 17, 2012 – October 15, 2013
United States John Clark Cyber Sports Network employee April 17, 2012 – ???
United Kingdom Paul Chaloner ESLTV Head of Social Media December 7, 2012 – ???
United States Mark Ferraz CEO of Quantic Gaming August 1, 2012 – ???
United States Ben Nichol NASL Caster April 17, 2012 – August 1, 2012

Episode List[edit]

Date # Guests Links Length
2013-06-19 59 Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner, Nathan "ROOT.Nathanias" Fabrikant 12 mp3 2h 11m
2013-06-12 58 Dan "Artosis" Stemkoski (Professional SC2 Caster/Commentator) 12 mp3 2h 54m
2013-06-05 57 Christian "Hellspawn" Lord (Project Manager of DreamHack Open / Editor of 12 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) mp3 3h 12m
2013-05-08 55 Thomas "Khaldor" Kilian mp3 1h 58m
2013-05-08 54 Jesse "Plexa" Hart (, Alec "TimeTwister" Cooper (ESV), and John "SigmaFiE" Emerson (Dreamforge) mp3 2h 17m
2013-05-01 53 Robert Ohlén (CEO Dreamhack) & Ryan Schutter (Gameheart creator) mp3 2h 24m
2013-04-24 52 Kim Rom (CMO SteelSeries) mp3 1h 43m
2013-04-15 51 Scott "SirScoots" Smith 123 mp3 3h 4m
2013-04-03 50 Jason Lake (CEO compLexity Gaming) 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) mp3 2h 17m
2013-03-19 48 Michal "Carmac" Blicharz (ESL Progaming Director) mp3 2h 6m
2013-03-05 47 Sundance DiGiovanni (MLG CEO) and Michael Schorr (U4ia Lead Designer) mp3 2h 3m
2013-02-26 46 Photographers Zhang "Zemotion" Jingna, Kevin "Silverfire" Chang, Helena Kristiansson and Carlton Beener mp3 2h 17m
2013-02-19 45 Kevin Johnson (Blizzard StarCraft 2 Community Manager), Duran "XerisLight" Parsi (CEO Collegiate StarLeague) 12 mp3 2h 2m
2013-02-12 44 Shaun "Apollo" Clark (Starcraft 2 caster) mp3 2h 14m
2013-02-05 43 Bernie "Fujikura" Catalan (COO Quantic Gaming) mp3 2h 1m
2013-01-29 42 John "TotalBiscuit" Bain (variety gaming commentator) mp3 2h 21m
2013-01-22 41 Kevin Lin (COO Twitch TV), Stuart Saw (Director of Europe Middle East Asia) mp3 2h 3m
2013-01-18 40 Steven "Destiny" Bonnell II (progamer), Dmytro "DIMAGA" Filipchuk (progamer), Mike "Husky" Lamond (caster) mp3 2h 22m
2013-01-17 39 Rod "Slasher" Breslau (journalist) mp3 2h 37m
2013-01-10 38 James "2GD" Harding (The GD Studio) mp3 2h 43m
2013-01-03 37 Tobias "Tumba" Sherman (eSports Management Group), cameo from John "TotalBiscuit" Bain (variety gaming commentator) 123 mp3 2h 34m
2012-12-27 36 Michael "Adebisi" Van Driel (Starcraft 2 observer and caster) mp3 2h 16m
2012-12-18 35 2012 Year in Review Special mp3 2h 13m
2012-12-11 34 Robert Ohlen (DreamHack CEO) mp3 2h 5m
2012-12-04 33 Kevin "CatzPajama" Knocke (IPL Talent/Marketing Manager) and Frank Fields (IPL Operations Manager) mp3 1h 55m
2012-11-27 32 James "Kaelaris" Carol (ESL Caster) and Ask Us Anything mp3 1h 56m
2012-11-20 31 Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner (ESL TV Head of Social Media) mp3 1h 58m
2012-11-13 30 David Ting (IPL General Manager) and Noah "Moletrap" Kalb (Caster) 2h 9m
2012-11-06 29 Zach Mazzotta (MachinimaVS Director of Programming) 1h 39m
2012-10-30 28 Richard Lewis (Cadred Editor In Chief) 2h 7m
2012-10-23 27 Geoff "iNcontroL" Robinson & Anna Prosser 2h
2012-10-16 26 Russell Pfister (NASL CEO) 1h 50m
2012-10-09 25 Chris Mitchell (Razer Global e-Sports Sponsorship Manager) 2h 20m
2012-10-02 24 Genna Bain (CEO/Managing Director of The Cynical Brit and Axiom e-Sports) 1h 57m
2012-09-25 23 Michael "dignitasODEE" O'Dell (Founder/Managing Director of Team Dignitas) and Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner (Host/Commentator) 2h 5m
2012-09-18 22 Joshua "FXOBoSs" Dentrinos (Owner/Manager FXOpen eSports) 2h
2012-09-11 21 Jason Bass (COO/Co-Founder compLexity) and JP "itmeJP" McDaniel (Content Producer, Caster) 1h 46m
2012-09-04 20 Carlo "ClouD" Giannacco (Professional SC2 Player) 2h
2012-08-28 19 Mike "Hawkeye" Chapman (Curse Gaming eSports Manager) and Randall "Wombat" Fitzgerald (LoL Caster) 2h 3m
2012-08-21 18 Kim "SaSe" Hammar (Professional SC2 Player) and Erik "DoA" Lonnquist (SC2 Caster) 2h 15m
2012-08-14 17 Frank Fields (IPL Operations Manager) and James "Kaelaris" Carrol (ESL Caster) 2h
2012-08-07 16 Sue "Smix" Lee (Korean Translator) and Flo "Flo" Yao (Professional Gamer) 2h 21m
2012-07-31 15 Kevin "CatzPajama" Knocke (IPL Caster) and Ben "Fishstix" Goldhaber (Twitch TV Community Manager) 1h 57m
2012-07-24 14 Elroy Pinto (General Manager of Fnatic) and Jeff "MaximusBlack" Johnston (eSports Personality, co-founder of LAGTV) 2h 12m
2012-07-10 13 Patrick "Chobopeon" O'Neill (eSports Journalist) 1h 47m
2012-07-03 12 Michal "Carmac" Blicharz (ESL Product Manager for IEM) and Garrett "Gwin" Pretchel (Caster) 2h 10m
2012-06-26 11 Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico (Hostess/Journalist) and Duran "Xeris" Parsi (Founder of LighT eSports/CSL) 2h 12m
2012-06-19 10 Bobby Omari (Event Director GESL) and Trevor Jones (GESL Site Manager) 1h 58m
2012-06-12 9 Brent Ruiz (Founder ESFI) and James "Kennigit" Lampkin (Team Liquid Marketing Manager) m4a 2h 7m
2012-06-05 8 Jason Tugman (Founder iHeardesports) and Jerry Prochazka (Founder vVv Gaming) 2h 17m
2012-05-29 7 David Ting (IPL General Manager) and Kevin "RotterdaM" van der Kooi (NASL Caster) m4a 2h 15m
2012-05-22 6 Paulo "CatZ" Vizcarra m4a 2h
2012-05-15 5 Marc-Olivier "desRow" Proulx and Curt "Keyhunt" Carter (CheckSix Manager) m4a 2h
2012-05-08 4 Steven "Destiny" Bonnell II and Aaron Hassell (CMO Beyond Gaming) 1h 33m
2012-05-01 3 Adam and Tyler Rosen (Co-presidents TeSPA) and Brian "Spades" Francis m4a 2h 20m
2012-04-24 2 Bryce "Machine" Bates and Tim "Shindigs" Young (Community Manager Tt eSPORTS) m4a 2h
2012-04-17 1 Nick "Axslav" Ranish and Solomon Kim (Infinity Seven Manager) m4a 2h 6m

External Links[edit]