Paul Chaloner

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Paul Chaloner (born 11 November 1971), better known by his pseudonym ReDeYe, is one of the world's first professional electronic sports TV commentators.

He has broadcast in dozens of countries around the world (China, United States, Singapore, Australia, Denmark and many others) on various media forms including mainstream TV channels, Live internet Video via Radio iTG and GGL and also in TV series in the UK. He has also commentated on tournaments on both Live video streams and internet Radio since 2002 and has previously been looked after by Creative Artists Agency of Hollywood.

ReDeYe commentates on games including Starcraft 2, Quake 3, Quake 4, Unreal Tournament, Unreal Tournament 2004, Counter-Strike: Source, Call of Duty 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Dota 2, FIFA Soccer and almost all Racing Simulator games like Project Gotham Racing.

Chaloner also started the GGL World Rankings for duel players in electronic sports in 2005.

Commentary history[edit]

Chaloner started life as a commentator purely by chance, thanks to a good friend at ClanBase (Yash) asking him as a favour to cover some matches via shoutcast audio in 2002, whilst ReDeYe spoke English, that was about the limit of his shoutcasting ability. Once into it however, the people tuning in loved the coverage and Paul found something that he could channel his passion and enthusiasm into Gaming Commentary.

After a brief spell at ClanBase Radio, mainly commentating on ClanBase EuroCup and ClanBase OpenCups, he began commentating on other leagues, including the prestigious PC ZONE readers challenge and various Jolt leagues. He was mainly into Unreal Tournament games in the early days, but quickly moved on to cover Quake 3, Counter-Strike and Counter-Strike: Source when it was released.

In early 2005, he joined up with Radio iTG and attended many events around the world as one of the top commentators of eSports, including WCG 2005 and 2006, ESWC 2005 and 2006 and Quakecon in both 2005 and 2006 respectively. He has also commentated in places as far away as Singapore, Australia and China as well as multiple times in North America and all across Europe.

By 2006, Chaloner wanted to progress and worked on several TV shows, both in the UK, US, Denmark and Australia, eventually teaming up with Creative Artists for gaming TV shows. He also hosted and presented a rock concert (Fuse) in 2006 for Ubisoft and has worked with many of the major companies involved with eSports such as Intel, nVidia, Shure, Ubisoft and EA.

In March 2007, he set up and formed QuadV with his long-time friend and technical genius, Oliver "Jester" Aldridge.

Chaloner covered numerous games including Quake 4, Unreal Tournament 2004, Unreal Tournament, Quake 3, Call of Duty 2, Counter-Strike, Counter-Strike: Source, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, World of Tanks and many of the driving games released.

Since leaving Heaven Media, Chaloner has stayed away from the esports limelight, but has still appeared as lead commentator at a number of high-profile events including the 2010 and 2011 WCG Grand Finals (in Los Angeles, USA and Busan, South Korea respectively), the AMD Heaven GamExperience (in London, UK) and the 2012 Intel Extreme Masters events in Kiev, Ukraine and Hamburg, Germany.

He is currently[when?] working for ESL, hosting Blizzard's Starcraft 2 tournament; WCS Europe.

He recently worked as a presenter for League of Legends; which is currently one of the most played and watched games on the internet.

In 2014 he took part at the Dota ESL One tournament in the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. He acted as the Host of the tournament.

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