Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham, Senior Manager of Partnerships, New Media for Twitch.TV Host & Executive Producer for OneMoreGame.tv. (Source : eSport: Past, Present, Future Panel at PAX East 2013 – March 24, 2013)
I've actually never met someone who is passionate about anything that is added with a competitive side to it. That doesn't matter if it's Pokemon or if it's fighting games, if' it's Dota 2 or League of Legends or StarCraft II, etc. If someone is playing on professionally and there's money on the line, this guy cares about it. And I just really don't know anyone else in this industry like that!
Victor "Nazgul" Goossens, co-owners of TeamLiquid.net, StarCraft II Manager of Team Liquid & Protoss player. (Source : Journalism and Relationships – January 17, 2013)
I enjoy Slasher's company, and I don't mind sitting down with him for a beer outside of all of this, but in the end it comes down to being capable of separating my business relationships from a personal like or dislike for his character. If he does these things, that again are ethically entirely acceptable, then our business relation will be in a poor condition. If he picks which one he wants to be doing, I will blame him for neither, but trying to do both makes it very difficult.
Liam "TheDigitalReign" O’Kennedy, Editor SC2 for Gamma Gamers. (Source : eSport: 10 eSport Personalities to Follow on Twitter – May 18, 2012)
No one's got their teeth sunk deeper into the world of eSport journalism than Rod Breslau. The man's a machine; he cranks out eSport coverage like Josh Hamilton is cranking out home runs. Breslau's reporting at the Winter StarCraft 2 Arena in February was particularly good, and he is fast setting the standard for event coverage and reliable breaking eSport news.
Andrei "procyonlotor" Filote, Editor SC2 for Gosu Gamers. (Source : GosuAwards 2012: Best Community Effort – December 23, 2012)In a cultural scene where journalism is essentially represented by new media and organizations have no reason to release more information than they choose to, dissemination and accurate interpretation of information is key. Rod “Slasher” Breslau is just one of the people who have come to the fore this last year. Though his work stretches back far longer (Lo3, !@#$ Slasher), since his association with GameSpot he has been a constant (and reasonable) voice in the larger conversation about eSport. We remember, most notably, his unerring coverage of the SlayerS controversy, even when others were inviting to him to be silent.
Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico, PC/Xbox360 gamer and eSport journalist for Cyber Sports Network. (Source : Rod "Slasher" Breslau at MLG Raleigh – September 3rd, 2011)Rod is an old friend of mine, an awesome face, a familiar face in North American eSport. People frequently ask: « Who the fuck is Slasher? » That's a question that hurts even me because he's so important to me and he deserves to be better known.
Credit : David Chang / TL - Zhang Jingna / MLG - @LiamOKennedy’s Twitter - Seltzer’s Facebook