May 8, 2021

NextGen

E-games draw a cadre of aspiring announcers and color commentators

Nancy Dahlberg | 4/28/2021

A few hours before he goes to work, Gus Domingues preps his signature red hair, carefully shaping and poofing his ’do just so. Standing before a mirror, he hypes himself up by practicing the introductory patter to the soccer match for which he’ll serve as a play-by-play commentator.

Domingues has done his homework and knows the teams well. He also knows that the players on those teams will never touch grass or bicycle-kick an actual soccer ball. The soccer match — and all the other games for which Domingues provides commentary — unfolds on his computer screen.

 

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