Make sure to watch me on Fokus this Sunday at 7pm 
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Gavin Mannion
August 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

My life long nightmare is about to come true. People who know me know I have a terrible aversion to cameras and will do just about anything to avoid being in the front of one. However when the producers of a local current affairs program asked if I’d be willing to chat about local eSports and the MSSA I couldn’t really say no.

So this big TV van arrived at my house and the brightest spotlight known to man was shoved in my face and I was asked a whole series of questions around the local industry, players, sponsors and the beleaguered MSSA.

To be honest I can’t even remember what I said but I’ve been assured that words were said and opinions were given. So please do join me on the couch at 7pm on Sunday evening to watch Fokus on SABC 3. It’s an Afrikaans current affairs program but I spoke in English and apparently I will be subtitled. Would be great if a bilingual person could make sure the sub titles match what I say before I end up in another court case.

For those who don’t have TV reception, which is an inordinate number of geeks, I will try get a YouTube version up sometime next week. I do know they were in contact with the general secretary of the MSSA to be on but I’m not sure if that ever materialised. Who knows the mythical president may even make an appearance.

There will definitely be some face time from a MSSA gamer though as we can see from their Facebook page.

I wonder how Mweb feel that the IeSF has been given more importance than they have in this video interview? Yes I’m stirring. Sue me.

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer

  • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

    Opportunity to speak Afrikaans MISSED!!!

    • Norm

      lol

      • caponeil

        I saw Colin is going to also talk about esports and mssa. Buried somewhere in a Facebook post

    • Sith JJ

      I think Afrikaans makes Gavin nervous.

    • Hammersteyn

      Is dit weer sulke tyd? Dit is Vrydag as ek dit nie mis het?

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      Kyk ek se vir jou. Gavin het iets teen ons Afrikaners :P

      • Sith JJ

        Gavin het iets teen almal. ;)

      • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

        Tog gee Afrikaners hom sy eerste TV aanbieding

        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

          Dis nou vir jou ‘n gemors. Net ons Afrikaners kon dom genoeg wees om daardie man voor ‘n kamera te sit. Ek hoop hul was nie te bang toe hy begin chillies eet en mense sleg se nie

          • Hammersteyn

            Miskien praat daardie ander ou nie Afrikaans nie?

          • Norm

            Ja nee.

          • DrKiller

            Dan kan hy subtitles kry :P

          • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

            *onderskrifte

            Genugtig meneer

          • HvR – Still dislikes Random.or

            ja-nee so mond kort ‘n teflon pan

          • DrKiller

            Jammer dat ek nou nie so baie TV kyk nie :P

          • Hammersteyn

            Hahahahaha
            *Ek lag in afrikaans

          • DrKiller

            Klink dit anders as in engels?

          • HvR – Still dislikes Random.or

            Afrikaans lag – warm klank wat mense welkom laat voel
            Engelse lag – klink soos pedofiel wat kinders lok

          • DrKiller

            Hierdie Afrikaanse dude langs my by die werk lag in so ‘n manier wat klink of sy lag uit control uit raak… Watse lag noem mens dit? :P

          • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

            Die rat-hefboom-effek

          • DrKiller

            hahaha

          • Anon A Mouse

            ‘n Bulderende lag?

          • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

            Hahahahahaha

          • Hammersteyn

            Nee, maar ek wil net die Afrikaans invrywe

  • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

    I guess when someone wants to sue Gavin, the are told to “take a number”

    :P

    Really looking forward to the Youtube vid!

    • Norm

      Take a number indeed.

      • Hammersteyn

        Hahahahaha

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        That grenade should be a chillie….. #justsaying

    • Rince/Trev4quoteofweek

      No TV?

      • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

        I have, but no DSTV or any other crap

        • Lord Chaos

          Only thing going into a tv should be consoles or a media PC

          • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

            Only my blouligstraal-speler is connected and the laptop for home streaming from the PC

          • Lord Chaos

            “blouligstraal-speler”? Dis basies al wat my PS3 voor gebruik word.

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            Media PC? PFFFF. I have my gaming PC attached. It does media AND games. Epicness indeed :)

          • Lord Chaos

            If I need anything from the Gaming rig I just stream it through wifi.

            And I like keeping media and games separate. :D

        • Rince/Trev4quoteofweek

          it’s on SABC3?

          • FoxOneZA

            Hehehe… Admiral might have to get the ol’ bunny ears out.

    • VampyreSquirrel

      Yeah I’ll watch it on Youtube too.

  • MakeItLegal

    Awesome ! Taken seriously !

  • Dutch Matrix

    OMG! Gavin turned into a slightly hot GIRL!!!!

    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      This just broke me…. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

      HAHAHAHAHA, knap gedaan ou maat!

    • Rince/Trev4quoteofweek

      HAHAHAHA!

    • Sith JJ

      He should be so lucky :P

  • Rince/Trev4quoteofweek

    Sue me, AGAIN. Fixed.

    • Hammersteyn

      Sue me baby one more time?

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        I must confess I still hate MSSA

    • Umar

      Staff? They hired you as the cleaner?

      • Norm

        Tea girl?

        • Umar

          He fits the role…….Well he makes good tea, that’s what I meant

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            I thought that was Darryn?

          • Umar

            And Darryn. Real men drink tea

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            and eat chillies

          • Umar

            LOL The logic

      • Admiral Chief Dovahkiin

        Can’t be for the soul…

      • Rince/Trev4quoteofweek

        Yo, Freddie Mercury started as a janitor!

        • Hammersteyn

          And then he took it in the bum hole? Yeah go for it.

          • Rince/Trev4quoteofweek

            Wow man, wow 0_O Don’t diss the Ki/Queen!

          • Hammersteyn

            You have to take the good with the bad.

        • Umar

          CAN YOU DEAL WITH THE PRESSURE? CAN YOU HANDLE BEING…UNDER PRESSURE!

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            Great. Now I’ve got that stuck in my head

          • Rince/Trev4quoteofweek

            If your mom is still called Pressure, yup? *RUNS

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            Yooooooooh

          • Norm

            Fat bottomed girl?

          • Rince/Trev4quoteofweek

            Hey, you take that back :P

          • Umar

            My mom is called pressure and she says you have a tiny Freddie

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    Gavin, on a serious note. It’s awesome to hear that you are gonna be on TV. Heck. I’ll actually whip out the bunny ears and tune my TV in to whichever TV station it is that Focus appears on. It’s on SABC3 right? e-Tv? Not really sure? If I need DSTV I’m stuffed….

    • Rince/Trev4quoteofweek

      So please do join me on the couch at 7pm on Sunday evening to watch Fokus on SABC 3…. So what you think? BBC? CNN? Supa Sportz? TROLOLO *RUNS

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        Lol. I’ll chuck my unnaturally heavy bunny ears at your head!

  • Anon A Mouse
  • HvR – Still dislikes Random.or

    Is Fokus met of sonder Freek?

    • Anon A Mouse

      Freek Fokus nie meer nie. Sover ek weet.

  • noxville

    Any topics you’re unwilling to talk about from a legal perspective feel free to send them to ask me :)

  • Anthony Nell

    And so Mweb continue to support an organisation that drags them through the mud, now seen on a TV screen near you

  • Peet Luckhoff

    And? How did it go? Unfortunately couldn’t watch.

  • Ryanza

    I forgot to watch it. At 6:30 I was like don’t forget to watch Focus and then boom, forgot.

    So is Gavin getting sued again? If not then it was probably boring. So when is the youtube video getting posted? Didn’t you record the episode so that you can pirate the copy to us.

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