Nitro Nights Episode 12 | Melek 'm3lly' Balgün

Nitro Nights Episode 12 | Melek ‘m3lly’ Balgün

Give a warm welcome to esports host and journalist Melek ‘m3lly’ Balgün to this episode of Nitro Nights!

m3lly has been involved in the esports scene for roundabout 18 years. She started as a contract player in Counter-Strike 1.6 where she competed at national and international tournaments. After her career as a professional player ended around 2010, m3lly stayed in the scene and became an award-winning esports host and journalist. She became the face of ESL.tv, hosted several ESL finals and many events at gamescom.

The pros and cons of being a host

It’s an episode of Nitro Nights in which two esports hosts meet and talk. Tom Deacon and m3lly chat about the ups and downs of being the person in front of the camera. m3lly states that some people tend to underestimate how hard the job can be.

Still, there is a lot she loves about her job and explains why she has a soft spot for the esports racing scene. Also, Tom and m3lly give a sneak peek on what goes on behind the cameras, talking about screaming producers and sleepless nights. If you’ve ever wondered what esports racing is really like, don’t miss this episode!

There’s a lot to discuss about the weekend in our newsflash as well. Lando Norris gave his debut on IndyCar, winning the race despite spinning his car. As well, there was lots of action at the legendary 24 Hours at Nürburgring in iRacing. And there’s even more! We look at the last qualifyier of the Le Mans Esports Series and rewatch some bold moves from Sunday’s “Challenge Williams” event.

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Maik Jahn
born and raised close to the Nürburgring.