GOA Presents Nuts & Bolts
By Nuts & Bolts
GOA Presents Nuts & BoltsMar 25, 2023
Ep 84: What Is The LCS Doing?
The World Of Tanks ANZPL LAN Finals have decided the Split 1 champions. Jim takes us through the action! Lots of results and partnership. Plus an in depth discussion about LCS players voting to walk out on the league. All this and more on this episode of Nuts & Bolts!
Ep 83: Let's Get Down To Business
There's lots to cover this week. Join Mercury and Jim as the World Of Thanks ANZPL heads towards their LAN final, CS:GO Blast Paris Major, League of Legends MSI, the upcoming Valorant Tokyo Masters and more, this week on Nuts & Bolts! #anzpl #worldoftanks #esports #podcast #show #counterstrikeglobaloffensive #counterstrike #csgo #lol #leagueoflegends #valorant #overwatch2
Ep 82: We Missed You!
It's been a couple of weeks so Jim and Mercury catch up to talk all things Dreamhack Melbourne. Plus Snoop Dogg leaves Faze Clan, CS:GO Blast Paris and MSI play ins conclude!
Ep 81: The Tech Issues Invade
Jim has a hard time with tech this week as he and Natty look at round 2 of the World Of Tanks ANZPL and ANZBL. The they have a chat about some fighting games with Couch Warriors' Tekken 7 tournament from last week as well as Zain joining Ludwig's esports team Moist Moguls, the name of which Jim finds endlessly amusing.
Ep 80: Who's Going To Dreamhack?
The World Of Tanks ANZPL is back! Catch up on all the action from round 1 of this exciting esport as well as the results from the ANZBL. Natty and Jim are hyped about Dreamhack Melbourne and can't wait to see all the esports goodness there! Plus what seems to be a strange bug in CS2...
Ep 79: What Makes A Gaming Peripheral?
Team Bliss and the Chiefs may be out of the PCS but it does mean we get an LCO Grand Final at Dreamhack! Natty & Jim talk CS:GO ANZ Champs and what impact CS2 will have on those competitions. Plus the World Of Tanks ANZPL returns this week with a banger lineup and the gang talks about what makes a gaming peripheral.
Ep 78: Mr LCO Goes To PCS
Bliss & Chiefs claim the top two spots as the LCO heads to PCS to see who will qualify for MSI. Natty & Jim reflect on Split 1 and wonder if the format needs tweeking. Dreakhack is only a month away so get your PCs ready for the BYOC tournaments! Plus esports gets a boost with the AIS funding research into player wellbeing.
Ep 77: A Wild Mercury Appears!
Jim is joined by Mercury live in the GOA studio! Jim gets excited over the World Of Tanks ANZPL draft and chats with Mercury about the LCO as Split 1 2023 moves into the Playoff Stage. Plus news from the Perth Pokemon Regionals and Valorant Lock in.
Ep 75: LCO Drama Rama
Peace finally get what's coming to them as the LCO starts the group stage while a team suffers a tech meltdown causing a forfeit but generates a heart-warming story. Natty & Jim have some The Game Expo and Dreamhack news and talk about why you shouldn't count your chickens before they hatch.
Ep 74: How Do You Play With A Broken Wrist?
Natty & Jim talk about how a Rocket League pro can play with a broken wrist, Capcom Cup announces a mammoth prize pool, Faze downsizes while Riot is looking for an Esports Coordinator in OCE. Plus Rocket League OCE, TFT OCE and Six Invitational Results.
Ep 74: What's Going On With Valorant?
World of Tanks announces the return of the ANZPL and ANZBL! Natty and Jim have a look at what's going on with Valorant in OCE and discuss the irony of the Esports Integrity Commission partnering with a betting agency. Plus they celebrate the wins of Justin Savage (CS:GO) and Oliveria (SC2) at IEM Katowice 2023 and Risze's personal triumph at the Six Invitational.
Ep 73: I'm Helping!
The LCO round robin has come to an end and Jim laments the format. Meanwhile Natty isn't happy with support for the latest TFT OCE Open. Plus, Ground Zero win RLCS, Pokemon coming to Perth and more on this week's episode of Nuts & Bolts!
Ep 72: Jim Has A Spreadsheet
In this episode of Nuts & Bolts Jim and Natty talk about a threat to the DOTA Lima Major in Peru, NZ Esports's funding mission, ESL's quest for non-exclusive broadcasting and how Squirtle forced a Valorant team to change their name. Plus all the latest from the LCO (Jim has a spreadsheet to help us).
Ep 71: 2023 Starts With A BANG!
Natty and Jim have their work cut out for them catching up on all the esports news! From ESL launching a sim racing league and TFT broadcast issues to Fuse Cup returning for school children and tournaments at The Game Expo, it's on for young and old! Plus LCO week one results.
Ep 70: Farewell 2022
In their last show for 2022 Jim gets fired up about an incident in Argentinian Valorant, Natty laments the end of OCE TFT as we know it and together they reminisce about 2022's memorable moments.
Ep 69: Noice
Jim flies solo as he recaps the ANZPL Grand Final. He talks League of Legends player movements, an OWL team building a controversial side and Nintendo screwing with the Smash scene again.
Ep 68: I Can't Help But LoL
There's so much LoL news this week as the LCO loses it direct entry to international events. World Of Tanks ANZPL Grand Final is THIS WEEKEND!. Plus Natty and Jim talk how Blizzard exiting China will affect our beloved esports.
Ep 67: They Nerfed What?
Jim and Natty preview the upcoming Season 5 ANZPL Grand Final live at Fortress Melbourne on the 26th November and recap the ANZBL Grand Final. In international news, hear about the IEM Rio Major 2022 and Valorant Game Changers. Plus Web Design Esports (maybe), esports at The Game Awards and find out exactly what has been nerfed.
Ep 66: Lift That Trophy
ANZPL heads into the Consolidation Final as the ANZBL preps for its Grand Final, Worlds 2022 wraps up with an epic game and OWL Playoffs results.
Ep 65: ALL THE THINGS!
The ANZPL Playoffs are here! Natty & Jim preview the upcoming games as well as check out how the first week of ANZBL Playoffs went. It's Faker Vs Deft in LoL Worlds 2022 and where you can watch it live. Plus Red Bull Woolooloo and DOTA 2 The International results!
Ep 64: Getting To The Pointy End
Jim is joined by casters BluePanda and Cthulhu as they talk the last round of ANZPL before playoffs and preview the ANZBL finals. Plus LoL Worlds, DOTA2 International and HCS news!
Ep 63: World Of Tanks Recap Special
Jim is live and dangerous with all your World Of Tanks ANZPL and ANZBL action as playoffs draw ever closer.
Ep 62: The PAX Special
Natty and Jim are back from PAX. Heroes Of The Storm is back, LoL Worlds continues and see what PAX had in store for esports! Also, catch up on all the World Of Tanks ANZPL and ANZBL news!
Ep 61: Together At Last
With Pax this weekend Jim and Natty are actually in the same place! Catch up all the World Of Tanks ANZPL and ANZBL news. Plus Worlds 2022, Overwatch 2 and all the esports you can expect from Pax Aus!
Ep 60: TANKS Galore And LOL Worlds 2022
Episode 60 sees the half way point in the regular season for ANZPL Season 5 and the start of ANZBL Season 4! Check out how your favourite teams have faired. Natty and Jim talk HCS Orlando Major results and prep for LoL Worlds 2022. Plus more news on Valorant VCT 2023. All here on Nuts & Bolts!
Ep 59: Here Comes The Boom
Plenty of ANZPL Season 5 action as we get near to the end of the first round robin. With a couple of OCE teams in the Rainbow 6 APAC South Stage 3 Jim and Natty just had to talk about that, along with Worlds 2022 starting next Thursday. Plus an update on Order.
Ep 58: It's Tough At The Top
Jim goes one on one with ANZPL player Dongerlord from Adelaide Action X. Then he and Natty chat about esports at PAX Aus and dramas in VCT.
Ep 57: The Dreamhack Special
Dreamhack Melbourne 2022 is over! So much exciting esports action happened over the weekend. Catch up with the results! Plus all the World Of Tanks ANZPL Season 5 Round 2 action!
Ep 56: World Of Tanks ANZPL Returns!
Season 5 of the World Of Tanks ANZPL kicked off last Friday and Jim spoke with Pp_Power from the newly promoted Cairns Comets about their first tie-breaker win. Catch up on all the ANZPL battles as excitement builds for Dreamhack Melbourne. Plus Valorant team Sentinels make another huge signing.
Ep 55: Guess Who's Heading To Dreamhack?
Jim chats to LCO team Kanga coach Calvin as the team prepares to face Pentanet.GG in the playoffs as Natty talks TFT OCE MSI dramas. Plus find out who's going to Dreamhack, the World Of Tanks ANZPL players Jim has in his Fantasy Team and we celebrate parents supporting their esports children.
Ep 54: GGWP Academy Kicking Goals
Natty and Jim talk to Jax and Phid from GGWP Acadamy about how they can help aspiring esports athletes grow. Plus LCO playoffs, ANZPL Season 5 incoming and talking about what's in store for Order.
Ep 53: Why You Sleep Through Playoffs?
LCO playoffs are now settled! Who's going to Dreamhack? Results for Commonwealth Esports Series, Rainbow 6 OCS, TFT Dragonlands Challenger Series and more!
Ep 52: Come On Kanga!
With only two weeks left in the LCO things are heating up! Who will make the playoffs? Can anybody beat the Chiefs? Plus just what's going on with the Valorant scene? We've got bans, teams dropping Valorant, and more!
Ep 51: Can Esports Survive The Oncoming Recession?
Natty and Jim take a deep dive into to world of epsorts finance and ask the question "Can esports survive the oncoming recession?".
Plus LCO, Dreamhack Melbourne, VCT Copenhagen and Playstion news!
Ep 50: 50th Show Extravaganza!
Natty and Jim go big for the 50th Episode of Nuts & Bolts! Jim talks to LCO caster Rusty about Split 2 and his push to grow casters. Natty and Jim talk LCO results, Moist Esports pulling out of the Rocket League GWB in Saudia Arabia as well as Shroud joining the Sentinels' Valorant roster and Dark Zero's victory at ALGS. They also talk about CS:GO and ESIC in an in depth discussion on how integrity bodies must represent the best in esports.
Ep 49: Someone Google How To Tie A Tie
Jim has one more thing World Of Tanks #ANZPL to show you, Natty talks TFT OCE qualifiers and they both discuss banter vs trash talk. Plus results from the LCO Super Week and for the love of god will someone please show Rogue how to tie a tie!