Mainstream press recently reported on esports broadcasting as something of a new phenomenon. Perhaps to them it is. Perhaps to their readers it is, too. But ignoring the past 16 years of esports broadcasting doesn't make it OK. It's not really their fault, though. There is just so little written about those early years, especially the start of it. So few of the original trailblazers are still present in esports today and even fewer have ever decided to document those formative years. Even if a journalist tried to do their homework, there is no obvious evidence to garner anyway.