Riot Kobe: "Everyone I've met [in esports] is so genuine and so passionate. People have made so many sacrifices just to follow this dream"

▲ Image Source: Riot Games


Sam "Kobe" Hartman-Kenzler walks through various stories from his past that helped lead him to his current passion, casting esports. When he was younger, he didn't have access to games of his own, so he played at his friends' houses and at his neighborhood game store. That eventually led him to compete, discover League of Legends in college, and ultimately quit his engineering career to pursue his passion.


"Growing up in Oakland definitely shaped me a bit differently. It definitely formed my view on the world a bit... I had a lot of friends pass away early on in life, so I kind of grew accustomed to those sorts of things... It's really crazy when you expeerience someone dying so young. You always have this reaction of 'It's not fair.' Humans have this idea of fairness that isn't really applicable to the real world. Stuff like that does happen. And maybe I've gotten more prepared for it, but this year has been shocking."


Hear him talk about the pain during the death of his idol this Spring, but his resilience. And hear how his connection to the community drives him.



Watch the full interview here:




For more League of Legends content including patch notes and esports coverage, head over to our League of Legends section!


Sort by:

Comments :9

  • 0

    level 1 Jack_Ridell

    I am just wondering why Riot Kobe has left his engineering career and dropped out from the university. I think it is better to use the help of such services as this one: and just get the diploma. I do not think that it is always a great idea to pursue the passion and give up the career (only if you have your profession).

  • 0

    level 1 Hisonka

    Anyone can do that now. I can personally tell you how I did it. My friends told me that you can the sports betting download 1xbet loader . Since there are only official stalls here, there is nothing superfluous, only applications that have already been checked and inspected for the real they are or not. That's why for a year now I quietly play a licensed application 1xbet and no problems.

  • 0

    level 1 reynamiller is your academic helper. Feel free to get in touch with experts anytime you need assistance!

  • 0

    level 1 Olson_Deja

    Keep your face facing the sun, and darkness will fall behind you

  • 0

    level 1 Vladon_Pardon


    Reliable support 24/7. Join us in a live chat or tell us your email. We will provide all necessary information according to your order. You can also call us anytime 24/7 or buy essays online on our website.

    • 0

      level 1 Mike_Jason

      @Vladon_Pardon In order to quickly and efficiently write an essay, I use the service for writing and creating assistance with which I helped in the shortest possible time to write my essay on my favorite topic

  • 0

    level 1 Vlad_Bibibu

    If you know how to write but do not have time to follow the deadline, you can choose professional paper help. Specialists of our service perform work on time even in the shortest possible period. Depending on the size, complexity, we write an essay from 6 hours to several days. However, if the time is short we can go on your terms. The author can perform your task from scratch even in 3 hours or faster.

  • 0

    level 1 Jen_Davis

    Finally, I have found a perfect combination of excellent taste and aroma of coffee beans. If you are passionate about this refreshing drink, you may also like this product. Click here to get more information.

  • 1

    level 1 CleoraSA

    What I like best in life is my job. I can stay at home and make a lot of money. Do you also want to read first.

Insert Image

Add Quotation

Add Translate Suggestion

Language select