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Checkpoint XP is the first nationally syndicated radio show for esports and video games. The Checkpoint XP: Daily Podcast is the Monday - Friday recordings that comprise the national show - plus additional conversations every single day! Catch up on the latest esports and gaming news with Nate, Robbie, Norris and Joe.

How Widowmaker and Tracer Can Dominate as a Team | OWLs Nest

The OWLs Nest is CheckpointXP’s official podcast dedicated to the Overwatch League. Every episode Robbie Landis is joined by Jake Lyon to discuss the latest league moves, matches, and more. This episode Robbie and Jake discuss the prevalence of the Widowmaker and Tracer Meta in the Asian Pacific division for the Overwatch League. What makes…

Batman and the Major DC Headlines | The Other Identity Podcast

Robbie also takes Ben through some of the big headlines that hit the comic and superhero world over the past few weeks. They start with a comment from Zack Snyder about his DC Movie Universe. The Robin suit fans see in Batman v Superman belongs to a dead version of Dick Grayson, the original Robin.…

Dream Reveals the Story Behind Roster Changes to Houston Outlaws | OWLs Nest

The Houston Outlaws started the 2020 season with an uphill battle. With most of the roster suffering from an illness, they took some heavy losses. That in turn put them at the bottom of most analysis’s power rankings. Since then they’ve shown moments of brilliance and begun a steady climb towards the middle of the…

LGBTQ Characters in Comics | Other Identity

Former co-host and Other Identity Alumni Kali Sloan joins Robbie and Ben to celebrate Pride Month. They talk about Bobby Drake, aka Iceman, one of the original X-Men and his evolution as a character. Iceman is one of the biggest and most well-known X-Men and years came out as Gay in the comics. Ben being…

Activision DENIES 100 Thieves Using COD Warzone for a Charity Event | The Breakdown

Activision blocks 100 Thieves from running a Warzone charity event only to cause a huge blow-up with the org, Apex Legends reveals their season 5 Lost Treasures event and a buff to THIS legend and The Last of Us 2 is out but why big streamers are saying they won’t stream it at all?

PlayStation 5 Reveal w/ Guest Host Brandon Brathwaite | CheckpointAFK

For our final topic, Brandon Brathwaite and the Checkpoint Gang breakdown their favorite announcement from the Playstation 5 Reveal event. The hour-long event contained a first look at the games coming out for the system and a look on the hardware its self. While the design seems polarizing, the games weren’t as over ten launches or…

X-Men The Animated Series Creators | The Other Identity Podcast

Anyone who grew up in the 90s knows how important X-Men the Animated Series is to the world of superheroes. It inspired a generation of fans and creators. Reading the Mr. and Mrs. X series from a few years ago by writer Kelly Thompson, you can see the essence of Rogue and Gambit living on.…

Female Esports Coaches In Universities | CheckpointXP On Campus

St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas. made waves this spring by hiring Katlin Teniente as their head coach. The new program is not only is entering its first season its also going in with one of the first female head coaches in the country. We talk to Coach Teniente about her experience in the…

Keeping Politics In Video Games | CheckpointAFK

Malik and the Checkpoint crew also talk about game companies and how they've reacted to the protests. Many developers like Ubisoft and Square Enix chose to donate to Black social justice groups or vowed to increase diversity. Many like EA and the Niantic committed to both. Malik lets us know that while EA may have…

A Talk With Dallas Fuel's Head Coach, Aero | OWLs Nest

Aaron "Aero" Atkins, Head Coach of the Dallas Fuel joined the OWLs Nest to chat with Robbie and Jake. He shared his opinions of what makes the rivalry between the Dallas Fuel and the Houston Outlaws so engaging. We also talk to him about Gui-un "Decay" Jang's amazing Widowmaker performance Rialto where the Fuel set…

Death In Comics - The Other Identity Podcast

Several months ago a discussion sparked on Twitter about comic book deaths. Whether or not bringing back a dead character invalidates the weight of the original death. One of Ben's favorite stories is the Death of Barry Allen in the Crisis on Infinite Earth's crossovers. Robbie thinks that the Death of Spider-Man in the Ultimate…

PlayStation 5 Reveal Delayed | CheckpointXP On Campus

Due to the ongoing protests across the world, Sony felt it prudent to postpone its PS5 reveal stream to a later date. But that doesn't mean we can't speculate on the system and the games coming to it. We talk about it all from the guts of the hardware to what could give Sony the…