For his most recent guest, Stephen “Sajam” Lyons brought on Esteban “The Besteban” Martinez, the driving force behind Hold Back To Block. We’ve featured Martinez and HBTB before here on toptier, and we’ll certainly do so again. Not only does his work underpin some of the Fighting Game Community’s biggest events, he has also made some exemplary documentaries about the scene and its people.
In his interview with Lyons, Martinez goes into depth about his role in the scene. He discusses his origins and motivations, the practicalities of filmmaking, the business aspects of operating in the FGC, and more. Whether you’re an aspiring content creator yourself or you’re just interested in learning more about one of the FGC’s brightest starts, the whole interview is definitely worth your time. Check it out below, then support both Lyons (Twitter, Twitch, YouTube) and Martinez (Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Patreon).