Name: Dylan Shorkey Age (minimum 16):18 Gamertags (for all systems you own): Emery MI (XBL) Do you have access to a computer and e-mail on a daily basis? Of course , everyday. What are your screen names (all that apply)? (AIM, MSN, Skype, Steam, Xfire) Skype-ShorkeyDylan Link to your Twitter page (twitter required): http://twitter.com/#!/GearsOfEmery Link to your Google+ or Facebook page (at least one required): www.facebook.com/dylan.shorkey How frequently do you use Facebook, Twitter, Digg and/or Google+? Very frequently How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? I was refered by vVv Buzz and vVv OhMyGawd Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? I know vVv Buzz, playing ranked with him as I'm typing this, and also vVv OhMyGawd, we are currently teaming together for Gears of War 3 Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? I would like to expand my horizon as a gamer, have intelligent conversation on gaming, meet new people and friends to game with, as well as expand my opportunities to play professionally. Adding value is an important aspect of being in vVv Gaming. How will you, personally, add value? I will put my 2 cents worth in every thread I see that I know info about, I will even help newer members get better at Gears of War, was thinking of making something along the lines of an online guide to Gears of War, but that will be more thought into in the future, but maybe I could bring that possibility into the playing field to help newer Gears players in the vVv community improve. Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and Losers Bracket Podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? Not yet, but I will be checking it out... *UPDATE* I have listened to some older Loser Bracket Podcasts, and I really find most of them to be pretty interesting. My favorite so far is LB Round 95, featuring MLG Sundance, mainly because of the heated conversations and the information put out in the interview. How long have you been playing video games? My whole life, since the original Ghost Recon and Battleifleds on PC, to be specific. Video games to me are a passion, very in particular, the Gears of War series. I remember "graduating" from 8th grade, and right after hopping on the 360 and playing Gridlock with all of my best friends, talking about the future. These games may just be games to others, but to me, they will always be memories like that one. How many hours per week do you devote to gaming? I'm usually on every day (when I can), and night, early into the morning. I would say around 30. What’s the hardest game you’ve ever beaten? Pokemon Heart Gold. Gears of War on insane is pretty crazy though. What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? Elder Scrolls Skyrim, the graphics look incredible. What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? Hanging out with my incredible girlfriend of 1 1/2 years, training in MMA & boxing and writing. Where do you see yourself next year at this time? Going to any event in MLG for Gears of War 3. Also going to college for Firefighting/Paramedic. What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? Various local Michigan tournament wins. Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, CPL)? Spectated MLG Columbus. How long have you been playing competitively? 5 years. What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? Clutching against Fully Spaced in GoW2. There is no worst, gaming is always fun to me. Frustrating at times, but if you're not having fun, what the point in it? What do you hope to achieve, competitively? I hope to achieve t16 performances in 2012 for the GoW3 competitive tourneys. I also hope to make a name for myself, while at the same time repping this organization. What was your toughest competition? Local Gears 2 tournament in Ohio. A T-16 team was playing there, but we still won it, somehow. I could never really travel due to my age, so that win in OH was huge for me. How do you see vVv Gaming adding value to you? I feel I will be able to show my worth as a player and as a competitive gamer, first in helping with anything the community needs, and placing in events for Gears of War 3, respectively. I feel I will finally be able to grow as a player since I now have the ability to travel, and make big things happen in the Gears of War and vVv world.