Gamertags (for all systems you own: haschwon on steam, don't really use my xbox or ps3 anymore. 100% pure pc gaming !
How did you hear about vVv Gaming? Were you referred to the site? If so, by whom? Through team paradigm.
Who do you know currently in vVv Gaming? How do you know them? Nobody personally not as of now at least.
Why are you interested in joining vVv Gaming? I'm interested in vVv Gaming because it will provide me with a much sought out for opportunity to pursue the enjoyable career of a competitive player. I personally believe I have much of the capabilities and beyond to fundamentally win but I'm also looking for a lot of room for simply "moving up" and growing. I do enjoy playing MMOs for enjoyment but what I really love to do (whilst PvPing) is theory-crafting builds, creating strategic opportunities, learning from mistakes and counters, 'breaking' the game (not exploiting), and always trying to be faster than what I did before. I'm also looking for a good environment and community (with a lot of warriors) that I can bounce some ideas across and use some resources. Also you guys look like you know what you're doing and I'm looking for supreme organization in that regard.
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Okay I'll be contributing through content creation. I have everything lined up, I just need to sort my streaming program out. And my cousin and I know are ins and out's of after effects, and hes godlike when it comes to editing (creates his own videos for our youth center). We've both thought about teaming up and become content contributors on YT, we have the resources and what not available but that idea is still up in the air. Depending on how well GW2 booms, I'll most likely pursue making content and streaming through my twitch account.
Are you familiar with vVv's Geek to Me articles and The Losers Bracket podcast? If so, what are some of your favorites and why? I've come across and read over a few of the GeekToMe articles such as the D3 review, and the MLG eSports to the next level one. I didn't hear about the Losers Bracket podcast until I subbed to vVv's YT channels. I gave a few a listen and it sounds informative and entertaining, but it would be awesome if the pod-casts had titles to the content they were pertaining too so I could easily know what's going on before I click on em!
What games coming out are you looking forward to play and why? I've had my eyes on GW2 since late 2010. GW being the first childhood MMO I had ever come across, it would be fit for me to be excited for GW2 so many years later. MMOs are possibly they greatest genre of gaming to exist and I love it to pieces, I've played dozens of them and the ones I really like I stay hooked to for years. I'm also looking forward for some casual play with blade&soul, neverwinter, and TESonline in terms of MMOs in the future.
Regarding other games, I'm really looking at dota 2 right now in terms of moba's, the new item system has really got me interested in the longevity of the game.
With regards to FPS's, tbh (don't hate me) I'm actually looking forward to the new black ops 2 for PC. I heard the developers are aiming to make an esport out of this one so that definitely has me looking towards new gameplay and legitimate mechanics. I haven't seriously played fps' or a COD game in general since MW and MW2, but I'll for sure give this one a go.
Oh and the new next-gen playstation! When that badboy comes out you can bet that I'll be streaming it. I'm looking forward to that new final fantasy game right off the bat, the demo trailer at E3 from square enix has solely got me hooked to purchasing the console. (I also might give halo 4 a try, depending if my brother decides to brush the dust off his xbox again lol)
What are your hobbies and interests outside of gaming? Well I do a lot, I actively participate with my youth group. I consider it a more casual day-care, but its fun. We make videos, do recreational stuff, go camping. Just pretty much anything they want to do when get it done for them. I'm also an assistant coach with a local soccer team, its a rep team, there still kids but they play really good for there age (about 12-14 age). I've also been reading a lot of fantasy novels lately as well. I'm reading through the game of throne novels and am currently on DoD (great series).
What kind of competitive tournament experience do you have? In terms of actual gaming, I haven't been apart of anything professional to the extent of MLG, DreamHacks, or anything like that (yet). But I've been apart of a at least 4 - 5 100$ local dailies in Toronto whilst playing SC2. I've been to many a bar-craft sessions too and had my fun there. The infinity cafe which is where eSports Canada has its office, is literally less than a 5 minute drive from my house. I occasionally go from time to time. We also have about 32 2v2 bracket sessions at my college and other colleges/uni's that are have no prize pool but is still pretty competitive.
Outside of gaming, I play in both indoor (winter) and outdoor soccer leagues while semi-coaching as well. It's all local but I've been doing this for years and the competitive edge to win is always there.
Have you attended any national events (MLG, WCG, IPL)? Well considering I live in Toronto so far away from all the MLGs and IPL's watching streams is always my only option. BUT, last saturday-sunday (june 14-15), I was gifted VIP passes from a friend that works with ESC to go to the NASL grand finals. It was great, the crowd there was awesome. I actually met day9 as well as stephano's, liquidhero, and huk just to mention a few. Here's a few pictures I got from the camera stage on the red carpet (bad quality off my crappy blackberry):
In the middle is huk /w canadian flag. Stephano (left) and LiquidHero (right) Both in the blue, LiquidRet (right) and SlayersPuzzle (left)
What was your best competitive moment? What was your worst? My best competitive moment has to be the time I got matched with my high school friend James in a WCS preliminary. This guy would always beat me in sc2 and just completely cheese me 2 games then macro tank and let me suffer in the last game. I two 0'd him and then swept him with a sneaky mass muta rush to make it 3-0 it was a funny and a pretty awesome moment. I'm only a platnub now, and hes pushing top masters but it always makes me happy thinking about it.
My worst moment was definitely the first time I played sc2 for money, I practiced and practiced winning a majority of my games and then when I got placed into my first match... I choked and tanked so bad it wasn't even funny. I got swept so quickly it was like I didn't even enter tourney. All my build timings were so off, I was supply blocked the entire game and I had intense sweaty palm syndrome. I was so mad at myself cause I put a lot of hours getting prepped and hyping myself to fail miserably. This was a year and some time ago and it was pretty bad, but I think back about it now and I find it funny and it gives me more than enough motivation to keep doing better.
What do you hope to achieve, competitively? What I want to achieve? I want to formulate and essentially be apart of a unique, robust, and quick-witted team that knows how to claim victories but isn't afraid of losses either. I'm looking to meet people that are just like me that push themselves to 'break' the game, have a good grasp of their in-game surroundings and strive to be the best while just having fun doing it.