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Justin "vVv Spikemouth69" Saboo was a Halo player, team coach, and podcast co-host during his time with vVv Gaming. Justin "vVv Spikemouth69" representing vVv Gaming at an MLG event in 2010. Spikemouth met with vVv Gaming staff at MLG Orlando 2010 to discuss the possibility of joining the organization as a coach. This quickly became a reality when vVv sponsored the Halo team Active Rush in May of 2010. While coaching under the vVv Gaming banner, Spikemouth and his teams secured multiple top 16 finishes at MLG. Additionally during this time, Justin became a regular contributor to The Loser's Bracket podcast. Spikemouth made a quick impact with vVv Gaming, but left in 2011 when he became a part of Fnatic. Recently, we caught up with Spikemouth to reflect back on his times with vVv Gaming and to find out what he is up to nowadays. vVv Gaming: How did you end up joining Fnatic? FnaticSpike: Back in April of 2011, while still apart of vVv Gaming, the Halo team I had joined began to look into acquiring sponsorships. I ended up reaching out to Fnatic after speaking to another member of their team briefly. After about two weeks of continuous talks with myself and the player manager, we came to agreement that would bring the Halo team Classic to Fnatic. vVv Gaming: What exactly is your position with Fnatic? Tell us about what you do with the organization. FnaticSpike: When I joined Fnatic in May of 2011, I was only the coach of the Halo team that signed onboard. Since that time, on top of being a professional coach, I'm also considered a professional gamer and the team manager of our console team. On the side, I try to help where I can. I've been known to help the management as well as the journalism team when needed. Spikemouth with his team at a recent competitive gaming event. vVv Gaming: After you becoming a part of Fnatic, you were chosen to be a part of Season Two of reality show on YouTube called The Controller. What was that experience like and how were you chosen for the show? FnaticSpike: After growing as not only a player/coach but also as an individual with Fnatic, I began to receive a lot more recognition from the eSports community. I'd heard from Kelly Kelley (Formerly vVv Mrs. Violence) that Bunim and Murray Productions had been holding auditions for season two of their reality show called "The Controller: Medal of Honor Warfighter." I decided to throw my name into the hat and hope for the best. I was shocked when I received a response and a scheduled interview. After a few weeks of interviews, I found out that I'd been chosen to be on the show. I didn't know what I was getting myself into. The day had to come to fly out and I didn't know where I was going. I flew down to Georgia and ended up meeting with Bunim and Murray Productions as well as famous YouTubers Optic Hecz, xJawz, and Faze Temperrr along with four intimidating military guys. We went to our hotel and ended up meeting up with FPS Russia, Paintball Kitty and a few others. At that very moment, as bad as this sounds, I hadn't heard of any of these people. We spent the next few days using FPS Russia's amazing weapons to blow up random stuff. It was my first time ever getting to fire real weaponry. After going through all the live fire challenges, we flew out to LA to film the gaming portion of it where I ended up meeting SlyFoxHound, Syndicat, and Mr. Sark. We did our gaming challenges and unfortunately I came up short in the finals, but none the less, I had an incredible time working with Bunim and Murray, EA, and Machinima on this amazing show. Of all the things I've been able to do in my life and gaming career, this would definitely have to be the best experience I've had. To be recognized by big time companies like Bunim and Murray and Machinima made me realize that all this hard work is finally paying off. The show was also a learning experience. I learned so much about the YouTube industry and I was able to make so many new friends because of this show. The memories will never be forgotten and I'm thankful for being given the opportunity. Justin "Fnatic Spikemouth" Saboo. vVv Gaming: How did your time in vVv Gaming prepare you for Fnatic? What skills did you take with you? FnaticSpike: I learned so much throughout my time with vVv Gaming. If I hadn't learned what I did with vVv, I wouldn't be where I am today. Being able to learn from influential people like LordJerith, Paradise, Doomhammer, etc... Oh and did I mention LordJerith? I don't think one person can move on from vVv Gaming without saying they didn't learn from Jerry. Truthfully, it wasn't just the people I named before that influenced me. The entire vVv Gaming community plays a big part in individual growth. I joined vVv as a business/gaming noob. Throughout my time I took in all the knowledge I could, not only about the gaming but about the industry and business in general. Gaining that knowledge with vVv Gaming helped me join Fnatic. It helped me understand how to grow as an individual. I look back and thank vVv Gaming everyday for what the organization taught me. Spikemouth coaching his Fnatic Halo squad at MLG. vVv Gaming: You recently started focusing more on YouTube content. What kind of content will you be producing? What is next for Spikemouth? FnaticSpike: While I was on set for "The Controller," I learned so much about the YouTube market and industry. We would talk practically the entire time about all things business. At the time, I didn't have a channel and knew nothing about it. I left with so much knowledge that I had decided to start my own channel and work on it full time. I thank everyone on the show for kinda taking me in and teaching me about the YouTube scene, especially Optic Hecz. My channel won't be focused on just one game or topic but actually a wide variety of games. I'm taking a similar approach like famous YouTubers SlyFoxHound, PewDiePie, Syndicate, and others. Why only showcase one game when you can showcase many? Some of the things you'll see soon are games like Halo, CoD, Minecrack... err I mean Minecraft, and Amnesia. I plan on creating video blogs of my everyday life, and travels, and product reviews. The possibilities with my channel are endless and I really want to have my fans and the people that support me play a big part in my channel. I want to bring you all in and be apart of my videos as well as choose the games I play and the things I do. I feel without the support I receive from all of you, none of this would have been possible. What better way to thank all of you then to have you all involved in my content creation? Currently, my channel is quite small as that I've only worked on the channel full time for just under 2 weeks. With consistent content everyday and the support from all of you, there's no way I can fail! For those of you that are interested in checking out my channel, you can find it by clicking this link here. Want to keep up with Justin on social media? Following him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/FnaticSpike Are you interested in who else has been a part of vVv Gaming over the last six years? Check out the entire list of vVv Gaming Alumni by clicking here. We will be featuring other vVv Alumni in future articles to showcase the talent that has been a part of vVv Gaming throughout the years. Would you like to see a specific personality showcased? Leave a comment below!
Kelly “vVv Mrs Violence” Kelley was a competitive Gears of War player, FPS gaming coach, podcast co-host, and reality television contestant during her time with vVv Gaming. Kelly "Mrs Violence" Kelley representing vVv Gaming at MLG Columbus 2009. Kelly started her journey with vVv Gaming as a Gears of War enthusiast, playing the game competitively as well as coaching the vVv Prophecy squad. Additionally, Mrs Violence attended multiple MLG events as Media for vVv Gaming. While Gears of War eventually fell out of the eSports limelight, Kelly refused to do the same. Alongside vVv LordJerith, vVv Paradise, and vVv Perilous, Kelly was an original co-host for The Loser’s Bracket eSports Podcast. Also around this timeframe, Mrs Violence competed on the first season of the reality show WCG Ultimate Gamer. Mrs Violence during the first season of WCG Ultimate Gamer. Mrs Violence departed vVv Gaming in September of 2010, and has continued to succeed in the world of competitive gaming. After a short stint playing Call of Duty for Quantic Gaming team High and Mighty, Kelly found herself contending on another reality show focused around competitive gaming. On Season 1 of The Controller Mrs Violence ousted five other top FPS gamers, including Halo personality Tsquared in the finals, to claim the $50,000 championship prize. Mrs Violence winning $50,000 on the first season of The Controller. Nowadays, Kelly has found her place in the eSports world working as an official ambassador for Gamespot. You can find Mrs Violence at eSports events around the country reporting on the latest happenings in competitive gaming. Follow what Kelly is currently up to by following her on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/MrsViolence Gamespot eSports Ambassador: Kelly "Mrs Violence" Kelley Are you interested in who else has been a part of vVv Gaming over the last six years? vVv Gaming has just released the Alumni List, a comprehensive list of former vVv Gaming community members! Check out the entire list of vVv Gaming Alumni by clicking here. We will be featuring other vVv Alumni in future articles to showcase the talent that has been a part of vVv Gaming throughout the years. Would you like to see a specific personality showcased? Leave a comment below!