Aim Down Sights - How to be a Call of Duty Pro, with MarkyB from TCM Gaming

(Produced In Partnership With Activision) Mark Bryceland aka MarkyB of TCM Gaming is this week's guest - he sheds some light on the kind of dedication and skill required to be a Call of Duty Pro-gamer.

Discussion

27 comments
PS4andXoneGamer
PS4andXoneGamer

'How to be a Call of Duty pro'

Easy, be 12 years old, have way to much time on your hands and not enough sense to play better video games

vadagar1
vadagar1

also extremely silly question what are those earring things called ?!!


I KNOW they are a type of earring but they are hot :P

leandrro
leandrro

pros with joysticks? sure, very pro, too bad my little sister can beat them with a 5 dollar mouse

Trev9421
Trev9421

I didn't watch the video because it wouldn't work, but someone let me know if I'm close. You have to practice until it stops being fun and then practice some more. Make fun of it if you will, but if it didn't take work, they wouldn't be paid to do it because they would not be a rare commodity.

ecs33
ecs33

StarCraft takes way more skill imo. You have to be able to multitask like a mofo and be intelligent in order to compete in that game.


CoD is all about reflexes and camping.

LtReviews
LtReviews

The existence of the pro CoD circuit is more a reflection of MLG choosing their games based on popularity rather than competitive quality.


CS 1.7 and CS:GO have always been more competitively viable- you don't need to make 100 rules against which loadouts and perks are OK or ban-able to be able to adapt it to a tournament setting. On the other hand, with CoD you do- you need to basically graft it into competitive playability.




vadagar1
vadagar1

but seriously Dan is a hotty ... its his gorgeous face that keeps getting me in here :P


what can i say one of MANY weaknesses is a pretty face

vadagar1
vadagar1

battle field needs more "skill" which is basically team work :P


I do admit that most "games" need a form of skill to master but video games will always be considered like sports ugly sister, its family but no one really wants to go out with it : /


although there are many sports (like chess) that are basically games where u just use ur hands and brain, video games have some way to go to become "accepted" into the sports pantheon 

Yishaijah
Yishaijah

Pfft, CoD "pro".


How about a "How to be a Tic-tac-toe Pro" video next?

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

I stopped watching after a couple of minutes, boring.  Can someone just write an article with bullet points on this guy's tactics?  Thanks.

edwards86
edwards86

Learn how to use auto-aim with no recoil.  Joystick FPS competitively is a joke

vadagar1
vadagar1

for dan I would play ANY game :D

medozeka
medozeka

slow down man i cant understand a word ur saying .

leandrro
leandrro

@ecs33 no this is not about reflexes because this is too slow, battlefield domination mode with 64 players and a mouse is about reflexex, just check youtube, you can barely see the kills

phloyd74
phloyd74

@LtReviews Well said. And I wish this article would disappear, I'm sick of seeing it on the front page every time I come to this site. Its like they don't have any interesting news, so they keep bumping this rubbish... And stop with the stupid faces pls Dan.

kukumav
kukumav

@vadagar1 he would be hot if he stopped making those stupid cartoon faces. 

vadagar1
vadagar1

omg a lurker threw me a like form the shadows :D


im glad some people share my good taste :P hehe

HappyFunRun
HappyFunRun

@Yishaijah All you people calling CoD esports BS. Saying anybody could do it. Except for if you were thrown into a match you'd be obliterated and probably wouldn't even get a kill.


Like or not even CoD takes skill, and some of the pros are pretty amazing.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@saturatedbutter What happened to "liquidbutter"?  Now you're just "saturated"?  Or are you a different person, like of like "Solid Snake" and "Liquid Snake," different guys in a different state of solidness?

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

Dota esports takes skill. CoD is just a dying game. The pros have even discussed that they don't like cod but only play it for the money.