Meet The Pros - Australian Call of Duty
On the eve of the Call of Duty Championships, we speak to Call of Duty captains from Australia's Team Immunity, Mindfreak eSports and Avant Garde about their style of play, the Australian eSports scene and more!
haha that Albert kid cant sit still! I guess thats what hours and hours of gaming does to you. It looks like he's got alzheimers
To all the haters.. if you can make money doing what you love, you would. Doesn't matter what game you like, that is different for each individual. Hell, if Angry Birds had a million dollar tournament im pretty sure most people would see how far they would get as well.
lol @ the people saying competitive cod is a joke, you would get absolutely demolished if you came up against these teams. You do well in pubs against 14 yo's with no clue how to play, good work. Doesn't make you a good at the game.
they won't last 5 seconds against a veteran BF3 team from a German server, let me see them try storming a a hill in battle field3.
Is there anybody actually watching this?
I am an avid SC2/Counter Strike E-Sports fan, but this just feels tacked on. As if this game became an E-Sport because Activision wanted it to and not the players/viewers themselves.
I'm Vilesyder from Avant Garde in the interview. I know we get a lot of stick from the general public for playing CoD, but ill happily take srs questions etc.
We're all pretty regular people with jobs/school/uni and this is our hobby. Most of us play console CoD because its EXTREMELY hard to find enough people to populate a game, let alone a consistent competitive FPS environment in Australia(I'd still be playing Gears of War or Far Cry or Quake if any of those were still supported). + There is actually developer support, if somethings OP, theres clear contact with devs and it'll get a nerf, if theres a glitch in a map we usually dont find out about it until its patched. ++ Nobody else other than LoL or SC2 is giving players the opportunity to play for a share of 1 million dollars.
@The_Beanster I'm sure everyone here has played and loved CoD4 and will S its D until the end of time. -Not much has changed since then, and I'm talking about the core movement and gunplay. Its smooth, fluid and the reason the majority of people play. It just works with very few hiccups.
lol being a pro at CoD is like being a pro at breathing
It's one of the most noobish shooters ever made.
I like how they say that they're pros in COD like it's impressive. It's like saying Usain Bolt would win all gold medals in the fat people's olympics.
I can almost guarantee that they all pull out the Skorpion Evo, PDW and MP7 when they are losing just to easily get their kills back in.
The worst part about this isn't the fact that they are playing Call of Duty, it's the fact that they probably payed about $99 for it
@vadagar1 Totally different game. 12v12 vs 4v4? Long/medium range Infantry and vehicles vs CQB/mid range gun on gun? Entirely different skillset/environment. For the record I'd love to play BF competitively its just hasn't enough support here in Australia for it to be competitively viable. (Though I wish it was, I've loved every BF game from BFMC2 onward + I know that one of the players on Immunitys team played BFMC2 competitively)
@Nibraybirk then it seems the Atari wasn't what influenced your opinion.
@Sardinar Our community does and we're clawing at any way to get more people to LANs.
Not a lot of us have much practice with interviews etc and our interviews were fairly simple generic questions for the sake of the general public relevant to gamespot. We could have all talked happily about mentality and the inner workings of the meta game and made things far more interesting, but I think this is more about gently weening the general public to our community/a promo for CoD championships.
+ We've been playing for years, many for far longer than I, but Activision has only just taken notice of the potential of the competitive scene after the success of LoL and the popularity of the previous 2 or so years of LANs. (EU LANs hit a peak of something like 180 4 man teams last year with teams from spain/germany/france/USA/canada).
@The_Beanster Then why are you not competing for the $$$$, child?
@rtircoklled Just because you're not impressed doesn't mean shit.
@nini200 Ahh this misconceptions. Skorpion/MP7 rarely get used. Theyre average weapons. MSMC is where its at for objective players + K/D means little when we're playing objective games as a team.
@guard2182 Nope, sponsors give it to us for free ^^
You seem very passionate about what you do. I hope you succeed even if me or some others don't understand choice of franchise and platform by which you compete.
@KrazyDago101 Because I don't play crap games designed for sheep
@Sardinar To say the least.
I am trying to say that feelings outside of gaming have molded your opinion on professional gaming. Whether you played Atari or not, your view on the matter would've remained the same.
For example, you might've played and embraced ball sports for long enough so to find electronic competition somewhat unnerving.
@Sardinar I really just want to get paid to play xbox so I don't ever have to get a menial desk job and can forever be a child.
@Zorine Oh phew glad you're here to remind me that was just an opinion. Wow I really thought for a second there that people posting on comments sections was something else... I was a little worried.
I love when people are so insecure that they feel the need to be captain obvious and point out that comments on game articles are opinions.
And I know there's a lot of people who like CoD. Sheep aren't exactly an endangered species, you know.
@Zorine @The_Beanster @KrazyDago101 ok folks take it easy,step away slowly, know body needs to get hurt