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!

Discussion

38 comments
jutsu1370
jutsu1370

please . . . make comments Smaller t:|

Eskimo79
Eskimo79

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

Sideshow_me
Sideshow_me

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.

yanni1
yanni1

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.

vadagar1
vadagar1

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.


GamerOuTLaWz
GamerOuTLaWz

so sick of CoD tournament articles. Pretty sure nobody on this website cares.

LiquidGold
LiquidGold

Hahahahahahahha ilmfao  professional cod player, remind me to put that on my cv.

Nibraybirk
Nibraybirk

I've been playing video games since the Atari and I still find  "Professional" gaming pathetic. 

Sardinar
Sardinar

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. 

Vilesyder
Vilesyder

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.

The_Beanster
The_Beanster

lol being a pro at CoD is like being a pro at breathing


It's one of the most noobish shooters ever made.

rtircoklled
rtircoklled

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.

deliman
deliman

This video is depressing in more ways than one.

nini200
nini200

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.

guard2182
guard2182

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

Vilesyder
Vilesyder

@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)

Vilesyder
Vilesyder

@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).


Vilesyder
Vilesyder

@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. 

Sardinar
Sardinar

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. 

Vilesyder
Vilesyder

@Sardinar @Vilesyder @The_Beanster If by useless you mean increasingly more successful then yes. CoD4 is dying, majority is done with it/over it (According to a few of the top aussie cod players I know).  Its a totally different format to what I play though (5v5 SND vs 4v4 CTF/Hardpoint/SND)

Sardinar
Sardinar

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.

Vilesyder
Vilesyder

@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.

The_Beanster
The_Beanster

@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.

Blowing_for_Ps4
Blowing_for_Ps4

@Zorine @The_Beanster @KrazyDago101 ok folks take it easy,step away slowly, know body needs to get hurt