Hello everyone Kevin Tate is back with a new column adding an eSports dimension to Digibytes. Previously I wrote articles for the USA Network show White Collar and I posted a few Call of Duty gameplay videos for the YouTube channel. Then I went back to school and took a break for a while. Now I am back to write about my main video game passion which is eSports.
I first started playing competitive video games when I was quite young in the days of Call of Duty vanilla (the original Call of Duty called vCod) and Call of Duty: United Offensive. Like most competitive players I started by joining a big clan with tons of people in it trying to rank my way up. Gradually from there I got more skilled at the game and vCod is where I focused.
I was in many teams and won quite a few tournaments in my day. Then a couple years ago I switched to Call of Duty 4. I was a little late entering the scene so I have not been able to enjoy as much success there but recently my team placed top 8 in a CEVO Call of Duty 4 revival tournament. I also played quite a few Gamebattles ladders and tournaments for Modern Warfare 2 and Black Ops on the PS3. I have attended the last two MLG championships in Columbus as a spectator and will be attending the event in a couple weeks.
As you can tell I am mostly Call of Duty focused and even further Call of Duty on the PC focused which does not have much in the way of popularity at the moment with only the few core teams keeping it alive. With that being said I have followed the console scene for a long time and actually have played with some of the teams in scrims or pugs or what not. I will mostly be focused on that, although I am not quite sure the future of Call of Duty competitive with their new title release. I have also been a huge Starcraft 2 fan for a long time.
Playing on the PC and getting up to a mid platinum level. My playing skills were never very good but I have followed the competitive scene for a long time and will keep you up to date on that. As far as Dota 2 and LoL I have essentially no knowledge so my analysis of those games will not be very upstanding. Both of these games, though, have fans in great numbers so I will try to keep up with the top storylines. As far as any other titles involved with eSports including the new Battlefield, Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, I will do my best to keep everything updated.
That is my background with competitive gaming. Hope you enjoy my column in the future. My next article will be about the future of Call of Duty competitive with their new release Call of Duty: Ghosts. I will also be talking about all the action this past weekend at Blizzcon and will be giving you my experience at MLG Columbus in two weekends. In the words of the great Macklemore: PEACE.