Gaming has always been an active part of my life, my professional career of being a software engineer came about as part of my love of video games. I started off by attending my local library and playing a local server of a game known as “Gunz: The Duel”, the game was incredibly intense, the execution requirements were insane and perhaps the foundation that competing in that game set for me was what would lead me down the path I took.
I later had a brief stint with Pokémon’s VGC, travelling to the 2011 regional qualifiers in Birmingham and taking down a few of the players there. Followed by a couple of years of competing in CoDs MLG weeklies with some friends and a year of competing in WoW’s PVP Arenas peaking at ~2850 rating during Mists of Pandaria alongside dabbling in CSGO to get my shooter fix.
My serious career in esports started with League of Legends, rushing to level 30 and being Bronze for 3 months before meeting who would go on to become my teacher and introduce me to the legendary esports coach IMLS who would go on to change my life. Learning from LS I was able to eventually reach high platinum that year and his teachings along with the experience I gained from competing in various amateur leagues and competitions would end in me eventually reaching Diamond 2 50LP during Season 6 and being a sub-player for a team that was a part of the ESL Divison 2 league for LoL. After retiring due to wrist injuries I would go on to coach players privately and also act as an analyst/coach for various challenger teams before discovering Tekken.
My experiences with Tekken were quite difficult as I was unable to play the characters I would like or for the duration I would like to, due to my recovering wrist issues, alongside training and being taught by one of the best players in Europe, FalseGod. In 2017 shortly after the release of Tekken 7 I would attend VSFighting 2017 and go 0-2, grind out casuals and decide that I loved the rush of competing in Tekken and would like to go on to compete elsewhere. Later that year I sold many of my possessions to attend The Mixup Lyon 2017 in order to experience another Master-tier event and learn as much as possible, surprisingly I went on to place top 64 at this event almost taking down Harry Potter, one of Italy’s strongest players. The year 2018 would go on to be a very turbulent year, fighting with the desire to learn new characters and things about the game, or to stick to what I know and perform as best as I could, after many up and down performances throughout the year I ended it with placing top 64 at the last chance qualifiers, one of the highest calibre events Tekken 7 had ever seen. Bringing me to the year 2019 and the start of my journey with ARKHAIVES.