Calling all game-nerds (and non-game nerds – we don’t discriminate here)! In case you haven’t heard, the legends over at UnLtd are launching a virtual gaming tournament – the Big Game. And, it’s all starting today.
What’s it entail? Basically, 22 teams across the industry will be competing over 5 weeks in a game of Rocket League, all live-streamed over Twitch. We’re not even going to attempt to understand what any of that means but we’re behind you, adland!
Each week, B&T will be bringing you some rather entertaining team profiles, from how the teams plan on warming up for the game (finger stretching?) to what their nutrition plan is.
The first live game today at 4pm, so make sure you don’t miss out on all the shenanigans. Watch it here https://www.twitch.tv/unltdaus.
Without further ado, here is the first team, Team MediaCom!
Nicholas Topham, Planning Director
Alexander Huxley, Investment Executive
Patrick Fakiye, Investment Manager
Anmol Bhasin, Biddable Coordinator
Sam Rowswell, Snr. Digital Investment Executive
Willie Pang, CEO
Favourite game of all times:
- GTA San Andreas
- GTA 5
- COD: Modern Warfare 2
- Quake 3
- Slay the Spire
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- FIFA 20
- Tekken 7
- Total War: Warhammer II
- Chrono Cross
- Left 4 Dead 2
- Final Fantasy
- Metal Gear Solid
- Gran Tourismo
What’s your team’s game plan for Big Game:
Agile defence by keeping the round thing out of our big square thing. We’ll also attack as part of our defence. This will be done by channelling the finesse and guile of Stephen Bradbury’s Olympic level speed skating techniques – waiting for the opposition to fumble and then strike.
How has the team been preparing in the lead up to the Big Game:
We are building a superstar team. The grading games really showcased the strong talent and skill level playing in the tournament and allows teams to adjust their game accordingly. Although we don’t have group practice sessions, we are confident in our ability to channel the Bradbury and communicate effectively.
What are your predictions for Big Game:
Carat is going to be the team to beat – they play an exciting game.
What’s the one thing you wish people knew about gaming?
That it’s the future of narrative driven story telling.… and that you can’t pause live games Mum, jeez.
UnLtd Big Game is our industry’s first ever virtual gaming tournament that sees 24 teams go head to head in a game of Rocket League, to raise funds for children at risk. Tune in to see the games live on Twitch every Tuesday at 4pm at: https://www.twitch.tv/unltdaus
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