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 happening live on Tuesdays at 4pm.
What’s it entail? Basically, 24 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.
You can watch the games here https://www.twitch.tv/unltdaus.
Without further ado, meet Team Quantcast.
Michael Corsaletti – Technical Account Manager
Anthony McDonald – Senior Sales Manager
Favourite game of all times:
Can I name 3? For Honour/Division 1 + 2/Battlefield 4
I definitely have the biggest soft spot for the ‘Souls’ series as a whole, but Bloodborne stands out as my favourite amongst them.
What’s your team’s game plan for Big Game:
Michael (aka Quadzilla) will score copious amounts of Goals whilst Inconsolable skulks around in the goals attempting to save and standing ready for rebounds.
Apply the pressure! They’re bound to make a mistake sooner or later….and when they do…POUNCE! And stay hydrated. Those 5 minutes can make you sweat bullets.
How has the team been preparing in the lead up to the Big Game:
Training 2v2 RL, doing finger press ups to strengthen the digits, hitting a golf ball against the shed with a cricket stump to increase reflexes
Commitment is key. If that means cancelling some internal meetings to sneak in a few games… But in all seriousness, just pairing up to have a few practice games together allows you to work out each other’s strengths and get a rhythm.
What are your predictions for Big Game:
That it turns into a regular Media Vendor/Publisher and Quarterly tournament
OMD and Carat in particular are looking pretty scary right now, so the best thing we can do is hope we don’t get paired up with them and someone else knocks them out. I ultimately think it will be between the two at the end of the tournament. I look forward to seeing it. You can’t get much better than a close game between two great teams!
What’s the one thing you wish people knew about gaming?
Really hones hand eye coordination and is a great departure from reality given all of the turmoil currently about in RL.
They can actually be quite educational. I’ve learnt so many words from games that I’ve played. Even something like Guitar Hero can make you a bit more dexterous and prepare you for the real thing. A game can also be a great vehicle to tell stories. One that lets you immerse yourself in its fictional world and allow you to feel like you play a part in unfolding the narrative.
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