|Date Posted:||Thursday 9th October, 2008||Author:||Ej|
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Gaming & Commentary History
My gaming history started on June 22nd 1994 (that's over a decade ago now, god I'm getting old). I got an Atari 2600 with 3 games for my 16th birthday and had 5 mates come over and we played it all through the night. I specialised in Tomcat: The F-14 Fighter Simulator and I was good. Probably CGi standard or the equivalent, lol. Fast forward 10 years and I'd had experience with games such as CounterStrike and Red Alert. A few years break from gaming was ended with the release of Battlefield 1942 but more importantly with Battlefield 2. I became a GameOp with Gamespace just after they ran Australia's first Battlefield ladder and since then have been involved in successfully running the next six community-based leagues with them.
It was in August 2006 that I joined Gamestah and helped Glimmer in relauching Battlefield shoutcasting which had been dormant since 1942. My first cast on the XGN Capture the Flag ladder between Bravo 2 Zulu and the Aussie Universal Soldiers. I just had another listen to it then and well.. it was my first cast. I must something right because a few months later I was booked on a flight to Sydney to commentate the $10,000 Prey Tournament.
I soon teamed up with Harry and together we really launched Battlefield casting culminating in our first GameArena cast and the BF2 Grand Final. The Harry and Momo Show soon resulted and we went through with 20 episodes of the following 5 months. BF2 was replaced by BF2142 and my involvement at the AEF became more competitive with the 6th Kokoda team. Due to having no skill, my commander abilities helped us through to the top 8 finals where we lost in our first match by 9 ticks - a very small margin in Battlefield.
Battlefield started to die down and thus I expanded into other games including CounterStrike and CounterStrike:Source. Fast forward another 6 months and now it's all about Call of Duty 4. I flew down to Reloaded LAN in Adelaide for Australia Day 2008 and enjoyed casting Battlefield, CounterStrike and Call of Duty 4. CyberGamer went full throttle with what I consider to be the most professional ladder system I have seen anywhere in the world (It's not rocket science but listening to the community delivers results). Over the last two months I've done live commentary at three LAN events in Brisbane, flew to Melbourne for a CS 1.6 tournament, flew to Auckland to cover WCG New Zealand and ran the QGaming COD4 Tournament at LanSmash; aka momoLAN. From an online perspective, recently there has been CSS at GotGames CEVO and Reality Gaming; and COD4 at CyberGamer, GamingSA, GameVault NZ, NoHax Network, GameArena and the Samsung King of the Hill Tournament with coverage of teams from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Phillipines.
What next... WCG Australia coming up in a few weeks in Sydney followed by momoLAN part 2 maybe in September.
Gaming Team / Clan history:
Commentator for the following Game Types:
Live Event Commentary
Online Tournaments, Ladders and Leagues
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