The twin duo of Alec “Arcitys” and Preston “Prestinni” Sanderson broke out into the professional tier of Call of Duty during the Infinite Warfare season, and have revealed how much it changed their family’s lives.
The pair first gained recognition in the Black Ops III season amongst the up and comung amateur scene, but after moving to eUnited with Justin “SiLLY” Fargo and Pierce “Gunless” Hillman, they’re careers really took off.
Winning their very first event together, CWL Atlanta 2017, and netting a cool $20,000 each was life changing money, the twins have revealed in the newest episode of Behind the Controller with MLG and Scuf Gaming.
And the twins have remained teaming together since, motivating each other if one isn’t performing as well or is in a slump.
And since their Atlanta win, they have gone on to win even bigger prize pools, after finishing 3rd in the CWL Global Pro League Stage Two in 2017.
“We weren’t in the best position financially, our parents actually just got into a big wreck so we needed money.
Winning $20,000 like that, it really boosted our careers in this gaming community, it got us in a really good spot and out of that little drought we were in.”
The twins also discussed a bit about how things were growing up, before they broke into the professional Call of Duty scene and started to earn some better money, for their family as well as them.
“There were a lot of restrains when it came to financial issues. We were just never really in a good spot, and that why I’m so grateful that we did end up making something out of this. Because we can help support our parents back.
To see our parents struggling and just stressing out because they don’t have enough money to get food this month, it wasn’t fun to watch.
It’s motivation to never go back to struggling. It proved to us that we have what it takes to do whatever we want. If we want to do something, we can do it.”
You can watch the full episode with Prestinni and Arcitys from the latest Behind the Controller from MLG and Scuf Gaming below.