A Call of Duty world champion in 2014 and three-time executioner of OpTic Gaming at the same annual event, Aches largely plays the role of CoD esports’ antagonist — at least in the eyes of thousands of Green Wall fans.
The Cloud9 captain is not short of frank opinions on social media, goading rivals and speaking out about his issues with the Call of Duty World League; most recently the league’s decision to payout prize money to all 32 teams at the world finals.
But beyond the bravado is a player whose commitment is without question and intentions for the esport purely for its growth. The 18-time major event champion has seen and done it all, as well as being a chief instigator of CoD’s development during compLexity’s still unmatched reign for large chunks of Black Ops 2 and Ghosts.
In our latest edition of Becoming an Esports Superstar, Aches reveals what it takes to become a champion, his pro player lifestyle and future ambitions.