When we weren’t practicing as a team, I would practice on my own. For the next year I played this game 16 hours a day, every day. I’m not kidding: I played 16 hours a day every day for over a year.

I took that game so seriously I actually took lessons for it from one of the best guys in the world. If I didn’t have better things to do, I would login to my account and show everybody the total number of days played vs. I had the #1 ranked hunter on the server I played on, and after transferring to a new server (one of the more popular ones), I was recruited by a top 10 guild in the world to be on their roster.

From here I moved onto Counterstrike 1.6, which ended up being the game I would play the most.

I competed competitively in Counterstrike 1.6, playing in both CAL and CEVO leagues. My CS 1.6 team would practice every day between 4-8 hours (as a team). After my CS 1.6 career ended, I started to play World of Warcraft.

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This is something I found out in September 2009, when I started to play them again. I moved out there to get away from Calgary and to experience something new.

It was also a challenge to myself to see if I could move to another city and make new friends.

Shortly after I met some friends which kick started my journey into self-improvement and the life I live now.

I started to play “DOTA” for a few months before I decided to take my life more seriously.

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A day or two after I moved in, one of my roommates, Ben, and I began to discuss our previous involvement in competitive video games, specifically the game Starcraft.