Feature Friday Vol. 4: Moose
Jun 02, 2017
Our feature this week is one of the members of our new CS:GO team, Kaleb "Moose" Jayne. Rise Nation has recently entered the Counterstrike scene just this year, picking up the roster of Jonji, vSa, dazzLe, Ace and Moose. This roster is playing in the CEVO Season 12 Grand Finals and the Fragadelphia 11 Online Tournament as their first tournaments under Rise Nation.
We hope you enjoy the Q&A segment! If you have any questions that you would like asked in Feature Friday Q&A's email us at email@example.com or tweet them at us @TheRiseNation! #RiseWithUs
Moose's Social Media
Q&A General Questions:
Q: Most memorable moment?
A: Going to Sweden for a LAN with adreN.
Q: Favorite teammate?
A: My favorite teammate ever is a guy name Vanity, he’s a great player and he’s my best friend that I have met online.
Q: What advice would you give to people trying to enter the scene?
A: Don’t care about what people say or think about you, and make as many friends as you can. It can never hurt to have a lot of connections.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A: I see myself playing this game professionally, it’s a dream of mine and I don’t plan on giving up on it anytime soon.
Q: What are the responsibilities of representing an organization?
A: Rise is the first big org I have represented and as soon as we joined, we felt like part of the family. So I think the biggest responsibility is to always give your 110% to prove that you belong and to show that you appreciate everything they do for you as a team.
Q: What do your family think about you gaming professionally?
A: At first my family didn’t really like it because it was affecting my school. When they realized how big eSports was and I could make a career out of it, they fully supported me and still do to this day. When I went to Sweden for a LAN they all watched.
Q: What career would you have chosen if you didn’t become a pro player?
A: I wouldn’t consider myself pro yet, but I honestly have no idea what I would have done. I was never really trying in school, always skipping classes so I don’t know what options I would really have.
Q: When was the first time you competed as a pro? How was that experience?
A: I would say the first time I competed at a pro level was at the beginning of last season. I was very nervous, but I knew I couldn’t let that affect my play because I couldn’t let my teammates down. When we won that game it was one of the best feelings ever.
Q: Are there other games you're interested in doing competitive with?
A: Not really I don't really watch any other competitive games unless one of the Rise teams is playing.
Q: Who’s your biggest rival?
A: In my opinion, our biggest rival is Complexity at least for me. I know we can beat them but we always fall short. Lately losing to them in Fragadelphia online I feel that it was my fault. We almost beat them with 0 practice with our new 5, I would like to play them again in the future and show we can beat them.
Q: If you were to retire today, what would be your next step?
A: Something crazy would have to happen to make me retire. I think I would probably become a fisherman with my grandfather because I have no idea what I would do. Fishing probably wouldn't work anyway because I get sea sick…
Q: Has gaming evolved into a chore for you or is it still fun getting on every day?
A: Sometimes I get frustrated playing the game, but at the end of the day I know what I want to do and it's still fun.
Q: What do you do when you're not playing video games?
A: I'm a big movie/show watcher, so I spend a lot of time watching movies. If we don’t have practice during the night I usually go out with some friends.
Q: What’s something you want to accomplish in your life?
A: The main thing I want to accomplish is just to be happy with what I'm doing and I want my parents to be proud of me.
Q: How do you prepare as a team when it comes to big LAN events?
A: I am very superstitious, I haven't been to a big LAN event with an actual team yet so I haven't made a routine. Soon enough I will have my routine and then I’ll let you guys know.
Q: Do you like traveling to different countries and states to attend events?
A: I honestly love traveling, when I went to Sweden it was one of the best experiences I've ever had.
Q: Best event?
A: ASUS ROG in Sweden.
Q: How do you interact with your fans?
A: I don’t have many, but I interact with them through Twitter and Twitch mostly.
Q: When you switch up teammates does it affect friendships?
A: I think it really depends on how the relationship was on the team and who the person is.
Q: Does playing the same game get boring and if so why?
A: Not for me, I'm always trying to get better.
Q: How long do you practice for?
A: If everything goes as planned we practice for about 4-5 hours, 5 days a week as a team. Personally, I probably practice my aim and personal game for about 1 or 2 hours a day.
Q: Do you enjoy rivalries?
A: I do yes, I think it makes the game more interesting for everyone involved and spectators.
CS: GO questions:
Q: How does it feel playing players from all nationalities?
A: To me, everyone is the same in the server, we all want the same thing.
Q: What is your favorite weapon in CS:GO?
A: My favorite weapon in CS is the m4a4.
Q: What makes a “good” player in your eyes?
A: In my eyes a good player is someone that is versatile and can adapt to situations in a split second, also they need to have good aim.
Q: Do you have any tips for young players wanting to go pro?
A: My only tip is to not give up on your dream.
Q: What’s your favorite skin?
A: My 2 favorite skins in CS are the glock dragon tattoo and the AK fire serpent
Q: Do you feel CS is going in the right direction when it comes to eSports?
A: Yes, I do feel like CS is going in the right direction.
Q: What are your goals as a professional CS player?
A: Obviously I want to become the best, but another goal of mine is to get Rise Nation a sticker in CSGO and to have my own personal “moose” sticker.
Q: Would you like to attend events which are broadcasted on live TV?
A: Of course I would love to attend an event that is broadcasted on live TV. It would be awesome for my family and friends to see me on TV.
Q: When did you start playing CS?
A: I started playing 2 years ago when I tore my MCL and ACL playing hockey.
Q: What is your opinion on betting in CS?
A: Betting in CS is a double edged sword, it brings way more viewers to the games but also gives an opportunity for shady stuff to go on.
Q: What is your favorite map and why?
A: My favorite map is cache, I know all the angles and where to peek and the timings for this map really well. I think it fits my play style perfectly.
Q: Best team you’ve played on?
A: Best team I have played on is definitely the one I'm on now. I really believe we can make it to the next level.
Q: How many teams have you been a part of?
A: I have been a part of 6 or 7 teams but only 1 or 2 of them were really serious.
Q: What are the major differences between LAN and Online?
A: I think the biggest difference for me at least is being comfortable in your setup. In game its a lot easier to hold angles on LAN, there's no peekers advantage.
Q: Why do professionals play with black bars on the sides?
A: Not all pros play with black bars, it is just preference.
Q: Does playing in front of a crowd affect your gameplay?
A: I have never played in front of a big crowd, however, I would like to think it would make me want to win more.
Q: How do you prepare for important matches?
A: I just death match for 30ish minutes before and then chill for a couple minutes to calm myself down before a big match.
We hope you enjoyed this Q&A from Kaleb "Moose" Jayne! Stay tuned for next Friday to see who we do our next feature on! If you have suggestions on who you want to see our next feature on, send us a tweet or email! Make sure you follow all of our social media accounts to stay connected on everything Rise Nation: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. #RiseWithUs