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Feature Friday Vol. 8: AquA

Jun 30, 2017

This week our feature is Uly "AquA' Silva, who is a member of the Call of Duty team! AquA has been a part of Rise Nation since the start of Infinite Warfare along with two former teammates Faccento and Felony. They continue to play as a team and their next tournament is Season 2 in Columbus, Ohio for a chance to qualify for Season 2 Playoffs! 

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Q&A General Questions:

Q: Most memorable moment?
A: My most memorable moment would be placing 2nd at CoD Champs for AW. 

Q: What advice would you give to people trying to enter the scene?
A: Always be on the grind and stay humble and hungry for success. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A: Competing 

Q: What are the responsibilities of representing an org?
A: Make sure you keep a clean and positive image. You are reflecting (representing) that organization that pays you and or helps you out so you need to be mature, and keep it professional. 

Q: What do your family think about you gaming professionally?
A: At first my parents didn't support the idea of gaming as a career, but now that they see I can make a living off of it. Now, they are fortunately more understanding than they have been in the past. 

Q: When was the first time you competed as a pro? How was that experience?
A: The first time I competed as a professional CoD player was 2015 CoD Champs. Pretty good cause I got second.

Q: Are there other games you're interested in doing competitive with?
A: Nah, strictly CoD

Q: Who’s your biggest rival?
A: Has to be Nagafen

Q: Has gaming evolved into a chore for you or is it still fun getting on every day?
A: Honestly, it has its days where it can be both. However, so far it has been fun I look forward to getting on and grinding every day

Q: What do you do when you're not playing video games?
A: Hanging out with my girlfriend and our dog and doing fun outdoor activities as well.

Q: What’s something you want to accomplish in your life?
A: Win CoD Champs

Q: How do you prepare as a team when it comes to big LAN events?
A: Get on every day and play more than 6 hours together and alone. 

Q: Do you like traveling to different countries and states to attend events?
Yeah, it's cool being able to experience different atmospheres, but it gets tiring. 

Q: Best event?
A: 2015 CoD Champs

Q: How do you manage having such a big fan base?
A: I don’t really have a big fan base, but the supporters I do have I like being able to talk to them whenever I get the chance at events and online. 

Q: How do you interact with your fans?
A: Twitter, and mostly at events

Q: When you switch up teammates does it affect friendships?
A: In most cases, it can just because it is a personal matter, but being honest and playing your cards right usually leaves everyone in an OK state. 

Q: Does playing the same game get boring and if so why?
A: No game is boring if you have the mindset of just grinding. 

Q: How long do you practice for?
A: 6 hours or more each day 

Q: Do you enjoy rivalries?
A: Yeah, keeps it interesting

COD questions:

Q: How have you been able to adapt to the different styles of Call of Duty?
A: Playing the game everyday

Q: Do you think Call of Duty has taken the right approach when it comes to eSports?
A: Yeah I can say it has

Q: Do you like the incorporation of different areas of the world competing together?
A: Yeah different countries being in the same competition gives us viewers. 

Q: Do you think Activision listens to pro players when it comes to competitive Call of Duty?
A: Yeah they do a good job by listening but everyone needs to understand that when things get fixed it takes time. 

Q: Are COD events getting better as the years go by?
A: Yeah, by far.

Q: Are there any things you would change with competitive Call of Duty?
A: No more jetpacks.

We hope you enjoyed this Q&A from Huan "vSa" Xu! 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: TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube. #RiseWithUs


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