As of April 14, 2014, Mortality eSports has signed the Call of Duty: Ghosts Team "Synrgy Gaming," and will be rebranding them under Mortality eSports. Synrgy Gaming has been around for some time and acquired the attention of Mortality eSports due to the variety and intensity of their personalities. The team will compete in several upcoming competitions including UGC Niagara and MLG Anaheim.
Mortality eSports consists of five players: Scott Jorgensen, Sam Hall, Tommy Duong, Scott Ball, and Kevin Tran.
Scott Jorgensen is a name some will recognize, as he also competes in the world renowned Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Born in Utah, Jorgensen, a father, is an active streamer on twitch.
Sam Hall, a former pro player and the founder of CODpedia, is also a popular streamer on twitch, streaming daily from 1 A.M. to 9 A.M. EST.
Sam recently discussed his goals and some of the experiences he has had thus far.
Tell us a bit about yourself and what your background is:
"My name is Sam Hall, known in the gaming world as “Samzorz.” I played video games all of my life and decided to give competitive gaming a try after I saw Halo 2 being played on national television. I found the Call of Duty series in 2008 and haven’t looked back since, placing 14th in my very first Pro Circuit ladder in 2009. I finally achieved the “professional" status through Major League Gaming in 2011 at the National Championship event in Providence, RI for Call of Duty: Black Ops 1. Since then, I have pursued other ventures on the Call of Duty scene, such as journalism, volunteering for major companies, as well as creating the largest Call of Duty eSports database, CODpedia."
Tommy Duong, a streamer with a striking sense of humor, brings more than his skill to the team. Duong is followed by a very large viewing community that eagerly watches him compete with his team.
Team captain Scott Ball, eSports Specialist at Razer, has been following, managing, and participating in eSports for several years.
Ball spoke to us about his vision for this team.
Tell us a bit about yourself, and what your background is:
"My name is Scott Ball, and in game I go by “RuMCaKe” or “RuM.” I got into eSports after competing professionally in Mixed Martial Arts for a few years, when I had some medical issues come into play. I grew up playing several games as a kid casually and competitively with friends, but never really took gaming and eSports seriously until I was about 23 years old. As a kid, I played Tribes 1; the entire Rainbow Six series, up until Vegas; and Warcraft 3. The first game I ever took seriously was Call of Duty 4, and I stopped playing that to pursue my MMA career. Once I came back into the eSports picture I started my own Starcraft 2 team, that I grew, and it eventually was acquired by a larger brand called Its GoSu eSports. From Its GoSu I went onto doing business development and player management for some of the biggest North American eSports brands."
To learn more about Ball check out the full interview.
Kevin Tran rounds out the team, filling in for any players unable to travel or compete in an event. A very adept player, Tran has amassed a large number of wins during his time in the competitive circuit.
We are happy to welcome Team Mortality eSports COD. They have a large amount of winning potential, and show no signs of slowing down. We look forward to watching this team grow in the competitive scene, as they make Mortality, Team Razer, and our sponsors proud!
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This article was written by Anthony, our Lead Journalist here at Mortality eSports. Follow him on Twitter @nonperos