Profiled: Artdepartment

This week we focus on an old gamer but a new streamer in Fabio – aka Artdepartment. He is so new to streaming that he hasn’t started yet, but this will be rectified this week apparently, so make sure to jump in and support him.

We found out more about his gaming history and plans for the future, and you can too by reading on.

Go ahead and introduce yourself. Don’t be shy.

Whatsup guys! My name is Fabio and my gamertag is “Artdepartment”, I’m an avid gamer and esports lover. I Play a lot of games but my favourites right now are; Apex Legends, Mortal Kombat 11 and Sea of Thieves.

Can you remember the first time you ‘gamed’?

Yes! My first game ever was maybe when I was 4 years old on my uncle’s old console (not even sure what it was haha). It was a side scroller two-player shooter!!!

How long have you been gaming?

Properly, since I was 6. So about 17 years.

When do you think you’ll stop gaming?

Never haha! I actually work in esports and media so it’s something I plan to do and follow for a long time.

Are you a serious gamer? Or do you enjoy a laugh?

Depending on the game and depending on who I’m playing with. With my IRL friends I love a good laugh but with my online/esports mates – even in casuals – we are all super competitive haha.

Singleplayer or multiplayer?

Multiplayer.

Is playing online important to you?

Yes, I love competing against other people, even if I am not the best in the game.

Favourite game currently?

Mortal Kombat 11.

Are you a member of a clan? Who are they and why?

Not a member of a clan but I do co-own an esports company “Evo Esports” – we currently only compete in Overwatch, but have more announcements coming soon!

How long have you been streaming?

I haven’t actually started streaming and am looking to start on the 3rd of April! Right now I’m just doing content creation. I’ve actually never streamed so this step is a fun but kinda nerve wrecking one.

What sort of setup do you have for streaming?

Uhm, I’m not the most clued up when it comes to hardware but what I know of:

GTX970 GPU
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor
16GB RAM

Which games do you stream?

I will be streaming a variety of games but most of my time will be spent playing Apex Legends and Mortal Kombat 11.

Do you have a stream schedule?

Not yet but want to be streaming everyday (except Sundays) from 8pm onwards.

What’s the most embarrassing or worst game you’ve ever bought or received as a gift?

Haha I don’t actually have one. Before the beginning of 2018 I mostly (like 95% of my time) only played Dota 2 and only really branched out in around February of last year. But I can say I’ve embarrassingly spent over R4,500 on Dota 2 in game hero cosmetics haha.

If you were a game designer, describe your ultimate game design.

Fast paced competitiveness haha – probably an FPS.

Do you have any hobbies outside of gaming? What?

Yes, I recently started doing graphic design and I’m really enjoying it. My life has always been gaming so only recently am I branching out.

You’re stranded on a desert island and a genie grants you five items. Name them:

A game: Mortal Kombat 11 haha
A CD: XXXTentacion – Skins (Album)
A movie or TV series: How I met your mother <3
An organic life form: Red Panda (fav animal)
Something edible or drinkable: Aloe water + fish and veggies

The zombie apocalypse has happened. You’re facing down a ravenous zombie horde (which may or may not include members of ZG in bikinis). What weapon do you grab?

Katana and a silenced handgun in an ideal world haha. In my everyday life 100% my mom’s kitchen knife plus a throwable axe haha.

In the aforementioned zombie apocalypse, you humans are all toast. Become a turncoat and assist the superior zombies or stay with the soon to be wiped out human resistance?

Stay with soon to never be wiped out resistance because I’m sooooo ready for an apocalypse.

Thanks for taking the time to answer our silly questions. What game are you off to play now?

I’m off to play the game of managing esports teams and doing paperwork in my office haha. Thanks for the silly questions. <3

You can find Fabio here:
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Twitch

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