There was (once upon a time) a period in South African gaming when clans were extended families. They were an opportunity to connect with like-minded souls in a common passion. Things have – to a large degree – changed and even the term ‘clan’ is now a footnote in history. Clans are now brands and those brands seem to place results above all else. That’s perfectly fine for some, but there are still many longing for the camaraderie of the past.
BloodRush Gaming appear to be one such group looking for that feeling of family, as we found out in our recent interrogation of the organisation.
Hello. Introduce yourself to the readers. Go on.
We are BloodRush Gaming and we’d like you to know a bit more about our crazy bunch of family members! Thanks for the support and enjoy!
When did the MGO form?
BloodRush Gaming was formed around 2015 but a few of the members have known each other and been in other clans together even further back than that! It was started by a group of like-minded guys that were tired of the norm and the general stagnation and politics of previous clans so they decided to create their own version, which has turned into a bigger, better family!
What is your platform (or platforms) of choice?
We currently have members across three major platforms which are PC, PS4 and Xbox. Some need more work than others but our main content generating platform would be our PS4 side.
What games does the MGO enjoy?
We’ve recently been stuck in the Battle Royale genre (from PUBG to Fortnite and now Apex Legends), but overall our members are all over the ballpark. Some main solo adventure while others only play online socially. There’s just too many to list…
How was the MGO name chosen?
Blood-Slasher03 came up with it. He wanted something that was similar to the adrenaline rush you get when racing or in an intense gunfight, and so BloodRush was born.
Who are the leaders of the MGO and what is the organisational structure like?
Well, we’re quite democratic with all of our decisions but basically we have our Admin team which are a group of seven members who have different specialised roles and responsibilities.
- Blood-Slasher03 – Co-Owner
- BrothersGrim311 – Co-Owner
- Aurora92 – Content & Social Media Manager
- Legend_Trist – YouTube Manager
- PET_THE_HUMAN – Co-Leader (PC)
- VeritasK3 – Co-Leader (PS4)
- DurbanPoison031 – Co-Leader (Xbox)
How many members do you have? Keen to give out their names, credit card details and ID numbers?
Alright, only names will do.
PC (11): Jarryd – PET_THE_HUMAN | Mathew – FreakShow404 | Thatho – theonlyRasc4l |Ruan – Hooipolooi | Kerrigan – Kiwi_Wasabi | Jarrid – Jazzabomb | Alan – Doomking | Jeremy – PsYchO_JO3 | Devon – ARIUS_ZA | Eduardo – Durban Assassin | Henx – Blood-Slasher03 | Dylan – Death-Shot-D
PS4 (8): Henx – Blood-Slasher03 | Vince – BrothersGrim311 | Jessica – Aurora92 | Keagan – VeritasK3 | Tristan – Legend_Trist | Fernando – DurbanPoison031 | Cody – TinniestHook | Dylan – Death-Shot-D
Xbox (4): Fernando – DurbanPoison031 | Calvin – SavageVtec | Thatho – Tiza261 | Cody – TinniestHook99
How often do you play together as a MGO?
Basically every night we have members playing together socially, unfortunately being spread across a few platforms and the limitations of 3 or 4 man squads on most BR games, it makes it difficult to have the whole band together.
Do you consider yourselves a competitive MGO, or one in it more for “the shits and giggles”?
We currently don’t compete professionally; we are more of a social/content creation clan that is putting ourselves out there while we’re having fun doing what we love!
Has the MGO participated in many tournaments? Which? Won any?
We have had members in a few different leagues and ladders over the years, nothing notable on the positioning side unfortunately.
Is attending LANs important to the MGO and its members?
Our PC members get together and have private LANs sometimes but other than that, we had quite a good turnout at rAge last year and are hoping to have more guys there this year!
Are you guys actively recruiting for new players? If so, how should a potential member contact you and how do you decide on who is right to join you?
Well like we’ve said, we’re a family, we do take on members but obviously we would have to get to know the person first and then if they fit into our more than slightly dysfunctional dynamic, then we’re happy to have you! Just drop us a DM on Facebook and we’ll get back to asap!
What are you hoping to achieve in the future as a MGO?
We’re basically just trying to be a valuable member of the RSA gaming community. We help where we can and also try to boost the acceptance and understanding of the gaming community as a whole. BRG will be a household name!
Which opposing MGO(s) do you most respect?
Hard to say as there a so many. Basically if you’re honest, down to earth and believe that RSA gamers can compete on an international level, we respect you.
In regards to professional – or competitive gaming (or even gaming in general) – what do you as a MGO think needs to be done to raise the profile of South African gaming?
Overall we don’t feel that there is enough funding and financial support in the industry, I mean so many small start-up clans die out and never make it to the national stages because they just can’t afford to dedicate enough time to gaming or can’t afford to go to events etc. If you look at the BRG members, not one of us can quit our day jobs to be a full time gamer, and a few of our guys would destroy on the comp scene if they could!
Some fun stuff:
If you weren’t a gaming MGO you’d be…
A semi successful escort service…
War movie that best describes the MGO?
If you guys had a music soundtrack for going to war, what would it be?
Thanks for your time – is there anything you would like to add before you head off?
We’d love to say a HUGE thank you for the opportunity and really appreciate all the love and support we get every day from our fans and followers! We do also hope that we continue to grow our following and keep everyone as entertained and loyal as they have been since the beginning!
If you are keen to feature in this column in the future (as a gamer, clan or industry person or company), please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll think about – after you’ve sent us a sample of your braaaaaaiiiiinnnnsss.