We’re always promising the regular return of our ‘Profiled’ feature and then we proceed to fail to achieve that. So we won’t make any false promises and simply suggest you enjoy this week’s feature which gets under the skin of Pulse Gaming – a PC clan (or MGO if you prefer) sponsored by MSI and expanding their competitive title list for the future.
Hello. Introduce yourself to the readers. Go on.
Hi there I am Chris Cousins Owner/Manager of Pulse Gaming.
When did the clan form / How long have you been together?
We formed in December 2013.
What is your platform (or platforms) of choice?
We take part on the PC platform.
What games does the clan enjoy?
We started off as a Battlefield team only, we now have a competitive Call of Duty team and are looking at merging with a top Dota2 team and hopefully next year start a CS:GO team to compete with the best teams.
How was the clan’s name chosen?
One of the older clan members came up with the name when we left our previous clan and it just stuck.
Who are the leaders of the clan and what is the clan’s organisational structure like?
I am a leader of the clan as a whole, Michael Schaller is second in charge and Captain of puLse.Evolve our Battlefield 4 team. Cody Harker manages our COD division. Then Cody Meyer is a clan manager he helps run our website and social media.
How many members do you have? Keen to give out their names, credit card details and ID numbers?
Alright, only names will do.
Haha, we have about 20 competitive players and including casual players 33 members however I like to see us a competitive only clan. I hope to boost these numbers by adding a top Dota Team soon.
How often do you play together as a clan?
Do you consider yourselves a competitive clan, or one in it more for “the shits and giggles”?
We are a very competitive clan and look to be top teams in each game genre.
Has the clan participated in many tournaments? Which? Won any?
Last year our COD team came 3rd at the Telkom Do Gaming Champs (DGC), our BF came 5th not what we hoped for.
This year puLse.Evolve has won Both the ESL Battlefield 4 SA Cups and hope to make the finals of DGC and hopefully win it.
Our COD team puLse.Elusive has shown great form this year and came 3rd at the AXE LAN and hope to better their last years placing at DGC.
Is attending LANs important to the clan and its members?
It is a must in order to gain experience and compete under pressure at high levels as a team.
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?
I am looking at recruiting a top Dota and CS:GO teams. [Drop the team a message via one of their contact options below – Undead Ed]
What are you hoping to achieve in the future as a clan?
We want to help grow the e-Sports scene in SA and hope to soon be able to support our players to be able to attend more LAN events. This takes a big sponsor though which we are looking for.
Which opposing clan(s) do you most respect?
In Battlefield I’ll say our main rivals (with respect) Aperture Gaming they are last year’s DGC Champions and we would love to meet them in this year’s finals if all goes to plan. Another great clan is xTc who we’ve always had a great friendship with their leader Stephen de Witt who does a lot for the Battlefield community.
In regards to professional – or competitive gaming (or even gaming in general) – what do you as a clan think needs to be done to raise the profile of South African gaming?
Clans need to work together in helping promote their games and sponsors, the more awareness we can create for the competitive leagues and tournaments the more the prize pools will grow and in turn companies will be more willing to support clans by showcasing them in the SA Gaming Scene.
Some fun stuff:
If you weren’t a gaming clan you’d be…
War movie that best describes the clan?
If you guys had a music soundtrack for going to war, what would it be?
Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
Thanks for your time – is there anything you would like to add before you head off?
Thanks for your generous support of Pulse Gaming please would you like and share our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Some of the members from the team recently attended an MSI event which showed off the new Z170 Gaming motherboards [ours is in the mail right? -Undead Ed] which offer features to “optimize speed, sound and stability through GAMING LAN, Audio Boost, USB 3.1 and includes unique items specifically dedicated to gamers.” The MSI Z170 Gaming motherboards “feature the unique DDR4 Boost technology with optimized traces and a fully isolated memory circuitry. This design ensures the memory signals stay pure for optimal performance and stability.”
The range of Z170 motherboards are currently listed on Wootware and range in price from R2,490 to R4,346. You can also find out more about the features on the motherboard here. For more photos taken at the MSI event, you can visit Pulse Gaming’s Photo Album.
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