This week we get a little (e)xtreme with our profiled feature as we get under the skin of Xtreme Vision Gaming. Celebrating their third anniversary this year, they have already had a some success across multiple titles with a view to expansion and making a further impact in the competitive scene. We chatted with co-owner Jason van Niekerk to find out more about the MGO.
Hello. Introduce yourself to the readers. Go on.
Hi everyone we are Xtreme Vision Gaming, we are a Multi Gaming Organisation from South Africa, that competes across eight gaming platforms.
When did the MGO form?
The clan was formed in 2014 as a casual clan for everyone to join and play together, and at the end of 2015 we went competitive, and actually started competing in the Digital Gaming League and have expanded more over the years.
What is your platform (or platforms) and games of choice?
We compete on Call of Duty, Battlefield, CSGO, League of Legends, Dota 2, Hearthstone, PUBG, and Overwatch. And some Destiny 2 for fun as well. We only compete now on PC but we want to involve PS4 teams as well to join the XvG family.
How was the MGO name chosen?
The name was proposed from the members of the clan at that stage. The decision was taken to establish this clan in order to have an open platform for anyone to join and have fun, be competitive, hone your skills and interact with the experienced team members. We pride ourselves that we support the growth of the online gaming community.
Who are the leaders of the MGO and what is the MGO organisational structure like?
The owners are Armand Le Roux, Gideon Le Roux, and Jason van Niekerk. Jason is mostly in charge of the teams, social media, and communication with the sponsors, but we have got one sub-admin per game title handling it for us, but if there are problems the Admins come to any of the Owners to sort it out, but the main person sorting it out is Armand.
How many members do you have? Keen to give out their names, credit card details and ID numbers?
Alright, only names will do.
We currently have 40+ members in XvG that are competing over the gaming platforms, but such as our COD team is managed by XvG BaconBeast, and XvG LudwiG, where our CSGO teams are managed by XvG Amorphic, and XvG Skart. But XvG LudwiG aka Jason is in charge managing the other teams in the gaming platforms.
How often do you play together as a MGO?
We play together every day, because we have strict practice times we enforce that our players and teams perform to the best they can, and bring in the wins.
Do you consider yourselves a competitive MGO, or one in it more for “the shits and giggles”?
We are a very Competitive Professional MGO as we are competing in the top competitions in SA and have built up a lot of achievements. We are also currently sponsored by three companies, our COD team also came 2nd now in the Digital Gaming Championships that was held in September and is currently 2nd best COD PC team in SA. Our Dota 2 team came 4th in the Finals at DGC 2017. Also our CSGO Teams Loyal, and Unknown will be competing in the ESL Africa cup for 2018.
Is attending LANs important to the MGO and its members?
Yes, because it’s a time for our players to shine, and prove they are not just good online but that they are PRO at Lans as well!! And it is good exposure for XvG and our sponsors.
Is XvG 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?
Yes we always recruit new members if there is a spot open in a team on a specific Gaming Platform. If members want to apply to join the XvG family they can click this link http://xvgsa.com/application-form and appl. Things we look for when recruiting new members is their competitive e-sports history, achievements, commitment and what they can offer to make the team and the image of XvG better.
What are you hoping to achieve in the future as a MGO?
Become one of the best Competitive MGOs in SA, and dominate nationally and start to expand globally as well.
Which opposing MGO(s) do you most respect?
Energy E-Sports, Bravado and XTC.
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?
Give new rising players a chance to become E-Sports athletes, start more E-Sports academies to train players to become E-Sports ready, and for big Companies to start sponsoring smaller teams and MGOs to give them a fair chance to prove themselves.
Some fun stuff:
If you weren’t a MGO you’d be…
Having a braai with a cold one with the boys!!
War movie that best describes the MGO?
If you guys had a music soundtrack for going to war, what would it be?
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Fortunate Son
Thanks for your time – is there anything you would like to add before you head off?
We would just like to thank Zombiegamer for giving us this opportunity to do this interview, and we would like to thank our fans and sponsors for supporting us all the way and we got big plans for the 2018 season!!
*Please note that this article has been amended since its original publication date.
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.