This week’s ‘Profiled’ focuses on Fortnite player and streamer Zozu. From humble gaming beginnings to a daily streaming regiment, we get to know him better.
Go ahead and introduce yourself. Don’t be shy.
My name is Tristan “Zozu” Rens. I am a 22-year-old competitive player/streamer born and raised in Johannesburg, my passion for gaming began around the age of 9 or 10 as my parents were both avid gamers and both competed in clans during the early stages of esports in SA, growing up around PCs and video games instilled a love that grew into an obsession and I find myself indulged in everything esports related. I’ve played everything from World of Warcraft to Call of Duty and Counter strike all the way up to where I am today which is competing and growing the Fortnite community in SA.
What’s your platform of choice? Why?
PC for sure as it’s easier to upgrade, more personalized and of course PC MASTER RACE!
Can you remember the first time you ‘gamed’?
The first time I gamed properly was sitting on my dad’s lap using the mouse to shoot at running targets in Medal of Honor.
How long have you been gaming?
When do you think you’ll stop gaming?
When the air in my lungs runs out!
Are you a serious gamer? Or do you enjoy a laugh?
I enjoy having the best of both worlds, I enjoy the competitive nature of gaming as much as I enjoy having a laugh!
Singleplayer or multiplayer?
Multiplayer all the way!
I would say yes as my passion behind gaming lies mainly in the competitive scene.
Favourite game currently?
Are you a member of a clan? Who are they and why?
I am currently competing under Hi5 Esports as a player and streamer.
Let’s chat a little more about your streaming then shall we?
How long have you been streaming?
I have been streaming for 7 months.
What sort of setup do you have for streaming?
CPU – Intel Core i7 4790 @ 3.60GHz | GPU – GeForce GTX 1060 6GB | RAM – 12GB Dual-Channel DDR3 | Motherboard – Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 3 | Storage – 250GB SSD and 1TD Seagate HDD | Camera – Lifecam X-3000 | Elgato Stream deck | Microphone – Yanmai Y20 Condenser Microphone
Which games do you stream?
I mostly stream Fortnite but I do enjoy changing it up every now and then and exploring other games.
Do you have a stream schedule?
I stream every day from 7:30pm!
What’s the most embarrassing or worst game you’ve ever bought or received as a gift?
Overwatch, I think I played two games and decided I’m not cut out for the wild west that is Overwatch.
If you were a game designer, describe your ultimate game design.
My ultimate game design would be something along the lines of the movie “Ready Player One” a virtual world with thousands of different planets with different games that you can freely participate in.
Do you have any hobbies outside of gaming? What?
Streaming and gaming takes up majority of my time but I’ve always enjoyed producing and writing music and spending time with my loved ones, both keep me relaxed and my head on straight.
A game: Super Mario!
A CD: Lil Peep – Come Home When You’re Sober Part 2
A movie or TV series: Trailer Park Boys! (Laughing would keep my mind off the fact that I’m stranded)
An organic life form: Since my girlfriend is an organic life form I’d definitely bring her along!
Something edible or drinkable: Cactus seeds?
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?
Double Desert Eagles! FIRE POWER BABY!
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 the human resistance, with my dual deagles the zombie apocalypse doesn’t stand a chance!
Thanks for taking the time to answer our silly questions. What game are you off to play now?
I’m off to practice some more Fortnite tricks!
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