It’s pretty ironic that the clan we should start 2013 with is a clan with a name that is pretty prophetic in nature. Consider the simple fact that we should have been wiped out late last year already according to the Mayan prophecy. While they may have got that pretty wrong, they may well have also predicted that 2013 would be “the year of the zombie” (it’s in quotation marks, so it’s a real quote from a real source) and so this makes the coming together of all these little facts simply too conclusive not to be a real warning.
The 0m3n is here. Get ready for the end…
0m3n formed in February 2012? Who were the founding members and what brought them together?
Superbad formed the clan after being bitten by a poisonous spider…Seriously Superbad formed the clan with no outside influence. The original 6 were dippy, Superbad, zazu, ktr2acidburn, henry_RB, Francois_jac, who started 0m3n.
As a Call of Duty clan (if you consider yourselves as such), what other games do you plays for a change of pace?
Currently a CoD clan but as individuals they play other type of games.
The clan is based on PS3. Any plans to expand to the ‘other’ platform?
Currently we are on the PS3 but as the clan grows and opportunities arise we might cross over to the dark side.
How many members are you currently? Keen to give out their names, credit card details and ID numbers?
Alright, only PSN IDs will do.
And then last but not the least
Does the clan have an organisational structure? Or is it a free-for-all?
Superbad/Rian is the clan leader. Francois is admin and manages our media liaison.
How often do you try to play together as a clan?
Some of the guys are online almost every day but every weekend as well. You will not find a 0m3n member playing alone without another member playing with. Except in free for all.
Do you consider yourselves a competitive clan, or one in it more for the “shit and giggles”?
We are a mixture of both we have players that play friendly matches against other clans, then we have members who play the game merely for the social aspect but mainly and most importantly we are a competitive clan.
Have you participated in any tournaments yet? Won any? Planning to (… win and participate in tournaments that is)?
We are planning on taking part in tournaments so the other clans should watch out for us.
Is attending LANs important to the clan and its members – especially considering the lack of LANs in the console scene?
It is important for our competitive members so as to give them a feel of the competition that’s out there.
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?
We are recruiting, a potential victim… wait I meant a potential member can fill in the recruitment form on the website and accept our requirements to join 0m3n and accept our clan rules and regulations, then go through a probation period were they play with the clan, then management will decide after feedback from the clan members as well.
What are you hoping to achieve in the future as a clan?
World dominance, but baby steps so we would like to make a name for ourselves in the competitive world of CoD in SA, then world dominance.
Which opposing clan(s) do you most respect/want to be like?
We would like to be as individual as possible but there are a lot of clans that we respect like F3AR, HI5, S3AK,RAG3, Roa, Raw actually a lot.
In regards to professional – or competitive gaming – what do you as a clan think needs to be done to raise the profile of South African gaming?
Local gaming media should showcase the clans more and more tournaments, especially on the consoles, will help grow a lot of clans. A magazine only for console gaming and for the clans to be show cased. To have a channel on TV only for gaming to be streamed.
Right, let’s have a little fun…
If you weren’t a gaming clan you’d be…
Bored as hell and watching Two and a Half Men reruns.
War movie that best describes the clan – Platoon or Tropic Thunder?
Tropical Thunder. As much as we are professional we do know how to have fun and we try and inject some of that fun when we play minus the huge explosions and Tom Cruise dancing.
If you guys had a music soundtrack for going to war, what would it be?
ACDC Thunderstruck. Mt eden 0m3n prodigy.
Thanks for time – is there anything you would like to add before you head back out onto the virtual battlefield?
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