We’re gonna cut right to the chase here. The DRE4M Team? Why, that’s us at Zombiegamer of course.
We are always dreaming about the day we will rule this place. When the humans will submit to our glorious rule. There’s no point in spending your last few years on this planet dreaming about your victory. It’s not going to happen.
What? Oh. It’s the clan feature not our statement of intent yet? Erm. Yeah, this is The (real) DRE4M Team then…
TDT have only recently formed. When did the clan form?
TDT formed during the December holidays of 2012, we were three smaller groups forming into The DRE4M Team, although most of our players knew each other from MW3, we only decided later to unite the clans.
Do you consider yourselves a competitive Call of Duty clan?
Yes, the name says it all. We recruited the best players possible for every game type. From slayers, snipers to objective players, everyone in the clan has a role to play. Our clan is always up for a clan match or league play and we have also been working on getting a Youtube channel running to give us some exposure.
Does the clan play any other games for a change of pace?
Yes, some of our members play Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare, Left for Dead 2, Black Ops 2 Zombies and Crysis 3. We sort of have a passion for zombie killing. [Funny. We have a passion for killing humans… Oops. Did I just say that out loud? – Undead Ed]
Is the clan based exclusively on Xbox360? Any plans to expand to the ‘other’ platform?
Currently we have no plans to expand from the Xbox 360, the community and controller are simply the best.
How many members are you currently? Keen to give out their names, credit card details and ID numbers?
Alright, only Gamertags will do.
We currently have 14 members, Apocolypse95, BaKgAt JPJ, fe4rless 07, FifaMan 13, IKnowAFatGuy, LYnX x TrEMoURZ, MAD DWARF SA, MarinaraOak7, MOER COOL, Reaper71O, REMENiSSiONZ, The Cobra Hat, xx NecroTiX xx, xxSgt Misfitxx and ZA x H 3 R 0 x.
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?
Currently no, we are trying to develop chemistry between our players at the moment. In the future possibly we will be looking for new recruits.
How is the clan structured in terms of organisation and leadership?
Reaper71O is the leader of the clan, while REMENiSSiONZ is second in command in Reaper71O’s absence, BaKgAt JPJ is captain and ZA x H 3 R O x and Apocolypse95 are what we like to call our clans mascots. All the other members are on equal rank.
How often do you try to play together as a clan?
Most of our members are online every night, but we make sure we are all online and playing every weekend.
Has the clan participated in many tournaments yet? Won any?
We have played in the Mweb Beta S&D ladder, where we unfortunately only got to register four of our members and played three games, it was a learning curve, but we will definitely do better in the next tournament.
Is attending LANs important to the clan and its members – especially considering the lack of LANs in the console scene?
Not at this stage, most of our players stay around the country so it would be very difficult for everyone to meet up. We literally have a player in each province #codprobs.
What are you hoping to achieve in the future as a clan?
We hope to get more exposure and become a respected clan among the gaming community. We also “dream” of having a successful Youtube channel and maybe some future sponsorship.
Which opposing clan(s) do you most respect?
We try our best to interact with the veteran clans and new comers, from our experience thus far we respect the following clans: XtaZ, ALV, S17L, RA5 and the War Veterans, we don’t hate any clans, but we have a rivalry with DaFt/DeFY clan, who challenge us on twitter but are not interested in an actual clan match.
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?
Gaming should be more accessible on an online point of view; many people have the consoles, but are limited by their internet connections. On a competitive level, more tournaments should be hosted for console gamers and the industry needs more exposure in the SA market.
Right, let’s have a little fun…
If you weren’t a gaming clan you’d be…
War movie that best describes the clan – Platoon or Tropic Thunder?
If you guys had a music soundtrack for going to war, what would it be?
“Big Booty bitches” – Youtube it!
Thanks for your time – is there anything you would like to add before you head off?
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