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Saturday, December 25th, 2010

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Introducing WCG Ultimate Gamer 2 hopeful, Dana

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Earlier in the week, we brought you the story about up and coming pro gamer Thirstee321 (Jake) being in the running for WCG’s Ultimate Gamer competition. We’re pretty stoked when we get to talk to gamers doing big things and trying to break the mold. So imagine our surprise when we check our email a day or two later and find contact info for another potential WCG gamer contestant Dana (aka JforJade). Dana is the most deadly type of gamer. She’s cute, girly, young, and can kick your ass. She’s been in 40 + local and national tournaments but we really dig her because she has a motorcycle and thinks tattoos are hot… Want more info on Dana? Here you go.

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Don't let the looks fool you... Dana's more than likely able to kick your butt in MW2

1. Let’s start with the basics… When did you first get into video games?
I have always been surrounded by gaming, since I grew up with 5 older brothers it was a common “must have” in my house hold. I know alot of gamers say, “I have been gaming since I could hold a controller in my hand”, which I think is a little ridiculous. I consider when I truly started gaming was over 9 years ago, since the PC versions of Command & Conquer and Wolfenstien, but I truly got involved in to competitive gaming and it became a part of my life style was about 7 years ago. I was 12 years old at the time and it was the release of Xbox Live for the original Xbox console. So, shortly after Xbox Live and all of its attributes consumed my life.

2. At what point did you discover, you could kick every body’s butt and decide to compete?
I first realized I was actually good at video games when I started playing Rainbow Six and Rainbow Six: Black Arrow and my competitive edge sky rocketed. Since then I went on the play Counter Strike, Star Wars, Dead or Alive, and then ultimately I became an avid Halo gamer. My first ever tournament was for Halo 2 in 2005 and since then I have been addicted.

3. You are the youngest out of the 3 competitors.. do you think your age is an advantage or a crutch?
I consider my age to be somewhat of an advantage. It has been proven that younger generation gamers have developed better awareness through the rise of competitive gaming. I personally don’t consider my age to effect me at all, I’m young with a free spirit and free opinion.

4. You signed your email Team Foxy… I take it that’s the female gaming organization correct? How did you become involved with them, and why is it important that you do?
Team Foxy was started in May 2008 by 4 female gamers who competed at tournaments together, shortly after one of their teammates left the team and they needed a substitute for their next competition, which so happened to be me. Once I got involved with Team Foxy many other girl gamers became interested in our cause and start making teams of their own to represent our name, so ultimately we formed an organization. We are strictly a competitive female organization, that is comprised of some of the best female gamers from multiple games and platforms. We pride ourselves in being the best at what we do in what ever game we compete in. I also carry this cause on my shoulders because I am main leader of Team Foxy Gaming and I help manage the organizations divisions, recruiting, video blogs, and more.

5. We here at BusyGamer are all for equality… so what do you say… your team of foxy gamers versus our team of drunken non foxy idiots in a mega tournament consisting of Pong, Uno, and potato sack racing?
Its on!!!!!! I will rally the Foxy troops for the ultimate Pong, Uno and Potato sack CHALLENGE! Go!

6. Do you ever make your friends in a fighting game just so you can beat them up? Or is that just a BusyGamer thing?
Hahahaha, in all honesty if I was pissed off enough I would definitely force them to play me, because it would be better than me actually beating them up!

7. How often do you train? Is there a method? Some tournaments and competitions throw you for a loop, do you think your prepared to handle a game you haven’t prepared for?
When I am not working my daily routine consist of working out, cleaning, and any thing else I need to get done till around 5:00pm, then from 5:00pm till about 3:00 or 4:00am I focus on gaming. I do have a method for when I practice or train for whatever game I choose to focus on for the night. When I get online I warm up by doing customs, Free for All, or facing off against the computer (CPU). After that I get my team on, look for scrims, or find a challenger, then play a few games. Once my matches or scrims are over I talk about improvements with the team or review game play. I have NEVER been face with a competition I was not prepare for and if it was the case, I never fail at any game that is put in front of me.

She had us at "Dr. Pepper"...

8.Do you think other players misjudge you because of your gender?
Allllll the time. There have been several times in multiple games when male gamers are talking shit and on a good day I usually laugh and agree with them, just because it usually pisses them off more. But shortly after playing them, I usually receive an apology message for the trash talk and then I request to add me as a friend. Which sadly….is Declined!

9. What’s your favorite game to play?
My favorite would be Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 just because the games setup and functions are amazing and the online tournament play is amazing. Halo 3 on the other hand is the game I play most regularly, mainly because that is where the money is and because I know my skills are most useful on that game. Other top games would be: Super Street Fighter 4, Dead or Alive, Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, BlazBlue, Need for Speed: Carbon.

10. How did you trying out for this come about?
I have many friends in high and low places…. hahaha! Actually, I ended up meeting Prod1gy through an organization called: Empire Arcadia and in Call of Duty 4, my boyfriend and I came across a previous cast member from Season 1, Dante who is now a very good friend of us both. After the debut of the show, I contacted Dante and asked if he thought I would be good for the show he reassured me and pushed me to take part in the Season 2 auditions in Atlanta.

I would also like to give a shout out to: Triggers Down, Charisma+2, Team Foxy Gaming, Empire Arcadia, Busy Gamer, Blast Magainze, Gamestop, Gunnar Optiks, GameBattles, Halo3forums, WCG, Dynaflex Gyro’s, Influential Gaming, My fans, My Family, Friends, and the MLG community for supporting and voting for me for WCG Ultimate Gamer Seas