Player Spotlight: nmjohn

February 19, 2019

Player Spotlight: nmjohn

Our Player Spotlight explores the person behind the screen, what they're up to outside of gaming and what pushes them to compete in the CEA. We'll be publishing different player profiles every Tuesday and Thursday until our spring season commences on March 16th.  

What is your name (real or gamer tag), job title, and company?

I’m Nick Johnston (nmjohn), a Software Engineer at Google.


What is your or your team's primary driver to competing in the CEA?

Most of us just love playing PUBG. We found this as a good opportunity to play as a group in a more competitive environment than the regular public games. Winning some money for a charity of our choice is a really good feeling too.


What is your strategy going into this season?

Honestly, if it’s anything like the last season we played, there is going to be a lot of strong competition on the field. We’re going to go out there, do our best as a team, give it 110%.


What three games do you have the most overall hours in? How is this representative of your overall personality?

My most played three games are PUBG, Overwatch and Tom Clancy’s The Division. I think my most played games are more on the competitive shooter side, but I appreciate games like The Division and Destiny that allow me to kind of relax and just link with friends.


How well did you know the people on your team prior to this season? How are you all getting along so far?

Most of the people on this season’s team is the same as we played previously. Both the new people now and the team I met then were people I had never met in the company before. We organized on some internal mailing list, did some practices and luckily a lot of passionate and skilled people stuck together. It is really a great experience meeting people from different parts of the company that I would normally not get to meet.


Who on your team is the most dangerous? Why should they be feared?

We have a lot of dangerous people on our team. I’m pretty fortunate to be on another team with a lot of high skilled players who work well together. I think it’s no surprise I would say jfree is the most dangerous. He just hits amazing shots with sniper rifles. I don’t think I’d want to be far away or up close if he’s sighting in on me.

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