Throughout my life, I've been an avid fan of video games. I started out by playing primarily on the GameCube and DS when I was really young; some of my favorite games were Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, early Madden games, and Mario Kart. I then graduated to the Wii, where I enjoyed Guitar Hero and got more into sports games (like Madden, FIFA, etc.). Then, the Xbox 360 with NBA Jam and more sports games (now adding NBA 2k and some baseball games), and eventually the PS4 with famous titles like The Last of Us and Detroit Become Human. That's also where I got into more serious competitive gaming with Fortnite first and then Rocket League. Today, I play on PC, and my primary focus is competitive Rocket League.
I started playing Rocket League in late 2017. My peak rank is Supersonic Legend, which is the highest rank in the game (about ~0.1% of the player base). I first played competitively for UMD, and ran the competitive teams there for a year. Now, as a graduate student at UT, I play for our top competitive team, and we qualified for CRL in Fall 2021 (you can see the clip of our comeback to qualify here).
If you're interested in hanging out and watching my stream, you can do so at https://www.twitch.tv/abenda19.
CECC Atlanta 2022 LAN Event
A team picture from our first LAN together. We had a top 8 finish in the event.
Below are a couple montages from UT and UMD.
Also, check out some of my other favorite clips below!