Pre-Summit of Time Wazminator Interview

With Summit of Time just around the corning, we took the opportunity to sit down with our very own Wazminator. Gauging his overall thoughts of MK11, coming into ths event, and what it means to represent the region.

Mortal Kombat 11 has been out for some time but is still quite green in terms of tournament play and experimentation. How have you prepared for Summit in a esport title which has mostly been unexplored?

Preparing for Summit has been different to usual events considering how new the game is, usually when an event comes up it was for a game we have been playing for years so the preparation has definitely been different. This time around it's not only practicing like normal, its learning new characters, new mechanics, basically having to start from scratch in some aspects.

Although playing in both the MK11 Beta and Stress Test definitely helped coming into the game straight away, I've also spent a lot more time focusing on my mental game and health outside of the game, as I think it's a pretty huge part in competing at the highest level

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From just an esports fan perspective, seeing a player like yourself going overseas to represent your nation is a huge deal. What does it mean to yourself and perhaps furthermore AU&NZ to have this kind of opportunity?

Getting an opportunity like this is a chance for us to show how strong our region is and that we are deserving of things like this, it is definitely one of the biggest reasons I love to travel overseas

Although a somewhat new game in the scope of current fighting game titles, there are plenty of seasoned experts of NRS to expect coming into this tournament. Is there any particular character or competitor that appears to you as your largest threat?

SonicFox is and always has been for so long the biggest threat at any NRS tournament, however I'm looking forward to play everybody and learn as much as I can from the experience

Be sure to catch Wazminator playing throughout the weekend, beginning at 3am AEST Saturday May 11th. Stay tuned to our socials for updates - Here.

Farewell Fortnite

It’s with a heavy heart that today marks our departure from the Oceanic Fortnite scene. It has been a brief yet gripping journey with the roster of Contest, Braith, Spoiling, Caryion & Braith. Our time together was spent from live events such as ggcircuit and AO, to the day to day interactions online, and showing support through the various in-game tournaments - we’ve truly valued the time together.

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As one of our youngest rosters in a newly emerged esport title, there are many opportunities and changes occurring in the industry. As a result of this, the organisation has decided to branch off from the team and allow them to pursue further interests.

ZG Renews For 2019

It’s yet another fortunate day as we welcome one of our longest standing members of Dark Sided, Duong “ZG“ Nguyen for another year under the brand. As previously mentioned, Duong has been with Dark Sided virtually since its inception back in May 2016. It has been a phenomenal journey these past 3 years with many changes laced throughout; however, one thing has remained true, ZG is a staple part of our family and we’re delighted to be continuing together.

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ZG will be embarking for Chicago, USA in May for Combo Breaker 2019 so be sure to stay tuned to his Twitter - here.

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Seagate Partnership Renewal

It is with great privilege that Dark Sided honours its third year of partnership with Seagate. As one of the world’s leading data storage companies, we know that our most critical files are kept safe and secure. Having this reliability has been instrumental in facilitating our players when traveling to events and ensuring that they have the most dependable set up at home.

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I couldn’t be more thrilled to be afforded this opportunity in working with Seagate again. Our coherent values and motivations in the industry are among the many reasons why I cherish the relationship we have.

Moving forward we have many plans and initiatives ahead involving engaging with our players and fans. This is something we view as vital to the business and we couldn’t wish for a better partner in doing this.

Matt Cail - Dark Sided General Manager

Dark Sided look forward to yet another incredible year ahead and graciously thank Seagate for enabling us to provide our players with the opportunities they’ve always endeered - stay connected with them here

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Somniac Re-signs for 2019

It comes with an enormous level of gratitude that we welcome Xavier “Somniac” Nardella for yet another year alongside Dark Sided. Somniac has been a staple part of Dark Sided’s identity since 2017 and as we continue to journey through the year, we are ensuring that the best player support is delivered.

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One of my all-time favourite player relationships has been with Xavier and as it continues to grow, the support we provide does too. Solidifying this agreement has meant that us staff can continue to do what it is we love, and that’s supporting players with the best possible opportunities. Xavier has always been truly thankful for the support provided and as someone who has consistently performed across the region, it has been equally deserved.

Matt Cail - Dark Sided General Manager

Come catch Somniac and the Dark Sided family right now at Expand Gong 4, live coverage over on our Twitter - here.

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