Ahead of the WorldGaming Call of Duty: WII Canadian Championship Finals on March 3rd and 4th, we spoke the casters and analysts of the event for an introduction.
Written By: Steve Vegvari
Jack “CouRage” Dunlop is an esteemed eSports caster and voice of the industry. CouRage came from small beginnings as his journey first started as an intern for MLG back in 2014. During his time in the company, he was able to quickly learn the ropes from the community around him and fellow caster; Chris Puckett.
CouRage left to pursue a role casting for Call of Duty World League in the following year. Since that time, he has been the voice of many recognized tournaments includingPlayStation Experience Invitational, the 2017 Call of Duty World Championships, and more recently the CWL New Orleans Open.
CouRage is also a returning host, having been a caster during the 2017 WorldGaming Call of Duty Canadian Championship Finals.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: My name is Jack “CouRage” Dunlop. I’m an eSports commentator and content creator.
Q: How did you initially get into eSports?
A: I initially became a fan of Major League Gaming back in 2007. Over time I began playing different games with many of the old MLG pros/casters. This lead me to meeting Chris Puckett who gave me my first opportunity as an intern at the NYC MLG office.
Q: What pulled you into the role of a aster?
A: I was originally an MLG Video Intern. Chris Puckett hosted a show called the Esports Report. He was going to be out sick and they planned on cancelling the show. I told the producer that I thought I could do it and they gave me a chance. The rest was history.
Q: Has there been an influence that helped define your mannerisms, tone, demeanor, etc while casting?
A: Again, I really look up to Chris Puckett and how he conducts himself on air. Over that time I also developed my own my own style.
Q: What is the most crucial aspect a caster must keep an eye out for during a game?
A: The most crucial aspect as a caster in Call of Duty is to always watch the minimap.
Q: What are you looking forward to the most from the Call of Duty Finals?
I am looking forward to another great weekend in Toronto as last time the fans in the arena were super loud and energetic.
Q: In regards to the eight qualifying teams; are there any wild cards or players we should be keeping an eye on?
A: I’m watching out for Gone Gaming to make some noise. Mainly because I love Colt Havok.
Q: Besides the WorldGaming Call of Duty Finals, do you have any other events planned?
A: Nothing I can speak on yet.
Q: Where can people find you online?
A: @CouRageJD on all major social media!
About The Author: Steve Vegvari
Steve is based in Toronto, Ontario. His enthusiasm and adoration of the video game industry go back to the days of SNES. Find him on Twitter and join in on the escapades.
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