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
Clint “Maven” Evans is a returning caster for the Call of Duty: WWII Canadian Championship Finals. Last year, Maven took the seat of caster next to Mr. X and CouRage delivering enthralling commentary and insight to the tournament.
Prior to being a caster, Maven was professional eSports player in the Halo community. In 2014, he stepped up to coach the Team Curse players while tackling a role as caster at the same time. Maven went on to work for MLG for a brief period before transitioning to the CWL full time in 2015.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: My name is Clint Evans. I commentate Call of Duty, began casting the franchise near the end of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. I absolutely love what I do.
Q: How did you initially get into eSports?
A: I competed in Halo Combat Evolved. My first MLG event was MLG Seattle in 2004. I fell in love with the world of esports there, but I could have never imagined that I would end up where I currently am.
Q: What pulled you into the role of a Caster?
A: Honestly? I thought it looked fun. I am quite the talker and it felt like something that would fit my skill set.
Q: Has there been an influence that helped define your mannerisms, tone, demeanor, etc while casting?
A: When Scott Gandhi and I first started casted, we mostly tried to mimic Tasteless and Artosis from Starcraft. It seemed to us that they were having far more fun than any other casting duo. They were a fantastic blend of knowledge and humor.
Q: What is the most crucial aspect a Caster must keep an eye out for during a game?
A: The minimap without question. My eyes are on the minimap 99% of the time to evaluate player positioning and spawns.
Q: What are you looking forward to the most from the Call of Duty Finals?
A: An epic grand final. Game 5 Round 11, please!
Q: Are there any wild cards or players we should be keeping an eye on in the finals?
A: I guess EUnited have actually become a wildcard for me with their recent struggles in the Pro League. Three weeks ago…I would have felt they were a near lock to win this event…now…I’m not entirely sure. I don’t even think that I would list them as the favourites anymore. Lighting Pandaz are my favorites to win the event.
Q: Besides the WorldGaming Call of Duty Finals, do you have any other events planned?
A: I work on the CWL full time. I have a lot events! The CWL Pro League. CWL Majors in Atlanta, Birmingham, Seattle, Anaheim. A lot of Call of Duty remaining this year!
Q: Where can people find you online?
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.
Check out the previous coverage of the COD: WWII Canadian Championships: