“Eat better, don’t be afraid of girls and understand, that your parents have good intentions”, are the three pieces of advice, Nick Caras, also kown as "BreakyCPK", would tell his 14-year-old self. His job as a Pro player / Analyst at Frostburn Studios is not just something he enjoys but also helped to improve his life in general: “I have a fiance, I got my own house, I have a job that I just truly enjoy.”
Drei Ratschläge an Dein 14jähriges Ich!
Eat better, don’t be afraid to talk to girls, understand that your parents have good intentions.
Was steht auf Deiner Visitenkarte?
My name is Nick Caras also known as breakyCPK and I am a with Heroes of Newerth caster
Was ist das coolste an Deinem Job?
I absolutely have my job I really have no reasons to complain at the end. My job not only allows me to do something that I just enjoy in a natural level but it also actually helped improve my life in general. I grew up in California not knowing what to do ultimately you know, I was kind of an outcast I had friends that I went to hang out with but especially after high school a lot of them left and went their own ways I was kind of left behind not sure what I was going to be doing and eventually I found the opportunity in this game obviously they brought me out to Michigan across the states across the country there and I kind of started a new life in a sense now here I have a fiancé I got my own house and I have a job that I just truly enjoy so I can’t complain about it too much.
Welche Einschränkungen bringt Dein Job mit sich?
The uncertainty the unknowing of where will it really go I mean I know we all have plan for events that are showing it growing and becoming bigger and better but it is definitely not a guarantee. I mean I guess like most jobs but it is definitely not a guarantee that I will still be doing this and I will have an opportunity to do this in the future. That’s why I kind of enjoying it in the moment really not knowing what the future holds but E-sports I expect to take off as it has been I expect it to continue and hey if I am able to continue living out of it I would love that no complains here but I think that uncertainty is a little bit unsettling to an extent of not knowing if that is going to be the case but again living in the moment enjoying it for now seeing where it takes me.
Worum geht es in Deinem Job?
Heroes of Newerth is a mobile game that was created over 5 years ago now in the beginning of mobiles, really back when mobiles weren’t really nearly as popular as they are today. I am actually a little bit more than just a caster than like I was in the past I was actually my technical title at Frostburn is video production lead. So I actually do a lot of marketing side of things, video production you know a lot of the videos being put together spot lights to advertisements for the game and what not I oversee those kind of projects. As well as travel to events too like the Stream Arc and cast the game. So as far as the day to day goes pretty much going working at the video games studio it is actually in Kalamazoo Michigan, where I am from. So at Frostburn Studios go in have a meeting with my team members as far as marketing and production and video team goes especially in talk about video products that are coming up so I have meeting about specifics videos, we will start going over the assets that we have for the graphic videos, things we need to get and then ultimately go to the execution in creating the videos. On top of that though I kind of balance between also doing casting in terms of I will go home later in the day usually especially for weekdays events and I will set up my stream and start casting for horn cast for Heroes Of Newerth. I am also casting in the weekends a lot. So I will stay at home set up the stream at noon o’clock is my time usually cast like 6 -7 hours of random events that we have going on.
Wie sieht Dein Werdegang aus?
I grew up and I was raised in a town called Paway, California it is actually new San Diego California it’s basically the same thing. I was born and raised there for pretty much most of my life. Early on my dad was a computer engineer actually worked as an aerospace and what not and so we had computers back in the late Eighties and early Nineties when I was growing up. And one of the first games that I remember playing actually was Wolfenstein 3D it was kind of funny because I was very young at the time but now I think back on it but, my dad had got me Wolfenstein 3D to play in the back especially I mean that was obviously high tech, I mean that was legit as far as graphics were concerned and game play, had a lot of fun with that. So that kind of became a thing with me I just really enjoy the idea of sitting in front of a computer being able to play these games and I kind of stuck with it as time went on again throughout my years growing up I became a little bit of a council player to an extent a lot of my friends around me were gamers as well and I also did a lot of sports though I was really competitive person growing up as far as that’s concerned I played everything from basketball to soccer. As far as casting goes I have stated in October of 2009 so it has been about 6 years now since I started casting video games I would say even before that though I was involved to the extent I wrote a little bit in the past things like War Craft Arena. The earlier days of Counter Strike especially I was pretty involved in. So I always tried to be involved at least in some way or form even as a player to an extent I tried to play earlier on in Counter Strike I wasn’t really good enough though but I would say about 10-12 years even in total I have been active somewhat involved but 5 years at least I have been actually casting and really involved in it so.
Ginge es auch ohne Deinem Werdegang?
I think the number one thing to get to where I am or get to where anyone is as far as involved in E-sports it’s just the dedication the drive to do it like kind of goes back to the idea that getting in to because you are passionate about it, don’t it because for money or easy out for a job.