A quick recap of Anaheim, we placed fourth in our pool and had a long road ahead of us. We brought it back after 52 games and finished with a solid fourth place. Which brings me to a great quote I live by "In order to win you have to lose." After reviewing our mistakes from Anaheim I'll be going into Raleigh very confident. We're planning on surprising a lot of people at MLG Raleigh, giving our fans something to scream and cheer for. I'll be giving away some free stuff through-out the event so make sure to come say hey if you have some time.
Ellen and I took a day trip to Louisville, KY for the Kentucky State Fair and of all the aisles to walk down in a collection of artwork, we stumble upon this….
A doughnut burger….I didn't have the stomach to try this one!
I have recently been sponsored by the National Guard and I hope to be with them for some time as I already love everything they are planning on doing and enjoy the people I'm working with. If you're going to Raleigh, come check out the National Guard Booth to play me 1v1 or If you're about my size we can do a push-up contest. If you beat me you'll win a prize!
At the Kentucky State Fair repping the National Guard!!
The stream is nearly set up! We are currently testing and everything is running properly we just have to tweak a few more things to better your viewing experience. We went through many troubles with our first capture card. It ended up that the Black Magic was not compatible with my Dell xps 9100. Every time the drivers were installed the computer would crash. So we moved on to a newer and better cap card…the Hauppaauge "Colossus." We were looking at Grass Valley and other equipment but there were some questions in the air regarding them and I did not want to take any more chances on something that might of worked. So I went with the Colossus. I'm sorry to all of you who were anticipating my launch date. The new date I've set is Saturday and Sunday September 3rd/4th. Here is a photo of some of the things I'll be giving away. So make sure you're watching my stream for it's official launch date Sept. 3rd/4th for multiple chances to win prizes! You'll have to do your StrongSide homework for trivia questions that I have for some of the best prizes! With this stream I want to give back and help to the community and my fans. I will be giving free stuff away periodically. The more viewers I get the more free stuff I can give away! I really want this stream to be huge, please help get the word out and feel free to stop by my stream to see if were testing before my launch date. If you have any ideas to help me make the stream better, message me on facebook.com/mcstrongside or twitter.com/mcstrongside Here is the link to my stream twitch.tv/mcstrongside. Make sure to follow me!
Big things happening at StrongSide Stream!
Shout out: Big Thanks to Matt Kenner aka Letterz for helping me set everything up and big Thanks to Ellen and my parents for getting me all the stream equipment as a surprise birthday present!
Group photo before getting down and dirty!
On to more fun stuff, last week Ellen and a group of buddies of mine took a trip out to the longest underground cave in North America, Mammoth Cave to go spelunking. For those of you who don't know what spelunking is, it is an extreme outdoor activity which involves exploring caves by means of cave crawling, climbing and exploring. Depending on the cave the crawling can consist of long crawling periods, tight spaces, wall climbing, long narrow tunnels, water tunnels(can be very dangerous) which I have not yet tried but want to so bad! The only light source you have is the light on your helmet. You also have knee pads, elbow pads and gloves since your crawling and climbing non-stop. You are always on the move. It is a huge adrenaline rush! Here are some videos and pictures of the adventure! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves outdoor activities!
Canyoning my way around!
Ellen and I enjoying ourselves!
Having lunch 300ft underground!
This crawl is called "The Poop Shoot" lol you have to free climb up and squeeze yourself into a hole at the top, that's where the foot is hanging from! haha
A video we took while on the spelunking tour! It's crazy how small the hole once you're on the other side!!
Warriors vs. Trauma
Warriors vs. Status Quo