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Putthivath "Miky" Chea
Where do you live? Any plans to move in the next few months?
I live in the USA (Fresno, CA) and have no plans to move in the next few months.
Competitive Games Played:
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13
Plan to play: Street Fighter vs. Tekken
Are you currently sponsored?
Do you have any obligations that would prevent you from attending major tournament events during the year?
I do not have any obligations at the moment. I am taking online courses and work as an after-school mentor. The job is very lenient towards travel excuses. For example, all of last year I had no trouble asking for days off to travel to Canada Cup, Seasons Beatings, ect.
What are you looking for in a sponsorship?
Having played competitive DotA for 6 years and being sponsored by professional teams such as Team Pandemic and PokerIdol, I have a rough understanding on what a sponsor is looking for.
I believe a sponsorship should, at the very least, include a budget that covers hotel and travel fees for how many events the contract covers. That could include several events a year to only a couple events a year.
In my opinion, when a player is sponsored that player is entrusted to promote his/her sponsor(s) and its product(s) while creating the best results in a competitive and professional environment.
The player should expect the same level of professionalism from the organization that sponsors him/herself in how the player represents the sponsor(s).
Overall, most of what I look for in a sponsor comes from my past experiences.
What does the fighting game community mean to you?
My older brother introduced me to video games when I was younger. We would always compete against each other in games like Street Fighter and Tekken.
He, then, introduced me to DotA and I sought a competitive career in the game. Although the community was the backbone to the game, the community didn't seem fit for me at the time.
For me to go back to my roots and find such amazing people in the fighting game community made me remember that people are connected to people.
People are not connected to the games itself, but rather the people they socialize and play against. With that being said, I felt more comfortable being part of the fighting game community.
Throughout my life, I've found great friends in both professional and casual gaming. However, the fighting game community is where I found most of my true friends.
The fighting game community is raw in that the community itself is the backbone to the games. It's foundation has been built from the ground up on its own.
I've only been present in the past 2 years of the fighting game community, but I think I've found my place in such a strong and progressive community.
Anything else you want us to know?
I am not applying to BROKENTIER to make a quick buck or to just wear a t-shirt.
I am not applying to BROKENTIER to be sponsored to travel to an event in hopes of getting Top 8.
I am applying for an opportunity to be part of BROKENTIER as a professional player and team member in achieving the highest of goals and expectations while promoting BROKENTIER as a brand.
I wish to thank you for opening such an opportunity to players like me. I hope to hear from BROKENTIER soon. Thank you ahead of time for your consideration and time.
Putthivath "Miky" Chea