Want to be involved in the video game industry? Treyarch’s front man, David J. Vonderhaar, gives reality check to pro players and creators who are negative. Find out what he has to say.
David Worked on all the Black Ops Games
If you’ve played any of the Call of Duty Black Ops games, then you’ve might have heard of David J. Vonderhaar. David is Treyarch’s Studio Design Director, as well the unofficial community manager. He’s represented Treyarch at many gaming events and participated in a variety of podcasts.
David puts himself out there, and he’s quite opinionated which is uncommon in the industry. His twitter followers get to see a personal side of David every so often, and, if you reply to David’s tweets, you might be lucky enough to get a response from him.
— David J. Vonderhaar (@DavidVonderhaar) April 17, 2019
David Responds to Content Creator’s Video
Jordan Payton is a content creator for the esports organization eUnited. What a content creator does is bring awareness to the organization’s brand by creating content through vlogs or streams. Recently, Jordan uploaded an interesting video to Twitter, in which he gave advice to anyone who is trying to make it in the gaming space.
Here’s my advice to anyone trying to make it in the gaming space.
Be a positive person. We all have bad days, but just try. pic.twitter.com/G9MjWYjor3
— Jordan Payton (@LEGIQN) April 18, 2019
Ironically, eUnited had a shakeup in their Call of Duty branch, and many were speculating there was internal fighting. Although Jordan’s video, and the situation at the eUnited are most-likely unrelated, it triggered a reaction from David J. Vonderhaar who retweeted the message with his opinion.
David says if you’re a “creator/pro player who trades on negativity“, “you’re in for a rude awaking and miserable existence.” David has been in the industry for more than a decade and has seen it all. The esports world is incredibly competitive, and there’s internal fighting almost every day as we’ve seen with 100 Thieves. A video surfaced of the players having an argument over the team’s performance (source: video), and many were shocked to see such the heated exchange. However, this is the reality of esports. But just because things don’t go your way doesn’t mean you have to be negative towards your teammates, especially if you’re streaming and trying to gain followers.
Positivity Will Be Your #1 Asset
The clear message here is if you want to succeed in general, be positive. As Jordan mentioned in his video when fans asked him for advice, he replied saying “positivity will be your #1 asset“. Negativity is everywhere, and it’s up to you to decide if you want to be part of it, or be a better person. Showing respect to others will come a long way, and no one likes anyone that is constantly negative, especially David J. Vonderhaar.
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