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Video Story: Brack leads Ole Miss Esports organization

Brandon Thompson
Oxford Stories
btthomps@go.olemiss.edu

Ole Miss Esports President Sergio Brack is a natural leader who puts everything into his organization, helping student players compete in a variety of events and projects to pave a victorious path in a competitive esports environment.

The Chicago native is a UM senior majoring in sociology with a minor in psychology who enjoys watching anime, listening to music, spending time with his pets, gaming, and live-streaming to his personal channel “ImPhysix” on Twitch. He began streaming on Twitch in February 2018 with a variety of gaming content.

“I never wanna put myself in a box when it comes to Twitch content,” he said. “I never wanna just be a Call of Duty streamer or just a single-player game streamer.”

Brack said his audience enjoys when he plays horror games and continues to push streaming Call of Duty content.

During his second semester at Ole Miss, Brack found Ole Miss Esports through a League of Legends stream on Twitch, which was the main game of the organization at the time. From there, he contacted the organization through OrgSync, and this led him to join Ole Miss Esports and create a Call of Duty team.

After creating a Call of Duty team, Sergio competed for two years in multiple events from the Esports Egg Bowl against Mississippi State University, to Champions War League, to Club Champions League, and more. At the time, he and his team competed all the way to becoming the number one collegiate Call of Duty team in Black Ops 4 in the United States.

“I competed in Call of Duty before, but I definitely think my collegiate years competing were some of the best that I ever had,” Brack said. “Just being able to represent your school and doing what you love is super important to me. Competing definitely teaches you . . . a lot of valuable lessons, outside of what being an executive person within an organization can teach you.”

Among the best events and the last event Sergio traveled to was DreamHack Atlanta. He and Ole Miss Esports traveled to Atlanta for teams to compete along with networking and leisure gaming. Currently, Ole Miss Esports holds nine different varsity video game teams.

“The varsity teams doesn’t mean we turn away people interested in other games,” he said. “We have a nice thing going with Osu! right now. They’re looking to make themselves varsity potentially. The last thing we want to do is make somebody think their game is inferior or think that it can’t have a competitive aspect to it.”

Brack said the largest event that Ole Miss Esports competes in is the Esports Egg Bowl against MSU. For this event, nine varsity teams compete in different games, which include Call of Duty, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valorant, Madden, Rocket League, League of Legends, Rainbow 6: Siege, Overwatch, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It was hosted online this year in October.

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