Spotlight Player of the Day | Draidyn Morse

Spotlight Player of the Day | Draidyn Morse

Published on April 28, 2023

Name: Draidyn Morse

Player Name: B1azed

School: Everett EASD

Age: 19

Grade: 12

Esports game(s): Overwatch and Valorant

Parents: Kenneth Morse Jr and Lois Morse

Esports achievements: First year overwatch playoff team

Coach’s quote: “Draidyn is the rock solid foundation of the team. Since the very first day, he offered to captain every single team we were thinking of playing. He is one of our best players overall and is essentially an assistant coach.” – Everett Area Team Manager Johnny Lacko

Favorite subject: History

Favorite movie: Deadpool 2

Favorite video game: Black ops 3, CSGO,Skyrim, and too many others to choose from lol

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite teacher (subject taught): Mrs.Ketterman Computer Science

Favorite song:Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

Favorite app on your phone: Snapchat

Outside interest: Guitar

If you were an animal, what animal would you be and why? The animal which best represents me as a professional is an eagle. They possess a keen eye and perform their best when circling high overhead in order to get a full perspective of the situation. As a professional, I excel at looking at the full scope of a project and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Favorite esports team: Faze

Esport player most admired: S1mple (CSGO Pro for NaVi)

Most influential person on my esports career: S1mple

Most impressive esports player that you have competed against: NRG Clix in a pro Fortnite scrim

Proudest esports achievement: Being Team Captain for Everett

How I got my start: I got my start at my cousin’s house when I was 11 years old and I snuck into his room and played Counter Strike on his pc. From that day on, I was bugging my parents to get me a pc everyday for 2 years straight and my mom finally got me a 300 dollar gaming pc and I played it everyday for 3 years until I worked 2 jobs to buy my own high quality pc. During that time, I got really heavy into Black ops 3 zombies and had a few world record speedruns for a little bit until I eventually lost them lol. But I continued playing csgo after I got my new pc and I went from gold nova to LEM and eventually Global elite and then covid hit and I was stuck in my house all the time and bored out if my mind. So I started getting into a game called Rust, where I would eventually get into semi-pro tournaments and wager events and landed on a high end team and won a little bit of money and used it to build up my setup and my wide range of games, like my now main game, Overwatch 2, which I have only 50 hours in and hit my starting rank after my first 5 comp games ever of platinum in all roles but support where I am gold.

Future goal: My goal is to play esports in college and to do IT and Cybersecurity then get a coaching degree so I can coach an esports team on the side while I work from home and help start my girlfriend’s welding business.

Written by Regina Ann Nappo

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