On the stage we have junior Omar “Omarcio64” Tellez representing the University of California - Santa Cruz! A Marketing major, Tellez is the leader of his SMITE team currently holding a whopping 6-2 record in the Mayan Division.
Tell us more about how you got into SMITE:
At the beginning of my junior year of high school, a friend introduced me and my other friends to SMITE as way for all of us to play a game together.
How did you become involved in the college scene?
In my 2nd year of college, one of my friends that still plays SMITE mentioned a tournament we could all join and possibly win money.
How did you meet your teammates?
Some of my teammates are the same friends that started playing SMITE with me in junior year and the rest of the players I met on the AVGL Discord.
How does it feel to be going 6-2 in your division?
It feels great because all of my teammates and I are communicating well and having a fun time.
What advice do you have for any readers hoping to make it as far as you in esports?
You need to dedicate a lot of time and surround yourself with people who are willing to put in the work to succeed.
What about your future in esports? Do you have plans to continue to try and play more professionally or will you focus on a career after college?
I have no exact plans yet but for now both options are equal possibilities.
How has your experience in AVGL been? Are you glad there are chances for college students to earn money as amateurs?
My experience in the AVGL so far has been nice, I’ve met lots of great players and friends. I’m also happy people have the opportunity to earn money while playing the games they like.
We’d like to thank Tellez for his time. Keep an eye out for future player spotlights in the coming days and GLHF to everyone!
Written by @H3nleYCSGO