Hello everyone. Long time no see. I'm currently working for Denial eSports, covering their Smite team as a journalist. How did that take place, you may ask? Well I'll lay the background story. Over the course of my time not really being around here, I've been heavily involved in the Smite community and have gotten a fair amount of connections being friends with pro players. I gained friendships through watching streams of pro players and I mod a fair amount of chats on twitch in the Smite community. Anyway, the team that my friend is on got sponsored and soon after the organization wanted people to cover their team. Originally, I didn't think too much of it as I have never writen as a journalist before. Previously, you may have merely known me as a poet. I still write poetry from time to time, but most of the smite community knows me as the guy who writes funny 'copy pastas' in twitch chats. lol
Anyway, despite not really writing as a journalist previously, I considered the opportunity. Previously at the end of the World Championship in Janurary, I shared my experience as a viewer and community member in a reddit thread to which many people enjoyed. People enjoying my writing was a first and I found enjoyment in that. Not only was I close to most of the players on the team I could potentially write for, I was also a huge fan of watching competitive Smite and I really enjoy the game in general having played since 2013 and watching competitive since. After some encouragement from my friends, I went for it. The applying process involved submitting a test article, and a resume. For those who really know my background story, I haven't had much going for me since high school, so the resume part was scary (until my friend reminded me to shift the resume to showcasing my involvement in Smite). The original draft of that article wasn't as serious as a normal formal article because I had no idea what it really involved. A good friend who's talented at writing helped me out and taught me the steps of basic formal writing and assistance with helping root out grammar errors. I'm super thankful to all of her help and support or I probably wouldn't even have the position to begin with. After realizing what had to be done, I submitted and waited to see how things would turn out. With good word put in by the players, and my test article being efficient, I landed the position on the 9th of March.
Since then I've looked to improve and continue my growth as a writer. I'll share the articles here in case anyone was interested in reading them, but as they're directed towards an audience that has played Smite before, it may be tough to understand and I apologize if things are confusing. I will look to update this opening post with more articles as they're released.
Twitter link for date team updates, other smite content, (or just to follow me) here you go: https://twitter.com/DenialOblivion
Article 1 Covering weeks One and Two of the Spring SPL: http://denialesports...biweekly-recap/
Article 2 Covering weeks three through five of the Spring SPL: http://denialesports...iweekly-recap-2