This week’s exclusive gaming interview is with the lovely Kelly Kelley, or better known as @MrsViolence. Since the age of 3, she’s been an avid gamer and has since honed in on her killer skills.
She won the Controller Battlefield 3 50K and also competed on WCG Ultimate Gamer: Season 1. Taking a closer look at her remarkable record, Kelly has over 15 1st place finishes in over 9 different FPS/TPS titles! When she’s not gaming, she hosts interviews and events for CyberSports Network.
Thank you Kelly for your time.
What inspired you to get into gaming? Can you tell us a little bit about your gaming background?
My biggest inspiration to even touch a controller came from my older brothers and sister! They had all consoles before I was born as well as leading up till age 3, when I finally experienced my first title, Duck Hunt. My family always enjoyed the PC life so my eldest brother made sure we had it all! He even went off and did a few jobs with EA back in the 90’s with their sports division!
Which are your favorite games? What game left the biggest impression on you?
All throughout my life I’ve played through all FPS games on almost all the consoles I can think of at the top of my head. I really enjoy shooters because of my background in real guns. My father is a pretty avid hunter of bird game, and some big game, but I stuck to the birds.
What is your favorite aspect of shooting games?
I guess I really enjoy the experience altogether. Playing as a team, communicating with people from all over the world, and having a little competition is the thrill of it all!
Kelly and her lovely pink hair showcasing the Razer Sabertooth gaming controller
Does your IRL shooting skills contribute to your in game skills?
Absolutely! I have a pretty extensive background in weapons and knowing how they kick, reload, yadaaa yaddaa, just makes all the difference! These developers are trying their best to mimic real life and since I know the real version of this video game, I just have a slight edge over another gamer that lets say has never even seen a gun in real life, let alone in a video game!
Which game or genre do you really like but are embarrassed to talk about?
I’m pretty open about almost everything about my life with my fans, friends and family, but hardly anyone knows that I truly enjoy playing Horse Simulators. I’m ashamed…I’ll go to my corner now.
What is your signature move?
I’ve only done this once, but I’d do it again in a heartbeat. I went to a local tournament back in ’06 for Halo 2 and it was the 2v2 finals match. My bf at the time and I vs some randoms, I say that because I never saw them again. So, we won the finals, but what do I do, I bring a copy of Halo 2 with me, keep it next to me, grab their Xbox, press the eject button, take their disk, break it in front of them *(I told the LAN Owner I was going to do this if I won, he said it was ok)* and pull out a fresh new Copy of Halo 2 for the Xbox. The crowd went nuts <3.
@KatContii and @MrsViolence at the 2014 COD Championships
You mentioned that a hardcore gamer is someone “playing the game for at least five to six hours, beating it within maybe 48 hours of release.” Which game took you the longest time to finish?
Elder Scrolls: Oblivion – I got about 100 hours clocked into the game, then I logged on one day and the entire game was gone. Blame the issues that the 360 had near launch time. But as I started through again, I got 200 hours logged into the game, and the double expansions started coming out, what happens? Same thing. So I played Elders Scrolls: Oblivion 3 different times, clocking in a total of 1350 hours of gameplay…Go me, no life.
What are your biggest and most personal accomplishments as a gamer?
I’m pretty grateful for all of my wins, Online, Local LANs, every match at MLG, etc but nothing beats winning the YouTube Reality show: The Controller Battlefield 3. It wasn’t even close to what I signed up for, and the fact that I had the hardest challenges, was the worst noob out of all them, and to finally just show everyone what I could do on a shooter I’ve been playing for years and on a console that I never use, against my biggest inspiration in esports…nothing beats it.
Over your 10 years of gaming, which competitor(s) were the most memorable?
There’s a few. Marcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham has been there since the beginning when I watched one of my first ever WCG videos back in 2001/2002 ish time! Alongside him, Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, and Scott “SirScoots” Smith.
Kelly sporting the Steelseries 7h’s
Which is your favorite place where you’ve played competitively?
Toronto, Canada! I loved it so much because at that event I actually competed and coached a Top 5 Gears of War team prOphecy! There was also a super cute anime expo attached to Major League Gaming for the entire weekend. So in between matches, I’d go and look at some cute gaming/geek/anime stuff!
How did you become a WCG Ultimate Gamer?
I just auditioned like everyone else. But, I actually missed first call auditions. I asked for another day and made a quick flight adjustment! I guess they liked me, but sadly, the challenges didn’t agree with my body.
During WCG Ultimate Gamer: Season 1, you played through a wrist injury while competing on Virtua Fighter 5. If you could have chosen a different game, which would it have been?
Dance Dance Revolution! Nothing with my hands basically! It was so horrible! My entire hand and wrist were completely shattered and bruised, hence that awful jacket they forced me to wear.
Kelly is showing off her favorite guns
You’ve been a pro coach for Gears of War on the Major League Gaming Circuit. Do you prefer coaching over playing?
I seriously love gaming. My hands on the controller as much as possible! The thrill of it all just really excites me!
We hear you sport two gaming tattooes. Do you plan on getting another gaming tattoo?
I would love to finish my Gears of War tattoo first, then hit up my girl Danielle “Noosh” to design some more gaming related tattoos!
Do you still play Magic the Gathering during your free time?
Negative! I now can’t stand card games! Is that weird?
Kelly’s innocent side
Is there any advice you’d like to give to future gamers?
Especially in shooters, I can’t say this enough, “There’s ALWAYS room for improvement”! And please don’t get discouraged easily. The platform is basically setup for you to play against easy computer generated AI, and once you’ve mastered them, make your way into a real ranked game! The worst is seeing people give up on shooters so easily when they face people their first time around! This can be said for anything, not just shooters!
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Thank you so much for taking the time out to interview me! I can’t thank supporters like yourself enough for hearing my story about my experiences through the industry! HUGE HEARTS!!!!!!!
Thank you for your time, Kelly and thanks for checking out Gamer Compatible! If you want to know more about Kelly, you can follow her on Twitter: @MrsViolence and you can check out her awesome stream here: http://www.twitch.tv/mrsviolence.
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Game on! And signing out.