United 5 World Tour Team

As a manager for the One versus One (1v1) Division of United 5, North Americas #1 Multi-Gaming Organization, Aikido will use his extensive professional gaming experience to expand their presence in the 1v1 Deathmatch market. He will start by managing United 5s team for Painkiller, the official game of the CPLs World Tour, in which players compete in ten different stops around the world for a prize purse of one million dollars. After recruiting the top players in North America, he will help them train using methods gleaned from traditional sports. He will also promote United 5s players and sponsors, contributing as best he can to the inevitable success of professional gaming as the great new sport of the 21st Century.

“As a self-proclaimed professional gaming fanatic, I am extremely happy to work with United 5 to develop the best 1v1 Division possible. With the help of my experience and my love for 1v1 Deathmatch, I expect our players to be some of the most entertaining, successful, and popular gamers—for the World Tour and beyond. Having watched prize money for professional gaming go from ten thousand dollars to one million in a few short years, I can’t think of anything more exciting than this opportunity.”

-Andrew “Aikido” Dobbs

About Aikido:

Aikido started his career in professional gaming over six years ago in the second season of the Professional Gaming League. As a 1v1 Deathmatch player, he was most successful in Quake 3, winning several local events and holding his own in national online and international LAN tournaments. In addition to individual competition, he has managed four gaming teams over the course of his career, and he was responsible for as many as twenty players.

Outside of professional gaming, he worked as Manager for Elite PCs LAN gaming center and is currently a Peer Advisor for the University of Arizona. He will receive his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from U of A in May 2005. Already an award-winning, published writer, he is the recipient of the Hattie Lockett Award, the 2004 Frederica Hearst Poet Award, and the Editors Choice Award from Persona magazine. Prior to attending U of A, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Advancing Technology with an A.S. in Technology Commerce.

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