Barcode is taking his talents to G2 Esports
Aleks aka BarcodeAK has been an unstoppable force in the ANZ region, and rightfully so. His skill in game, and recognition out of the game even earned him a spot as a HCS All Star at the Kansas event.
Now, Barcode is off to G2 esports to take on the world stage and show everyone what ANZ is capable of. We sat down with Aleks for a few questions before he jet-setted off to Orlando, where he will play his first officials as a full member of G2 esports.
Barc, mate, it is a tough day for us, a great day for you. What impact do you hope to have on the international stage?
I definitely hope to turn some heads. I am here to prove that ANZ has good enough talent to hang with the rest of the world. If our region can develop the same opportunities as the stronger regions, with practice and culture surrounding the game, we can compete with the best.
How does this make you feel, moving from OCE to NA?
It’s a pretty big step honestly. Moving away from everything I love to pursue my dreams is a bit bitter-sweet. But I know in my heart that it’s what I want to be doing with my life. I want to be the very best at this, and I’ll do everything in my power to reach that goal.
How do you think you'll perform dancing with the best of the best?
I’m very confident individually. I know I can hang with the best in gun skill. It’s just getting the experience and game knowledge up to par with the other top players. I am excited to be moving into an environment where I can learn from my teammates, coaches, and work alongside Ogre1.
What are your dreams for the international stage?
Definitely to bring home some Major Ws. Ultimately I want to win a Halo world championship. Legit, worlds is the end goal for me. I know and believe I can achieve that goal with enough dedication and will.
What do you think it means to other players for you to walk the pathway from OCE to NA?
I really hope it inspires everyone from lesser regions to take the leap and full send it into something they’re passionate about. I also hope that they think I’m doing a good job at repping the ANZ banner.
What advice can you give to the other players who would like to make the same jump?
Just fucking do it mate, you live once, if you’re confident in your abilities and know it’s something you wanna pursue in your life then JUST DO IT.
When will be your first event?
This very weekend at HCS Orlando 23rd to the 25th.
Will we see you at the next Chiefs party?
As long as I’m still getting invited you bet your ass you’ll see me
From everyone here at The Chiefs, we wish you nothing but success Aleks. Thank you for being the perfect example of what it means to play for The Chiefs, and setting the standard for Halo in our region. We can't wait to see you lift that World Championship Trophy. Once a Chief, always a Chief.