Tell us about yourself.What are your GT's and names?
57 - Hi my gamertag is BUK 57
, and my name is Will Buck.
20 - Hello Halotracker, my gamertag is apeX BUK 20
and my name is Alex Buck. Your names or GT's will sound familiar to some people, why is that? Where would people recognize you from?
57 - People may recognize us from MLG events, and some new stories in the past on the MLG website about the "Transatlantic Triumph"
and other small stories! Also if you're European you will most likely know us from the European tournaments hosted by EGL. Do you use any other GT's that you would care to share?
57 - Nope, my only GT is BUK 57 currently.
20 - I'm the same I only use one GT which is apeX BUK 20 Why did you choose your GT's?
57 - We both shared the gamertag BUK 20 to begin with. BUK is just our last name shortened down and then 20 is our birthday (20th of January), but then I wanted my own account so made my own, the 57 came from when my dad use to have a license plate which was BUK 57.How young are you guys?
57 - My brother and I are 19 years old. Where are you from, and where do you live now?
20 - We are from and also still live in Essex which is a small county in England. What got you into gaming, and Halo specifically?
57 - We've always played a lot of games since we were really young, but I started playing Halo specifically after seeing my brother play at a London tournament where he won £625 for coming 2nd...after this I decided I wanted to play more and get better at Halo.
20 - The Halo titles have always been enjoyable and after playing Halo 3 for a while I got introduced to the competitive side of things, as soon as that happened I've wanted to prove that I'm one of the best. What are your favorite games when you are not playing Halo?
57 - Battlefield 3 and MW3 are two of the games I play a lot when I'm not playing Halo.
20 - Battlefield 3 and Skyrim, although I haven't played much of it since I completed the main quest. Which Halo is your favorite and Why?
57 - Halo 3. It's where I achieved the most, and I had the most amazing experiences playing it across Europe and America.
20 - Halo 3. We were too young to be in the scene when Halo 2 was popular and Halo Reach just doesn't seem as enjoyable as Halo 3 was.What is your favorite gametype and map?
57 - Favorite gametype is currently King of The Hill and my favorite map is Battle Canyon (Beaver Creek).
20 - Favorite gametype is King of The Hill also, as it's the gametype which requires the most amount of teamwork/skill to win. What Gaming leagues are you apart of? MLG, ECU, etc...
57 - We are part of MLG, EGL and also ReflexGT. The latter two are European with EGL being the European Gaming League based in the UK, and ReflexGT being based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.How long have you been a part of them?
57 - We've been playing in both European leagues since they started, which has been around 2 years for EGL and just over a year for ReflexGT if I remember correctly. What teams have you been a part of?
57 - Lots! European organizations mainly which include the following, The Imperial, Crack Clan, Power Gaming, LowLandLions and now currently apeX eSports. What is your best or favorite Pro moment?
57 - Favorite Pro moment would have to be beating Str8 Rippin at Raleigh 2010 National Championships in 2 series, with an overall score of 6-1 against them where we ended up placing 10th.
20 - I'd have to say that moment also, or perhaps being invited to TheLanNetwork last year to practice against some of the best teams in the game before the MLG Dallas 2011 Opener event, that was a really cool experience! I saw you guys participated and took 1st place in a tournament in Amsterdam recently, congratulations! What other tournaments or events you have participated in?
57 - Thank you! We have competed in a lot of other tournaments, I think I personally have attended 10 events at MLG now and around 15 in total across Europe. What do you hope to see in Halo 4?
57 - A GOOD theatre system which allows spectating in matches so there can be commentary and other things done for live streaming on Xbox live etc.
20 - An abundance of good maps (you can never have enough good maps!) complete player/settings customization and LAN support (as per usual) Now onto Stream related questions:What got you into streaming?
57 - We saw lots of other players doing it and it looked like something fun to do as well as helping to promote ourselves and our team.
20 - A lot of people wanted to see us play online, so we've done everything in our power to give our fans and followers what they want!How long have you been streaming for?
57 - We started in November last year, so not that long.
20 - Yeah November we started streaming serious, I had a short lived stream attempt a while back but my quality was horrible so I gave up after a while. What days and times can you normally be seen streaming?
57 - Week days from 6pm - 10pm usually. And sometimes on weekends. What are your favorite things about streaming?
57 - Seeing the people’s reactions when they type in chat!
20 - It's a good source of media for both our team and others when playing against one another, it's also cool that so many people want to watch us play :) What do the majority of your viewers like to see you stream?
57 - I think most people enjoy watching us play against other top European teams so that they have some good scrims to watch and possible learn some things from them.
20 - Yeah, practicing against other top European teams seems popular, the viewers get bored of us destroying random players in Matchmaking What equipment do you use to stream? (Do you have any pictures of your gaming set up?)
I don't have a picture right now but will send you one!Streaming equipment
- Custom Built PC ( i5 2500K 3.6Ghz, 8GB RAM, Sapphire 6870 Graphics card)
- HDMI Splitter
- AverMedia Game Broadcaster HDWhat monitor do you use?
57 - Asus 24 Inch monitor, similar spec to the ones that MLG use.
20 - 22" Samsung Pebble What headset do you use?
57 - Currently Sennheiser PC350's
20 - Sennheiser PC350's What controller do you use and what are your button layout and sensitivity settings?
57 - Standard Xbox controller which has been sanded down on the thumb sticks to remove slow turning. Button layout is Bumper Jumper and sensitivity is 5.
20 - Standard Xbox controller with no slow. Bumper Jumper, sensitivity 4. What is your connection?Do you have any highlights from your stream you would like to share?
57 -There's a Halo 3 clip on my Youtube. Where I freak out about lag! Editors Extra: BUKTAGE - Halo 3 Montage - 100% MLGDo you have any suggestions to people who want to stream?
57 - Make sure you have a good computer, and good connection. That is all!
20 - Start off small, don't waste money on streaming equipment until you're certain you'll be using it regularly, I’ve seen so many people spend a lot of money on streaming and then realize that they don't even stream enough to warrant the purchases made to stream.Do you have any shout outs or final comments for all your adoring fans?
57 - Just a huge shout out to all our fans, and also to our amazing team apeX-eSports who we have been representing for almost 4months now and it's been great!
20 - Yeah anyone who supports us, we love you! apeX-eSports of course, they're really supportive of us...and I guess TwitchTV for providing such a great platform to stream on! That is all the questions we have. I want to thank both of the Buks for taking the time to do this. If you are interested in watching their stream you can do that HERE and be sure to follow them both on Twitter: @Buk57 & @Buk20All past Broadcaster Spotlights can be found Here.