Familiar faces will return to the organization as CheckSix Gaming picks up North American Counter-Strike team “Make War Not Love”. Corey “flashstep” Parks will be returning to the organization for his second stint. Corey led the CheckSix Counter-Strike: Source team from 2010-2011 for four seasons; taking the team to playoffs each season.
The CheckSix Counter-Strike team will be competing in the E-Sports Entertainment Association (ESEA) Mountain Dew League, formerly known as the Premier League. The Mountain Dew League is a brand new initiative that gives professional to give teams an opportunity to compete for a coveted spot in the Electronic Sports League (ESL) professional Counter-Strike league. The ESL pro league houses top teams in North America and Europe. The CheckSix Counter-Strike team’s first match is on September 27th, 2017.
The CheckSix Counter-Strike roster:
- Corey “flashstep” Parks
- Josh “joshbM” Blier
- Jacob “L0ner” Webster
- Nolan “Temperature” Pepper
- Nick “Zeptic” King
Official Press Release – http://checksix.gg/news/checksix-gaming-returns-to-counter-strike/
Corey “Flashstep” Parks is 26 years old and lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has been competing in the ESEA League since October 2009. Corey over a decade of Counter-Strike experience has led teams in multiple seasons/leagues in Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He works with the team in and out of game with the progression of the team dynamics, practice, and strategy. Having played for Check-Six over five years ago he has come full circle and now leads and plays for Check-Six once again.
Are you excited to be returning to CheckSix?
I loved playing under CheckSix during my source years, and ecstatic to be returning six years later! Some of my fondest memories and closest of online friends were while playing for CheckSix. I have always respected and loved how the org was ran.
What’s your in-game roles and how does that affect the success of the team this MDL season?
I am the IGL of the squad, in and out of game! I make the strategy and lead discussions during matches and practice. Always positively affecting our mentality. morale, and strategy for the better, well, I hope so at least.
MWNL has been in the MDL for 9 seasons now. How many seasons have you played for MWNL and what team were you in previously?
Josh and I have been playing under MWNL (previously known as Blight) for ever season I’ve played of prem. We have had some good playoffs runs in the past alongside a couple of seasons where we fell a little short.
What are you most excited about with this roster?
I am super excited to see the skill ceiling some of these younger players have. I have always sought out potential in players. If you find the right 5 players who enjoy playing together, same goals, and dedicate the time great things will happen, and that is what we have with this roster.
How do you feel the newer talent on this roster will complement some of the more seasoned pros on the team?
Its a compliment of mindset, I am constantly learning new stuff from them as well. I think their play styles and dedication inspire me to want to play more/take the time to show them stuff they don’t know. We found 3 really talented younger players who want what is best for the team, something I find key to success with any sport or game.
What are you expecting of the team this season in the ESEA Mountain Dew League?
I will be upset with anything less then playoffs, but MDL League continues to become more competitive. Getting a team up and running, playing consistent good CS, is easier said then done.
Any final thoughts?
I really just want to take the time to say thank you to CheckSix. I am extremely happy the org has returned to eSports! Good luck to all the teams in MDL League, and I look forward to making this team and organization better each day! Thanks!