Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Hello, my name is Gurjen aka @HypeBros. I currently work as an IT Technical Specialist. My favorite sport is Basketball. I consider myself as a Gamer, PC enthusiast, part-time aspiring Youtuber/Twitch Streamer and I'm a huge fan of Blizzard games.

Can you tell us how you felt when you heard the news that you won?

I was a bit hesitant at first, since I was not entirely sure if I actually was a winner of the contest. Since I was contacted via tweet reply by a representative from MoreYellow Agency, to which at the time, I had no idea that they were associated with ASUS. But afterward I was able to confirm with ASUS, I was very excited, as a fan of Blizzard games, to hear that I am given the opportunity to attend Blizzcon this year. However, I was slightly concerned since I still had to plan and book a place to stay at near the convention, while the event was only a week away.

What inspired the gameplay piece you submitted?

To tell you the truth, I've been wanting to create one for quite some time, even before learning about the #ROG2BLIZZCON contest. However, for some reason I kept putting it off & just lacked the inspiration to edit a video. Luckily, as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed on October 14, I saw ASUS' post about their Blizzcon Tickets Giveaway Contest. I figured why not take a chance and put together a last minute video, upload it to youtube, and share it ASAP since the submission deadline was originally expired on October 16. And to my surprise it was noticed & liked by others and someone at ASUS USA via Twitter or Instagram.

How long have you been a gamer?

I was introduced to gaming by my father at a very young age. I believe I was only 4 when I was gifted my first Family Computer Disk System console aka FamiCom (Asia's equivalent of the NES) along with playing old DOS games like DOOM, on my Dad's work PC at home. Thanks, Dad!

How long have you been playing Blizzard games specifically?

For as long as I could remember, I believe I started playing Blizzard games at the age of 8 with Diablo for the PC. I remember I was at a family party and my Uncle, at the time, had Diablo installed on his computer. As a budding,curious gamer that I was, I asked my Uncle if I could play after he was done, and next thing you know I was having fun slaying demons as a Warrior, while the rest was history.

What does your gaming setup look like? What components are included in your rig?

I've been actually very fortunate this year because I was able to upgrade to a new system build. To give you a quick background about me, I started to self-taught myself into building my first Gaming PC rig at the age of 12, while only reading Maximum PC/PC Mag issues as my reference. I was determined to build my very own Gaming PC because I hated the poor performance or "lag" while gaming, but had to maintain a reasonable "saved-up allowance" budget. From then on, I fell in love with assembling together my own PC just so I could play the latest games out there. So this year I consider myself very fortunate because I actually won both my processor from Intel and graphics card from Nvidia through social media, which made the the rest of the parts for my Dream PC Gaming Rig affordable.
Some of the components that are included in my rig are:
  • Intel Core i7 6700K processor
  • ASUS ROG Maximus IX Code Z270 Motherboard (must-have essential for Overclocking IMO)
  • 16 GB G. Skill Trident Z RGB RAM
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
  • Samsung 850 Evo 250 GB SSD
  • Western Digital Black 4TB Hard Drive
  • NZXT x52 Kraken AIO CPU Cooler
  • EVGA 1000W SuperNova P2
  • Corsair 570x Case

What is your favorite BlizzCon game?

My current favorite Blizzard game is Overwatch due to its competitive & fun aspect. Plus, my 11 year old cousin occasionally pokes fun at me because he plays the game more than I do, and brags that he's better at the game... so there's that friendly rivalry between us. But my all time favorite would have to be World of Warcraft, which I continue to play to this day for almost 13 years now.

What does BlizzCon mean to you?

Blizzcon to me is a chance for passionate gamers, from all over the world, young/old, Horde/Alliance faction, all gender unite together, share experiences as a community/family to celebrate a common love for Blizzard games. Which is why I enjoyed the beginning of the Opening Ceremony because it showed that there is something greater to the event, than just being about the games itself. So hopefully next year I'd be fortunate enough to attend again, because it definitely was a fun filled experience to remember.

What was the craziest thing you saw at BlizzCon?

Aside from all the crazy awesome Gaming PC rig setups that they had at the booths/demo floor & amazing detailed cosplays, I would have to say the announcement from both my favorite games, Overwatch (New Character Moira & Blizzard World Map) and World of Warcraft (New Expansion & Classic Vanilla Gameplay) got me hyped.

What was your favorite moment from BlizzCon?

There were plenty of favorite moments from BlizzCon to pick from, but if I had to choose one it would probably the Opening Ceremony event since it was at that moment where everyone is excited to hear what Blizzard was announcing for the upcoming year. And of course the chance to try out the exclusive demos for each game that they've announced.