The AT&T Annihilator Cup takes place on Twitch throughout April, featuring many popular characters and a wide variety of games. Twenty high-profile streamers earn points for five distinct gaming experiences, from combat to asymmetric horror to FPS action.
The event is broadcast live on the official AT&T Twitch channel every Friday. Also, it will certainly be interesting to see games that are proficient in their chosen genre’s streaming handling that may be beyond their expertise (like Street Fighter or Dead by Daylight).
We caught up with the Annihilator Cup competitors Tim Tatman Quick chat about the game, his career and more!
So, Annihilator Championship. Tell me what it is, why you’re excited about it, and why you’re getting involved!
Well, I’m excited about the Annihilator tournament because it’s a great opportunity to show off my great performance in various games. You know, I play a lot of Call of Duty, but I’m here to show people that I can branch out of this. You know, I can be dominant in that too.
Which game will be the biggest challenge for you?
I think the biggest challenge for me will be Dead by Daylight. I have seen it. I understand the concept behind it. But I also like that, to be honest, I’m kind of scared, so I don’t usually play horror games. This way, I can fight for my money a little bit.
Obviously, you’re very good at FPS – what other genres do you enjoy besides that?
Well, you know I grew up playing Counter-Strike on PC and a lot of Call of Duty on Xbox, so you’re absolutely right; FPS is like my main forte, if you will. Having said that, I’ve dabbled in MMORPGs, and I’ve played a lot, you know, that kind of game, World of Warcraft; I’ve played a lot, but when it comes to what I like, you’re right.
So you love Call of Duty: Warzone. If you could change one thing about Warzone, what would it be?
There’s a lot going on in my head, and I’ll do one thing – I’ll change this myself: try changing the map more often or something like that, or prefer a new gun… . More frequent. Fortnite, to be honest, I think it spoils me a bit in this regard. Fortnite is very good at constantly updating the game. It’s really important to keep things fresh at the end of the day.
How did you get into streaming and content creation?
It’s interesting because a lot has changed over the years. As far as I know, why? Like a lot of people are watching streaming right now, like a lot of people are seeing it as money, yes, like a job. I mean, years ago, man, I was at work. I work full time. I’ll watch Twitch, right? I would watch streaming – about ten years ago. I’ll sit there at work and I’ll watch some streamers. I used to think, “Man, this is a really cool thing. You know, I wish I could do it.” And at this time, people weren’t even making money.Kind of like, there’s actually a very limited number of people who have survived [it] in streaming. I decided to give it a try. I built a computer. The first thing I actually played was Call of Duty Black Ops II, so you know, it makes sense that I’m still creating Call of Duty content. I just started doing this for fun. Literally, it’s just a little thing when I get home from get off work.
Where did it just take off?
After get off work, I usually go home in the evening and stream for two to three hours. Then I would take the weekend off to relax with friends. So this is how it all started for me. It’s just a hobby. That’s it, because there’s hardly anything in it, in terms of money. you know what I mean? I started doing this while working full time, so I basically work 45 hours a week and stream 30 hours. Ultimately, I make more money in my spare time than I do full time.
Have you ever thought about making your own games?
No, because I know that person’s workload, you know, the number of teams[s] And what they’re trying to do with these big video games. That’s not my thing, man. I am a very laid back person. You know, ask me again in 10 to 15 years. Maybe I’ll get into that space somehow, right?