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High Score Interview: Aquinas College Esports’ D.J. “Gamancela” Mott

Welcome to the High Score Esports College Players Interview Series!

Today, we’re talking to D.J. “Gamancela” Mott, who plays on the Overwatch team for Aquinas Esports. See how he got started, how he leads his team to victory, and what tips he has for players who want to join college teams!

Thanks to Aquinas Esports Head Coach Adam Antor for giving us access to his players!


What first got you into games?
My dad. He gave me his N64 and I played Super Mario 64 and fell in love with video games

What drew you to Overwatch?
My uncle played and recommended I play with him. Now I play for him as he’s passed away

Which Character Do You Play? What Do You Like About Them?
Mercy, Ana, Brigette- I like them because I’m being a true support player and a team player as those characters

Do you prefer to play a more defensive style or an aggressive style? Why?
Aggressive- I like to be able to get at the enemy team or help my team bulldoze through

What do you see as your team’s main advantage?
Our DPS Obra and Skyhawk are a big component of our offense and really bring the team together

What advice do you have for younger players who are hoping to join a college team?
Go for it. The worst thing you can do is not try. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.

When you’re not practicing Overwatch or studying, what games do you play?
Rainbow Six Siege– I’d argue I’m better R6 player then Overwatch player I play in High Gold to Platinum.


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