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Miles Ross is nominated for Esports Personality of the Year at the Australian Games Awards (AGAs). He is best known for his work as an Esports Commentator and as a Twitch partner. having recently returned to Australia from the Call of Duty World League in Las Vegas, Ross spoke with Gamers Classified about this AGA nomination.

 GC: What was your reaction to being nominated?

MR: I was flattered! However not hugely surprised as I had nominated myself. The system works!

Source: Miles Ross

GC: As a former professional Halo player, what can you tell us about an Esports Athlete’s training regime?

MR: Back in my day we would play 2-3 hours of scrimmages against other teams a night, followed by match video reviews and strategy discussions which could run for easily over 2 hours. When not practising for tournaments we would be playing public matches and grinding the game that we loved dearly.

Players these days are even more rigorous, some top CS:GO and Call of Duty teams have personal trainers and sports psychologists who have weekly sessions with the players to keep them in check on top of their playing schedules.

Overwatch League players are in similar situations: this is absolutely a full time job for them.

The biggest oversight in players regimes is taking care of their physical wellbeing, and I’m happy to say that this is being addressed worldwide. Mark my words, esports teams doing yoga will be the wave in 2019.

GC: Are there any Esports events in 2019 that you’re looking forward to?

MR: I’m hugely excited to get stuck into the Black Ops 4 season for the Call of Duty World League. Las Vegas was one of the best events I have ever been to. It’s going to be an exciting year for CoD fans.

Source: Miles Ross

GC: Is there anything else you would like to add? 

MR: A huge thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for me! ESL Australia for putting on some of the best esports events in the world. And a particular shoutout to the guys in Black Ops 4 public matches who shout my casting lines at me when they kill me. You are absolutely hilarious.

Miles Ross has his own website and is active of Twitter, Instagram and Twitch. The AGAs will be held at Sydney’s Luna Park on December 19th 2018 from 8pm AEDT. Tickets are available via the AGA website and the event will also be streamed on Twitch.