How long have you been playing online?
How much time do you currently spend online, on a weekly basis?
Too much…. At least 30 hrs.
How did you learn about EliteLeague? And when did you join?
Abt_masters told me about EliteLeague, I joined June 27 2000
When did you first become a Staff Member at EliteLeague?
I started TDing July 29 2000
In your opinion, what makes EliteLeague different from other Leagues?
The family atmosphere. I am not afraid to let my children watch me play ...
Do you administer any real-life competitions?
Does referring my childre?s disputes count?
It works for me…
Tell us about your career history at EliteLeague.
I started out as a TD when Elite was a Cases MyLeague, and was promoted to HTD then to AA, all in gin, within six months. Then this past spring and summer I helped out with Hearts, first as HA then as AA. I am back to gin full time now.
Why are you investing so much time and effort in EliteLeague? It certainly can’t be the high pay, LOL.
It is a learning experience for me. I enjoy coming up with new ideas and seeing them go from planning into implementation and hopefully to a successful outcome. Also I get a lot of trouble shooting experience in my field just by helping the players and TDs with their computer problems.
From a staff perspective, what makes EliteLeague different from other leagues?
The site alone sets us above the other leagues. The ease of use for players and TDs alike. The fact that the site is always improving. The hands-on administration by senior staff that is responsive to all leagues' needs while still maintaining the larger perspective, the vision of the whole.
What would you tell a prospective member who is trying to choose between Elite and other, similar leagues?
“Just try Elite: you have 30 days to see if you like it, and most are hooked within the first week.”
But why try Elite when the others are totally free? What does Elite offer me?
The other leagues aren't really free. They all offer membership levels and don't provide the help and support that we do, or the virtually trouble-free site. Elite has 21 different games that can be accessed with one ID and one YEPs account. The fact that we are a pure tourney league, and rank manipulation is impossible. The very high standards set by our administration. The fact that the same basic rules are consistently enforced by every Elite League.
Any last word to our readers?
What makes EliteLeague special is respect. If we all respect each other, extend the common courtesies, respond with grace to inevitable problems when they arise, and realise it's all about games and fun, we will continue to prosper. I feel fortunate to be associated with a league that has such great Admins, Staff (TDs), and players...