Lewis Wain (@WainoGaming) is an 18-year-old from Kent, South East England. He studies esports at the University of Chichester where he is currently in his first year. Lewis recalls his biggest achievement in the industry as playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 where he reached masters division establishing himself as one of the top 2% of players in the world.
What got you interested in studying esports?
Throughout my school years, I always enjoyed playing a lot of sports but when I went home, I’d chill out by going onto my Xbox and playing Call of Duty and that made me a lot happier than any of the sports. Then when it came to A-Levels, I chose Biology, Psychology and P.E. because although I was very passionate about my gaming, I knew how hard it would be to get into the industry and was constantly reminded of it by everyone. I didn’t enjoy my A-Levels at all because I just loved playing games so much and that’s all I wanted to do. In all honesty though, I didn’t even know esports existed really as a course until I had a look at UniFrog and came across the course here at the University of Chichester.
“My dream is to go professional playing Call of Duty”
Which esports games do you enjoy the most?
Since getting a PC for my 18th birthday, I’ve had to learn how to play against people with a keyboard and mouse instead of a controller. Call of Duty has been the main game I’ve played since switching, but now I’m also getting into games like CSGO, Rocket League and I’m loving it. I’ve gotten so much better at mouse and keyboard since first starting and I’m honestly enjoying playing all of these games.
What would you say are your top skills?
When it comes to gaming, I’m very motivated. Even if my team isn’t performing well and wants to give up, I won’t let that happen. I’m always passionate about what I want to do and I don’t stop until it’s done. I try to bring everyone together too and keep the team strong. I’d say my mindset when it comes to gaming is very positive. I like to make a few jokes every now and then just to raise spirits and I genuinely think that makes a big difference. My reaction time and my aim are both also very good if I say so myself.
What is your dream job?
Call of Duty is a very hard game to break into and become pro, but that’s always been what I’ve wanted to do. If not though, I would also love to edit videos and montages for big YouTubers.