Lewis Betteridge (19), aka TwitchBetteridge, from Portsmouth, is currently in his second year of studying esports at the University of Chichester.
What got you interested in studying esports?
I’ve always had a passion for gaming ever since I was a little kid. All I wanted to do was play on the main stage at some event. I was studying Engineering at college and hated it so when I saw that The University of Chichester was putting on a course that not only can help me develop as a player but also expand my knowledge of the industry, I wanted to dive right into it – felt like a saving grace.
“I’m very good at listening, making me the perfect team member!”
Which esports games do you most enjoy.
Well, I’m the IGL for the University’s Call of Duty Team – who are unbeaten so far – so Call of Duty is my favourite game to play. However, I have recently got into League of Legends and have been trying to learn the mechanics and game knowledge. League is more of a casual game for me, even though the LOL community would beg to differ as they can’t see it as a casual game.
What would you say are your top skills?
My top skills… well I’m very good at listening, making me the perfect team member, and I’m always trying to improve. I can learn a new skill quickly and put it into practice 9 times out of 10. In Call of Duty, I play the OBJ (Objective) player role and I seem to be pretty good at it. I always finish with the most hill time or the most bomb plants / defuses, and I think highly of myself because of it.
What’s your dream job?
My dream job would be to play as a Pro Player for one of the CDL teams. Like I’ve said I’ve always wanted to be up on the main stage playing for a city. But it’s not just being on the mainstage that is my dream job, I would use the opportunity to become a content creator to show off what I have learnt and hopefully inspire others to go down the same route.