Now that our break is over, up next is a man that takes no breaks, David “Chao” Chao. Our very own wunderkind was an early leader of the CS:GO community and took part in Rutgers Esports as one of the best Events Director we’ve ever had. Even though he took a leave from the org this past year, he was there to provide continuous support for our events and offered mentoring to the new generation of Rutgers Esports officers.
Whether it was being one of the driving forces behind the success of our 2017-2018 season events, or providing countless Tespa chapters with high-quality campaign products, David never hesitated to put in 100% into every position he occupied during his time with Rutgers Esports. Dedicated, calculating, and passionate, David has always been a shining example of the talent and admirable work-ethic of some of the best Rutgers has to offer.
Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Chinese, David intends to continue working at Tespa in hopes of further developing his career goals in the esports industry. Thank you David for all your contributions—we’ve seen your amazing work and can’t wait to see more so we wish you all the best!
When did you get involved with our community?
During my Sophomore year, at Fireside Open 2016.
What degree are you graduating with?
Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and a minor in Chinese.
What did you do in your time with us?
Initially I got involved as a commentator/host at Fireside Open, and that piqued my interest and made me want to explore on-air broadcasting as a hobby. I also joined the Operations Committee on Rutgers Esports, which went on to become the current Events Committee. From there, I became Events Director and ran ~10 events.
What drew you to CS:GO as an esport? What other games do you enjoy?
Easy viewing experience and the storyline behind the players and the teams. The other game I most enjoy would be World of Warcraft, especially playing the Auction House and exploring the world.
What are your plans after you graduate? Are you going to continue going to majors?
Plan to continue working at Tespa as a Campaign Operations Coordinator.
What has been the most rewarding part of being the Events Director?
Most rewarding part would have had to been getting to help provide an environment where people could feel accepted and connect over their passions with other people.
What’s your fondest memory of your time at Esports?
Attending my first Fireside Open and being in total awe of the size of the community that had come out to the event. It was an awesome experience being able to get involved and help put on such an amazing event with a great team that I would go on to consider some of my closest friends.