MCoC Summoner Showdown Week One Preview - Bios

Summoner Showdown – Week One Preview

It’s here. They’re here. Game on. Three competitors kick off Week One, but only one will advance to the next round.


Marvel Contest of Champions: Summoner Showdown | Week One Host & Player Bios

Marvel Contest of Champions: Summoner Showdown – Week One starts today: Wednesday, July 31 at 1 PM PDT, live from Marvel’s HQ in New York City.

Before we introduce our first three players, let’s get to know this week’s host, Brian Grant, who says he once played “25 hours straight… in a single day.”

Host Bio: Brian Grant
Known as the BananaMan (for eating three bananas at one go), Brian Grant has a very healthy gaming mantra: “Eat your broccoli, kids.”

Hometown:
Seattle, WA

Twitter:
@ContestChampion

Year Brian Joined The Contest:
2015

Favorite Aspect of The Contest:
“The strong community within The Contest. This game is tough, but everyone comes together to conquer it.”

Top 3 Champions:
Medusa
Omega Red
Hyperion

Style of Play:
“I fight like a powerful grizzly bear that hasn’t eaten in days. Hours even.”




Player Bio: chunkyb
Super helpful chunkyb says he tries to help people where he can. Makes sense that chunkyb runs the MCoC Player Concierge and is “heavily involved” in other player communities, too.

Hometown: 
“Parts Unknown”

Twitter:
@chunkybmcoc

Year chunkyb Joined The Contest:
“The day it launched.”

Favorite Aspect of The Contest: 
“The social aspect. I’ve made tons of friends through this game. The game itself is wonderful, but the social side kicks it up a handful of levels.”

Top 3 Champions:
Captain America (Infinity War) 
Omega Red
Killmonger

Style of Play:
“I call it ‘Frantically Trying to Not Get Hit’…” 


Player Bio: Duckslug
Duckslug says he typically plays after work and before bed. “No major arena grinds.” The biggest challenge he’s faced and won? “Figuring out how to log in for calendar rewards when on vacation.” (Awesome.)

Hometown: 
East Hampton, CT

Twitter:
@slugberg

Year Duckslug Joined The Contest:
2015

Favorite Aspect of The Contest:
“The Marvel Universe is so expansive and Contest of Champions brings us into that creative world.” 

Top 3 Champions:
Venom the Duck 
Aegon
Wasp

Style of Play:
Casual


Player Bio: StarFighter0717
Self-proclaimed ‘MCoC Addict, Info Hoarder, Procrastinator & Purveyor of Random Witty Jokes,’ StarFighter0717 is a collector of information and knowledge about The Contest and adds that she enjoys being a “geek and a dork about this stuff.”  

Twitter:
@StarfighterMcoc

Hometown: 
Cary, North Carolina

Year Starfighter Joined The Contest:
2016

Favorite Aspect of The Contest:
“I really enjoy the vast amount of characters and abilities and interactions…the lore of the game…the excitement that comes with getting past something new.”

Top 3 Champions:
Spider-Man (Stark Enhanced)
Corvus Glaive
Captain Marvel (Classic)

Style of Play:
“Moderately advanced…but casual.”



Summoners, who do YOU think has the best chance of making it to the final?Join the discussion in the MCoC Forum!

Marvel has more info about this week’s host, players and tournament structure. And don’t forget to watch the livestream every Wednesday @ 1 PM PDT at marvel.com/mcocshowdown.