The magician behind the TENSTAR socials you all love and (hopefully) follow - we Get to know TENSTAR's Social Media Manager Sam Malvern!
What made you choose to work at TENSTAR?
I saw the opportunity to get on board with TENSTAR while they were still in the process of picking up our VALORANT roster. It was clear from that point that the team had huge potential, and not only that, it was an opportunity for me to begin my career in esports!
What is your highlight of 2021 so far?
Prior to TENSTAR and esports, I worked in the live music industry. With lockdowns and a pretty nasty virus floating around, it was difficult to see how I’d be able to work on a career at the time. Joining up with TENSTAR this year was an amazing opportunity to get into esports whilst also getting back on track!
What is your favourite game?
Hard to choose a favourite! Recently, VALORANT has been every part of my day to day, it’s been what I watch, work with, and play from time to time! But I’m also just a sucker for MMO’s in general, as you might have guessed I’m a fan of being a part of communities.
Where do you see yourself by 2022?
I’d love to help create more content, whether that's in production, direction, or just as a creative individual. Whether that’s in my spare time, or by getting more involved with the content here at TENSTAR, we’ll have to wait and see!
Other than gaming – tell us about a passion/hobby you have
I’m a great big music and art nerd! I spend a lot of time getting stuck on tangents playing with new ideas making stuff at home. They also make for great ways to spend allllll my money on.
If you had to describe yourself with a film – which film?
I’d probably say something like Hot Fuzz - not because I relate to the story - but because I reference that damn film way too often.
Best and worst part of your social media manager role?
Best part is representing our teams and players on our socials! It’s always exciting to interact with them and the opponents they face, especially as we get a real name out on the competitive scene. Worst part is not always being the bearer of good news, gotta lose some times!
What did you want to be as a child?
I had no idea! I was never sure what I wanted to be, but I knew I loved being creative, and problem solving always excited me! At the time I think I really just wanted to be useful and have fun.
If you could meet one person from any time in history, who and why?
I’m tempted to say myself when I was younger! Then I’d have known I wanted to be a Social Media Manager when I grew up :)
If you had one piece of advice for someone wanting to enter esports what would it be?
Every bit of time you spend playing games, getting creative while solving problems, and making friends in gaming is so valuable. It’s all experience and practice for an important part of the real thing.
Why should people follow TENSTAR on all socials?
It’s the only way to keep up with whatever upset the team is gonna cause in the big leagues next! And don’t forget, the TENSTAR family only plans on getting bigger, and how else would you find out!
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