Greg “Grego” McAllen is a professional Apex Legends player for Cloud9. Before he made the change to the battle royale genre in 2017, he was a pro Overwatch player for the same organization and was regarded by some as the best Lúcio player in the world during his time competing.
Grego has since seen success with high placings in tournaments and was picked back up by one of the largest esports organizations in the world. We caught up with him for an interview.
Grego: I enjoy all types of first-person shooters, and at the moment battle royale games are quite popular. I’ve been having a ton of fun with Apex Legends since it dropped, so it just seemed natural to start streaming and entering competitions.
Grego: Well, I actually learned most of the BR tactics I know just by playing them for fun over time. I’ve played every battle royale released since the original H1Z1, so I’ve had a chance to get pretty familiar with the format. This is just one of the few I decided to compete in.
Grego: You have to really motivate yourself. I would start by playing league scrims in the pro Apex Discord to get some practice against some of the better players out there. There are already a lot of players doing this, so you have to come in and beat them to prove yourself.
Grego: I wouldn’t say content creation is a necessity for all types of players, but it is the logical path to take as a player in battle royale games. Really every player should try to do some form of content creation because it obviously increases your value as a player.
Grego: Our team is really good about always talking through our decisions and getting on the same page with each other, everyone on the team wants to win. On top of that, we seem to just get along.
Grego: We don’t have anything set in stone right now, but be on the lookout on the C9 Twitter for announcements about us playing in upcoming tournaments.
Dillon Bantel is an avid gamer, esports enthusiast, and writer. He has been gaming since he and his brother got their first Nintendo 64 and had to fight over the only controller. He found his home with first-person shooters like Halo 3 and Modern Warfare 2. He still loves playing games with friends and asserting his dominance to the noobs on the other team. When he isn’t gaming with friends, he is working on his debut young adult novel, Tyranny.