For the majority of gamers worldwide, Call of Duty is simply just a videogame or a hobby taken up in one’s free time. However, there are others that would insist that it is so much more than just a hobby, but rather a lifestyle.
Financial success when it pertains to gaming can vary drastically depending on the field that one chooses to pursue. Many individuals choose to take up live streaming or making YouTube videos in hopes that they can one day “make it big.” This tends to be the case for the majority of avid gamers that are trying to turn a simple gaming experience into something that is so much more. Although many attempt this path, not all are successful or happy with the final results. An even smaller percentage of these passionate gamers fall into the category of those who play these games at the highest level possible. Even those who are successful will attest to the fact that the road and journey they went on to get to where they are at was not an easy one. They will tell you that it takes many hours of dedication and times where failure reocurred almost too often that they had to overcome in order to get to where they are today.
These select few that make it big don’t have an easy road ahead of them either once they reach the pinnacle. No matter what mountain you decide to climb, there will always be a bigger one to overcome. No matter what video game or event these players place well at, there will always be a point of struggle and frustration. There is one point however that Call of Duty players alike can agree upon, with that being the satisfaction and desire to play the new titles put out by this storied franchise. Recent titles such as Call of Duty: Ghosts and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare have left competitive fans and players wondering if anything will ever improve again. Isn’t that what we all want right now? One man in particular who has been a true pioneer for competitive Call of Duty is Dallas O’Donnell. Dallas, who goes by the alias of “BioAcid” is a shout caster who currently resides in Queensland, Australia. Dallas is not only a shout caster but an Industrial radiation technician as well which is his primary occupation. Dallas picked up shout casting back in 2009 when he first began casting competitive show matches and tournaments online before ever appearing on LAN. Dallas said that he was nervous heading into his first LAN as a caster and admitted that it was definitely something different but exciting at the same time. From this point on, he never looked back!
Like I stated previously, Dallas has been casting ever since 2009 when he first started commentating show matches and tournaments online. He has not only casted online but has also attended a handful of events in Australia as well over the past 6 years. He has also made trips to the United States and United Kingdom to cast events such as Call of Duty Championships and other MLG inspired LAN’s. Many considered Dallas as the number one ambassador and pioneer for Australian Call of Duty eSports and the reason behind the success and growth of the Australian scene up until now. Dallas announced earlier this week that he will be retiring from shout casting at this time due to some personal reasons that he needs to tend to. Dallas has been a true professional and hardworking individual at all times over the course of his casting career. He has not only demonstrated true professionalism every day, both on the microphone and in his personal life, but also set an example to all and forged a path for Australian Call of Duty and shout casting moving forward.
Dallas or BioAcid was a true role model and trend setter for Call of Duty ever since he stepped into the scene back in 2009. The past 6 years have been filled with so many ups and downs in Call of Duty eSports, but one man has remained true in every case over the years and for that we want to thank you Dallas. Thank you for everything that you have done for competitive Call of Duty eSports and casting over the years! Without all of your hard work and dedication there is no way of knowing where we would be at today if you weren’t apart of the picture. You will be truly missed by all of us who knew you and understand what you stood for. Thank you once again Dallas and we want to wish you all the luck in the world moving forward! #ThankYouBio