Member Spotlight - KSI Elderpoot 7
By: Chaoticz 7
Global Moderator/Board Member/Media Manager
KSI Elderpoot 7 (Operations Director) is an exceptional leader that many of us have been lucky to meet. He has the skills, he has the attitude, and he has the humour. He is a current Hall of Fame member and has been many different ranks within KSI, more recently: Senior Director, Director of Web Operations, Administrator, and Operations Director.
Chaoticz 7: Can you explain your position and duties briefly for those who may not understand?
Elderpoot 7: This is something that I get asked quite often, and it's not always that easy to sum up. My intended role is to oversee the web and clan operations of KSI and to ensure that they are both functioning to their top potential. For clan operations, that means I oversee the senior directors (when we get some) and for web, Anatomy is my main point of contact. I take what the Executive Director and the Board want to do and do my best to implement. Right now though, my position gets more complicated as a lot of times I am needed to fill additional roles, in FA, for example, I am their acting Division Leader. So, yeah, I do a lot of different things!!
Chaoticz 7: How long have you been in KSI?
Elderpoot 7: Another question that isn't so easily answered, ha! I joined KSI in 2006 and was a private for close to an entire year. Stayed in KSI until 2012. I left in 2012 and returned in 2017, so there is a 5-year gap in there that I was not in KSI.
Chaoticz 7: What made you come home to KSI?
Elderpoot 7: Great question, one day I saw a Facebook post from KSI and realized it was still around. Decided to go onto the website, and there were some things that I saw happening that really upset me. Mainly because I have taken so much from KSI and learned a lot over the years, and I want others to be able to experience that as well, so I worked my way back up in web ops to attempt to change KSI for the better.
Chaoticz 7: What do you think the most important thing about KSI is?
Elderpoot 7: To me, the most important part of KSI is networking and comradery. Gaming is great in and of itself, but being able to game with your friends is truly a different experience. For me, KSI has always been about learning skills such as leadership and making new friends.
Chaoticz 7: You're a Hall of Fame member, correct? How did it feel to be awarded this at the time?
Elderpoot 7: Yes, I was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010. The only way I can answer is this: Go and look at the names on the Hall of Fame, particularly towards the beginning. These were people who I looked up to during my years of KSI, and most of them were some of the best KSI had to offer. Having my name listed among all of the other ones is truly an honor.
Chaoticz 7: Do you have any memories in particular that you feel reflect some of your best times in KSI?
Elderpoot 7: Well, I could go on for days talking about specific memories, but let me give just one general example. Back in Halo 2, I remember that most of my time was spent, not on playing the game, but sitting in various lobbies just hanging out and talking with people. I got home from school, hopped on my Xbox, and that was my way of hanging out. It was amazing to me that I was friends with people from around the country (and really the world). But what stands out is, a lot of times, we never started the lobby up! And when we did start it, it usually involved just driving a warthog around Coagulation and playing demolition derby!!
Chaoticz 7: Describe your KSI experience in 1 word.
Elderpoot 7: Enriching.
KSI Elderpoot 7, thank you for your time. Keep gaming on!