On March 30th, 2017 I was spending my day off work playing some crucible on Destiny. I was on The Dreadnaught playing Control. I was launched into a game that was already going as I was much of the time when playing Destiny, so I pulled up the lobby list when I spawned in to see who I was against and what I had for teammates. That’s when I saw KSI.
Now you’ll have to excuse me for a second, I had heard of and played with many KSI people over the years starting back during Modern Warfare 2, so it wasn’t a huge surprise to see them on Destiny. I decided to strap on my big boy tryhard parties and pull out that ole trust Mida Multi-tool and go to town, and go to town I did. I destroyed them. My team ended up winning and I felt pretty good if not a little embarrassed that I felt the need to play like that. After the match I got a message from KSI Darth Vader asking if I would be interested in joining.
I thought it had to be a joke or that it was one of the fanboy spin off clans, and since all my fire team members had stopped playing I thought sure why not I’ll join. I was placed into the squad Beowulf. I can’t for the life of me remember what division it was but it didn’t matter because shortly after I was recruited that division split and I was moved to Light TR. I wasn’t really all that active within the community at this point I was around for meetings but that’s it. I made friends and lasting ones at that.
In May of 2017 my wife and I separated and then got divorced. This was a rough time for me and I let my mentor Anubis know and he as well as the other squad members were there for me. During the divorce I wasn’t acrice at all except for here and there on discord. In that time TR split and I was moved into Lost Empire and the rebirth of Rome. About this time new leaders had come and the likes of Anubis and Mizz Airy has moved up into Div Leader roles so I started leaning on the officers of Rome. They helped me break out of my funk and start contributing. I actually got recruits.
It was intimidating at first, but I got more and more comfortable with it. My new leaders and I became really close and I started moving up. When I was finally made Staff Sargent and was being trained to become an officer, Rome collapsed and we were merged into the squad Avalon. It was a rough transition with my gen now maj and having to get to know new people. Things went sideways real fast a couple months later.
In October of last year, LE lost all of our div leadership in a matter of hours. After everything was said and done the highest ranking officer we had was Gen. This was a chaotic time for everybody which was made worse by confusion. We had KSI DR EEVEE 7 and Vik and KSI Umbreon take a hold of things which kind of leveled out. Cali came in and helped and pushed us to all do our part. Even though my mentors and friends had left us high and dry I wasn’t going to let the rest of my family crumble so I stepped up big time.
Durng our rebuilding I quickly became LT and then CPT. We had KSI Princess 7 come in and take over where Cali had left off and we pushed harder to rebuild. We had numerous attacks by XDG/TSB on our discord server and had recruiting locked down. When it was lifted Umbreon and myself brought in 20 new members in 2 days. LE was renamed Xiled Gods which was fitting as we were the outcasts at this point. My squad Avalon was then renamed Osiris and the real work began.
By November I was promoted to maj as Osiris was nearing split numbers. It felt good seeing XG come back with a vengeance and thriving. Umbreon was moved to CoFo and I was promoted to Gen of Osiris. It was a surreal moment for me. I had been through hell and back all that summer and never thought I would reach the rank of Gen, and yet here it was. We were a couple weeks away from the new year and I was running my own squad.
The rest most of you have witnessed. More div promotions were given and here I am now a CoFo of XG. Today I’m looking back and the last year. For those of you who read this that aren’t sure where you are headed in the community I want you to know that I understand greatly. Just know that goals are attained with work and it might seem to be a pain, but it’s all worth it in the end. Push yourself! Find that aspect of your family unit and fight for it! You never know where you could end up a year from now.