Gamer of the Week – Justin “Roy” Brown
We’re back with another Gamer of the Week! In our last post, we introduced you to a fighting game superstar but this time, we want to put the spotlight on an esports pioneer and Halo legend, Justin “Roy” Brown.
Roy began competing in 2007 when esports was a very new phenomenon in the western world. In his lengthy career, he has amassed a considerable number of accolades, including 2 season MVPs, and 16 major tournament victories which include an MLG national championship, and 2 HCS Season finals.
Throughout his career, he has always competed alongside his twin brother Jason “Lunchbox” Brown, and the pair have long been considered one of the greatest duos in the game alongside the Ogre twins, Dan, and Tom Ryan. Roy has competed in all but 5 of his tournament appearances with his twin, and the two have always managed to find success.
Roy is primarily famous for his Battle Rifle and has been described by commentators and other professional players as having the most consistent and accurate shot in all of competitive Halo. This combined with his tremendous game sense, work ethic, and dedication to improving his craft make him one of the greatest individual players of all time, and his success only further cements this point.
With such a decorated career it’s important to highlight some of his greatest achievements. We’ve listed these for you below:
- 2008 and 2011 MLG Regular Season MVP
- 2011 MLG National Champion
- 2 Time HCS Season Champion (Seasons 1 &2)
- Tournament victories in 4 different Halo titles (3, Reach, Halo 2 Anniversary and 5)
- Earned over $850,000 from tournaments
His accomplishments to date have been impressive, but he isn’t done competing yet. You can watch him at the next major Halo event in Atlantic City, and likely for years to come.
Want to learn more about Roy? Check out his twitter or tune into his stream to witness his commitment to excellence and support one of the first true esports professionals still competing at the highest level today.