29 Jan Meet the Community – Deon Cannon
Who are you? (First and Last Name)
- Deon Cannon
What Organization do you represent? (As it relates to why you’d be getting highlighted in an Esports Newsletter)
- United States Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s Office
Why do you personally believe esports is important, both to our region and in general?
- I wasn’t aware that esports existed until 2015 when I went to college at UW-Stout. That’s when I learned about League of Legends, esports, and the whole industry. Esports can boost our local economy and create a sense of community. Esports will not be going away and I believe we need to stay ahead so that we can capitalize on the cultural and economic benefits that the industry can provide. I see this as an inevitable shift in our culture and we should embrace this change. I also just love video games and am excited to see this be an industry.
What games did you grow up playing and what are you playing the most now?
- I grew up playing Fire Emblem, Pokemon, Naruto Shippuden, Call of Duty, NBA2K, and Madden mostly. Now, I have gotten much more into story-based games. Baldur’s Gate 3 is by far the game I play the most now.
If you could only play one game for the rest of your life, what would it be?
- This is such a hard choice, but as much as I love my single story-based games; The Last of Us, God of War, Spider-Man, etc… it would have to be Baldur’s Gate 3
Where can people find you? (Socials/Twitch/etc)
- Discord: #dexon1400
- Facebook: Deon Canon
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