Name: Steven Au
Date of Birth: May 2, 1996
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: University Student/Coach & Player for uOttawa CSGO Team Favourite game: CSGO
Bio: Steven Au is a University of Ottawa Comp Sci Student, Coach/Player for the uOttawa CSGO Team and player for Man’s Hot Pot CSGO. Steven got introduced to competitive gaming during high school, and eventually started to compete in a relatively small game called A.V.A. As he transition out of high school and into university, he eventually made the switch to CSGO and decided to start competing at a collegiate level. He currently spearheads the operations of the uOttawa CSGO Team and is in charge of the uOttawa CSGO Club.
Hobbies outside of gaming?
I love airsofting, it’s fun and it’s a great way to keep active. Also, hanging out with friends on a consistent basis.
How would your friends describe you?
Most of my friends would describe me as the person who would be there to help regardless of the situation, and that I am extremely passionate about the hobbies and things that I am involved with.
Favourite place you’ve travelled?
I’ve travelled to many places, but of all destinations I would have to say Vietnam, super cheap food, friendly people and a variety of things to do there!
Next on your travel list?
Definitely heading to Hong Kong, maybe even Taiwan.
Go-to music to listen/party to?
Cpop. As my friends will tell you, I only listen to cpop and nothing but cpop.
Who did you game with growing up?
Early on in my childhood, I’ve only ever played video games on my own. It wasn’t until high school that I decided to play video games with friends.
What did your parents think of your gaming?
Absolutely hated it! However, as they eventually saw a passion spark out from me all because of gaming, afterwards they decided to let me continue with gaming.
Most memorable gaming memory?
This would have to be divided between two moments, first would be qualifying for CSL playoffs and making it to top 5-8th in North America in the 2016-2017 season. The other would be at a LAN where my entire team got super pumped and hyped after I clutched an important 2v1 situation.
Advice to your 15-year-old self?
Believe in yourself, you have the passion for gaming, you have the passion to achieve great things. Find a balance between school, life, gaming and you’ll eventually find your path. Also, don’t worry about what others say, you do you.
Special Shoutout to my teammates on my personal CSGO team, Man’s Hot Pot #MHPCSGO and the uOttawa CSGO Team.