My name is JD Richards, and I’m the founder and CEO of Serpentis eSports LLC.
Thanks for doing an interview with us, first can you tell our readers a little bit about Serpentis?
Sure! Serpentis was founded on the idea that we could do things differently, and do them better. Both for the community members and our higher end players. A lot of orgs know how to be clans, but not many of them know how to be businesses and support their staff and community.
What games do you have teams in and which ones would you like to expand in to?
Right now we have community teams in LoL, and CSGO. We have a few players in Hearthstone that are looking to compete at worlds this year. Our main focus is on the Serpentis Pro League, and making sure that takes off.
What leagues do you play in and where are you placed?
Currently, our two LoL Community teams play in the Imperial Championship Series. Last split they finished 2nd, and 4th respectively.
What’s your greatest achievement as an organisation?
I think our greatest achievement to date would be establishing the Serpentis Pro League. It’s taken a lot of hard work, from a lot of good people. From a competitive standpoint we finished 1st in group stages in the HTC Ascensions tourney, as well as 4th overall. So that was a cool experience.
Would you rather never laugh again or never use your smartphone again?
I would say I’d rather give up my phone. I’m not a huge phone guy anyway.
What is your favorite website (that isn’t your own)?
I buy a lot of stuff, so eBay, Amazon, etc.
How old were you when you started playing competitive games?
I got into PC gaming at around 23 (27 now). Started with Starcraft 2, and moved over to League.
Do you have a organisation song (if not, what would it be)?
Currently, there is no org song, but if we had to chose one right now we would probably go with something like Not Afraid – Eminem
What’s your best joke?
Son – “Dad what’s the difference between confident and confidential?”
Dad – “Hmm. You are my son. Of that I am confident. Your friend Timmy is also my son. That’s confidential.”
Who is the best player in your organisation?
That’s a tough question. Currently, we are rebuilding our challenger team so I have to speak in past tense. We’ve had a lot of good players come through our org for a bit of time. Last split we had Shorterace in the jungle for us for a couple weeks during the HTC Ascensions tourney. Another player I respect a lot, because of how much he has grown as a player, is Allorim. He went from one trick Wukong, to a viable top laner for challenger teams.
Neither. I love both too much. But if I had to choose, I’d stay with PC all day
What is your favorite sports team (not esports)?
I grew up a huge Atlanta fan. So my roots are with the Falcons, Braves, and Hawks.
Where can people find you on social media?
Do you want to give any shoutouts?
Big shout out to @. They sponsor the SPL, and we are extremely honored and excited to go on this journey with them by our side. Thank you for the interview!!