Giraffe started playing Gears of War in December of 2006 when he was just 11yrs old. Unlike a lot of players who were introduced to the game from friends, Giraffe's first exposure to the game was through a television commercial, prompting him to ask his parents to buy him the game for Christmas...little did he know, the game would turn into a passion of his.
Falling in love with the competitiveness that would come of a simple ranked match, Giraffe found his way to competitive play through GameBattles and from there his journey in the competitive scene began. He found his first online team through GameBattles in July of 2007, continuing to feed his passion for competition, his love for the game. Grinding Ranked matches from the time he got home from school until he had to go to bed, everyday, just pushing himself to get better and better at the game.
Giraffe's dedication to improvement and competition eventually paid off as he found himself playing under his first organization as a professional player with Team eLevate.