Get to know the people behind OverTake better with the first edition of our “Editor of the month” award.
Master of our coverage system, deep-diving interviewer, cheeky columnist and always with a fitting meme at hand. Our first “Editor of the month” award goes to Marvin Miller. Our diligent associate helps with any kind of content, be it for articles, videos or the coverage.
Let’s start and put the limelight onto “ChefUwe” this week, so you get to know one of our busy bees a little bit better.
Name: Marvin Miller
Position: Editorial Associate
Home country: Germany
Favorite game: League of Legends
Favorite racing game: F1 2020
Racing hero: Jamie Green and Mattias Ekström, German DTM drivers. When I was younger, I used to watch them race at the Sachsenring live. In Formula 1, it’s definitely Kimi Räikkönen.
Favorite song to listen to while driving: Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
Describe your life in 3 words: Unconventional, fast, joyful
When did you have your first encounter with video games?
When I was a kid, my brother simply gave me a controller so I could play with him. We spent a lot of time on FIFA and Need for Speed Underground, so I’ve always loved racing games. Gran Turismo was another title I’ve been addicted to – I even took part in a 24 hours race for as long as I could. First, I was driving for around 5 hours, then went to sleep, then got back behind the virtual wheel for another 5 hours.
When did you join the OverTake team?
At the start of May as an intern.
What do you love most about working in esports? And what is your favorite thing about working at OverTake?
That I was able to turn my passion into my job. I’ve been following esports for such a long time and I was always scared to end up in a boring profession. So esports was a lucky find. Especially sim racing showed a lot of promise to me beforehand and I feel like it keeps getting bigger. That’s why I love our coverage so much, I get to learn as much about esport racing as possible.
What’s your favorite gaming memory?
Around six years ago, I participated in an online League of Legends tournament that was organized by a North American pro player, Brian “TheOddOne” Wyllie. It was similar to Twitch Rivals, and I was put into the silver division of the event. Everyone in this division had to play against each other and my team was victorious. We won some prizes – the best one being a coaching session by TheOddOne.
What other interests do you have besides gaming and esports?
Writing poems and short stories! I also love horror movies and books, some of my favorites are: Stephen King’s 1922, The Shining or A Nightmare on Elm Street. When I’m not racing, writing or reading, I spend most of my time outside with my dog Odin or do some exercise, mostly running. And last but not least, my secret passion are flags and to determine them as fast as possible (Kiribati’s flag is my favorite one).
What is something that everyone should do once in their life?
To do a test drive in a real sim rig, ideally in Assetto Corsa.
What was your favorite OverTake milestone so far?
It was definitely when my first column got a lot of attention and was reposted a number of times on social media. It was the first time I had the feeling of being fully connected to the community. It was great.
What is one of the things you would love to do in your job one day?
To be a caster. It does not have to be in esports racing, just wherever I fit in. Apart from that, I would like to be an allrounder who can rock any task and be appointed to any position.
Check out some of Marvin’s articles
- eNASCAR Playoffs: Meet potential champions
- 5 Tips to Succeed in F1 2020 My Team
- Burnt money & greasy hands: my sim racing story
- Ray Alfalla: A legend that may never make it
If you want to leave Marvin some kind words for his work, shoot him a message on Twitter!