With the overall growth of such an amazing group. Owner and Founder of Killer Instinct Gaming has decided to transfer ownership to Terrell Hightower as a Co-Owner of KIG. Quentin and Terrell have known each other for about 6 years so the decision was easy to make. Terrell will oversee issues in regards to tournaments, recruiting and analytics for content creators.
JR Scott is a new addition to Killer Instinct Gaming, however his behind the scenes overview has impressed Terrell and Quentin. JR will now be the Brand Advisor for Killer Instinct Gaming, working behind the scenes for recruiting, sponsorships and merchants. JR will be focused on finding the best business propositions within the brand. Check out the short interviews from both of these additions below.
Terrell Hightower, Co-Owner
Tell us about yourself.
I am a 24 year old born and raised in Orlando, Florida. You can always catch me being a social butterfly on or off stream. If there is a person that you are looking to bring the vibes I’m definitely that guy
Why did you want to be co-owner of KIG
Becoming a co-owner for KIG was a easy choice for me. Growing up I had a very strong passion for video games. I always knew when I became an adult I wanted them to be apart of my everyday life. Seeing KIG form to what it is today gave me that opportunity to rekindle the kid in me. I am very much appreciative and forever grateful for this organization.
KIG Overall Goals you would like to bring into the new year
This new year I would like to see KIG grow on all levels. I want our social media channels and content creators to all grow as a unit. With this mentality, the sky is the limit for us.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest inspiration would probably be my grandmother. She has always been a very supportive person in my life as long as I can remember. She always can fill a room with energy in which I strive to be like her in that way for sure. She’s also been a hard worker all of her life and has pushed through every adversity that has came her way which is also a trait I hope to obtain.
If you are scouting a KIG content creator, what characteristics are you looking for?
When scouting a potential KIG content creator I look for two things; adaptability and creativity.If a streamer gets raided or has multiple people talking in chat I look to see how they react to that while also interacting with the people they are playing with. Another example is if the streamer is having streaming issues how do they maintain their community while trying to come up with a solution. When it comes to creativity I look to see what sets them apart from other streamers. That can range from set up to personality
JR Scott, Brand Advisor
Tell us about yourself
Hello KIG FAM! I am a 26 year old WV boy who just loves to game. I am on twitch, xSGToNECKROLLx and have been an affiliate since the beginning of 2021. I have a bachelor’s in Athletic Training from Wheeling Jesuit University and a master’s degree in Education from Ohio Valley University. I am a certified athletic trainer and my friendships with some of the members of KIG are based off my athletic training career. I play a variety of games from sports, first person shooter, strategy, MMO, RPG, etc. I enjoy what each genre of video game brings. Gaming is one of the aspects of life that brings happiness, as I always look forward to gaming with the my friends as we always have a good time, and vibe out. Family, Friends, Baseball, Mexican Food, and Striving to Be Better fuels my determination of achieving success!
Why did you want to be a brand advisor of KIG?
Gaming has been in my blood ever since I have been able to walk either if it is a hand-held system, console, or pc. I love the variety of games out there, the creativity of video games, the unique dynamics every producing company has, the thrill to win/get better while also being challenged but most importantly the community in which gaming brings you into. The last part that was mentioned is the exact reason of why I wanted to be part of the KIG FAM. Community is one of the most important necessities of this life, and can be a huge influencer of who you are/will become. I LOVE the gaming community as I have met so many great people over the years while playing in a variety of systems/games, some of which I still keep in contact with. The KIG FAM is in that category. I love what I see in the community as there are so many great streamers in this family. We all need to find a family/community we fit in with, and this is the family for me and I did not want to miss out of this opportunity of a life time. I can’t wait to meet each and every one of you and be part of this wonderful gaming family!
The advisor role is a position that I felt fit my “scheme”. I have always been fascinated with the “behind the scenes” of things (probably because of my extreme curiosity). I like brainstorming for “short-term” and “long-term” goals as I feel you can always improve in some aspect. Even when I play sport games, I like to do the “front office” tasks like recruiting, roster management, and the financial, it is just something that as always peaked my interest. I am excited for this role and to be able to work all you amazing people!
What are KIG Overall Goals you would like to bring into the new year?
As I said previously, I am a firm believer of always improving oneself as there is always room for growth
Myself Goal One: I am going to make an effort to view the KIG FAM as they stream to give them the love and support deserved Goal Two: I will have an “Open Door” Policy where you are always able to reach me on discord. I know for some people there are time zone differences but I will try my best to respond in a timely fashion Goal Three: I am here for YOU, if you have any thoughts, concerns, ideas, etc., I am here for you. I may not have the exact answer or response but I can discuss with the people who will have the answer
Goal One: Continue to promote and grow the KIG FAM with constant usage of social media, discord, and website
Goal Two: I would like to see more KIG FAM support, reach out to your KIG brothers and sisters while they stream to give them support. The closer a family is, the stronger their bond is, and I know that is what separates the KIG FAM from other brands, we have the love for gaming but also our fellow members. Be sure to pop in to each other’s streams and show some support
Goal Three: I would like to see all of the KIG FAM to promote our partners. Right now we are starting to get partnerships and continue to promote that as it not only promotes their company, but our brand. Be sure to have automated message, like Nightbot or commands to throw out advertisements for yourself, KIG, and our partners. Be sure if you are using a product of our partners, to post on social medias and tag KIG and the said partner.
Who is your biggest inspiration?
My grandpa is my biggest inspiration. He was my “father-like” presence and everything I have learned is from him. He is a extreme hard worker that started from his youth. He is what you would call a “go-getter” as he sees a goal he wants to accomplish and he does not just achieve it but dominates the task at hand. I have learned a lot from my grandpa and he continues to show me his true determination in life. He is an USAF veteran and if it was not for him being in the service, I would not be here, literally as he met his wife, my grandma while overseas. My family started a new life in the States and it was not an easy one but my Grandpa busted his butt to make sure the family did not go without. He can go on and on about his life stories, hardships, and life lesson and he continues to bestow his wisdom every day. Literally one of the best human beings to ever step foot on this earth and is one of the biggest influencers in my life as without him, I would not be where I am today
Where do you see KIG in the next 2 years?
I see KIG being a well-known gaming community that continues to give streamers a place where they feel wanted and appreciated. We all need that place of acceptance and comfortability. The KIG FAM is no doubt a place for that. I expect, with the help of the KIG FAM, the branding will reach a new status and be worldwide. More members, more partnerships, tournament teams, and competitive gaming are some of the things I see in the next few years. To be a successful company/brand/team/family, you have to all be on the same page and strive for the common goal, and the KIG FAM has that and is what drew me to this organization. We all may have different individual streamer goals but at the end of the day, we all strive to continue the mission statement of KIG. As I said before, the closer the family is, the stronger the bond is. It takes all of us and I know we all have what it takes to make KIG what we want it to be. KIG has big things coming over the years and I am excited to be on this journey with each and every one of you.