Welcome @Franchize1140 - great to have you on at last! So, for the uninitiated, tell us a bit about yourself!
I am Franchize. I have few titles including Master of Civil Engineering, Professional American Football Athlete, Self Proclaimed Nerd, Leader of Nerds and Entertainer.
Many will know of you as Franchize1140, home of FranchizeTV, the infamous Francheezy and Franchize-Approved tag! Where did it all begin?
I was actually inspired by Dota 2, if that makes sense. I watched a lot of Dota eSports, and then personalities, so it made me think I'd be capable of doing it successfully....should be easy, right?
I thoroughly enjoy just trying to be creative and silly in ways to hopefully make people laugh, and forget about the struggles of the world, stresses of life etc. Most of all though I like bringing people together to game with one another. We all have the same interests so it's always good fun. No matter how good or bad you are.
I decided to make FranchizeTV because I just enjoy getting to know people. I always find afterwards I have this far better connection with the person than previously. I am one of a billion lives, I can't experience all of the world, I don't always enjoy everything but others do but it's great to see that passion in them and to see the world through their eyes.
If you find the one thing someone is truly passionate about then you can easily get them to talk about it for hours.
If you could describe yourself in only three words, what would they be?
Creative. Friendly. Competitive.
What about the brand - how did that come about?
Franchize was actually the shorting of Face of the Franchise which I self dubbed myself at american football. Naturally people thought against it which only made me want to use it more.
Originally that was my twitch name until I realised I needed to shorten it! I wanted to keep streaming separate from IRL so I added the z since I already made franchise on twitter. Also, the Z makes me seem cooler...
Francheezy wasn’t really me. When I raid some people, mostly Americans, they miss read Franchize and Francheezy. Well people bought it was hilarious. I’ve just started trying to turn it into an alter arrogant ego. Shall see how it develops and goes.
100% legit. Aside from content creation, what do you do for fun?
Currently I am in Prague playing American Football semi-professionally. So from practice, gym and games it's a great chance to focus on something else as well as keep my body in a good condition.
Nice! So if you could turn from semi-pro to pro, who would you like to play for?
As much as I love my Texans I’d have to play for the Patriots. They just know how to make the most of people and you can believe in the coaches.
What about your goals? Where would you like to end up?
I would love to get into esports if I could. Either as a personality or behind the scenes. For some reason I just love bringing people together to play against one another competitively. There is just something fun, even the hard work and stress of it. Gaming as a competition is a great spectacle so to be able to bring that to the world is just great. As for IRL, this is a tough one but I suppose just keep trying to improve physically, stay fit and healthy. Probably should really become a chartered engineer once I return to full time work...
Franchize looking to make some ground
Classic desert island scenario. You can only take three items with you - what do you take?
Gun, one bullet and rum. It worked for that one guy in the cinema...
Rapid fire time! What's your all time favourite film?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secret of the Ooze
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Dresden Files (complete series!!)
Did Thanos really do anything wrong?
He was wrong because he could produce more resources. However, his logic of there are slowly becoming too many mouths to feed is a real issue in the world. We are using up to many resources, damaging our planet and we are not doing enough to prevent future failures
Are you part of any teams/networks that you'd like to give a shout out to?
Why thank you. I actually lead a community called the NerdsBasement. The idea behind it is when gaming was starting out LANs were the rage. There wasn't a better meeting point that the cliche parents basement to nerd out, game and chill.
Well now we have the internet so why not create the virtual basement for people to do the same. This includes myself and my team coming up with creative ways to get people to game together as well. Especially some classics.
If anyone would like to find out more, you can join the Discord server here
Promo time - where can we find Franchize and your content?
I can be found at either twitch.tv/Franchize1140 where you get to see all my antics, beautiful face and T-Shirts I bought off Facebook!
For everything else there is twitter.com/franchize1140 where I like to share what I am up to, what cool things I see others doing and random gifs I ever made or found amusing.
Oh - and Nerds' Basement on Twitter!
That's all for today! If you'd like to get involved with 'RS Meets,' do please get in touch either via DM or through this link!