Kim DotCom, founder of MegaUpload, was a lot of things to a lot of people. The government treats him like a crime syndicate kingpin. The Internet treats him like a martyr. There is a softer side to this kingpin martyr though. He is the number one player in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Before he was arrested, Kim DotCom was on a quest to become number one in Modern Warfare 3. A feat that he achieved after many hours of playing. Kim, known as MEGARACER on Xbox Live, reached number one on the leaderboards for kills and in free-for-all.
He currently has over 150,000 kills, better than 15 million other players. He wrote in the description of the YouTube video celebrating the victory: “Don’t hate me because I beat you. Respect me because I teach you.”
It’s a rare insight into the life of a man that is so respected and equally reviled by so many people across the world. Whether or not you love him or hate him, you got to give the man his due. He’s an impressive gamer.
It’s unfortunate that he won’t be able to continue his rampage in Modern Warfare 3. DotCom was denied bail and will continue to stay in custody.