Twenty-year-old professional player Malik “OriginalMalik” Hobson, born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, has played sports and video games all his life.
One day, he realized that he was better than most of his family and friends, so being a professional player was always something that was in his grasp before he even realized it.
Hobson is a member of Knicks Gaming as a shooting guard and is one of the best at his position in the league. He recently joined Inside the Screen with ONE37pm’s Aaron Dukes to discuss his journey.
Dukes: Do you think Covid-19 affects your playing style and your vibe?
Hobson: Yeah, I think it affects our season and everyone else’s season in the league, to be honest. Some teams would have played better on the stage, and some teams would have played worse. We would have been one of the teams that would have played better.
Our team ended up missing the playoffs by one game, and if we were on stage, we would have been a much better team. It is what it is, and we had to make do with what we had. We had a good season, and all of our games were on ESPN2.
Dukes: With 2020 being the year that it has—Have you been focusing more on your brand as far as just streaming more, making more YT videos, or even putting more clips out?