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Meet the GOC team – Conor (Digital & Analytics Manager)

Conor joined Cure Cancer in 2016, keen to be a part of the team fighting to make this the last generation to die from cancer! As a gamer/streamer, Conor has a lot of involvement with the GOC team and plays a massive part in the GOC community.

So Conor, what got you into gaming? 

My first foray into gaming came in the form of hand-held consoles and everyone’s favourite game – Pokemon. 

I remember playing it with my cousins and then saving all my pocket money to buy myself a GameBoy Colour (Kiwi Lime Green) and a copy of Pokemon Blue. 

I then received a Nintendo 64 for Christmas and The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time and Banjo Kazooie. 

During high school I became more of a computer gamer, starting off by playing Runescape with friends and then moving onto Warcraft 3 custom games (Dota) and finally World of Warcraft.  

What’s your favourite game?

My favourite game would have to be Dota 2 or World of Warcraft. 

I have pumped in thousands of hours into both games and in the case of World of Warcraft, really enjoyed the original lore of the game. 

What kind of games do you like to stream

I like to stream solo player games, so Pokémon Fire Red Randomiser or a playthrough of Golden Sun. 

Since I have played these games so much, I know where to go and what to do and that can hopefully be entertaining to the audience. 

If you could go for a coffee and chat with one game character, who would it be?

I would love to chat with Felix from the Golden Sun series and understand all that he has experience and how it shaped him into the person he is.

What’s a game you’re keen to try?

I have always been interested in getting into the Warhammer universe and Total War: Warhammer 3 is being released next month, so I am excited to give that a go.

What is your role at Cure Cancer and what drew you to this job? 

My current role at Cure Cancer is the Digital & Analytics manager, responsible for all the online presence and technical behind-the-scenes work that goes into the charity. 

I was drawn to the job 5 years ago by the mission, helping to make it the last generation to die from cancer and the fact that Cure Cancer invests in young researchers and gives them their first chance at leading a grant. 

I have also had close family members go through cancer itself and know how hard it can be and I wanted to do something to help the cause. 

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