(Video) Meet the Xbox MVPs

2019-01-11


Today, we’re excited to unveil the brand-new Xbox MVP website. Visit
mvp.xbox.com to learn more about the amazing work Xbox MVPs are doing
within the community, how you can collaborate with them and how to
nominate a gamer deserving of the Xbox MVP Award.

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>>I knew about the MVP program
before getting nominated,
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but I never really thought of
myself as somebody who
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could be part of that community.
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>>When I got the email, at first
I thought it was spam.
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>>I thought it was like a spam message at
first, and I was like what is this? What?
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What's going on here? And it
wasn't until a couple of folks
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from Zune wrote to me and said
"Hey, you may be getting this message
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from this program take it seriously."
That I was like oh, wow, this is
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actually this is pretty cool.
You know, because they're
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rewarding me for something I was
going to be doing anyway.
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>>I did not know about the program until
shortly before I was nominated
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I was actually nominated by Marques.
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>>I actually have no idea who nominated me
to be in the MVP program.
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I have some ideas, nobody would
actually tell me
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when I confronted them,
they would just smile.
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>>My favorite part of the program
is without a doubt the people.
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But also just what we get to
do as a group.
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>>That group is full of some of
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the most creative, passionate,
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dedicated, giving,
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caring individuals that I've
met in my life.
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>>Being an MVP to me is truly
being the lighthouse.
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There's an old phrase that
goes: a lighthouse never
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searches for ships that are in trouble,
it just stands there shining.
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>>It means helping the
community. It means helping
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people get the most out of this
investment that they made.
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>>It's not about perks, it's
not about recognition.
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it's about doing your best for
the community.
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>>So the Xbox community is one of my
favorite communities on the internet.
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I love Xbox fans, I think they're
fantastic. I am one, right?
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It's something that I definitely closely
relate to. It's diverse, it's one of the
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most diverse communities that
exists. Gaming is the great equalizer.
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>>You'll find that there are many,
many things that kind of bring
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people with differences together.
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>> Everybody has a story, everybody
has a history, everybody has
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something that makes them
them. But at the same time
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we can all come together and share
that love of gaming and love of Xbox.
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>>I love games. I love
talking about games.
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I love talking with other
people about games.
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I love the ability to not just passively
engage in something but actively.
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To really help. At the end
of the day that's
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that's the simplest way I can put it,
is that just to be helpful.
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>>One of the great things about MVPs
is that we're very approachable.
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>>Most of us are just kind of
geeky anyways.
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>>Reach out and be available. Talk
to people. Be the person
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that you know you want to see online,
and actually exude those qualities.
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>>If you're feeling like you're
struggling, I would reach out
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to others in the community. We're
all welcome to help out.
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And just follow your passion,
do what makes you happy.
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>>People will notice, and
whether or not they notice
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you're doing good work and
that's what really matters.
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It's not about being recognized,
it's about doing the right thing.
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>>Just go out and make sure
that what you're doing is
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making the community
around you better,
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and then everything else
just falls into place.
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>>You never know what is
going to happen. Because I
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had no idea I would do
what I do right now
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If you'd have asked me that before.
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