Girls of War: DIRTYON3


As we head into our fourth week of Girls of War, we have a special treat for everyone! This weeks Girl of War is somebody that has been involved in Gears far more than most of us can ever say. She’s been playing since the first installment and had both played, and coached MLG Teams! Let hear what she has to say!


Name: Cassondra aka Sondra aka Gears “Mom”

Gamertag: DIRTYON3 (Dirty-one)

Location: East Coast: Newport, Rhode Island.

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Q: How long have you been playing Gears of War?

A: Since 2007.

Q: Is there a specific one that you like best?

A: The original, Gears of War (1).

Q: What would you say your favorite thing about Gears is?

A: That feeling you get when you clutch for the win!

Q: Would you like to see an girls only event for Gears?

A: No!! I believe any female can compete at the same competitive level as a male. So why hold a separate event based on gender?

Q: Do you prefer playing with other girls?

A: It’s not my “preference” to only play with other females. Most of the friends I play Gears with are males anyways.

Q: If you could add an aspect to Gears of War, what would that be?

A: A “search & destroy” type of game type.

Q: What setup do you currently use? 

•BenQ gaming monitor

•Astros A40s

•Xbox One

•Kinect to stream on Twitch (upgrading to a PC soon)

Q: How can we follow you and keep up with your gaming?

InstagramTwitchTwitter | Xbox 

Q: Anything you’d like to add?

•My favorite character is Anthony Carmine because he makes me feel like a Power Ranger!

•I’ve competed with & professionally coached several teams in the MLG Gears of War for the 2 years it was on the Pro Circuit (from 2008 to 2009). I have been active in almost every LAN event events since 2008, including MLG, WCG, Hypefestation, and ESL events!

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My first ever MLG Gears of War team, ” The Seven Deadly Sins” (MLG Meadowlands 2007). We didn’t place well, but I didn’t let that discourage me. It motivated me to grind & get better for the next event!

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The below picture is from WCG NY 2008. I earned my first sponsorship with Frag Dominant after playing well at my 2nd event ever, MLG Dallas 2008.

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And lastly, a picture of me professionally coaching for the first time ever at MLG Columbus 2009.

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Thank you Sondra for taking some time to share what you’ve been up to with Gears of War since the very beginning! It’s awesome to see somebody so involved with Gears of War! Something she forgot to mention is that she dropped a Lancer on my foot while we were at PAX East watching the Season 2 Finals, but I guess I’ll let that slide for now.

If you’d like to be featured as a Girl of War, reach out to me on Twitter and we can talk more!

Cory // @RenderCEO


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