Anyone that plays video games and often gets chastised for it will argue how it’s scientifically proven that video games are indeed helpful for your brain. They exercise the regions of the brain that are responsible for attention and visuospatial skills, sometimes making structural changes in the brain for good. But it is also true that the skills a gamer brings to the table not only shapes the future of the game but that of the people around him as well.
Such is the story of a player who decided to take the gaming experience a notch higher. Aman Khurana’s love for gaming goes beyond the pleasures of adrenaline rush. With a science degree with a specialization in games design from a reputed university in Britain, Aman has been professionally trained to study a game; take it for a test ride, discover its potential, and dissect it to its core. This doesn’t mean he refrains from kicking ass in the arena. Aman Khurana aka Godkiller is a player and founder of one of the top clans in the world of BR, Call Of Duty (COD). The Legends Room (TLR) is India’s only clan to have played the Global Tier and managed to be at the top. The clan that was established within a short span of time consists of feisty players, set on taking India to the top on the global level, under the leadership of Infinity and Godkiller.
COD has been his favourite since the time he first unwrapped the Modern Warfare 2. But playing alone is one thing, what hooked him on was the multiplayer mode. Once he dived into the world of online gaming, there was no turning back. He came in contact with people with different personalities; the love for COD united them leading to the formation of TLR to play national and international tournaments. When he met Sanjog aka Infinity, he saw his raw talent and decided to take him under his wing. From teaching him how to control his anger on the field to helping him grow and later become a fellow TLR leader, Aman Khurana has shaped a rookie into a player. His hotheadedness, as Infinity recalls, was moulded into patience and determination by Godkiller, who saw the future leader in him. Infinity is now widely considered the number one BR player in india. According to his friend and co-founder, Aman has always set an example on the field, motivating and pushing his COD clan. Although they started their journey from sharing their love for COD, they soon became a close-knit family that supports one another on the field as well as off the field. Godkiller considers infinity his greatest asset and one of biggest achievements while talking about COD clan.
Godkiller’s strategy with his teammates has always been that of a mentor. He lets them explore their skills, finding and working on their strengths. One quality his team admires about him is his balanced nature; the ability to lead his team to victory without losing his calm. He has guided the players on his team with consideration, keeping in mind that a win is not worth it unless everyone is having fun. This enables his team to trust him in virtual life and confide in him if they face issues in the real world. His leadership has brought TLR to become famous worldwide and the team is ready to face bigger challenges.
Aman Khurana, on the field, much like in real life, likes to help people find their hidden talents and direct them towards the right path. Along with the BR team, he’s fostering players on the MP team, building an environment of trust, compatibility, and security. Every player harbours respect for not only the team leads but each other as well and show their admiration towards one another throughout their interactions. While every team is bound to have minor clashes, they fully support each other in the arena. Aman Khurana believes in imparting his knowledge by demonstrating rather than preaching. He knows that patience can lead you anywhere. Eyeing the bigger goal and smartly working towards it is what wins him the matches and sets his leadership apart. He knows that one cannot rely on sheer luck to win a game like COD; it requires planning, coordination, and smart delegation of responsibilities to unarm and eventually defeat the opponent.
His approach remains the same when it comes to managing a company. Aman Khurana is the CEO of two start-ups that venture into Digital Marketing and Content Creation, respectively. He believes in running his companies with a straight-forwardness, with proper planning and coordination, grooming every member, and respecting their skills. Had it not been for the lockdown, the young entrepreneur would have been the owner of three companies, booming in their respective fields. But the lockdown didn’t deter him from creating something bigger; Godkiller decided to take his and his friends’ love for COD to the next level, turning it into good business, with a YouTube channel for the clan and an organization that supports and tailors budding players. He encourages and maintains an environment that gives everyone the liberty to be a supreme warrior on the field, and grow in a space of mutual respect and understanding. He builds a relationship with every member of his team and makes time to personally know them and learn from them. It’s not every day that you find a confidante in a person with a strong personality. His recommendation is to surround yourself with people of different age groups; younger minds for they are brimming with fresh perspectives; older minds for they will give you the knowledge to contain and channelize those ideas; like-minded people for they will know how to keep you grounded and present in the moment. With an unsatisfactory urge to better himself at every step and the headman aspect of his personality, that reverberates when he takes the stage, he is surely headed in the right direction.
When people come together to embark on a new journey, lack of a good leadership holds them back from taking bigger, bolder steps and reaching out for the unachievable. A competent leader is the backbone of a successful project; people thrive under his aid. Aman Khurana is a name that not only holds a position in the list of remarkable leaders, but does so with pride and the backing of an entire clan of warriors, and he only seems to be going up the ladder with every passing day.