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Kat Gunn
American professional gamer and cosplayer

Kat Gunn

Kat Gunn
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Intro American professional gamer and cosplayer
A.K.A. Mystik, Katherine Gunn, OptiMystik
Is Pro gamer Cosplayer Model
From United States of America
Field Fashion Gaming
Gender female
Birth 20 April 1988
Age 34 years
Star sign Taurus
Kat Gunn
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Biography

Katherine "Kat" Gunn (born April 20, 1988), also known by her tag "Mystik", is an American professional gamer and cosplayer. She won the second season of WCG Ultimate Gamer on the Syfy Channel and also competed in the Championship Gaming Series, which aired on DirecTV. She currently streams on Twitch.tv as a member of the professional gaming team Team EnVyUs.

Early life

Gunn grew up in Antelope Valley, California, primarily in Lancaster and Palmdale. Her father, Patrick Gunn and mother, Pamela Gunn, raised Gunn alongside her older brother Peter and older sister Samantha. The entire family played games together as Gunn was growing up. Most notably, they would play the original EverQuest.

Outside of video games, Gunn's family owned a comic book and trading card store in Canoga Park. It was one of the highlights of Gunn's youth and helped feed her interests in video games and trading card games. With easy access to trading card games, Gunn's love for Magic: The Gathering grew, but that wasn't the only TCG she played. Gunn would dabble in the Pokémon trading card game.

When Microsoft first announced the Xbox Live online gaming service, Gunn was one of the original beta testers. MechAssault quickly became one of her favorite games, alongside Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge. It didn't take long for Gunn to hit the top of the leaderboards in the Wild Chicken online mode.

Career

Gunn was part of the female gaming clan PMS Clan, but it didn't last long due to creative differences. Gunn attended the World Cyber Games 2006 National Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gunn took the opportunity to network with the WCG executives and work her way into the competitive Dead or Alive scene. The following year Gunn attended the inaugural Championship Gaming Series Region 1 Combine in Los Angeles, California. Shortly after, she was drafted in the third round of the 2007 Championship Gaming Series draft by the Carolina Core as the 18th selection. Her team would go on to take second place at the World Finals, losing only to the Chicago Chimera.

Gunn stayed with the Carolina Core for a second season. The team lost to the Birmingham Salvo in the semi-final round of the World Finals.

In 2010, Gunn auditioned for the second and final season of the WCG Ultimate Gamer reality television show. She was targeted early by the other contestants due to her abnormally high gamer score. She won the season and $100,000, becoming the final winner of the show as it was not renewed for a third season.

She made an appearance at the fourth IGN Pro League (IPL) tournament in Las Vegas and made a few contacts, which led to an opportunity to commentate on the initial round of the "I'm a Fighter" World Championship at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo. While most enjoyed Gunn's commentary, she was not pleased with her overall knowledge of the unreleased Dead or Alive 5 and began studying the game. Gunn is featured in the credits of Dead or Alive 5 because of her IPL contributions. She continued to work for the IPL until IGN closed down the league in April 2013.

Gunn also created the professional gaming and cosplay team, Less Than 3 (LT3). The team was sponsored by Mad Catz and featured notable cosplayers such as Jessica Nigri and Linda Le. While the team was sponsored by Mad Catz, they also attended Anime Expo, PAX Prime and many other events for Sentai Filmworks.

At present Gunn is co-owner of a printing company in Palmdale, California known as Printing Boss and streams almost daily on Twitch.tv as a member of Team EnVyUs. She frequently streams with her sister or father. In addition, Gunn continues to travel to events, such as BlizzCon, as a brand ambassador for Gigabyte, Newegg and other companies.

On October 16, 2015, Gunn began hosting GamerChix, Newegg's weekly YouTube show, with her co-host, Hailey Bright. The show is produced by Tom "Tsquared" Taylor of G4 fame and airs every Friday. She is also featured on a weekly Newegg live stream known as Game with Newegg.

Guinness Book of World Records

Gunn is featured in the Guinness World Records 2016 Gamer's Edition for being the highest earning female gamer. The book states Gunn has earned $122,000 since 2007. However, when her earnings from the 2007 and 2008 seasons of the Championship Gaming Series are factored into her income, Gunn's earnings jump to over $160,000 since 2007, as her salary alone was a minimum of $30,000 per year during the CGS.

Filmography

Television

Year Title Network
2007–2008 Championship Gaming Series DirecTV
2010 WCG Ultimate Gamer Syfy

Cosplay

Video games

Character Game
Sleeping Panda World of Warcraft
Miss Monday Yaiba
Luigi Super Mario Bros.
Harley Quinn Batman: Arkham City
Kasumi Dead or Alive
Honoka Dead or Alive
Scorpion Mortal Kombat X

Comics, anime and film

Character Title
Spawn Spawn
Edward Elric Fullmetal Alchemist
Marika Kato Bodacious Space Pirates
Hana Isuzu Girls und Panzer
Cloud Strife Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
Selene Underworld

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