I’m afraid the person who will be introduced today needs no introduction, especially to the American players. He is the “Mighty” in the “Mighty Mooks”… He is CajurTheMighty!
I also have a Discord for my personal streams as well as SC6 matches and the Mighty Mooks Weekly Tournament: https://discord.gg/aCCMVe9m7d
Birth Year: November of 1992
Country: America, but California specifically. CALIFORNIA LOVE BABY!
If you had to introduce yourself in three sentences to some SoulCalibur player who didn’t know you, what would you say?
Yo! My name is CajurTheMighty (pronounced Cuh-Jer, with the inflection on the 2nd syllable.) You’re allowed to get it wrong the first few times, but after that, you just need to be better lol. I am a streamer and content creator that got my start on SC6, as well as an online T.O. for The Mighty Mooks Weekly SC6 Tournament, which we currently run every Friday. We have plans to also start doing events for Street Fighter 6, Tekken 8, etc., so look forward to that!
What is the origin or meaning of your nickname?
The meaning of my name actually comes from an old joke with my highschool friends about combining the 1st letters of our 1st, 2nd, and last names to make a new name, then just add vowels if you need to. So, I became CJR, or Cajur.
How did it happen that you ended up playing fighting games?
I got into fighting games in the 90’s, and the earliest fighting game cabinet that I remember playing was LITERALLY a Soul Calibur 1 arcade cabinet! My family didn’t have a lot of money, but my grandpa would take me to the arcade whenever he had extra quarters and we’d play games together and bond. Or favorite Sc1 character was Rock. RIP Grandpa Carlos.
Who do you main in SC6 and why?
I main Mitsurugi is SC6, and I’ve actually been maining Mitsurugi since SC2. It might’ve been his design, his moves, how cool he was in the intro movie, not sure, but whatever it was, he became my first main ever, and he has stayed my main in every SC game and will continue to be as long as he shows up in the roster.
What do you consider to be your greatest SC6 achievement and why?
I would say my greatest Soul Calibur 6 achievement would probably be The Mighty Mooks Weekly Tournament. It started out as a basic idea of, “Hey, I bet my friends and I could start running online events, since COVID shut down all of our offlines”, and we’ve been running them for over two years now! The community hasn’t ALWAYS been the most welcoming, but definitely better than most lmao
If you will be able to add one more character to SC6 – either an existing SC character or a guest one – who will you pick and why?
If I were to add any other characters to SC6, I honestly was pretty shocked we didn’t get a Season 3 with all male characters, since our Season 1 DLC was all girls. My picks would’ve been Lizardman, Rock, Algol, and Yun-Seong, since they are all legacy characters that are missing AND I enjoy playing them all!
If SC7 will be released, what do you wish to be changed and/or kept from the current game?
WHEN, not if, but WHEN Soul Calibur 7 releases, I think the main focus of the game should be improving online functionality, i.e., high quality rollback netcode, real-time connection status for your match shown on-screen (ping, frame delay, etc.), as well as the ability to see what the connection status of the match WOULD BE (like Tekken) and deny the match if the connection is trash. Controversial take: I would also eliminate the ability to use CaS characters in Ranked. Ranked is the game’s ONLY competitive game mode, and I really don’t wanna fight busty Nightmare neko-loli’s when I’m just trying to get legitimate practice. Instead, give us a Casual Matchmaking, so the CaS kids aren’t stuck with lobbies as there only option.
Please answer a single question that you were not asked but you would like to answer!
Question I was not asked: What would you like to see for the future of the Soul Calibur community moving forward?
– Our community does a lot of things really well, but we could always improve. The biggest thing I’d like to see from the community (and I’d obviously help as well) would be an active effort in making our game more mainstream and easier to get and RETAIN a playerbase on an online and competitive level. We need an SC7 website with all the frame data so we can eliminate character discords, we need to support the FUCK out of our streamers, YouTubers, TO’s, etc., so that our game can have more eyes and longer staying power in the FGC’s eyes.
BONUS: Why “Mighty Mooks”? Why not, like, literary anything else? I smell a story here!
Why the name “Mighty Mooks”? Honestly, we couldn’t really think of a name that would fit our more laid-back tournament for a while, and we somehow landed of the idea of a bunch of idiots getting together and doing our best, which is essentially what a “Mook” is. Since I’m known as CajurTheMIGHTY, we wanted to add “Mighty” in there for advertising purposes I guess, so we landed on “Mighty Mooks” and it stuck lol
Thank you for the interview!