Sevadus

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Sevadus
The Minecraft avatar of Sevadus
Artistic representation of Sevadus's Minecraft avatar

Sevadus during a livestream
Alternative names Sev, Matt
Gender M
Age 29[1]
Country United States

Sevadus, also known by his personal name Matthew "Matt" Zagursky, is an American Let's Play commentator, livestreamer, an active member of Mindcrack, and the CEO and founder of N3RDFUSION. Sev initially joined the CrackPack server as a guest in May 2014, later joining the vanilla server in July 2014.[2] His former Minecraft username was sevadus.

Biography[edit]

Sevadus graduated with his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland in 2009, and received his master's degree from the University of Hawaii in 2012. The title of his thesis topic is "Recovering the Structure and Cosmic Flow of the Local Universe via Peculiar Velocities". He is currently working on his PhD there. [3] He shows a great interest in Astrophysics.[4]

During his time at Maryland, Sevadus was a contributing author to a paper titled "Kinematic and Photometric Evidence for a Bar in NGC 2683". In the paper, Sevadus and his co-authors presented evidence that the galaxy NGC 2683 is actually a barred spiral galaxy, something that is not easily discerned visibly.[5] Their work is cited in the galaxy's Wikipedia article.[6]

In June 2015, Sev moved to Seattle, Washington.[7][8]

Contact[edit]

Sevadus currently accepts fan mail through N3RDFUSION's PO Box.[9]

N3RDFUSION, Sevadus
15127 NE 24th Street #401
Redmond, WA 98052

Let's Play[edit]

Sevadus streams daily from 10am ET for 4 to 6 hours.[10] He began uploading videos to his YouTube channel in February 2013.[11]

Game Playlist Start date Brief description
Terraria "Terraria 1.2 Update" 1 Oct 2013 Featuring tehMorag
Factorio "Factorio" 15 Jun 2014
Minecraft
Map Playlist Start date Brief description
"Super Hostile #14: Inferno Mines" "Vech's Super Hostile Series" 26 Apr 2013
"SkyBlock" "Feed the Sky" 18 Sep 2013 Using Feed the Beast Unleashed pack, featuring tehMorag
"Notch's Nightmare" "Minecraft - Notch's Nightmare" 9 Oct 2013 Featuring tehMorag
"Dead Prison: Terror Behind Bars" "Minecraft - Dead Prison" 26 Oct 2013 Featuring tehMorag
Mindcrack CrackPack Modded multiplayer "Mindcrack CrackPack - Season 2" 20 May 2014
Mindcrack Survival multiplayer "Mindcrack Season 5" 19 Jul 2014
"TolkienCraft II" "Minecraft: TolkienCraft II" 23 Nov 2014 Featuring PauseUnpause
"DayM" "Minecraft: Day M" 17 Jan 2015 Featuring PauseUnpause

Mindcrack[edit]

Sevadus had been a friend of PauseUnpause's since late-2011.[12] Sev met Guude at PAX East 2013.[13] Sev later attended PAX East 2013, PAX Prime 2013, the MindCrack Party at MineCon 2013, and PAX East 2014 with the Mindcrackers. At PAX East 2014, Sev stayed in the "CrackHouse" with the Mindcrackers and was part of episode 69 of the Mindcrack Podcast that was recorded live in Boston.[14] It was here that Sevadus became familiar with the group as a whole.[15] Sevadus joined the CrackPack server as a guest in May 2014, and also appeared as a guest in Ultra Hardcore Season 17. Sevadus joined the vanilla Mindcrack server in July 2014, two weeks before the start of Season 5. He did not release any videos from the Season 4 map.[16]

Minecraft skin[edit]

Sevadus' skin was made in a skin competition held in August 2013.[17] Sevadus received a Cape for attending MineCon 2013.[18]

Sevadus's Minecraft skin

Trivia[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Sevadus (22 July 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Sevadus/status/359434924866019328>.
  2. Sevadus (4 July 2014). "BuildGuild Modded Season 4 & Mindcrack CrackPack Surprise Event! .:. @sevadus .:. sevadus.tv". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/sevadus/b/544429842?t=4h16m16s>.
  3. "Graduate Students". University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy. <http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/gradprog/graduate_students.shtml>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 (11 March 2015). "PAX East 2015 - Mindcrack Panel". <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dX3B7VInd0&t=1740>.
  5. Kuzio de Naray, Rachel; Zagursky, Matthew J.; McGaugh, Stacy S. (2009). "Kinematic and Photometric Evidence for a Bar in NGC 2683". The Astronomical Journal 138 (4): 1082–1089. arXiv:0908.0741. Bibcode:2009AJ....138.1082K. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/138/4/1082.
  6. "NGC 2683". Wikipedia. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_2683>.
  7. Sevadus (5 June 2015). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Sevadus/status/606817720735121408>.
  8. N3RDFUSION (11 June 2015). "N3RDFUSION Podcast - Episode 10 - Seattle & Celine Dion". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnFWzEqAiBU&t=1m6s>.
  9. N3RDFUSION (9 June 2015). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/N3RDFUSION/status/608264528795570176>.
  10. Sevadus (7 June 2014). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Sevadus/status/475553753332842496>.
  11. Sevadus (5 February 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Sevadus/status/298801023848423424>.
  12. PauseUnpauses (15 December 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/PauseUnpauses/status/280209930458365952>.
  13. (1 September 2014). "PAX Prime 2014 - Mindcrack Panel". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0Plz8tyaGo&t=2m48s>.
  14. (18 April 2014). "Mindcrack Podcast - Episode 69 - Pax Podcast". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TL1VeM21Cs>.
  15. (13 July 2014). "Minecraft MindCrack - S4E61 - Sevadus' UHC Statue". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9fCA2Nj_2U&t=9m30s>.
  16. GuudeBoulderfist (13 July 2014). "Minecraft MindCrack - S4E61 - Sevadus' UHC Statue". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9fCA2Nj_2U>.
  17. Sevadus (5 August 2013). Facebook. <https://www.facebook.com/sevadus/posts/488725947877036>.
  18. Sevadus (30 October 2013). Facebook. <https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=528880983861532>.
  19. Sevadus (1 December 2014). "#CyberMonday Spending Money!". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/sevadus/b/594635406?t=01h27m36s>.
  20. Sevadus (26 June 2015). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Sevadus/status/614445158361354244>.
  21. Sevadus (26 June 2015). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/Sevadus/status/614449975880192000>.