Fuck yeah, finally I’ve got Rybben on my team! Except, I’m not even playing the game anymore. But, I can do what I do best: Shamelessly promote projects of my personal interest.
Some of you have suggested this first one was a bit easy, but again, the goal is not to make it extremely hard on you guys. Though I can’t promise they won’t be more difficult in the future… ^^
Anyway, here’s interview #2! Read on and post below who you think it is!
Tell us, who is your father, who is your mother?
My father is called Allan and is a nearly-retired Librarian. My mother is called Lesley and she’s a Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages. They’ve been married for nearly 35 years. I have one sister, who is married and has recently had a baby, so I’m now an uncle and a godfather!
….in which we talk about their organization, their history with TF2, and sponsorship.
For those readers who may not be familiar with you, would you mind introducing yourself?
Given that you work at pretty well-known gaming organization, you must’ve had some history with the vidya: what games did you/do you still play competitively?
Over the past couple years I’ve spent a great amount of time playing HALO and Lego games with my young son. (Gotta start them somewhere!) Lately, I’ve enjoyed StarCraft2 and Battlefield 3 when I’m not playing with him. I’ve also built a couple Minecraft kingdoms for my young kids. Guess I’m not too hardcore these days, haha.
After the game Thursday night vs Infused, I caught up with Team Dignitas players to see if we could get some answers to some of the burning questions I had. Beware the large wall of text!
First of all, this season in ETF2L can hardly be called one of your best so far. Is there anything in particular you believe is the reason behind this?
dajackal: Two new players, hymzi back to play demoman, changed calls from Finnish to English.
cookye: Oh you know, the lineup change.
Haza: The main reason for that is probably the fact that we’ve only played together for 3 weeks. Even though there’s 4 players that are the same, hymzi who’s switched to demo plays differently than mafu did, longás probably doesn’t play scout the same way hymzi did and I don’t play soldier like Punpu did (in addition to not being as good). Also some of the matches (against cc and infused for example) were pretty even and I think we couldve won both of them, just didnt. Only 1 cap differences or so. So personally I’m quite surprised we’ve even managed this good.
Hocz: Recent changes in our lineup has definately been the reason for this. Hymzi going from scout to demo and we have taken Haza to play soldier and longás as scout. Mafu and Punpu will be concentrating more on their studies and therefore can not play that much. It might not seem so big change for everyone because our new recruits are very good players but at this level of TF2 it is the little things that make the difference between winning and losing. We have improved a lot with our teamplay but it still needs little work. Also we need to work our rallyenglish comms a little. As you propably know we previously had a full finnish lineup.
Hymzi: I think none of us were really expecting anything from this season.. We just changed our lineup and i had to change back to a class that i really don’t enjoy playing anymore + we had to bring in new players. We have been playing couple years with only finnish comms, so it was expected that its gonna take time to get used to. We are starting to get used to it now though.
longás: Hymzi going back to demoman, Haza as soldier and me as scout with the “language change” are the main factors behind this bad season. We’ve been playing together for less than 1 month and we are getting really close scores against other top teams, we are improving fast and we’ll keep doing it. The team didn’t expect too much from this season and they are happy with the team progression, there aren’t sad faces so everything is fine.
This week I took a journey into the unknown as I was contacted by The Enigma Zone Crew and set up an interview with a Welshman named Coleman who wanted to share the story behind his ancient clan and their move into TF2. Instead of doing results or anything else I have settled on just an interview to finish off my series for now. I got a lot more than a bargained for as I discovered TEZC are a clan full of rich history in many different games with Coleman himself being a regular LAN goer having real life contacts in the game:
TF2TV came to be! With almost perfect timing, the south African TF2 community has, thanks to the hard work of Lolita and Lola done a wonderful interview with myself and eXtv’s Salamancer. below is a small excerpt from the interview.While it might look like an ordinary, calm and boring day, today marks the 1 year anniversary of when
On Sunday, 9 October 2011, competitive Team Fortress 2 (TF2) for South Africa (S.A) changed forever.The final match for the 16bit TF2 Face Offcompetition was shoutcasted by two of the most well known shoutcasters in Team Fortress. The attention we received from viewers globally added to the excitement and overall adrenaline as vinTage took on the undefeated and notorious Masters of TF2CSA.I am proud and privileged to present an interview with these two interesting and resourceful gentlemen!
Meet Lazar ‘Comedian’ Jovic and Eric ‘Salamancer’ Smalley.
You can read the full interview at South African Fortress.
First off for legal reasons, I should try to make it clear I am not importuning here for some sexual adventure (much to the disappointment of my love reject TheSucker) but rather introducing the name of the team I talked to this week, who have so far filled up that gaping hole in my week reserved for amusing anecdotes involving team names (see image below). With this cleared up I can get on with the business of pouring through hundreds of matches that have taken place in the past 2 weeks that I haven’t been here to watch come in from the sea of mass fixtures.