A quick interview with South American Player Doomsday!
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Hey doomsd4y how are you doing? Are you excited about attending your first major QL LAN? Have you ever been to America?
Hi sulit i’m fine. I’m very excited about Quakecon. I’m a little anxious for the travel, i’m counting the hours to take the plane and flight to the US. I’m in America, South America, easy joke :p. No i have never been in the US, i’m traveling just for Quakecon, but i have a few days off after Qcon to walk around Dallas.
When did you first start playing Quake? What other games do you play?
mmm i think i started playing quake with quake 2 in 98, but just single player. My first Quake 3 Lan was with my high school friends in 2001 i like the game so much that i have to continue playing so i started to play online with 56k modem and 200 ping in rocket arena servers.
My first Duel tornament was WCG 2002, where PIPI wins. Since then i have been playing quake 3 osp, cpma and now quakelive.
You mean professionally talking? Well there was a time in 2004 were i was a little bored about playing quake and i switch for cs, my mistake, were about 5 minutes. I also played CODMW, and latlely Tribes: Ascend. After Quakecon my friends wants me to join them in Dota 2 so maybe i start to play dota.
Unproffesionally speaking i played hundreds of games :P, Starcraft, L4D, Diablo 2, 3, etc.
The last south American to attend a major was b1tchito who had a very lackluster performance. Many touted him as the best South American Player at the time. Do you feel increased pressure from some of your fellow south americans saying you are the best in the region?
Bich1to had a very bad performance because he went to Miami for vacations 3 weeks before Quakecon, so for 3 weeks he was drinking and enjoying life and all the training he had went to the trash.
The best South American Player right now is Nhd, i can be nº 2 or 3 because vodkax from Chile is really good to. I just want to make my best and i hope the nerves let me play at my level.
How is the south American quake live scene? Are there any tournaments and organizations?
Well, in SA the comunity puts a lot of heart and effort to grow as a comunity, there are a lot of player organizations who makes online tournaments, we try to aproach sponsors etc, but its dificult with a game in this state and with games like Dota 2 and LoL monopolizing the market.
For example recently in an effort of all the communities we achieve network tunnels to play with good ping on all servers from almost any country in the region.
There are some people who claim that the South American Community has the most cheaters. What do you think about this claim?
I don’t think so, surely there are cheaters like in all the world but the most cheaters? C’mon, like if id told some statics about the world cheaters.
Which player do you really want to play against at Quakecon?
Rapha of course, he is the last Quakecon champion and of course one of the best quake players ever. One of my quake heros, like cooller, cypher, unkind, etc :P.
How do you think you will do at Quakecon?
I don’t want to make any prediction i just hope i can play my best that’s all.
Who is your biggest rival right now? Who are the top 5 duelists in South America?
Well, its difficult to tell because it’s all online playing, and in LAN the game changes a lot. But like i say early in this interview Nhd is the best, then vodkax and me, and then we have players like my friend c0d47 who can play at the same level but he doesn’t have the consistency, but carrefull he can complicate anyone and he will make a great Quakecon.
Have you seen the new arena fps games being developed? Reborn, Unreal Tournament 4, Reflex, Project Nex ect ect? What do you think of all these games being made? Do you think any of them can be the next big thing?
No, not really.
I was a little enthusiast about reborn being developed by 2GD and old Quakers but i dind’t see new stuff coming for so long that my entusiasm low. About new UT i’m not a big fan of the saga i played UT, UT2003 and UT2k4 but i don’t like the movement and the physics of the game. And the other games i just don’t know.
I hope Doom 4 will be the next big thing :D.
And ofc i hope id makes a new Quake. I mean Quake is not just a game is a religion! You know Quake players are the most loyal to the game.
Idsoftware must take the experience gained with quakelive about competitive playing and what players want about customization and balance and move forward and make a new quake, taking as example the success of Dota 2 and LoL with big tournaments and listening more to the comunity.
They cannot repeat errors like Quake 4 bringing to market half done games with a lot of bugs and which require mods to be played in tournaments.
Any last words?
Yes, i just want to say Syncerror please make it Double elim :P.
I want to thank you for this interview and i want to send Greetings to the latin comunity.
BTW sorry for my english :):D