With DreamHack only days away, SK-Gaming editor Mario "Kolapz" Madjer conducted a couple of interviews with players from the favourites to the DreamHack title. Here are excerpts from the last 2 from [TSoG] PapaDrayich and [KD] Raytoran.
The recent 2.0.35. patch brought some fairly significant changes, particularly to the map. The "Secret Shop" was removed and replaced with "The Observatory" and the Kongor area has been overhauled. What impact, if any, do you think those changes will have on how the game is played?
I think that the change came at a really bad time now that theres just 1 week left until DHS and there is alot of changes that teams have to adapt to and new tactics to be tried out.
The Kongor change is really welcome cause it has always been an advantage for hellbourne, but as I said I don't know if it was the right time now.
I don't know what they were thinking with the Secret shop, you can just buy everything from the base now so there's no minor micro anymore where you could get lucky and kill their courier there and destroy their Mystic staff or whatever, now you will just have the courier running in straight lines from the base. And I don't know why they brought in the observatory, maybe they could have done something better with that location cause now it's just a travel distance to Kongor with alot of trees for the hellbourne and legion just has an area with alot of trees that noone is going to use.”
With short periods of inactivity, TS Gaming has been on the scene for as long as one can remember. Apart from some success in the monthly ESL tournaments and the Digital Youth Awards appeareance, you never managed to quite cement your spot as a top tier team. Is that a disappointment for you guys or rather further motivation to keep going until you reach those top tournament placements?
When we won Dreamhack last year we did win a tournament which we shouldn't have won. I mean as a team we were completely new, and we had just no experience playing on top level. Beating druidz there made us go both to china and singapore, which was great. But it also made people both underrate and overrate us. That we are not winning is not a big deal, but the aim is always to win. I play this game for fun but i wanna be in the top tier scene. However our main thing is that we are 5 friends, and its really nice playing with people you like. My thought is that we will keep it that way, and if the wins come they are welcome.”
Check out the full interviews at the links below.
- Raytoran interview
- PapaDrayich interview