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BIO: Always smiling and joking around, one would think he wouldn’t be much threat in the arena. Wrong. The second his opponents make a mistake, Effortless will utilize his aim, especially his lightning gun, to absolutely destroy his opponents. Few will be able to keep up as Effortless is constantly fighting and engaging with his relentless accuracy.

 
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So you became fulltime streamer now … how does it goes? Subs are growing, some proper sellout yet? ... well now seriously, you are doing coverage of Quake Challengers League and you are doing amazing job.

UA Xron mentioned in his interview, that it helps him to analyze other players games, to you feel the same?

NOTE: Half-Time Chat with Xron

   

First off, thank you so much for this interview and the compliments for my casting. That means a lot to me because I started casting for fun and personal entertainment but week to week people keep tuning in!

Well the more games you watch and play the better you understand different scenarios and approaches to each situation. Being able to watch so many games each week allows me to see the different playstyles up and comers to QPL utilize and even ways their competitors counter them.

You also may learn a few new tricks or techniques on different maps!

 
 

Why do you think there is so much „randomness“ in Challengers League in Americas - Out of 5 WEEK there was never same TOP 4

NOTE: Challengers League is open qualification for LAN Finals of each season hold by FACEIT. Next Challenger took place on Saturday and you can sign up for EU/CIS or AMERICAS. WEEK 5 Results can be find here.

   

Part of the randomness in Challengers has to do with the ping differences between some of the top competitors and also how close the skill is at the top of the QCL.

I do believe as weeks progress we will see more and more of the same top players landing top 4 each week.

NOTE: Quake Challengers Standings for EU/CIS and AMERICAS on Liquidpedia.

 
 

You are in that „middle pack“ of AMERICAS Region with 14 points, how do you like your performance so far, and how tough it will be for you in next weeks? Does this tense situation in the middle of table somehow affect you while you are playing?

NOTE: Quake Pro League - AMERICAS - Standings

   

Being in the middle of the pack is probably better than most people would have placed me.

I come from a very team heavy background. I’m still learning my own duel game and how to improve each week. I’ve played Quake for years, but this is my real first competitive duel experience.

In regards to being the middle of the pack affect me while playing, I’d say not really. It’s mostly about consistency. Playing each week is more of an adrenaline rush to actually have something on the line consistently, as in previous years we haven’t had that chance.

 
 

Speaking of Team heavy background, you played Quake Live CTF and TDM. Then you partner up with yen0m for 2v2 and later, you build up team for Sacrifice. What of those modifications you enjoyed the most and which one would be in your eyes cool to introduce back to Quake Champions? How difficult it is to change your mindset from team and duel enviorment?

   

I think overall the best mode I’ve played in Quake Champions has been Sacrifice.

I believe most players have enjoyed this mode the most as it encompasses all different aspects previous roles in CTF had (offense, defense, etc) and adds an interesting twist. I do think the best mode for Quake Champions has been 2v2 though as it’s easily understandable from a spectators POV and still very enjoyable to play as a player.

 
 

From what I see you are not Blood Covenant type of guy  Is there any special reason why you banned this map 3 times, rather than tactical desision to skip „leg day“ or you hate it.

NOTE: Quake Pro League - AMERICAS - Week 6 - Preview

   

Honestly, no particular reason for banning Blood Covenant. I just know most players won’t let me get the champions I’m extremely comfortable with on it.

That, and most players are annoyingly good with rail now and on that map rail can be extremely effective. Just not that interested in it overall.

 
 

What Champion do you consider best for Blood Covenant? CA Cha1n agrees that Athena might work, but players according to my stats tend to pick DOOM, VISOR and NYX.

NOTE: Half-Time Chat - cha1n

   

The best Champion for Blood Covenant is probably Doom, although I would pick Slash over Doom if I had to chance. Visor, Nyx, and Ranger are all good picks for that map as well. Athena can be good as well but she fits a certain playstyle rather than use consistently for every player.

 
 

RANGER and GALENA seems to be most favourable picks for you, do you pick Champions by personal prefferences, or do you have some deeper algorythm behind it?

   

Well, I think I know too many Galena totem placements for all maps to not want to pick her. She can be super effective with aggressive or passive playstyle.

As for Ranger, he’s just a solid pick overall and can be utilized on different maps in different ways. I would pick slash more but apparently everyone thinks it’s a good idea to ban it vs me. I think they’re wrong ;)

 
 

... there is now opportunity to slide them aaaaaall with STROGG ... do you like his upgrade?

   

I really enjoy Strogg as I’m a huge fan of the crouch sliding mechanic, but one of the reasons I fell in love with Slash was her ability to go extremely fast around maps if you can control it well.

Strogg is still enjoyable and allows you to use the crouch sliding mechanic to get around maps you may not typically want to play Slash on, but his mechanic is more based around maneuvering corners quickly rather than maintaining speed over distance.

 
 

Thank you for your time and keep on rolling with your game and streams! <3

   

I also want to thank you for the interview Hawr1x. I appreciate everything you do for the community and the upkeep with all the stats and awards you post is incredible. Very glad we have someone in the community like you!

Cheers
- Effortless

 
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