Quake Pro League - Half-Time Chat - psygib
 

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   US Moses "psygib" Salas - ASCENT ESPORTS  
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  QPL: WEEK 1 vs CAcha1n, WEEK 2 vs BR nosfa, WEEK 3 vs US dooi
 

BIO: When people first watched Psygib come onto the scene, he was characterized as an Enigma. Very quickly, he was winning competitions, and doing so by a major margin. Psygib is the type of player to intentionally switch to his opponents’ favorite weapon in order to go toe-to-toe …just to prove he can best his opponents with their favorite weapons.

 
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  In The Keep w/ TheMotherload
 
 

Lets go straight to business ... WTF is it with you and nosfa at Molten Falls?

I mean, can you see future when you play „normal“ game there?

NOTE: QPL STAGE 1, WEEK 1; QPL STAGE 1, WEEK 10QPL STAGE 1 FINALS, LUCCA 2019QPL STAGE 2, WEEK 2

   

Haha, I’m not sure any time in the foreseeable future where it won’t be crazy. For some reason that map brings out the insanity between us, but I have been enjoying it :>

 
 

So do we ;-) With huge boulder out of my chest …. Hello Moses, can you please introduce yourself and tell us about your transition from CTF to DUEL?

   

Hello! I’m psygib and I’ve been playing Quake for 20 years. I’ve been competing in Quake for a long time now, but my first LAN I competed at was Quakecon 2014 which was a CTF LAN and I got 2nd place.

Duel was something I dipped in here and there, but I didn’t take it seriously until last year. The main reason that being I never cared for it. I showed up at the Quake Open League and beat DaHanG in the grand finals. It was a bit of an eye opener since I never took a map off him before.

Not playing duel consistently over the years has slowed me a little but I’m still on track to be the best.

 
 

You are playing, 20 years, so you started with QuakeWorld? Do you still follow that community?

   

Actually, no. I was introduced to Quake 3 by my dad. It’s funny because both my parents played, I’m somewhat of a Quake baby haha. Even though I never played Quakeworld, I always wanted to.

 
 

Do you like changes Quake Pro League made for Stage 2?

   

Yeah, I’m happy about moving away from the old swiss system. It was a nice idea but too many times there were repeat matches. Round robin will be better.

Another change I like is going from one best of 5 to actual bracket play at LAN. It feels more like a tournament than a showmatch.

 
 

You are so far on equal rate after two matches beating nosfa and loose again cha1n. Your next opponent will be dooi, which is rematch out of LUCCA Ro16 that went to map 3 at Vale of Pnath with one of most insane endings at Stage 1 Finals.

Can you share with us what went thru your mind that last minute when dooi extended his lead and you started frenetic chase?

How tough is it to play against somebody, that love defensive game?

NOTE: QPL STAGE 1 FINALS, LUCCA 2019

   

I knew it was gonna be tough to make that comeback. You might be surprised but I wasn’t nervous at all. I was very calm and focused. The only thought in my mind was "I have to win." Staying in that mindset is what helped me get through that final minute. The whole series was tough too, since he’s such a defensive player.

It’s very tough to push someone like that, since it feels like they’re an immovable object. I haven’t played him besides that series at Lucca.

 
 

You seemed pretty chilled in LUCCA as it was not first LAN for you, how whole event went for you?

Did you enjoyed that intimate feeling of whole event?

   

Lucca was fun! I enjoyed hanging out with my friends and fellow quakers again. The setup in the church was so beautiful. It honestly was an amazing experience.

I hope I can go back again next year :D

 
 

You spend alot of time casting Challengers, do you like interaction with fans this way and does following and casting tournaments help you in your preparations?

NOTE: CHALLENGERS STAGE 2, WEEK 1; CHALLENGERS STAGE 2, WEEK 2

   

It is partially to interact with viewers and giving them something to watch while also just making sure I keep my mindset in Quake.

The main reason I cast Challengers is because I enjoy casting so much. It reminds me of the old days of when I would cast with my good friend easytarget.

I’ve always enjoyed watching duels and analyzing them.

NOTECA Charles "easytarget" Machan,  Twitter Twitch

 
 

Talking of Easytarget, I mean Charles is like 800 years old now, and all I found was that he supposed to be working with FACEIT, can you share some memories of what you two have been up to back in a days?

   

Haha yeah Charles is quite up there. I’m happy for him that he works at FACEIT now. Him and I never got up to anything crazy, but we always would hang out playing Quake 3 together, then we lost contact a little bit.

He started hosting and casting duel tournaments in Quake Live where I was able find him. I would always play in them then got knocked out early and he would always ask me to cast with him. I was a noob back then but I still enjoyed it, and I thank him for allowing me to do that.

 
 

Do you have any approach how to handle Champions, are there any that you love to pick, or you have set some „golden standards“ for each arena from which you pick?

   

I enjoy playing the CPM champions since the movement is so fun to mess around with.

As for champions to pick, I try to find what I’m comfortable with on every map and stick to those that work best.

NOTE: Psygib took VISOR six times in QPL Stage 1 and had 100% winrate on STROGG.

 
 

Thank you for your time, wish you good luck and have fun in rest of Stage 2 and see you in PL Katowice!

Results
Bo3+
+16pts baSe
+16pts dooi
+16pts vengeurR
+16pts rapha

+8pts whaz
+8pts DaHanG
+8pts coollerz
+8pts K1llsen

+4pts GNiK
+4pts dramiS
+4pts toxjq
+4pts Xron

+0pts cYpheR
+0pts psygib
+0pts cnz
+0pts cha1n

FULL RESULTS: CLANRING

BYE Effortless
BYE RAISY
BYE Av3k
BYE nosfa

Single Elimination, Bo3
US chance
US bootsss

US dethQC
CA stoked
MX kmflame
US Aaron286
US -reflux
US _cloud

TOP 16: CLANRING
Single Elimination, Bo3
NL Silencep
RU inz

UK HELL
RU CHEERA
DK PULZz
DE RetcOn
RU strongest_
UK GaRpY

TOP 16: CLANRING
Bo3+
+16pts DaHanG
+16pts Effortless

+8pts Xron
+8pts dooi
+8pts cnz
+8pts psygib
+8pts K1llsen
+8pts cYpheR

+4pts RAISY
+4pts GNiK
+4pts Av3k
+4pts nosfa
+4pts toxjq
+4pts coollerz

+0pts whaz
+0pts cha1n


FULL RESULTS: CLANRING
BYE vengeurR
BYE baSe
BYE rapha
BYE dramiS
Single Elimination, Bo3
US sib
US twitch

CA cbxzombie
CA stoked
US Aaron286
US UltRaLeX
AR maxter
US bootsss

TOP 16: CLANRING
Single Elimination, Bo3
SE Spart1e
KZ prox1mo

UK GaRpY
DK PULZz
UK HELL
PL Pikawa
RU inz
RU strongest_

TOP 16: CLANRING
Bo3+
+16pts cnz
+16pts RAISY
+16pts DaHanG
+16pts vengeurR
+16pts K1llsen
+16pts rapha

+8pts cha1n
+8pts dramiS

+4pts nosfa
+4pts psygib

+0pts baSe
+0pts Av3k
+0pts Effortless
+0pts Xron
+0pts cYpheR
+0pts dooi

FULL RESULTS: CLANRING
Single Elimination, Bo3
AU DanDaKing
AU steej

US XZISTTT
US sib
CI sUPREMEGTI
CA Duefist
CA cbxzombie
US bootsss
Single Elimination, Bo3
RU Nitrino
LV bukster

UK Deep6
RU strongest_
RU pdemon
RU klybi4
UK GaRpY
DK enesy
Bo3+
+8pts psygib
+8pts rapha

+4pts Br1ck
+4pts dramiS

+2pts sib
+2pts Effortless

+0pts nosfa
+0pts DaHanG