News: EG’s Pre QuakeCon InterviewBy
“myEGnet: You’ve said that you have been playing a lot of UT2K4, Quake and UT3 in preparation for QuakeCon. Is it hard for you to switch over from Guitar Hero to shooters? Or do you play them on a regular basis?
EG.Ecstacy: Well in actuality, I switched from shooters to Guitar Hero. I have played the UT series many years before I ever touched Guitar Hero. It isn’t hard for me to play both at the same time since they’re such different games especially now that I have reached a top level in both genres. In fact, I think it is actually harder to switch from UT2k4 to UT3. Although they’re the same franchise, the physics, engine, and feel of the game is entirely different. It doesn’t help either when I have to switch to a game I hate playing.”
“myEGnet: Now, along with you, the National Final sees the following players – mrpulsar1, ParadiseLost421, WuTugu, Acai28, f4phantom2500, smokyprogg, witwix, wulfe, paradigmshift, and dreminem – competing to represent the US at China. How is the competition looking for you at the moment?
EG.Ecstacy: The competition is very stiff and the skill level is extremely high. This year’s national finals will be much much harder than last year. Everyone that has qualified is all the top players in the community. It could be anyone’s game to be honest especially with Guitar Hero where you can’t directly affect your opponent. I think it will all come down to how well a player can perform under stress and handling their nerves. I believe I have the ability and experience to beat any of these players. I have done so before online and in previous tournaments. My chance of winning is just the same as everyone.”
For the rest of the interview, go to http://myeg.net/article/article_detail.php?article_id=280