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The Grand Finals – Interview With The CN Teams

 

Reforn Gaming (RG.Razer)

RG.Razer is a professional eSports team which was founded in 2013. The team members’ average age is 27 years old and most players are experienced, having participated in many tournaments. This year on 3rd January, 3 energetic young players joined this team. Although we did well in “Kubinka Open” and “MCG” last year, we also found things to work on. For international events we still do not have that much experience. This time we going to the WGL finals with the aim to win. However, we will also be able to gain experience and learn from this. We are hot on the tails of other strong international teams, but we know there is still a long way to go. Nevertheless, we will work hard for each victory.

Personal questions

  1. Can you introduce yourself?
    Hello everyone, My name is Yu, Liu and my in game ID is ??ss and you can call me rainfall.
  2. When did you start playing World of Tanks?
    Oct 21th 2010.
  3. When did you join the team?
    I joined the team around Feb – Mar 2011.
  4. What is your favourite World of Tanks map and why?
    Cliffs and Mines are my favourite maps because it’s difficult to guess who will be victorious on these maps
  5. What is your favourite tank and why?
    I love the T30 and especially when the T30 was Tier X. Although the T30 is a TD now, I still like its steelhead and angle of depression.
  6. How would you describe your role in the team?
    I am in charge overall. The key is to cooperate with each other between teammates.
  7. What does it take to be an eSports pro?
    I decided to become an eSports pro after winning the WOT Super Cup offline final.
  8. What makes World of Tanks a unique competitive/gaming experience?
    I feel WoT is unlike other eSport games because it needs more team cooperation. It is unlike FPS games which need a higher personal ability. Another advantage is you can play WoT no matter what age.
  9. What are your eSports goals?
    I think our only goal is to become world champions.
  10. How did people react when you told them you were to become an eSports pro?
    Most of my friends and some players who play WOT with me don’t really believe. They all think eSports is only for young men aged 18 or 19.
  11. How do you prepare yourself before a big match/tournament?
    Normally we stop training before a big event, otherwise we may be lacking in energy.
  12. Are there any lucky rituals that you have to give you a better chance for victory?
    We don’t have any lucky rituals.

Team questions

  1. How did you become involved with your team?
    This team was built by me and some other dudes and was previously called called ”dao xi”.
  2. How long have you been with your team?
    We have been together for about 2 years.
  3. When and how did you get into World of Tanks?
    I saw a WoT CG video about the Tiger King, which is really amazing so I registered WOT and have played ever since
  4. How did you transition from the amateur to the pro scene?
    It was amazing, they invited me to join for the 2011 WOT Super Cup offline final, since then I’ve been a professional player.
  5. How does the team prepare for a big battle/tournament?
    It is pretty simple: training, training and more training.
  6. Are there any lucky rituals the team have to give you a better chance for victory?
    We don’t really.
  7. What is one of your most memorable team moments?
    The memory I won’t forget that is when we won the 2011 WOT Super Cup. That was so good.
  8. What are your goals as a team?
    Actually we do not have any goals because we think sometimes the goals will make you think too much and the goals will become a burden.
  9. What makes a successful team?
    I think maybe ours is a good mentality. We just enjoy the game no matter what; win or lose.

 

YaTo Gaming

YaTo Gaming is a newly founded pro eSports club (founded in October 2014), with an average age of 24, but most members are very experienced in playing WoT. Only two months after being founded, YaTo placed 2nd in the Alienware WoT Tournament Final and 4th in the MCG international tournament.  The headquarters of Yato Gaming is located in Lan Zhou, a well-known city on the ancient “Chinese Silk Road”. This city has a long glorious history and bred YaTo, a strong performer on the Chinese World of Tanks scene. We believe YaTo Gaming will also perform well at the WGL Grand Finals. 

Personal Questions

  1. Can you introduce yourself? 
    Hello Tankers!  I’m Shi Quhua from YaTo Gaming; my in game ID is??, you can call me Fire.
  2. When did you start playing World of Tanks?
    Summer 2012
  3. When did you join the team?
    I joined YaTo Gaming in 2014 right after it was founded.
  4. What is your favourite World of Tanks map and why?
    I love Prokhorovka because in this map I can play my favourite vehicles such as the AMX 13 90, T-54 and RU 251
  5. What is your favourite tank and why?
    My favourite tank is the British TD FV4005, because it brings me a feel of seckilling in playing WoT .
  6. How would you describe your role in the team?
    I was just one ordinary member in our team. After all, WoT is a team battle game and everybody contributes and everyone is irreplaceable. We win as a team. 
  7. What does it take to be an eSports pro?
    I was initially inspired by the previous Chinese champions in 2013 and I was thinking maybe one day I also can prove myself on a bigger stage. I keep practicing, grow up gradually and one day I found our captain Lak, who led me to become an eSports pro.
  8. What makes World of Tanks a unique competitive/gaming experience?
    Tanks, you know, exist in reality. And World of Tanks has both the legendary and historical tanks in one game. This really is a rare fantastic and amazing game experience, especially for military fans like me.
  9. What are your eSports goals?
    My current goal is to battle with more pro players among WoT eSports clubs.
  10. How did people react when you told them you were to become an eSports pro?
    Admiration and envy.
  11. How do you prepare yourself before a big match/tournament?
    Just tell myself in mind: be yourself!
  12. Are there any lucky rituals that you have to give you a better chance for victory?
    No.

 

Team Questions (by Lak, Team Captain)

  1. How did you become involved with your team?
    I came to WCA2014 Grand Final last October as a visitor and talked with several Chinese top players about why we cannot also create a team since we love playing WoT so much. And you know what? It happened! Our team was founded right after the tournament.
  2. How long have you been with your team?
    YaTo Gaming – only half a year. But I played WoT together with most of our team members for more than 2 years. 
  3. When and how did you get into World of Tanks?
    It was on a dark and windy winter night in 2012; one of my best friends recommended the game to me and when I tried, I got “addicted” to it; it’s become part of my life.
  4. How did you transition from the amateur to the pro scene?
    No one is born as a professional. I grew up from a rookie step by step and it is the fairness and team sprits of this game that led me to eSports world; especially through the tournaments organized by KongZhong, I desire higher skills, more victories and even Championship. Becoming pro seems to be my only choice.
  5. How does the team prepare for a big battle/tournament?
    It’s all about training and learning. Constant training is a must for all types of sports, without a doubt. Meanwhile, you have to learn from others, especially from your opponents to know clearly about your advantages and drawbacks. Adjust the team mentality and status and treat each battle as the final one.
  6. Are there any lucky rituals the team has to give you a better chance for victory?
    Haha, well, it’s nothing special, but we usually encourage each other together, loudly,  during the counting down before a game is started. Trust your bros and win the battles.
  7. What is one of your most memorable team moments?
    This is very difficult to answer. We are a new team and cherish every chance we have. There are many memorable team moments in the past half year, like in the Alienware Final in Beijing(2nd place), the MCGin Mianyang(4th place), etc. We like the moments on stage to celebrate our victories and share our joy with audience. I believe our next memorable team moment will be in Warsaw. We look forward to be on stage again.
  8. What are your goals as a team?
    To win more battles; to pursue higher achievements and show our skills in this international stage.  
  9. What makes a successful team?
    Nothing but dedication, hard training, and solidarity.  Every team member contributed a lot and together we got through the hardships since founding the team. We trained hard and perform well; we believe the Chinese saying:  “Solidarity is Strength”!

 

Cheer for the Chinese teams!

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