May 8, 2011

I play Zerg because Artosis is an asshole

Sorry for the off topic but I realy wanted to post this :) Greg "IdrA" Fields is one of my favorite sc2 player! A popular german caster HomerJ maded this interview with the master of zerg.

Q: How did you get into eSport, and gaming overall?
A: A friend showed me StarCraft when I was 12. Over a longer period of time I occasionally played it and got more interested in it. Finally, while searching for StarCraft-websites, I ended up on, where I found out more about progaming and eSports. It made me look at the game in a more serious way and I started to train more in order to become really good. That's how I climbed the ladder of non-korean players and teams.

Q: Why did you pick Zerg?
A: I play Zerg because Artosis is an asshole and convinced me to believe Zerg is the best race. I think Zerg fits my style pretty good.

Q: What are your biggest accomplishments?
A: When I won the title "King of the Beta" over Tester. This was really impressive to me because most people considered him to be the best player of the world. Then I won MLG DC, which was the first international LAN and SC2-tournament in America I went to after my time in Korea. That was pretty cool.
But I think my biggest accomplishment was to finish in the top 8 of MLG Dallas 2011 with Zerg.

Q: What was your biggest defeat?
A: Probably when I lost to Jinro in GSL Code S in January. It was my last GSL before I left Korea and I played really well. I felt I could beat him and reach the finals. Then we spawned in close positions twice, and I lost the 6 pool to a Marine with 5 hitpoints. That was a cruel way to lose.

Q: What was the funniest moment in your SC2-career?
A: This was still in the times of Broodwar; I don't think it can be topped in any way that I made Tossgirl cry at the ESWC.
[In an interview, Tossgirl admitted she "cried a lot" after losing to IdrA. See interview in this thread]

Q: What is your opinion of how the scene and the eSport will develop in the future? What will your role be in it?
A: I think eSport is going to become big, SC2 already is pretty big, and I can see it only grow. Americans currently have more acceptance for RTS-games than I possibly thought just one year ago. I consider myself as a part of eSport and I want to be a progamer as long as I can pull in results.

Q: Do you have a tip for SC2 newcomers on how to improve their gaming skills the best way?
A: You have to train a lot, and you should not try to be creative. You can start experimenting once you have the normal stuff down - the basics and the mechanics. Else you will always be handicapped.

Q: Last words?
A: I want to thank all my fans for their support, and of course my team Evil Geniuses and our sponsors Intel, Steelseries, Monster Energy, Kingston HyperX, Six Pool Gaming, Intel Extreme Boards, Bigfoot Networds.

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