Roll20 Esports Interview Series: Glaurung

Heroes of the Storm, like all esports, has a unique equalizing effect. Pro players have access to the exact same characters and in-game tools as anyone. To the untrained eye, a Varian, Chromie, or Medivh looks exactly the same in a quick match as they do on the Blizzcon stage. That said, what makes the HGC truly special is the group of hard-working, passionate gamers fighting for the right to keep pursuing their dreams. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a closer look at the men on the other side of the screen. It’s time for you to really get to know the Roll20 Esports Heroes of the Storm team. Check out previous interviews at the end of this article.


 

We’ve arrived at the final player interview in our series. Don’t worry though, we have more Roll20 content coming down the pipeline! Today, it’s time for the captain to share his thoughts. Glaurung has been interviewed and discussed more than any other member of the team, so I’ve attempted to give you something new, a slightly different perspective on Roll20’s most tenured pro.

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Focus and Pursuit

Glau’s history in competitive HOTS has been well-documented.  Prior to Heroes, he had never really pursued a competitive career. He explained that while he had always enjoyed competition and loved gaming, throughout most of his life the focus had remained on school. “I was studying physics and computer science,” said Glaurung. However, as esports rose in popularity, the career of a professional gamer started to sound much more appealing. Eventually, he left his studies behind to focus completely on becoming a pro player in Heroes of the Storm. At this point, Glau admitted that he has no clue what his life would be like if his pursuit of this dream had not worked out.

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Initially, qualifying for the HGC wasn’t really about becoming a champion. “I wasn’t too happy about my last team’s performance at Blizzcon,” he explained. Rather than sign with an established team guaranteed to lock in an HGC slot, Glau instead chose to join Chu8 in building a team focused on having fun, and not taking the pro scene too seriously. Once the team qualified, however, the call to compete proved too strong. “Qualifying for HGC made the previous years’ worth of time investment worth it.” The rest, of course, is history. The team shattered all expectations, and is now the North American first seed as Glaurung returns to the Blizzcon stage once again.

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When Roll20 made its first roster change, many analysts were concerned how the addition of Goku would affect the team captain’s play. The two share similar hero pools, and some suggested that there might be struggles over who gets to play trademark heroes like Zeratul. “It took time to adjust, but we’ve been able to make it work,” said Glaurung. Focusing Goku as the team’s offlane specialist has provided much-needed clarity in their gameplay and draft strategy.

The draft was another key piece of the new roster’s success. Originially, Glaurung had been the team’s primary shotcaller as well as the lead drafter. Now, he has taken a back seat in the draft, with Justing taking the lead and others providing support. “It allows me to focus more on shotcalling.

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Glaurung’s prowess as a shotcaller has been lauded by plenty of outlets (myself included). He mentioned that “this team dynamic is good for me as a shotcaller. Everyone is really good at feeding relevant information as well as navigating through small side skirmishes.”

Friendship and Free Time

Although most of his time is spent practicing and preparing, Glau has a personal passion that he stays committed to during the season. “I love to rock climb,” he said. “There’s a rock climbing gym near my house that I go to multiple times a week.”

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In our interview with Buds, I had jokingly asked how the team might fare in a zombie apocalypse. Buds was quick to call out Glaurung specifically as the team member who would doom the rest of the group. “I would probably get bitten and end up biting everyone else to convert them,” Glaurung admitted. However, he did say that his reasons for doing so would extend beyond a mere hunger for brains. “Being a zombie is probably pretty lonely. That said, ever the captain looking out for his team, Glaurung did mention a clear plan of action for the team to survive an apocalyptic scenario. “Everyone can just set up camp at Justing’s ranch in Wisconsin!

 

Throughout the interview, Glau kept his answers concise and focused. In keeping with that, his message to all the team’s fans and followers was simple and clear:

Thanks for believing!

Thank you so much to Glaurung for taking the time for this interview, and to Roll20 for the opportunity to chat with these awesome players. Be sure to follow him on Twitter, and keep an eye on Roll20 Esports (and, you know, me) for our last player interview in this series.

Want to show your support for Roll20? Head to the R2E shop and pickup an official Roll20 Esports jersey! 

 

Check out our previous interviews:

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Wish Esports Unlocks the Future of HGC Sponsorship

Note: I was not paid or compensated in any way for the following article. 

Recently I explained the reasons why endemic esports organizations were so hesitant to sign a professional Heroes of the Storm team. We talked about the complex revenue streams of organizations like Cloud9 and Counter Logic Gaming, and why the current state of HOTS isn’t so attractive to those organizations. Ironically, that discussion topic was requested by Team Zealots’ own Mopsio. On Monday, Team Zealots announced that they had been signed by the newly minted Wish Esports.

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Wish is not a name any hardcore esports fan will know from another game. Instead, it is an online shopping platform following the path first laid out by Roll20. Originally, this article was simply going to be an analysis of what this new trend in HOTS sponsorship means for the future of the HGC, and esports as a whole.

However, one of the newly signed Wish Esports players, Granpkt, was kind enough to answer a few questions about their new organization.  Don’t worry, you’ll still get my thoughts on the matter. This is too huge to ignore, and I know you all really come here for my incredible insight into the world of esports, and not because I get exclusive interviews with HOTS pros. Glaurung interview in the Roll20 series coming tomorrow, by the way.

Thoughts from the Source

So, here’s how this’ll go down. First, you’ll get my Q&A with Grankpkt, and then I’ll share some info I was able to gather regarding Wish and their connection to the Heroes scene. If you want even more content than that, you’ll get my thoughts at the end. With that out of the way, here’s Granpkt on his shiny new team sponsorship.

Me: How did the team become connected with Wish? Had any of you heard of the Wish App before the sponsorship talks began?

Granpkt: They reached out to us through Reddit after watching us since the crucible and were fans of us since then, they decided it would be a great idea to launch the esports side of Wish with us. Some of us have heard of Wish.com before and have looked around it a lot since our first time being approached by Wish, and like using the platform.

What made this the right sponsor for the team?

G: We have been in talks with quite a lot of different organizations, but pretty much what lead us to sign with Wish was the enthusiasm and the confidence they are putting in us. Another huge factor was that since they currently sponsor the LA Lakers, it made us think that they would be a lot more professional than the rest, and so far they definitely have been.

What does having a sponsor mean to you and the team?

G: It’s a huge deal for us, we have wanted to find not only an organization, but a home since we joined HGC and all of the waiting has finally paid off. We are so happy to represent them and know this is the step in the right direction to do well in the playoffs and moving into 2018.

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What resources will Wish provide to help the team?
I can not tell specific things obviously, but they are supporting us very well. They are giving us everything you would expect from a great sponsor.

How many Wish puns can we expect from the team over the rest of the season?
Haha, I hope it will be at least once a week, else I would be disappointed, I can only Wish it ends quickly!

Anything else you’d like to say to Zealots fans?
I just want to say thanks to all of those out there who have been supporting us since Open Division. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you and I hope they keep cheering for us in the upcoming matches! As well as that, check out Wish.com, it’s an awesome place to shop and a lot of fun!

Thanks so much to Granpkt for his thoughts. Give the man a Twitter follow, and tell him how much it hurt me to have his punsmanship live on my blog. I was also able to get a bit of information from Wish regarding their side of the arrangement.

Wish was interested in Heroes do to a pre-existing affinity for the game. What’s interesting is that the company is based in California, but they were excited to sign an EU team. It turns out that a bulk of their customers are from Europe, so having a foothold in the EU HGC meant a unique connection to that part of their customer-base.

The team are being paid salaries, and have also been given some credit on the Wish platform to purchase themselves potential equipment upgrades or shiny new toys. The company is also partnered with the Los Angeles Lakers, and apparently a trip to the states to see the Lakers play could be in the team’s future. From my conversations and research, it’s clear that Wish wants to build a brand with a foundation of competitive success, while also connecting with the community.


The representative from Wish was a pleasure to work with for this article, be sure to follow the team’s official Twitter for updates.

What Does It All Mean?

I freaked out a little bit when this announcement hit the Twitterverse. As I have said before, Blizzard games are tough for endemic esports teams to get behind. Heroes has a very small LAN component and very little supplemental esports content. Many of the top figures in Hearthstone don’t actually compete in tournaments. Most teams were forced to release their Overwatch teams and abandon the game completely due to the Overwatch League. Heroes of the Storm is just hard to break into, and tough to generate revenue from unless you’re already successful and sign a team that’s a mortal lock for Blizzcon.

There are now three teams that have completely circumvented all of those challenges. Roll20 has already transformed the HOTS community. We saw Bloodlust rewards involving tabletop gaming and several top players began streaming a DnD game. Recently, the first Open Division team to receive sponsorship came from an unlikely source–HeroesHearth. Two is a coincidence, but now with the addition of Wish, there’s a pattern happening and I couldn’t be happier.

These companies created an incredible organic marketing campaign. Every week we’re hearing their brand mentioned again and again on a stream with tens of thousands of viewers. If their team qualifies for Blizzcon, that number grows to the hundred thousands. For Roll20 and Wish, their targeting their ideal demographic–tech-savvy young adults. HeroesHearth is literally advertising to every potential user of their platform.

These corporate sponsors also simplify the revenue stream. Esports organizations are essentially middle-men between esports fans and companies that want to sell stuff to fans. They need to build a fansbase specifically for their teams in order to attract sponsors. Wish and Roll20 have cut out the middle man, and are reaping the benefits. Instead of just having their logo on a jersey and a stream overlay, they get constant mentions on Twitter, Reddit, and the official HGC stream. Even when their team isn’t playing, they still get mentioned in previews, recaps, and analysis segments.

These teams will also reap huge benefits from expanding to other games. There’s very little overlap between hardcore fans of different esports genres. If Roll20 sponsors a Counterstrike team, they’re marketing to a completely new subset of their ideal demographic. If Wish decided to pick up a Smash 4 player, they’d easily grab an additional 30,000 site views just on the day they announce the signing. This is huge for the teams that are still unsigned in the HGC. They now have a successful pattern to point to when approaching potential sponsors. Instead of chasing Renegades, Srey and the other Superstars should be trying to find contacts at other online service platforms. Personally, I’m down for Team OkCupid.

The “Problem”

Now, I know some people will have huge concerns with this trend. Corporations running sports teams just feels like something out of a post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel. However, corporations already run all your favorite esports teams. Fnatic can’t operate at the level it does without corporate sponsors. Esports orgs are heavily influenced by companies like Logitch and HyperX. This way, the companies are directly paying salaries and benefits to your favorite players. Things like 401ks and health insurance become so much less challenging–these companies already give that to their regular employees.

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“Sure,” you say, typing furiously, “but aren’t team names gonna start sounding really stupid? I can’t see myself rooting for Team Popeye’s Chicken.” First of all, Team Popeye’s Chicken has my undying support, and I will buy that T-shirt tomorrow. Second, is that really any weirder than Team SoloMid? There isn’t even a solo middle lane in HOTS. Heck, some maps don’t even HAVE a middle lane. If it means that my favorite players have a retirement account and a living wage, they can call themselves whatever weird name they want. I’ll cheer my head off for team MonkeyBananaFarts if it means BKB has a dental plan.

Ultimately, remember that every league in esports is still owned by the developer. The whole point of esports at this stage is to advertise the game. Literally the entire purpose of the HGC is to get you to buy a loot box, or play a few extra hours a week. Blizzard won’t allow any corporate shenanigans that negatively impact their league, or its ability to sell Li-Ming skins. To me, this is an incredibly exciting trend. If these teams see success in Heroes, it could completely change the landscape of young esports scenes. It could change the way top players approach their professional career, and ultimately bring more money into under-developed games. Wish Esports has made me more excited for the future of esports than anything in a long time. I cannot wait to see where we go from here.

Esports in a Baseball Park–The DBAP Gaming Challenge Launches This Week

When thinking about gaming in the US, your thoughts may first wander to the coastal hubs like New York or California. Few people would immediately think of North Carolina as a key part of esports tradition. However, the Major League Gaming Pro Circuit made regular trips to the state capital, Raleigh, each year. My hometown saw epic matches between top League of Legends, Call of Duty, and Halo teams.

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This weekend, a new tradition in North Carolina esports begins. 10 minutes away from my office sits the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the minor league baseball franchise of the same name. However, this weekend gamers will flood the stadium to compete in a wide array of titles from fighting games to first-person shooters. I spoke to Event Director, Ross Ledford, to find out what competitors can expect at the DBAP Gaming Challenge.

Passion for Games

It may seem strange for a baseball team to be hosting an esports tournament, but Ledford explained how a love for gaming permeates the Bulls organization. “The idea for the event came from the MC for the Durham Bulls, Jatovi McDuffie.  He was a long-time gamer and wanted an event that incorporated gaming with the Durham Bulls.”

Leading the event, Russ and his fellow Event Director, Michael Everett are veteran tournament organizers in the southeast. Everett created the Carolina Games Summit, a yearly event which features gaming tournaments alongside panels and other events. While in college at North Carolina State University, Ledford  hosted “the largest collegiate esports event to-date, ‘Clash of the Carolinas’. In the past nine months alone,” he added, “Mike and I have hosted 85 tournaments and have been involved with events that have a combined attendance of over 30,000 unique visitors.”

Take Me Out to the LAN Party

Over the weekend, the event staff are anticipating over 2,000 spectators and competitors to attend the Gaming Challenge. The entire stadium has been converted to accommodate computers, fighting game setups, and monitors for spectators. Gameplay will also be shown on the stadium’s massive screen. The bulk of the tournament will take place in the indoor sections of the park but, if weather permits, the organizers do intend to have feature matches outside in the stadium.

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Four games headline the event with a combined prize pool of over $5,000. Those games are Rocket League, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Both Smash games will also have a prize for doubles, and Ledford confirmed that all games will have prize support. The full list of games will include:

  • Rocket League
  • Super Smash Bros.: Melee
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Overwatch
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • League of Legends
  • Halo 5
  • Lawbreakers
  • Street Fighter V
  • NBA 2K18
  • MLB: The Show 17
  • Madden 18
  • Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Tekken 7
  • Injustice 2

Veteran fighting game players should be aware that the event’s $12 entry fee covers every game you wish to enter. There’s no additional fee for Smashers to enter doubles either. Ledford explained that “this way everyone can attend the event and participate in all the events they want to, and are not limited by entry fees.”

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Essentially, the DBAP Gaming Challenge appears to be an entry point for residents of the Triangle to discover the world of esports. In addition to the tournaments there will be live music, free-to-play arcades, a cosplay contest, and much more. Local game studios like Bosskey will also be on hand providing support, giveaways, and prizing. According to Ledford, “The event is meant for all levels of esports athletes. Carolina Games Summit and AEL (Amateur Esports League) strive to provide high-quality tournaments in a fun and accepting environment.  With this mentality, we try to have our events be open to all skill levels and hope to foster the growth of esports into something great.”

Russ’s answers to my questions oozed with a passion for growing esports in the Southeast. Having found an enthusiastic partner in the Durham Bulls, this event is merely the beginning. “There are talks about leagues, continued events, and much more, so stay tuned,” he said.

To register, or find more details, visit the DBAP gaming website. Thanks again to Russ for taking the time to answer my questions, and be sure to get out and support your local esports scene this weekend!

Roll20 Esports Interview Series: Goku

Heroes of the Storm, like all esports, has a unique equalizing effect. Pro players have access to the exact same characters and in-game tools as anyone. To the untrained eye, a Varian, Chromie, or Medivh looks exactly the same in a quick match as they do on the Blizzcon stage. That said, what makes the HGC truly special is the group of hard-working, passionate gamers fighting for the right to keep pursuing their dreams. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a closer look at the men on the other side of the screen. It’s time for you to really get to know the Roll20 Esports Heroes of the Storm team. Check out previous interviews at the end of this article.


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This week we turn our attention to the newest member of the team. Holding down the solo lane, Goku joined the Roll20 roster following the Mid Season Brawl. Today he’ll share some insight into that transition, his goals as a professional player, and the shocking, totally unexpected origin of where the name “Goku” originated.

Like many top level HOTS players, Goku began his competitive MOBA career in League of Legends. However, his tournament experience extends beyond the genre. Before committing himself to Heroes, Goku could be found at local fighting game tournaments competing in Marvel vs Capcom 3 (fielding a team of Spiderman / Dr. Doom / Dante). However, no game pulled him in quite like Heroes of the Storm. “I really never [loved] a game compared to how much love I put into Heroes of the Storm,” he explained.”

Ever Forward

That love for the game has given Goku some very clear goals as an HGC pro. Simply put, he wants to be the very best. He noted that qualifying for the HGC gave him the security to keep playing the game long enough to “leave my mark [on] Heroes of the Storm history.” For Goku, victory isn’t enough–he wants to be remembered.

My greatest goal that I’m chasing is to become a legend in Heroes of the Storm…and continue that legacy until I feel like I did all I can do in the Heroes of the Storm esports scene. And in the end, just be a player that can be admired, or a role model for other players that share the same role as I.”

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While those goals may seem lofty, Goku isn’t sitting around waiting for them to happen. “I put a lot of practice and research into my heroes.” He added, “Recently, I have been working out. It’s a great stress relief and I’m not working out to the point where it affects my gameplay…besides working out I usually do some research into other regions.”

To realize his dreams, Goku has put everything else on hold. He explained that he left college and a degree in Business Finance  in order to pursue a professional career in HOTS. “At that time I was putting a decent amount of my time into Heroes of the Storm and I realized it affected my studies a lot. It took me a while to realize why it was affecting my studies, but I fell in love with Heroes of the Storm and [decided to] try my best to get into Heroes esports. Luckily…my family has given my a lot of support since the beginning and are continuing to do so, I couldn’t have asked for a better family.” Goku did add that he plans to finish his degree when his HOTS career comes to an end (hopefully many years from now).

Recently, Goku received a bit of flack for some comments he made in a post-game interview, but he explained that this too was part of his process. “I can understand my recent interview has me viewed as being very cocky, but I never allow that pride to blind me. When I [made] those statements it was to make myself only work harder to set up a bar that may seem unrealistic, but I want to give the enemy team more than my all…to give them something that can be terrifying.” He did admit, “of course, I need to work on my interviews…so it doesn’t come out as rash.”

Goku Has Joined the Party

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In the first split of the HGC, Roll20 Esports shocked the North American scene by surpassing all expectations. In a move that surprised many, the team chose to make a roster change, trading YoDa to Superstars in exchange for Goku. It took some time for the transition to fully pay off, but Goku noted that the team seems to have found a strong formula with the new roster.

One of the biggest challenges initially was trying to find our identity, which in relative terms meant finding our strength within the meta. It was decided…that I would be getting the solo lane unless we used niche picks like Abathur.” For example, Goku explained, “…if we were to pick Illidan we’d make Prismaticism go on the secondary support and make Glau main range, so everyone would slightly shift roles so that I can keep the solo lane.” 

The team continues to evolve this strategy as they work their way towards Blizzcon. “Our biggest change has been our drafting style. Justing leads the draft while everyone else puts in a lot of input.”

Anime Names and Fan Support

Now, I’m sure you’ve all been itching to discover where the name “Goku” comes from. While it shouldn’t surprise anyone, he did share something interesting about his connection to the handle. “Well, my name is obviously based off the main character in Dragon Ball…but it actually isn’t my favorite animated series. It certainly had the most impact on my life [at] a very young age, but my actual favorite anime series in terms of story is Berserk.”

To close, Goku could not be more appreciative of the team’s fans.

“To all the Roll20 supporters–thank you so much. I know it’s hard to convey that in words, but one day I’ll repay the things you guys have done for us. The cheering and the Twitter support, every time I see it, it gives me the strength to not just keep working hard, but to also ascend and improve and become even stronger than who I was before. So in the end, thank you guys for the support.”


Thank you so much to Goku for taking the time for this interview, and to Roll20 for the opportunity to chat with these awesome players. Be sure to follow him on Twitter, and keep an eye on Roll20 Esports (and, you know, me) for our last player interview in this series.

Want to show your support for Roll20? Head to the R2E shop and pickup an official Roll20 Esports jersey! 

 

Check out our previous interviews:

Prismaticism

Buds

Justing

Roll20 Esports Interview Series: Justing

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Heroes of the Storm, like all esports, has a unique equalizing effect. Pro players have access to the exact same characters and in-game tools as anyone. To the untrained eye, a Varian, Chromie, or Medivh looks exactly the same in a quick match as they do on the Blizzcon stage. That said, what makes the HGC truly special is the group of hard-working, passionate gamers fighting for the right to keep pursuing their dreams. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a closer look at the men on the other side of the screen. It’s time for you to really get to know the Roll20 Esports Heroes of the Storm team. Check out previous interviews at the end of this article.


Last week, Blizzard took their turn driving the Roll20 interview train. Now we’re back with our regularly scheduled programming. Today the squad’s front man is taking his turn in the spotlight. Warrior main Justing opens up about his journey into the pro scene, his friendship with Buds, and some tips on trading cryptocurrencies.

Heartbreak and Friendship

Justing got a taste of competitive gaming in League of Legends, but never pursued a pro career until he found Heroes of the Storm. What began as a search for direction ultimately led him to forgo college in pursuit of a spot on a pro Heroes team. “Out of high school I was trying a couple things to figure out what I wanted to do for a living and also at the time I was in a relationship,” he said. “The stress from not knowing what I was doing ultimately led to me getting dumped and then I basically just used HOTS as a means to avoid thinking about it. After doing nothing but playing HOTS for a couple months I realized I had gotten pretty good and decided to try and go pro with Buds, so we made an amateur team in October 2015 and now we’re here.”

TM8_JustingThe friendship between support and warrior began on a 7th-grade soccer team. According to Justing, their relationship has a direct correlation to their success in the Nexus. “We’ve played a lot of team games together (League of Legends, WoW, soccer) so we have a lot of synergy playing together. I am more vocal than he is but if I say I need help he doesn’t have to say anything I’ll just get a [Divine Shield] or cleanse or whatever I need and I just come to expect it. When we played games together in the past we could both be silent and play off of each other really well. I’m also a lot more critical of his play than I would be of someone else because I know him so well–I know I won’t offend him and I want us to improve.”

Although he’s always had the support of a close friend, some family members took longer to get on board with Justing’s career choice. “When I first told my parents this was the career I wanted to pursue my dad was fairly optimistic, my mom thought I was just being lazy, and my aunts and uncles kept asking why don’t I just go to college. Now that I’m on a top NA team, my mom watches all of my games. Whenever I win a big match I’ll get texts from some family members congratulating me and the same aunts and uncles think it’s ‘so cool!’ that I get paid to play video games. 

 

Leading From the Front

Justing plays a crucial leadership role within the R2E roster. He explained that he is the team’s lead drafter (though he made a point to mention the assistance that Goku and Prismaticism provide in draft prep). In game, he is constantly communicating, “calling enemy rotations/information feeding, calling for engages/disengages, giving general ideas of what our composition wants to do so everyone can make the best decisions, and in teamfights I try to make sure we are manipulating our space properly as a team.”

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Justing has long been considered an elite warrior in the Heroes community, and he attributes much of that success to his experience communicating with his teammates. “…I think the tank’s communication is the most important on the team so that gives me an advantage.” He added, “this meta also caters to tanks as the solo engage in most cases with aggressive tanks, comparatively the tank skill mattered less when we had defensive tanks with allies’ gust/sunder engage for example.”

 Sell High

With his commitment to personal growth, Justing leaves very little time for personal Team8-Justing.jpghobbies. However, he did share one rather unique passion–trading cryptocurrencies. “Trading was one of the things I tried out of high school because I love the technical analysis of charts,” he explained, “I could look at them all day.” Cryptocurrencies have come a long way since the early days of Bitcoin, but don’t go to Justing looking for a share of his riches.

“…unfortunately I sold my cryptocurrency stack when I started pursuing professional HOTS so I’m not a millionaire, but that’s okay because money is easy to come by but you can’t buy a Blizzcon win. I am currently long in TWTR and casually trading cryptos.” He added, “buy TWTR.”

Parting Thoughts

Before closing, Justing had a few final thoughts for his fans and aspiring pros. First, he explained the lack of a consistent streaming schedule. “I don’t actually hate streaming I just think there are better ways to get practice than in Hero League and I value improving at the game over other things right now.”

He elaborated on what those other things are for any players considering pursuing a competitive career. “If you want to be a professional player the best thing to do is make or get on an amateur team [because] scrims against other teams with voice comms are insurmountably more valuable than Hero League, the competitive game is MUCH different than Hero League. Also watch your replays and be critical of your mistakes. Watching professional play can also help.”

To his fans, Justing said “Just thank you for all the support, my favorite thing to do is watching the replays and watching chat when I do something good and reading all the kind words on twitter, I really appreciate it.”

Finally, he had a parting message for all his HGC opponents.

No :cheese: plz, we’re :clap: not :clap: mice :clap:

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Thank you so much to Justing for taking the time for this interview, and to Roll20 for the opportunity to chat with these awesome players. Be sure to follow him on Twitter, and keep an eye on Roll20 Esports (and, you know, me) for upcoming interviews with the rest of the team.

Want to show your support for Roll20? Head to the R2E shop and pickup an official Roll20 Esports jersey! 

 

Check out our previous interviews:

Prismaticism

Buds