Meet the team – Quake champions
- Hey! Introduce yourself to the Alliance-fans!
- Could you give a quick rundown of your gaming and competitive gaming career?
- Excluding Quake, what are some games you enjoy watching/playing?
Dan “BusdriverX” Brown
- My name is Dan, I’m 21 years old and I’m from the UK.
- I’ve played games for as long as I can remember. I started off at a very young age with games like Heroes of Might and Magic 3 and Age of Empires. I was probably 9 or 10 years old when my dad introduced me to games like CSS, HL2DM, Wolfenstein ET, CoD2 etc. FPS quickly became my favourite genre but as I got older and developed the desire to compete it looked to be in a bad state. I had an appreciation for Quake and arena FPS but I didn’t think it had a real future. With Quake Live in decline, CS:GO appeared to be the only relevant shooter and I did not enjoy CS gameplay enough to pursue it. Overwatch came around and I was not enthusiastic about that either, but with how quickly the competitive scene grew and established I felt that I had made a mistake missing out on the game. I promised myself that the next big FPS title I would play more seriously and compete in it. I hope Quake Champions proves to be that game.
- I’ve played League of Legends on and off since 2010, so it would have to be that. I love watching high level LoL/Starcraft. Korean teams/players have the most insane talent and their practice culture and commitment to the game is really inspiring.
Krzysztof “Syndrom” Gil
- Hi, my name is Krzysztof “syndrom” Gil! I’m 30 years old, and from Poland. I’ve been happily married for almost 4 years. I love animals, and I have both a cat and a dog!
- I started playing video games really early, and got my first computer when I was only 9 years old. I played games like Need for Speed, Quake and Duke Nukem 3D. I remember playing these games without MOUSE, which is kinda weird looking back at!When I was 15, I started playing Quake 3 at an internet cafe (I only had a 56k modem in my house). One year later, I got my first proper connection (64kb ISDN), which made it possible for me to start playing Quake 3 competitively in the local Polish scene. I played mostly TDM with top Polish clans. My connection didn’t really allow me to play on servers outside Poland. After a few years, I took a break from Quake, as I met my future wife, and stopped playing video games for a while. In 2016, I got access to the Overwatch beta, and this time I had both time to play and proper connection. I made a Polish team with few Polish players, and after one month we joined the Polish organization “Sferis Pride”. After 3 months we placed top16 in few tournaments but failed to achieve what we set out to do. At the same time, Bethesda released a Quake Champions teaser, and I immediately thought “Ok, this game is for me”, and I feel that OW is not the FPS from me.
- One of my favorite games to watch is Hearthstone, I played it for while, but only for fun! Still, I managed to get to Legend eight times in a row! I don’t play it anymore, but I really enjoy watching it! I also love RPGs like “Witcher 3” or more old school games like Baldur’s Gate!
Baeza “Strenx” Kevin
- Hello, my name is Kevin baeza, I am 26 years old, from France playing for Alliance
- It’s a long list! I started playing Quake competitively when I was 16, and won ESWC France. I managed to do some nice results such as 2nd at Quakecon in 2011, and winner of 52 Zotac Cps in Quake Live. I did a Facebook post in 2012, describing my career in greater detail.
- To be honest with you, I always liked Quake, and I don’t think there’s another game I like!
Sebastian “Spart1e” Siira
- My name is Sebastian “Spart1e” Siira. I am a 30 years old Swede!
- I have been competing at the top level for many years, with placements such as 2nd place ESWC Athens 2008, and 2nd place in Quakecon 2009.
- I like to watch Overwatch, even though I don’t play it.