Exclusive interview with Santo
NEWS | Abdullah 'anneKsiy' Adam | DOTA | September 17, 2017
As we all know, Dota 2 (Defense of the Ancients 2) for us has been quite a strange thing this year to say the least… We have changed the entire line-up, replaced players where needed and ultimately it has led to the line-up we are currently running with. In addition to this, I thought I’d create some cool, new content around this announcement. Make sure you continue reading the article to see what I’ve got in store for you today!
If you’re not aware of the line-up changes we made to our DOTA roster, you can find the previous article by heading over to this link over here.
I decided to bother our freshest member of the Bravado Gaming squad, Michael ‘Santo’ Myburgh, who came to us from the powerful White Rabbit Gaming side. Here are some of the interesting and important questions I had for him along with his responses:
How does it feel to be part of Bravado Gaming?
It’s quite an exciting experience, Bravado has always been a very prestigious MGO in South-Africa and despite my results with WRG I’ve always wanted to play under the Bravado banner, I very much idolized the old DOTA 2 squad when I was just starting with competitive DOTA.
Are you guys practicing hard?
We have been playing versus really strong European teams, our results are starting to stabilize but we have a lot of work to do before we reach our potential, starting a new team when you haven’t played with each other before is always a challenging process and a lot of time needs to be dedicated to working out each players strengths and integrating it into our play-style.
How often do you practice?
We try and practice at least 4-5 times a week, lately we have been practicing less because when you’re playing against really strong teams it is easy to identify weaknesses so investing time to improve individual skill and eliminating these weaknesses is a very important part of the process.
Are you guys motivated? What keeps you motivated?
Absolutely, I’m certain everyone in the team strongly believes we have the potential to become the best team in South-Africa and will push as hard as we need to reach that goal.
How are you gelling with the rest of the players in the team?
I’ve been friends with most of the players in the team prior to joining so it was a very natural integration, everyone in the team is extremely easy to play and work with so post game discussions are very smooth.
What kind of results are you looking at achieving?
Definitely first and foremost is taking the top spot in South-Africa then moving forward from there to take on the European scene.
Moving from WRG, who were obviously at the top of their game, and coming into Bravado Gaming, do you think you made the right decision?
Definitely, I’ve always welcomed change of scenery. It’s exciting to take on new challenges in DOTA and expand one’s horizons and trying new things, I’m very thankful for the opportunity.
Do you feel comfortable playing with the group of players you are with now?
Moving to carry after playing support for the better part of a year has been quite challenging considering the skill of our scrim partners but the team has been very understanding which has helped a lot, we value each others advice and opinions so I definitely feel comfortable.
What are your personal DOTA goals for this year?
Just to get completely comfortable with my new role and put in a considerable amount of time to becoming one of the best players in the carry role, there is a lot of room for growth.
I’ve only heard positive things from the gents so I am definitely excited to see the results they are going to be posting. Stay tuned for more!
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