Introducing the Bravado StarCraft II 2014 Players
NEWS | Sillicur | Starcraft | March 11, 2014
Bravado Gaming’s StarCraft II players are some of the most highly skilled gamers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Travis ‘Shase’ Weedon has been my personal favorite local gamer as long as I can remember and Duncan ‘Skiblet’ Frickel has impressed me so much with his professional nature
Bravado Gaming’s StarCraft II players are some of the most highly skilled gamers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Travis ‘Shase’ Weedon has been my personal favorite local gamer as long as I can remember and Duncan ‘Skiblet’ Frickel has impressed me so much with his professional nature last year at the very young age of 17.
As Bravado members, their goal is to compete at the highest possible level and take down every tournament they enter with utmost speed and precision, using their exceptional skills to overcome their opponents. I am proud to introduce Skiblet and Shase with some basic information and statements from both players regarding their achievements, StarCraft II and goals of 2014!
What Duncan 'Skiblet' Frickel had to say
“Last year was a very good year for me. In March I played in the Megarom Heart of the Swarm Launch tournament which was really an excellent tournament where I placed third after being defeated by NightEnd 2-0. Although I was defeated by making some terrible mistakes I gained a lot of tournament experience from it, which helped me later on in the year at rAge. Admittedly I hadn't been playing as much SC2 towards the end of the year as I was finishing my A levels, but a month or two before rAge I started practicing like crazy and strategizing game plans for each opponent I'd potentially have to face.
In the end it worked out great as I was fully prepared for all my opponents and knew a lot of their play styles from playing against them in previous legs of the DGL. The only thing I was disappointed in last year was not being selected by the MSSA to participate in Dreamhack Bucharest.
This year I probably won't be playing as much SC2 as I am essentially working full time, but I will continue to play my DGL matches and keep up with the meta by watching player streams and tournaments. I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep a spot at the top of the DGL legs this year which I predict will be held by Static and Drager, but when rAge time comes again I will be fully prepared and practiced and I feel as though I will stand a good chance to place in the top 3 again. The most important thing for me this year would be winning rAge.
Outside of gaming I hope to generate enough money for myself by 2015/2016 to be able to attend a high level university where I will most likely be studying game design or Journalism. If I could choose my career I would undoubtedly choose something involving game design or eSports.”
What Travis 'Shase' Weedon had to say
“So at the start of 2014 I was hating SC2. The balance was so awful in favour of Protoss vs Terran for anyone that wasn't a Korean professional, it forced me (and illidanra) to change races last minute last year. Of course that came with its problems too, I couldn't get any rhythm in PvP in the month prior, so when it came to the tourney I felt like I was quite unprepared for the matchup and it showed during my RO4 against Skiblet.
I wasn't going to bother to keep playing Protoss knowing I'm really just preparing for more PvP down the road, which even mastered, is very coinflippy. I don't enjoy the matchup at all. So I signed up for Quake and Osu, but now over the last 2 patches, Blizzard have made a lot of changes to the game that buff Terran vs Protoss, especially the style of play I was trying to make work for a long time, which makes me quite excited for sc2 again.
Now that I'm going to go for SC2 @ DGC, combined with my lack of time for games these days in general, I have no motivation to continue with quake. So that sums up my goals this year. Start playing SC2 again, start getting serious by Winter Leg, win DGC. Let's just hope the way of thinking Blizzard are currently on stays the same. I wouldn't be surprised if they lose the plot and break TvP again like they've done a few times."
Skiblet and Shase have both made such a big impact on the South African StarCraft II scene last year and showed us all some excellent games so there is no doubt in my mind that they will continue to entertain and bring StarCraft II to the next level in South Africa.
Do you play StarCraft II competitively? Who is your favorite local StarCraft II player? Who do you think will win the 2014 DGC?
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