Interview with Found Em (No comments)
It's saturday night in Dallas, Rapha just won the stage match against Evil, and everyone is celebrating and enjoying the end of Quakecon 2015.
It's 3:30am and I get the chance to sit down on the interview couch, my fellow audio recorder at hand, and chat with Rapha, cl0ck and ZeRo4. They are the core of team Found Em, who had gone through an incredible series of events (and lineups) leading up to this tournament.
At first I thought this would be a short interview with just Rapha touching a specific topic, but as the flood gates open wide, and more team members join the chat and add their perspective, I realize this is going to be a large piece, with many topics and side stories.
We end up staying there for more than one hour, going over the whole story of their preparation to the tournament, all the different line ups, and the behind the scene of some of the most dramatic acts.
- February: Dahang's offer
- March: The Br1ck Attempt
- April: Sparks and the Twitch Scam
- May: Whaz and Break's Poaching
- June: Vijal, Viju, Stermy, Carnage and Psygib
About Team Break:
cl0ck: So I guess the moral (no pun intended) of this interview is Sparks. Sparks scammed everyone. He scammed twitch, he scammed everyone who donated to him. He blatantly lied, about taking donations for a flight he very well knew that he was not going to pay for. Then he tells everyone he booked one, but we know that isn't possible/doesn't make sense/is another lie. He sent a lot of mixed messages to people. People were questioning what he was going to do with his donations now that he wasn’t on our team. He re-iterated that he had booked his flight and we know for a fact that he had not. He had a wedding coming up, and we are pretty confident he used that money toward that.
About Team Break:
cl0ck: So between everything that happened with Break, with Whaz leaving and joining them.. I'm not going to lie we were pretty demoralized. We decided that as much as it would effect our chances of placing well- we werent going to scrim them or practice against them leading up to the event. If they did this to us, we are not going to give them their only chance to practice and to play competitive. We shifted our attention and strategy for Quakecon at that point. It went from wanting (and knowing we could) win the Tri-Masters to making sure BREAK didn't, and making sure they wouldn't walk away with any prize winnings either. We focused on doing what we could to ensure Shane would win duel.
Edited by Memento_Mori at 16:24 CDT, 3 August 2015 - 83 Hits