<img src="http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/1180/chanceeditjl1.jpg" align="right" /><b>Helloooo, please start by stating some general information about yourself plus one interesting fact about yourself which the readers may not know...</b>
<blockquote>Hi, my name is Chance Lacina. I'm a human being and I'm on a journey called life. This is my final fantasy ;)</blockquote><b>Is your name really Chance? Photo of your birth certificate! =)</b>
<blockquote>=] yes, many people ask me that when we meet at LANs. I break out my drivers license for proof. I think I did it for viju at QuakeCon :) My parents got the name from a John Wayne movie...Well, my dad picked it actually. I would guess that was his dream for me, to be like that character. I'm hoping it was a good character. I've never seen the film.</blockquote><b>You were unable to qualify for ESWC via the US qualifiers but got an invite anyways...how/when did that happen?</b>
<blockquote>(haha) Uh I'm not really sure how it happened. I guess a couple players dropped out and they picked a couple of us up to replace them. They picked me and Paul Nelson. I think they made good choices :)</blockquote><b>Do you think it is a deserved spot?</b>
<blockquote>"de·served –adjective
justly or rightly earned; merited: a deserved increase in salary."
Yes. I am sure there are many others who deserve it also. Who is qualified to make that judgement? I do not know. In the end its all fate's choice anyways.</blockquote><b>Looking back to ESWC Masters, what did you think of the event and your performance within it?</b>
<blockquote>It's all written in my blogs for myeg.net but unfortunately the new website has yet to launch so most of them can not be read publically.

Let me recall... Oh yes, I was expecting too much from myself. I was putting too much pressure on my performance and it caused me to play very nervously. Minus my av3k game, which while i played him i just felt victimized/angry from my loss against rapha/fox. Nerves aside, I felt like I'd have certainly beaten fox, and rapha.

The jetlag made things pretty interesting at times. I would catch my friends falling asleep mid conversation while eating, or waiting for a match. Aside from that it was a blast. I just wish we Americans had done better for ourselves.</blockquote><b>As an American...How was the food? :)</b>
<blockquote>I really like food. I especially liked the hotel breakfast. Crepes, chocolate, muffins, yum. I don't care much for fancier food. Most of the resturants had stuff I'd never had before and I tried and liked most of it, but I'm the typical american who prefers simpler, faster meals :P.</blockquote><b>How did you find Quakecon and Quake Live's first big tournament?</b>
<blockquote>It was great fun to play in. I love learning new games/maps. The tournament wasn't anything out of the ordinary with some delays but the admin for 1v1 this year was pretty clear about when he needed us around which was nice, as opposed to some years where we'd just have to sit there for 12 hours and weren't allowed to leave ;o.

The finals were abysmal, I got so bored that I actually left and didn't find out who had won until the next morning. It just took them far too long to get to the finals and I couldn't bear to sit around watching it any longer. I live a pretty active lifestyle these days and its hard for me to sit still and shut off my brain for long periods of time. </blockquote><b>What do you think of Quake Live so far? Have you tried team gametypes much?</b>
<blockquote>I like it. I think its taking too long to get the things they need implemented, but I'm no expert. As long as they wait to launch it when features like matchmaking, stats, rewards, and leaderboards are fully functional it'll be fine. I haven't tried much outside of 1v1 and FFA. When people can launch scrims and if there are match lobbys at any point (like battle.net) then I'll get into that. Until then its too much fuss to get a tdm game going...an organized one, at least. Organized games are the only way to go. I've been gaming too long to want to deal with pubs :P</blockquote><b>Going into the ESWC Finals how are you going to prepare for it? Where do you hope to finish?</b>
<blockquote>I'm going to prepare in Florida with Brian "DESTRUKT" Flander and Tim "DaHanG" Fogarty. I was originally just planning on going to Tim's to visit him this summer and then I found out I'd be going to the Finals and asked Brian if he could come too. Tim hasn't been playing anything really so he's going to act as a sort of 3rd perspective and coach hopefully. He's one of the smartest players I've ever played with so hopefully he can help us both develop our games and push the limits. When I return I'll be greeted at the airport by my good friends Shane "rapha" Hendrixson and Crista (HI) and I'll be practicing with Shane up until the event. Where do I hope to finish? First of course! Who doesn't hope to finish in the best possible position? A wise man once told me not to harbor any expectations of the future because the present is essentially all that matters. I'm inclined to agree with him on this, and as long as I stay enthusiastic about the living moment I'll be making the most of every day.</blockquote><b>Who told you that?</b>
<blockquote>Jarod "Streetrunner" Reisen, he's told me a lot more but I'm at odds with some of the concepts - that one included, I'm not sure how one would plan for the future if the present is all that matters. It's been said that our intelligence derives from our ability to dream, envision, and create. I suppose these are things in the present, but the process of hoping is the part that is unecessary. Maybe I just solved it :P I think its important to have an idea of where you want to go, and live that idea now.</blockquote><b>WTF xD How likely is it of Team USA bringing back a gold?</b>
<blockquote>Tough question... I'd like to say there's so many of us going, we have good odds! Plus we have an insanely talented bunch, I'd like to think that one of us will find a way to the gold. There's just no way to know, however. I think we're behind the curve for the most part right now, but anything can happen.</blockquote><b>Top 3 predictions?</b>
<blockquote>Oh these questions are fun for the forums but not fun to answer in interviews :P
Av3k, cypher, some north american in no particular order</blockquote><b>Quick fire round:
Blondes or brunettes?</b>
<blockquote>Interestingly I've dated only brunettes my whole life, though I have no preference. Perhaps its time to date a blonde :P</blockquote><b>Boobs, bum or face?</b>
<blockquote>the whole package :)</blockquote>
<b>Is walter a cheater?</b>
<blockquote>I've never doubted it. I think now no one else does either. I'm suprised you're even asking me :P</blockquote><b>Why do you think he was allowed to compete in the US qualifiers then?</b>
<blockquote>I don't think he cheated in the qualifier. He was of course allowed to enter because they are unbiased. If they hadn't let him that would have been unfair, he's never been proven a cheater. And even if he had in another, seperate event, he's yet to cheat in an official ESWC event.</blockquote><b>Favourite Q3 map?</b>
<blockquote>vdm3 by Dan "vamp1re" Bradham</blockquote><b>Quake 3 or Quake Live?</b>
<blockquote>Quake Live</blockquote><b>Will Phelps win the 8 gold medals?</b>
<blockquote>That'd be pretty badass. I hope so</blockquote><b>Okay, good luck in the finals and thanks for the interview, any final shoutouts?</b>
<blockquote>Thanks to everyone in the ESR community for staying so involved in Quake after all these years! Special thanks to my sponsors <a href="http://www.myeg.net/">Evil Geniuses</a>, and our sponsors <a href="http://www.intel.com/">Intel</a>, <a href="http://www.razerzone.com/">Razer</a>, <a href="http://www.kingston.com/">Kingston<...kquote>
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