Just a day after the announcement of the games selection for the Intel Extreme Masters' 6th season and its notable absence of Quake, Germany moppz from derQuaker went to interview Poland Michal "Carmac" Blicharz, Product Manager and the public face of the IEM. The main topics discussed are Quakelive and its community, id Software, LoL and the future of esports.

Here be the mandatory excerpt:
Was it hard for you to drop out Quake Live?
“Of course it was hard to drop Quake Live. It's a fantastic game to watch and Quake is the game that introduced me to the world of professional e-sports. Not only because I like the game, but also many of the top players are my very good friends. [...]"

The interview was made in English and can be read at derQuaker.