The QuakeLive DreamHack Winter 2012 edition recently concluded with the Russian player Evil taking home the crown. Last week, I got a chance to sit down with him for an interview. During this interview, evil talked about the Russian quake scene, his sources of inspiration, how he prepared for DHW2012 and his future plans.

Here are a couple of excerpts:
Cypher has one special characteristic - if the enemy starts to fear him in-game and avoids a shootout with him till the end, Cypher will exploit this thing very hard! So, you need to fight with him in any combat and never run away without a fight.

Against Rapha, you need to know the things he starts his game with. He calculates a sequence of armors (spreads around within a circle in their proximity) and likes to take advantageous positions. He plays very standard, dry game, without special aggressive moves or focus on specific weapon(s).

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