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is proud to bring live coverage from ESL One Mumbai 2019 to our viewers. We got a hold of Jacky "EternalEnvy
" Mao in a candid conversation where he sheds light on few things.
He speaks about Team Team, current DPC format, TI9 and China, ESL One Mumbai and more. You can find the excerpt from the interview below:
So you’ve attended five TIs so far, but you haven’t won one yet. Has your passion declined, ever so slightly? Or are you getting even more passionate or desperate to win a TI.
The passion has definitely declined. It’s more wavy than before. Like before, there were no waves.
It doesn’t really decline. You just know more about the game. You know more about people. So before you don’t know shit. So you just like assume that you just get better and win everything. Like fuck it.
But once you get better you realize that there’s a lot more like teamwork oriented stuff. It’s about the right fit and the right synergy and things get annoying. You can choose to ignore it, but eventually, you give in.
Do you prefer the older DPC format then?
I’d prefer this format if there was no money. I feel like they just reduced the amount of tournaments and I don’t like the format in terms of like qualifiers. I think the fact that you have qualifiers right after the major is ridiculous.
What do you feel about TI9 in China?
I don’t like it… I don’t know, I think it’s fine, I think it can be a good thing. Right now, there’s just too much drama. There are too many problems, too many VISA problems, too many country problems. Just way too many annoying problems.
Can you elaborate on that?
I mean there’s the Kuku incident, there’s a bunch of weird drama. I don’t know, it just doesn’t feel safe.
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