Amateur Interviews: 1st PH CUP highest placing non-GM/Master player

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Tiamat with EnDerr

Interview with Tiamat (Zimon Padro), highest placing non-GM/Master in the Starcraft 1st PH CUP tournament last Sunday.

Tell us about you.

Hi! My name is Zimon Padro My sc2 ign is Tiamat Im from team eXorbitant Im currently taking up legal management at university of the east manila. 3rd year na ako ngayon and may balak pa akong mag compete hanggat wala pa ako sa lawschool hahaha.

translation: I’m 3rd year at the university and I want to compete until I get to law school.

How did you get into Starcraft ?

I started playing sc2 nung release lang nung heart of the swarm.. and what got me to play sc2 is yung competetiveness nya siguro? parang ibang iba kasi yung level nya compare sa ibang games..

translation: I liked the competitiveness of the game, it was on another level compared to others.

How about other gaming interests?

Back then i used to play dota and may team din ako nun. haha medyo may balak din pumasok sa competitive scene pero ang daming problema pagdating sa pag oorganize etc. i think isa rin to sa dahilan kaya nag decide ako mag sc2 dahil sarili ko lang ang iispin ko haha

translation: I was in DOTA team, and wanted to get into competitive scene but there were so many problems with the organization with other players. SC2 only requires myself.

What made u join psistorm tourney, how u heard of it, imperium etc?

Ok lang naman tagalog diba? Haha Medyo olats kasi english ko eh hahaha

hmm. i want to join as many lan tournaments as possible. and tuwang tuwa ako nung nakita ko na may nag post bigla sa scph na magkakaroon ng tourney sa imperium! parang nung nakita ko yun may *sawakas* moment eh! tapos nalaman ko pa na magiging monthly yung tournament. haha kasi bihira nalang ang mga tournaments ng sc2 dito sa pinas as in bihirang bihira.. yung tipong mga mall events nlng yata(napakamalas ko nga ata at nung nag start ako maag sc2 nawala na yung mga monthly tourneys). and nagpapasalamat pala ako psistorm gaming and imperium para sa tournament!

translation: Is it ok if I speak Tagalog? My English isn’t very good. I was happy to see there was a tourney for SC2 at Imperium, finally! And I heard it’s monthly, and since it is rare here for SC2 tourneys in the Philippines, just mall events. I’m unlucky that I started SC2 when tourneys started dying out. Thank you PSISTORM Gaming and Imperium for the tournament.

Final words?

Hmm.. and i want to say thank you to KJfreedom for the interview and sa psistorm gaming for supporting sc2 dito sa pinas! mabuhay kayo! at sana dumami pa ang mga katulad nyo hahaha! and syempre ang imperium para sa venue at super lamig na beer ayay! muntek ko na makalimutan syempre para sa mga mentor ko Caviar and Mark! Maraming salamat sainyooo

translation: thank you for support of SC2 here in the Philippines, and hopefully there’ll be more of you guys. Thanks to Imperium as the venue of course, with super cold beer! Almost forgot thanks for my mentors Caviar (EnDerr) and Mark.

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