Hey guys! I'm working in a special article in Brazil about 15th anniversary of Warcraft 3. With that, I had the chance to interview our lovely Jannes "Neo" Jambalaya, one of the faces from Back2Warcraft broadcasts.
I'll post here our original conversation in English. Hope you guys enjoy his insights about the Warcraft 3 community today!
Ah Ugri made a bad pun!
Well think again! I went to ask for some more details on what he meant while being interviewed by Tolkien, and those were his exact words.
A small interview of a player so likable that for once, I am translating an article the other way!
Tolkien is an admin of Ifeng Cups and Taidu Cup. He is also a writer on RN (replays.net).
Questions are not mine, only narration in italic is my own.
This interview is a special one, because the tide has turned. The interviewer becomes interviewee. Today's interviewer is nobody else than me myself - ena1337. I am an occasional WarCraft 3 fun streamer playing Orc competitively in 1on1, 2on2 and FFA and support/organize leagues and cups. I am asking Ugrilainen 14 questions about himself, his connection to WC3 and his opinions about the current state and future developments. Everyone who is involved in the scene should know Ugrilainen. He is well-known for supporting and organizing Warcraft 3 events, tournaments, showmatches and leagues for many years.
It's rare for me to have the occasion to talk about Warcraft in French. The French scene has been decimated once SC2 came out and did not recover.
Nowadays only two can have decent results internationally : Anima (will face Rudan for GCS Europe Qualifiers Saturday) and Passion. .
We continue our series "Warcraft in Exile" with the Frenchman who decided to open up a little. He could not give us a recent/good quality picture for a nice banner, but gave us many insights!
Interview was made in English, no need to over-complicate the publication with translation work right?
Behind the scenes ~ Russia
an original warcraft3.info series
David and I came up with an idea : basically, working together! We needed more than that of course, something original. What about those women and men that work behind the scene to provide the fans with content? Those that matter and we hardly know or talk about?
"Behind the scenes" will try to put some light on their activity, views and feelings about the scene in general. We will jump in between continents in what we hope will be an interesting and successful journey!
First step : destination Moscow / Russia with hundredkg, manager of vk group "welovewarcraft3" and doing way more than just that.
I've met with many Warcraft players by now and the vast majority of them, if not all of them, stroke me as introvert people. Pretty smart ones too.
I had this discussion during our WCA breakfast in Yinchuan with Foggy I think... there was this table of CS:GO players talking loud with fancy clothes not far from us. We could basically tell which table was in it for which game depending on its behavior!
AtheistP, I ran into him during GCS in december, the first day. He came to pay a visit at the studio, he had just arrived from Serbia and would work in China from now on.
He came with a friend, laughed and suggested party plans... got my interest right away!