The Underdogs: Blaze Esports

In the primary in a brand new sequence, profiling among the ‘underdogs’ competing on the PGS Berlin: Europe Qualifier finals, we speak to Blaze Esports participant Cihan ‘rip9-‘ Haydari (first from the fitting) in regards to the worth of expertise, representing Turkey – and his recommendation for anybody who needs to play PUBG competitively.

You’ve made it by means of to the PGS Berlin: Europe Qualifier finals, congratulations. Can you inform our readers a bit of about your staff’s background?

Thank you!

Blaze Esports was shaped in Istanbul in July 2019. The founders had a easy mission: to create the very best esports staff in Turkey. So they went about assembling probably the most skilled and gifted Turkish gamers and right here we’re.

You got here by means of open qualifiers, battling for a spot at PGS Berlin: Europe Qualifier finals together with 137 different sides. Did you imagine from the beginning you’ll qualify?

We’re a fairly skilled facet, with all our gamers having performed in PEL Contenders up to now. So, I feel from the start we believed that we have been going to qualify from the MEA area. There is a number of expertise right here, so we have been assured after we have been on the battlefield.

Having mentioned that, Berlin can be our first Local Area Network (LAN) match as a squad –  so our aim is to complete within the high 10 out of the 24 groups. If we qualify for the primary occasion it is going to be very stunning.

The great thing about PGS is which you could go from on-line qualifiers to enjoying the very best groups within the areas within the house of some weeks. What recommendation would you give to gamers who wish to begin their very own PUBG staff?

I’m 26 years outdated which makes me a fairly skilled first-person shooter participant. My recommendation is to coach as arduous as you’ll be able to. It can typically be a bit boring, however if you happen to love what you do then you definitely received’t give up – so you’ll be able to change into the very best within the sport.

It’s additionally vital to keep in mind that your opponents can be coaching when you are not!

You simply competed in opposition to among the finest groups within the area on the GLL EU regional finals. How was the expertise for you?

It was a really powerful match for us as we beforehand misplaced our teammate Smashbae to Digital Athletics and needed to change him.

I feel as a staff we have to observe extra, as a result of a number of our opponents had performed collectively for a very long time and their chemistry was superb. Playing in opposition to them reminded us that we have to practice extra, after which, in time, we are going to get to their degree.

The stakes couldn’t be a lot greater. How do you be sure you take care of the strain?

Honestly, we don’t really feel a lot strain on us. It’s solely our first LAN match. Sure, folks anticipate us to achieve success, however issues are totally different whereas enjoying on LAN.

Are you excited to be one of many solely two Turkish groups on the PGS Berlin: Europe Qualifier finals?

We are comfortable to be one of many solely two Turkish groups to make it to PGS Berlin: Europe Qualifier finals, however our goals and objectives are a lot greater than that.

It’s been a terrific begin to 2020, what have you ever acquired deliberate for the remainder of the yr?

In 2020 we plan to work as arduous as we will and achieve success at different tournaments. And, in fact, we wish to play properly on the PGS Berlin: Europe Qualifier ultimate and make it by means of the primary occasion.

You can watch Cihan and Blaze Esports in motion on the PGS Berlin: Europe Qualifier ultimate stay on Twitch from March 6-Eight. Stay tuned for extra particulars coming quickly!

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