Quake Pro League - Half-Time Chat - dramiS
 

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   US Kyle "dramiS" Simard  
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BIO: Dramis is The Unknown in the Quake Pro League. He’s fairly new to the scene and has been grinding his way to the elite, surprising opponents. Opponents describe his style as a fairly balanced between strategy and aim. You’ll want to keep tabs on Dramis as he proves himself amongst the best.

 
     
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Hello Kyle, can you please tell me something more about your Quake history, and some background of yours? 

   

Hello, I have played Quake since I was about 10 years old.

I started with Quake 3 back when I didn’t have the internet. My dad bought me Quake 4 and I played a lot of that on version 1.0 for awhile until I figured out how to update it. Then I played 1.3 until 1.4.2 and stopped playing every day as there weren’t many people to play.

When I was playing a lot I would play about 8 hours of duel/CTF a day and actually melted my graphics card at one point from playing so much.

The rest of my competitive gaming background is in Halo. I started playing MLG H3 and played H4, H2A, H5. I competed at several LAN tournaments in that game. I won numerous online tournaments for 1v1/2v2 and FFA.

 
 

When we meet in LUCCA, you told me and GNiK, that you had to leave your job to be able to travel to LAN Finals, any shift in this situation of yours? Or you are now „full pro Quaker“? 

   

That’s correct, I’m now a full time pro Quaker.

 
 

Does this somehow changed your training rutine? Did you think about joining some professional team?

   

Yes, now that I’m not being stressed out/feeling anxious from work I am able to put my full focus into Quake Champions.

I have been studying my own VOD after each match once the broadcast ends and studying each opponent before we play. I am now able to stay up and practice with some players I couldn’t get practice in with before because I was having to sleep too early for work.

I am definitely looking into joining a professional team.

 
 

Last week, you played against DaHanG and it was fucking crazy game, both Ruins of Sarnath and Vale of Pnath could go both ways. What is going thru your mind in such tense games? 

   

During the beginning of the maps I always make sure I’m calm before the game starts.

When it gets to the point where I’m going to win against a legend like DaHanG, my heart starts to pound a little bit and I get some adrenaline which is my favorite part about competing.

 
 

I know that feeling, when games are close and tough - that Adrinaline rush is for me somehow binding - how do you work with that internal hype at that moment? Is there any way to "control it" or you just use it as extra boost?

   

The adrenaline rush is definitely binding, I always use it toward making myself hyperaware of my surroundings. It’s definitely hard to control for a lot of people but I think experience in competing has made it a lot easier to use as an advantage.

 
 

This week you faced rapha and again, you showed great game. Do you feel some kind of leap in your performance, or you now have more time to concentrate on Quake Champions. 

   

I’d say both, I feel a leap in my performance specifically in my mental game.

I also have more time now though and it’s all put toward Quake Champions and winning the next event.

 
 

What is your general approach to DUEL, are there any factors you prioritize more and how would you describe yourself as a player? What do you relly most of all in game?

   

I usually try to take a liquid approach to duel. I try to adapt to how my opponent is playing and make pushes to get them out of their comfort zone early.

It’s all situational nothing is priority over anything else really, make sure I time items and depending on champion vials/small armors.

I wouldn’t say I rely on anything specific a lot of people thing I rely on crouch sliding but I wouldn’t say that.

I’d say I’m an aggressive player who likes to put pressure on my opponent. I take risks other players wouldn’t as well in my opinion.

 
 

Checking your Maps Statistics and Champions picks, I cant resist to ask ... 21 games at Molten Falls? Any tips you would advice to newbies there?

   

A lot of people will ban Ruins of Sarnath as they say its my favorite map.

I like big maps where you can get good movement going for fast characters such as Slash and Strogg. Also the fact that these maps are exclusive to Quake champions means a lot of the players in the pro league won’t have as much of an advantage as playing a map like dm6.

My advice to any newbies out there is to keep practicing with somebody better than you and you will get better, just have to want it. Much thanks for the interview, see you next month in the QPL!

 
 

Thank you for your time and I wish you all the best meeting that goals you set up for yourself!

   

Thanks for the interview, much appreciated!

 
Calendar
Results
Single Elimination, Bo3
CA cbxzombie
CA stoked

CA Duefist
US _cloud
CI sUPREMEGTI
US dethQC
US davis
US TheDragonBab

TOP 16: CLANRING
Single Elimination, Bo3
UK HELL
UK GaRpY

DK enesy
RU CHEERA
DK KillaloT
PL Freakman_
RU vldStone
DE Retc0n

TOP 16: CLANRING
Bo3+
+8pts toxjq
+8pts nosfa
+8pts coollerz
+8pts dooi
+8pts baSe
+8pts RAISY
+8pts rapha

+4pts Av3k
+4pts cha1n
+4pts Xron
+4pts whaz
+4pts K1llsen
+4pts vengeurR
+4pts dramiS

DNP GNiK
DNP Effortless

FULL RESULTS: CLANRING

BYE DaHanG
BYE cYpheR
BYE psygib
BYE cnz
Single Elimination, Bo3
US XZISTTT
US Aaron286

CI sUPREMEGTI
MX kmflame
US chompa-
CA UltRaLeX
US dethQC
US -reflux

TOP 16: CLANRING
Single Elimination, Bo3
RU PepCo_
RU strongest_


DK enesy
RU CHEERA
RU mijkee
DK PULZz
RU klybi4
UK GaRpY

TOP 16: CLANRING
Bo3+
+16pts baSe
+16pts dooi
+16pts vengeurR
+16pts rapha

+8pts whaz
+8pts DaHanG
+8pts coollerz
+8pts K1llsen

+4pts GNiK
+4pts dramiS
+4pts toxjq
+4pts Xron

+0pts cYpheR
+0pts psygib
+0pts cnz
+0pts cha1n

FULL RESULTS: CLANRING

BYE Effortless
BYE RAISY
BYE Av3k
BYE nosfa

Single Elimination, Bo3
US chance
US bootsss

US dethQC
CA stoked
MX kmflame
US Aaron286
US -reflux
US _cloud

TOP 16: CLANRING
Single Elimination, Bo3
NL Silencep
RU inz

UK HELL
RU CHEERA
DK PULZz
DE RetcOn
RU strongest_
UK GaRpY

TOP 16: CLANRING
Bo3+
+16pts DaHanG
+16pts Effortless

+8pts Xron
+8pts dooi
+8pts cnz
+8pts psygib
+8pts K1llsen
+8pts cYpheR

+4pts RAISY
+4pts GNiK
+4pts Av3k
+4pts nosfa
+4pts toxjq
+4pts coollerz

+0pts whaz
+0pts cha1n


FULL RESULTS: CLANRING
BYE vengeurR
BYE baSe
BYE rapha
BYE dramiS
Single Elimination, Bo3
US sib
US twitch

CA cbxzombie
CA stoked
US Aaron286
US UltRaLeX
AR maxter
US bootsss

TOP 16: CLANRING