CompLexity interviews Gootecks about multiple topics

Posted by Nate 'Nyoro' Young • July 18, 2011 at 12:12 p.m. PDT
CompLexity interviews Gootecks about multiple topics Darthozzen did a big favor by sending in CompLexity's interview with Gootecks where they discuss personalities in Street Fighter and eSports, the future of Cross Counter, and streaming of large events and one-man streaming.

If you want the whole interview, you can check it out here. You can also take a look at a snip of the interview below.

Adnan: In StarCraft 2 we have very popular streaming personalities like Destiny. He starts his stream and immediately he hits 5000 people.

Ryan: I think that we could be doing the same thing!

Adnan: Do you think there’s room for a personality like Destiny in fighting games? He didn’t necessarily have the greatest skills, but a huge personality.

Ryan: I think that as long as you’re better than a majority of your audience, you’re fine. Or is he like really bad?

Adnan: No, he’s grand masters level. It’s just that he hasn’t won the major tournaments so he gets a lot of hate.

Ryan: Doing big things, people are always going to talk shit about you. You could be the best player on earth, and people would still say “he’s only the best because so and so doesn’t have time”. Just because you have haters doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be doing what you’re doing.

As an outsider to StarCraft, when I was trying to play StarCraft and learn, I couldn’t get past silver league. So when I watch StarCraft, anyone I watch is way, way better than me! So if they’re remotely interesting, and I think it’s interesting and follow along, I don’t care about his real skill level. Best or someone in the top ten percent doesn’t matter to me.

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