'I'm not going to play the game I love without a healthy arm' - Julio on not competing in the CPT this year; ELeague interview

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • April 7, 2017 at 5:13 p.m. PDT

You may recall that in my interview with Julio, he briefly mentioned that he was not going to be able to compete in the CPT this year due to an injury on his arm/hand. In the post match ELeague interview with FOX|Julio, he was asked about his injury.


Julio emphasized that he didn't want to use his injury as an excuse stating that his opponent did indeed beat him. He mentioned that he was able to take a lot of medication before the match, so he didn't feel too much pain during his match in the ELeague.

"The road to recovery is that I will not be competing in the CPT," Julio said. "I'm not going to play the game that I love without a healthy arm."

While he'll be out of the action, he'll still be "studying the game, but won't be too active." Julio mentioned that he still "wanted to come out to [the ELeague] since it was too sick."
You can hear the excitement in Julio's voice when he mentioned the "chance to be on TV" as the reason for his appearance, despite his injury.He wanted to show his family what he does.

Due to Julio's injury, he hasn't been able to play for awhile. This is causing him to get a little rusty, which shows particularly in matches against high level players.

He notes that he's not adapting to his opponent fast enough and is dealing with a bit of decisiveness in the midst of things. In particular, he wasn't able to decide if he wanted to play fast or slow things down during gameplay.

At this point, it seems as though Julio just needs to take the necessary time to heal. He made sure to emphasize that "[he'll] get better and will be back, for sure."

Julio gave a shoutout to his sponsor, Echo Fox noting that they are really taking care of him and really care about his health. Here's hoping that Julio sees a speedy recovery so that he can get back in the action.

Source: ELeague. Photo source: Chris Bahn.
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