First of all, congratulations for all your achievements at 6G Cups so far! Please give us a brief story of you & your team’s past!
phaai: Hi! I’m Tim, or most of you know me as phaai. 25 year old Swede that used to play cod4 as some of you might remember. Currently playing b44 for Comrade. Us as a team come from a variety of cod games. We’ve had some ups and downs in the team with some lineup issues in the past but at this point we feel like we have the team we want. After the core of me, Mofferz and Sam picked up facilos and Niskala. Pairing that with the great support and involvement from Comrade gaming it feels like there’s no limit to what we can do.
Can you tell us how you got involved in B44 and why you chose to play this game?
phaai: It started with some of my friends from csgo playing Battalion. I thought it sounded fun and gave it a go. From the first game I got a lot of recognition and saw a lot of familiar faces. With some new(old) friends on steam I started playing more and more until ATG decided to pick me up. And I’ve played with the core of that lineup since.
How do you see Battalion 1944’s future? What are your plans for the future with this game?
phaai: I don’t know if the game is going to die out or flourish. But what I do know is that I will stay here until one of those things happen. I enjoy the game too much to not play it due to its current playerbase. I trust in Brammer and the teams plan to make this an active and fun esport. The “esport scene” we already have is very good in my opinion. So I have high hopes for the future.
What’s your favourite feature in Battalion 1944?
phaai: Obviously the STGs onetap ability. Love the fact that you can rip someone’s face off just firing one bullet.
What’s the main thing you would like to see changed regarding the game?
phaai: I would love to have some bigger, more open maps. Maps where camping in spawn is less rewarding. Basically as a sniper I’d like there to be more sniper vs sniper duels. So yeah, more open maps in that regard.
What’s your training regiment like?
phaai: To be honest we don’t actually practice atm. Haven’t for about a month. We come up with some new nades or smokes. We talk about our games after we play them and discuss why we won/lost and what we could’ve done better but that’s it.
Do you do any research about your opponents? How do you prepare for a match against them?
phaai: We do have a rough idea about how different top teams play. So we talk a little bit about what to do and what not to do, what to think about etc.
Are there special routines you do prior to the start of tournaments?
phaai: Not prior to tournaments, but before every game I need to go outside for a quick cigarette. That’s when I picture the game in my head and what I will do. So I’m sorry everyone who always waits for me. But I’ve done it for 10 years, and I’m gonna keep doing it.
How do you stay motivated to keep playing? Do you ever get bored of your game?
phaai: I get bored sure, but my team and organization keeps pushing me to stay motivated and on top.
Where can people find out more about you/your team?
Is there anything else you’d like to share with the community?
phaai: I’d like everyone to keep playing and organizing cups, leagues and LANs. This game will be going places with our help. Our community may be small right now, but it’s really good.
Alright, thanks for your time, I wish you and your team all the best!