From that point, I thought that BR was the future of online gaming because people were fed up of playing the same games and BR was bringing a fresh touch to the market. The advantage of BR is that you don’t exclusively rely on your teammates to perform properly. Even if it’s a teamplay game, it’s very different, it depends on individual decisions and I loved that. The problem laid down H1Z1… tournaments were only organized but the producer and you had to know someone important to play or be a great influencer… I don’t like this mindset so I decided to quit the game.
K: Cool, that’s encouraging! What are the changes that you noticed after winning the GA?
M: First, no one believed in us, even ourselves! JuleZ joined the team 48h before the tournament, Deadra and M11z were picked 3 weeks before as well. We had only a little time to train. It’s just incredible!
K: yes that’s clearly awesome! What kind of information is important in a game like Fortnite? How can a coach be useful?
M: Lulu (the coach) asked us to work landing at Tilted Towers (specific location on the map where aggressive players like going). We had to master both individual skill set and cooperation to be efficient there. It’s very hard to leave Tilted Towers safe and sound! We had to spend a lot of resources and ammo to beat our opponents, we were not sure it was a good idea. Lulu kept repeating to land there because during the tournament no one would go there because it was too risky! Players would be afraid of losing the game too early. We then kept landing there and it worked! Out of 16 games during the tournament, we only met 3 other teams in Tilted Towers!
K: You dropped all the time at Tilted?
M: Almost! For the last two games, we thought people would be trying to go to Tilted to stop us and to maximize their kill streak. Though, we decided to land at Lucky Landing, a safe spawn. We got the tournament’s kill record in one game (17 kills) and on the overall tournament (120 kills). We’re 600 points ahead the second in the last ranking.
K: Interesting, quite a good strategy! How, as a woman, are you recognized in this ecosystem?
M: People spat at my face… Definitely! Before the win, we were no one… we only had a few hours of cooperation time, I’m a woman. It was quite hard for me and even for the team! Of course, after the GA, it’s different, but I don’t care about this people, they are only attracted by the fame around the victory! Now we already have in mind the DreamHack mid-may!
K: Before, you said BR is a specific game mode, centered on the single player. Why is it different compared to a classic FPS in terms of team spirit?
M: Of course you have a team dimension but individually you can make a difference! You don’t really depend on the team to go top1. On FPS, if you are not very coordinated with your squad, you’re nothing! In BR, it’s more a binomial relationship, a relative position with your mates, not relying on their behavior. Every situation is new.
M: Yes, it the same game. Why? Oserv offered me to launch a new structure because I’m part of the Oserv family and they didn’t want to let me leave without offering a new challenge. I accepted because I already did something similar, why not doing it twice! Oserv will then have two teams : Oserv Esport Black and Oserv Esport Blue.
K: What are the ambitions of this new team?
M: Nothing changes. I only have one more condition: I want to play with people with an identical mindset and moral conviction. I select the players thanks to their mindset, more than on their skills.
K: Cool! I understand perfectly! Is the team ready? How are you going to pick your mates?
M: The team is regrouping slowly but I take the time to do things properly, without rushing even if we have the Dreamhack tournament in a few weeks (from May 19th to 21st).