Efter at have sejret i Heroes of the Storm's Western Clash fik vi chancen for at tale lidt med en af Team Dignitas' spillere, James "Bakery" Baker. Selvom han er holdets kaptan forklarer han at han ikke er den eneste på holdet med lederansvar, og at hans primære rolle foregår bag scenen.
"So that role for me means things out of game. We actually have a different in-game leader to me - JayPL is our in-game leader. And my role mainly focuses on things like communicating with the org, communicating with other teams, structuring how we practice and how we try to improve and just in general, infrastructure."
Derudover bad vi Bakery om at sammenligne England med andre europæiske lande i forhold til konkurrencebaseret spil, og her pointerede han at lande som Sverige (og Danmark efterfølgende) er mere hardcore i forhold til konkurrencekulturen, hvorimod England er mere tilbagelænet.
"So I never actually played in the UK esports scene - my teammate Snitch actually did very extensively in League of Legends. Just in general it seems like in the UK, there's not as much of a 'tryhard' vibe as in some of the other European countries. In the UK, our gaming culture's very much Call of Duty, FIFA and hang out with mates, whereas in other countries such as Sweden, it seems to be much more competitive. Like okay, let's make a custom game on CS:GO and deathmatch each other."
"I think honestly it's just a kind of culture issue why esports isn't so great, but I do think any player from the UK that really wants to be good and really tries hard has a great opportunity."
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