𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐓𝐈 – 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐦 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐝, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐆𝐋 𝐌𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 (𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞), 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭?
Well, looking back to the summer when it was supposed to be here, there were a bunch of different circumstances that led to it not being held here, and I think all of them were kind of solved shortly after. I think it was half the fault of Stockholm people, and maybe Valve has blame as well, so as a whole it’s unfortunate, because it would be a nice place to have TI. But at least we have this Major which is still in Stockholm, so it’s nice that events are coming back.
𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐈 𝐢𝐧 𝐁𝐮𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭?
Yeah, it was nice, I liked Bucharest, but at the same time there was COVID stuff in place, so the event was nice, but there was no crowd. For us, for players, and you know, for everyone else it was kind of different as well. You couldn’t hang out with other teams, it was quite sterile in that way, so it was TI, but it was a pandemic TI.
𝐃𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐮𝐬 𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥. 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐓𝐈 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫?
There were some hints towards Singapore coming out. If that’s the case, I would enjoy it. To be honest, I’m just happy the TI gets to be hosted again and hope to have it in a more normal way than last year.
𝐖𝐡𝐨’𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐧?
Of course Team Liquid.
𝐖𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐀𝐍, 𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐥𝐝-𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰?
Well, to sort it out, it’s a good thing that young people are coming into the scene, because I think it’s been a bunch of old people for quite some time, so it’s nice. I think teams like OG, obviously you have to look at, their young players are impressive, all of them and they’re doing well so I’ll be excited to see them go forward. At the same time, they’re competitors of ours, so I don’t want to see them win anything. So there’s them, and trying to think of more young players, I’m sure there are more, I’m sure there are plenty…
𝐈 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐎𝐆 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐀𝐓𝐅 𝐢𝐬 𝟏𝟔 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐘𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐢 𝐢𝐬 𝟏𝟕?
Yeah, but even I would say with last year, Team Spirit winning, they kind of started the shift a little bit.
𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐓𝐨𝐤𝐲𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐈𝟏𝟎 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐧𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐬𝐨𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐬 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫𝐬/𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞. 𝐋𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐲𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐒𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐧𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞.
They do now though.
𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥, 𝐓𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬. 𝐈 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐦𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐥𝐮𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐭, 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞?
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐃𝐎𝐓𝐀𝟐 𝐢𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐰𝐞’𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐭𝐟𝐢𝐱𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲?
I would like to see more map changes. In the previous patches, the map has been consistently the same for a long time. I think hill wards, for me, it’s a big thing, the vision they give is a little bit too strong, so maybe I would remove some hills or balance them in some way. Apart from that, healing slaves and BKB need to change a bit, they both are a bit too strong. For the next big patch, I would like to see those things.
𝐒𝐨 𝐧𝐨 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐳𝐲?
(𝘭𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘴) Well, that will be good for him as well, he’s not doing that well so he can use it.
𝐏𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐚 – 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐝𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐙𝐚𝐢 𝐢𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐙𝐚𝐢 𝐢𝐧 𝐋𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐝?
I think I have more responsibilities now to help out with, not captainship but still, I need to use my experience, in a way, in this team. I didn’t have to do that in the old team, in Secret we had five extremely good and experienced players, Puppey has been playing for far too long. And now we’re a bit younger people, not as experienced so I think me and Matu should contribute a bit with our experience and what we’ve done before.
𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝟐𝟓?
Almost, 24 still
𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞, 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐇𝐨𝐍 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬, 𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫, 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨?
I have 0 plans for when I quit, I have put it off, and when I eventually decide to retire, I’ll deal with it then. For now, not so many plans, you know, I’m just happy to play DOTA2, going with the flow. And also I’m lucky enough in my position to not worry about it immediately. So when that day comes, I’ll deal with it then.
𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐦
𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐦𝐬 (𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞-𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧) 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐛𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭? 𝐀𝐥𝐬𝐨, 𝐢𝐟 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐞, 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐧𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐯 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐚 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭.
I will always rewatch Paris, Texas, and Chungking Express every once in a while so those are always on the list. As for others, it tends to go periodically, but there was a period a while back where I watched a ton of Yakuza films and really enjoyed this guy called SABU. Postman blues for example is amazing.
𝐖𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐊𝐚𝐫-𝐖𝐚𝐢 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲𝐞𝐫 𝐈 𝐬𝐞𝐞
𝐈 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐬 “𝐅𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧 𝐀𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐥𝐬” 𝐚𝐧𝐝 “𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞.” 𝐀𝐛𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐬!
Yeah, that’s a big reason why they’re so rewatchable.
𝐑𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭? “𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬, 𝐓𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐬” 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐬𝐨 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐬. 𝐈 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐖𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐨𝐢𝐫𝐞, 𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐈 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 “𝐢𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜” 𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬.
“Wings of desire” is also amazing in terms of visuals but a worse film, in my opinion. But yeah, he is one of my favorites.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬?
I think I haven’t watched any. Maybe I should
“𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡” 𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞.
I’ll add it to my list.
𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧’𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐲 𝐒𝐚𝐛𝐮, 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐈 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐚 𝐭𝐫𝐲? 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐲𝐚𝐤𝐮𝐳𝐚-𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐦𝐬 𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐢 𝐊𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐨, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬.
They’re very ridiculous but kind of fun
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲’𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐮𝐬, 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧
But SABU is more in the spirit of some Takashi Miike films rather than Kitano. Or more like Kitano’s baseball film, kinda weird
𝐈𝐬 𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 “𝐈𝐜𝐡𝐢 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫”?
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰!