Fafal – The QuakeCon 2019 Interview
Fafal is a semi-competitive player of many card games and a fan of RPGs and the Warcraft universe. Fafal made it to top 100 numerous times on the ladder and placed well in several tournaments, like the ESL Final or the Warpmeta EU tournaments. He also streams Legends via his Twitch channel twitch.tv/xfafal. MerryWallofStorms met Fafal at the 2019 Master Series Finals and did this interview with him on July 27th, 2019.
So, first off, thank you very much for taking the time to talk to me today.
No problem, it’s a pleasure for me.
How has your experience been so far at QuakeCon?
Oh, this is a great place. I never experienced something like this. People here are a great fan base for our games from Bethesda and also yesterday the tournament was one of the most professional events I have ever seen.
Have you enjoyed being able to interact with your fellow legends players?
Yeah, it was nice to meet them, especially, players like Wita, Boomslife and many others. For sure, I will keep in touch with them after QuakeCon.
How was your trip to Dallas. Did you have a hard time getting here?
Oh yes, it was very bad. My travels took 24 hours. I had two delayed flights, three re-books and instead of two, I got three flights, one from Warsaw to Frankfurt, then from Frankfurt to Chicago and from Chicago to Dallas. Also, the security guards gave me a lot of problems, because of additional security checks and additional security questions.
Oh, I am very sorry to hear that. How did you prepare for the tournament?
I mostly played with three players, with Kortikov, Koveras and Ksedden. Sadly, Ksedden couldn’t make it here. We played a few hundred games, probably something between four and six hundred games, for sure.
So yesterday you played against superthx, right? What was your favorite game?
Overall, I think the best match was between Thuldir and Karakondzhul. It was very, very close to the end and the sweep from Thuldir was very, very good to watch. Everything was just too exciting for Karakondzhul.
From my match, I think the best was the second game. Sadly, my Lava Atronach in shadow lane was killed but I was very close to end this match. I had many edges, but essentially superthx drew Shadow Shift and later Dawnbreaker which ended the game for him.
Let’s talk a little bit about your decks. Which is your favorite deck from your lineup in this tournament?
Tribunal. I always bring Tribunal, but sadly now for almost a year, for almost all tournaments everyone just bans that Tribunal from me. So, sadly, there are only very, very rare occasions for me to just use it in tournaments.
Moons of Elsweyr came out right before the tournament. What do you think of the cards from the set and which ones did you include in your decks?
From the last expansion, definitely the Alfiq Conjurer is the best card that probably should be nerfed. It’s just a stable card that should be used in all blue decks, it’s that good. Even without Atronachs in it, it’s just too good.
Did you get the chance to speak to any of Bethesda staff since you’ve been here?
I think, yes, but I didn’t remember all the names. There was just too many new people for me, that I had the pleasure to meet yesterday and two days ago. For sure, I remember I was speaking with CVH and the casters and the other players, but really, I don’t remember everyone’s names. Probably I will after QuakeCon when I just start to look at all of the photos.
Great, and what will you be doing after this?
After this? To be honest, I will still be playing Legends, but I’m not sure. I will need to take a break, maybe shorter, maybe longer, but I feel like I need a break. I played just too many games last month. For sure, I need to start playing some other games to spend some time with other people.
Well, thank you very much for taking the time, it was a pleasure.
Yes it was, thank you.
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