Thuldir – The QuakeCon 2019 Interview
So. First off. Thanks for taking time to speak with me.
How has your QuakeCon experience been so far?
I’ve been here last year already and I have to say the organization from PGL was way better than last year from ESL. When you asked them questions, they answered, while last year we didn’t get any information at all or at least I didn’t get any information at all, like, how many days we would stay here or when we would fly back and so on.
Oh, that’s good to hear. So, how was your plane trip to Dallas. Did you get to settle down?
My trip to Dallas was very good this year. No comparison to last year as well. It was quite relaxing. I asked them for a direct flight, so I had to go to another airport in Germany, and they were kind enough to change, so I got a direct flight to Dallas which was great and not as stressful as last year.
Nice. What did you do to prepare for the tournament?
I was quite sure about three of my decks already and I was looking for a fourth deck, mainly. I tried a lot of different decks and played them on ladder. When a deck worked well, I did more testing with my teammates. That’s how I ended up with Aggro Empire as my fourth deck.
So let’s talk about your decks. Which one is your favorite?
After the tournament, I have to say the Empire *laughs*. But before the tournament, I totally would have said and I already told Lazergician in his interview, that it would be the Rage Guildsworn. That’s mainly because you don’t always have to take the controlling route and you can go aggressive when your opponent plays nothing but greedy card draw cards.
The Empire list put in a lot of work for you yesterday. How do you feel about the inclusion of the Apprentice Necromancer? Did this work for you?
Totally. I have four full playsets of 1-drops in that deck. I don’t think that I ever put twelve one drops in a deck before. I really like the way the game actually starts at turn one now, very often.
Did you include any Moons of Elsweyr cards in your lists and which ones were your favorite from the ones you put?
Obviously, Alfiq Conjurer put in a lot of work for me, especially in the finals. Discerning Thief is a good tool to replace lower value cards in your hand with something more powerful. And there is Wily Kee’va in the yellow aggro decks. Those are the ones that I used. But apart from that there were not many.
Which was your favorite match out of your set?
It was against Karakondzhul, coming back after being down 0:2.
Let’s talk a little bit about that last game in that match. You top-decked the Fifth Legion Trainer after having a pretty clunky hand with the two Cliff Racers and the two Divine Fervors. How did you feel about that?
It was pure excitement and joy.
What do you plan on doing with money?
Similar to last year, I have a student debt that I need to pay back. And I could use a new PC as well.
Did you get the chance to speak to any of the Bethesda staff while you were here? And how’s it been getting to see the other Legends players?
Yeah, I talked to CVH a bit of course from the Bethesda staff. Meeting him and the other players is the best part of it all. Meeting all those people that you know for years. Some of them are good friends, but sometimes you only know a name. And now you get to see the faces and talk to them in person. It’s great!
Thank you very much for taking the time to speak to us today and hope to see you next year again when you are defending your title.