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IRONFIST - maxter Interview
  UK London, RedBull Sphere
November 26th - 28th 
 COVERAGE
INTERVIEW: dramiS, maxter, bukster, vengeur, Effortless, ZenAku, wolfplnosfa, RAISY, cnz, rapha, GaRpY, HELL, sib

     AR Maximiliano "maxter" Gonzalez  
  Twitter, Twitch, Instagram, YouTube  
  FREE AGENT
 

Hi, my name is Maximiliano González a.k.a maxter, i am an argentinian quake champions player. Currently finishing my degree in Audiovisual Arts, currently i work as a Digital Compositor.

 
   - Twitch.tv  
 

Hi Maximiliano, thank you for joining QUAKE PUB, for this little Interview – from what I understand, IRONFIST will be first international top tier LAN for you. Excited?

   

Hi Hawr1x, thanks for this opportunity btw;

The first and obvious answer is: FUCK YES, finally I get the opportunity to play on Lan on a Big Event, unfortunately Covid has denied me LAN tournaments since Quake Pro League Season 1 Stage 3 when I qualified for the first time to a Lan Event for relegation, so imagine how excited I am to finally be playing, flying and meeting the best in the world.

 
 

How different it will be for you to be at LAN with "unknown setup" and face to face with your opponents?

   

Honestly, I only had 2 LAN experiences in the past but those were LAN tournaments on Quake Live back in 2013-2014, and so far my performance tend to be much better on lan as i tend to manage the pressure very well, but these are different circumnstances, where i will be facing players that are the best in the world and they have plenty of experience, so i will be ready to face whatever "unknown" situation in front of me.

I dont feel like there is some kind of pressure on me, beyond the fact that there are viewers that want to see me prove the same performance i have online, i think the other way around, the experienced players are the ones that should feel more pressure as they are facing someone that doesn't understand the LAN behavior as well as they do, there might be "tricky" situation in-game where i will be moving myself as i do online where they will punish me, so if they dont take those kind of advantages, it will a lost for them, for me, it is my first experience, so i will learn from it as i will go as far as i can in the tournament.

 
 

Do you think that there should be more events like IRONFIST, or is Quake Pro League so demanding, there is no space for such events?

   

Quake Pro League is demanding for the best players in the world, and we are 100% into it, but, it will be really nice to see tournaments like these with qualifiers but flying the players to the event.

There are many players that would love to play on lan, but i understand that paying for your ticket and your place in the country before competing it is so much money that if you dont have an sponsor or savings, it might be really hard to go and compete.

 
 

How much Quake Pro League impacted your practice; can you now give 100% to Quake Champions? You basically established your position on Season 2, Stage 1 – which means about 1yr of this experience.

   

To be honest, i would have started to practice even earlier in the game, but as many know already, i used to have a really poor setup, my pc used to crash a lot and i was playing in really bad situations and as well, on high ping.

Once i qualified for QPL, i bought a powerful pc and a 144hz monitor, so that was the moment i started to practice more often, having sets with QPL players mid-week and starting have a different mindset towards my matches on sunday.

I knew already once i got into the league, that i would need to go harder on my practice as i had to catch one year of full practice and experience to the rest of the players, and i think so far it worked out very good.

I went from "yeah probably maxter is going to face relegation on stage 1 for being the newest one" to defeating cooller, killsen and very close to take my series against rapha on stage 2 finals.

 
 

You mentioned bootcamp in Poland before IRONFIST on your stream, will this be main portion of practise and can you mention who are you going to be part of that bootcamp?

   

There were a couple of changes on this bootcamp, Nosfa and I were going to be around 10 days there since UK covid rules needed us 15 days outside a red-listed country (ours, for example), now we are going a week to poland and we will be bootcamping there, and then we are going to UK to continue our practice.

For now only nosfa and I will be bootcamping, and we will be facing europeans in that time, probably in UK we will have more players to play with there.

 
 

Does your presence at QPL impacted local Quake community? I saw 2-3 more Argentinian players trying to leave their mark in Americas Challengers.

   

After our performance on Stage 2 finals, there were a lot of south american players motivated to compete, we showed that, beyond the fact that we have to play on high ping most the time, we have the fundamentals, the mindset and the willing to play and defeat the best in the world.

I think we play a role model for the players of our community, and i am always glad that they feel that they can compete and defeat players on high ping because the game allow us to play on that condition.

It's not ideal to play in those conditions, yes, but we came from no tournaments for us in quake live, to ‹you have this opportunity to compete›, and we will take it, no doubts.

 
 

What is – according to you - your strongest point in Quake?

   

I would love to be part of some team in the future, I think that after my performance has increased over the last year, teams can understand what kind of player and professional i am, but i am not in a rush trying to be in a team ASAP, i know there will be an opportunity in the future, in the meanwhile, gotta work hard and focus on myself, the rest will come after.

 
 

Thank you for your time! Good Luck on LAN!

   

Thank you!

 

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    Hawr1x
    09.11.2021 08:51

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Calendar
 
RULES
<B>ELO Under 1824</B> Bo1 Groups (4->2) -> Bo3 Double Elimination, Bo1 LB -> Double Bo3 Grand Final
LOOT
$137
MAPS
 
04/12 @ 13:37 - SACRIFICE Draft CUP
RULES
Bo3 Double Elimination Bracket -> Double Bo3 Grand Finals
MAPS

Blood Covenant, Ruins of Sarnath, Burial Chamber, Lockbox, Tempest Shrine

STREAM
RULES
DEMOS UPLOAD
LOOT
$5051
MAPS

Round 7 by Kabcorp

 
05/12 @ 14:00 - TDM 4v4 Draft
MAPS

Deep Inside, Dreadful Place, Grim Dungeons, HiddenFortress, Limbus, Purgatory, Ragnarok

STREAM
RULES
Single Elimination Bo3
LOOT
Top 8 Qualification
MAPS
 
12/12 @ 14:00 - CTF 5v5 Draft
MAPS

Japanese Castles, IronWorks, q3wcp9, Troubled Waters, Infinity, Courtyard, Shining Forces

 
12/12 @ 18:30 - sdCup #5
STREAM
RULES
Bo5 Single Elimination
LOOT
$1000
MAPS
Results
MATCHES
GRAND FINALS
rapha  US 4:2 HU  RAISY 
CONSOLATION FINALS
Av3k PL 2:3 HU  RAISY 
LOOSERS BRACKETS FINALS
RAISY  HU 3:1 AU  ZenAku
WINNERS BRACKETS ROUND OF 16
rapha  US 3:1 PL  Av3k
LOOSERS BRACKETS ROUND 4
maxter  AR 1:2 AU  ZenAku
RAISY  HU 2:0    baSe
VOD
STANDING

VQ3: DeX.ks.ua,  /cdtu/xas.th,  [fps]S
CPM:  Bazz,  wOOdy.th,  an.

VOD
LOOT
$5051
MATCHES
IRONFIST LAN - LOOSERS BRACKETS ROUND 3
ZenAku  AU 2:1 EE cnz
dramiS 0:2   baSe
IRONFIST LAN - WINNERS BRACKETS ROUND OF 16
VengeuR IT 0:2   AR maxter
Av3k PL 2:0   baSe
RAISY HU 2:0   EE cnz
rapha  US 2:0 AU  ZenAku
IRONFIST LAN - LOOSERS BRACKETS ROUND 2
GaRpY UK   1:2 EE cnz
bukster 1:2   AU ZenAku
dramiS 2:0   IT VengeuR
nosfa BR   0:2   baSe
VOD
MATCHES
IRONFIST LAN - WINNERS BRACKETS ROUND OF 16
VengeuR IT 2:0   PL wolfpl
maxter AR   2:0 UK GaRpY
Av3k PL 2:0   bukster
baSe   2:0 UK HELL
RAISY HU 2:0   sib
dramiS US 1:2 EE cnz
rapha US 2:0   US Effortless
 ZenAkui AU 2:0   BR nosfa
IRONFIST LAN - LOOSERS BRACKETS ROUND 1
wolfpl PL   0:2 UK GaRpY
HELL UK 0:2   bukster
dramiS  2:1   sib
Effortless   US   0:2   BR nosfa
VOD
MATCHES
JakubPoland 2 GOLD 3 VanDeeKhan
JakubPoland 2 GOLD 0 SL4VE
VOD
MATCHES
NOX 0 ELITE 3
VexXxuS 1 ELITE 2 trella
zwiros 2 ELITE 1 kertal
VOD
MATCHES
rusher 0 GOLD 2
pastpreq 0 GOLD 2 Deliasz
SL4VE 2 GOLD 1 FragsDay
VOD
MATCHES
SL4VE 1 GOLD 2
SL4VE 2 GOLD 1 teSla_pl
1 GOLD 2 prod1gybmx
3 GOLD 0 cBs PiaSqn
VOD
 
21/11/2021 - Q4L season 1
STANDING

GOLD  Equanox
SILVER  falcuma
BRONZE  cougne
QUAD  Kryw

MATCHES
Grand Finals
Equanox 3 ELITE 0 falcuma
Consolation Finals
cougne 0 ELITE 2 falcuma
Winners Brackets Finals
Equanox 2 ELITE 0 cougne
Loosers Brackets Round 5
Kryw 0 ELITE 1 falcuma
VOD
LOOT
150€
STANDING

VQ3: Frog,  [fps]S, RU CLEANEBLAN.LOK
CPM: an., [fps]96+golbin,  Bazz,

VOD
LOOT
$5051
STANDING

PASITA + 10pts
prox1mo + 8pts
  Keltz + 6pts
  PepCo + 5pts
Retc0n + 4pts
St0n3 + 4pts
1eroy + 3pts
lure + 3pts
LV FASTDANOOB + 2pts
Nrav + 2pts
PL SL4VE + 2pts
theDF + 2pts

VOD
LOOT
$100
 
19/11/2021 - FragFest #101
STANDING

GOLD BG Wallabie
SILVER SE KELTZ
BRONZE RU Klyb_
BRONZE DE Rohm

VOD
MATCHES
zzzGRRR 1 2 flippek
MARIUS150PL 2 1 cod4
3rd PLACE MATCH (Bo5)
cod4 3 1 zzzGRRR
GRAND FINALS (Bo5)
MARIUS150PL 0 3 flippek
VOD
 
MATCHES
QUARTERFINALS
POLAND PL       EU BALTICS
             
  125 Grim Dungeons   122  
  137   Limbus 172  
  153   Purgatory   176  

VOD
MATCHES
trella 1 2 IceColdWtR
SL4VE 2 0 pastorq
Deliasz 0 2 JakubPoland
zzzGRRR 0 2 cod4
NOX 0 3 zwiros
t1xer 0 3 phaze
VOD
MATCHES
ZenAku AU 3 DIAMOND 0 wolfpl
zzzGRRR 0 2 cod4
zwiros 3 0 t1xer
VOD
MATCHES
Flowie71 3 0 VexXxuS
FragsDay 0 2 JakubPoland
prod1gybmx 2 0 cBs PiaSqn
flippek  2 0 Phenom2867
VOD
STANDING

Sto0n3 + 10pts
inz + 8pts
prox1mo + 6pts
Retc0n + 5pts
PepCo+ 4pts
karwik + 4pts
Keltz + 3pts
Trans1d + 3pts
lure + 2pts
Rohm + 2pts
unde4d + 2pts
Anixavich + 2pts

VOD
LOOT
$100
STANDING

VQ3: Frog, /cdtu/xas.th, DeX.ks.ua,
CPM: wOOdy.th, an., Bazz,

VOD
LOOT
$5051
 
STANDING

Sto0n3
pasita
PepCo
Trans1d

VOD