It’s time to have a chat with the new Weekly Short Hunt champion, Kronos! The french *aAa* player had a close battle against the czech player PkD//Flyer, but in the end Kronos was the strongest. We have asked him about Weekly Short Hunt, our new upcomming 1v1 event, offline events and general Trackmania stuff. Enjoy!
Let's see what he has to say:
Hey boys! I'm Benjamin 'Kronos' Suzenne and I'm 24 years old. I've played Trackmania since TMN era, and for Against All Authority for 2 years soon. I just ended the mathematics CAPES to become teacher and I'm waiting for the results.
It's the first time I participate in this event. In my opinion, it's a well-organized event. This hunt competition on mini-maps encourages the participation of players because you don't need much time or much training. The time attack gives the possibility to play the map when you want, and when you have time. I felt very confident during the event. It might be because I’m learning maps faster than some others players. I guess it's an advantage and that this format is better for that. It's very cool to win some cash & some prizes aswell, because it rewards good players who are faithfull at the game, where as the competitions with cash are very rare. #NoPressure
To be honest, the main reason is because it’s a TM2 competition. If I remember, previous ones took place on TMNF and I rarely play that game anymore. Of course, money in the prize pool is a big argue to participate, and I admit that the money in this competion interested me.
First solo ranking in
Weekly Short Hunt Season 4
Firstly, I have to say it's very interesting to see a new competition with cash and the sponsors/hosters investments in the game. Then, I will see if I can take the time to participate in it because it’s during summer, it's difficult to predict something. If I play, I win.
Ahah, map builders know the time they use to create something which has to be cool. So, only if I get this motivation, and maybe with help from a 2nd motivated mapper, we can make a sick/hardcore map.
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It's enthusiastic to feel the support of the crowd. The first time I felt it, I was abit ( "bien dure!", shoutout to Bubus ) destabilized. As a french, I'm necessarily more encouraged compared to the foreign players. I remember the 2014 gamers assembly where I wasn't awaited and well-known of the scene, but I felt and heard the noise & support of the crowd behind me during the final. I'm sure it helped me to drive a good match and reach the second place.
Of course, I never reached ESWC grand final. I guess it's my main objective and I hope it will be at the next one. Last year, I finished 5th whereas I had opportunities to access final. Obviously, some regrets but sometimes, it's close boys...
The thing is I'm sure we can do it because we already did and we'll do it again. With all players, with motivation, with ENOUGH train (Yes, we know this word), it's more than likely.
Big up to Massa and Slowarse for their participation about team ranking... OH WAIT ! Shoutout to aAa and usual sponsors for their support (www.team-aaa.com). See ya at the next one for sure!
Thanks for the interview!