Grubby is selected as one of the "Don't miss this player" players
Name: Manuel Schenkhuizen
Game: WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne
Team: Meet Your Makers (MYM)
Q.You became a hall of Famer. Yet, since 2004, you have not got a gold medal from WCG. For this year, how did you prepare for another chance to get it?
I won the gold medal in 2004, and I won the bronze medal in 2005. In 2006 and 2007 I was eliminated by Sky. He's always a very difficult opponent for everyone, also for me. This time around he won't be participating. So the way is free for me to take gold? hehehe...
Q.This is personal question, though, how are you doing with your girlfriend Cassandra? : Is she coming to Germany as well?
The intention is that she will come to Germany. We are doing great, we're very happy =)
Q. You are in the very tough group. Your group includes Sase from Sweden and Infi from China. To pass the full league that as two top ranker, you should win at least one guy among them. Do you have any special strategy for that?
Yes, it's probably my toughest WCG group ever. YaWs should not be discounted either. Both Infi & Sase can be difficult opponents for me, but it's not acceptable to go out in group stage for me so it will not happen. One of them will have to go out early.
Q. If you win this grand final, who would you share your excitement?
My girlfriend, my mother, my father, my brothers? My manager? Our sponsors
Q. Let's talk a bit about games. Recently, almost all game developers/publishers try to develop their games with e-sports in their mind. Knowing that, would you change your gaming field or try other game titles? As a pro gamer, how do you feel about it?
Though games which were designed normally turned into eSports greatness, it doesn't mean that all games designed with eSports intentions will also develop that way. It remains to be seen. I don't think I will change title very readily. I am at the top of WarCraft III, I see no reason.
Q. Today, on the very first match of you, you will have a match with Infi, and your game will be broadcasted on live. If it turns out you are the winner, would you do some kind of fan service?
Not sure what you mean by fan service. Also, one match is but a small step in the grand plan of a whole tournament. It is not good to cheer too soon.
Q. That's it! Thank you very much, Grubby!