Why does apEX from G2 Esports actually play the Entry Fragger in the CS:GO Team? He answers these and other questions in an interview. Dan "apEX" Madesclaire is a veteran of CS:GO. He has been active in the eSports scene since 2009 and has been a member of G2 Esports since 2017. For more information go to apEX Twitter Page and the G2 website.
“I think, first of all, you don’t have to choose to be a pro gamer”
What would you do if you were not a pro gamer?
Well, I’ve been a professional player for four years, so I didn’t think that much about it. I studied kind of electricity, like, kind of electrical engineering so I think that could be something, but I’m not sure right now. So it was, like, four years ago so I don’t know. I don’ t think about it, actually.
What role do you play and why do you play that role?
My role is more like, being aggressive and being an entry fragger, and I think I’m like that because it’s my personality. I’m a pretty excited person, I’m always moving everywhere, so… I don’t think I could be a lurker, like waiting all the round and just, I don’t know – it’s not me. So I just play the role which fits me best, and I think it’s pretty well.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a pro gamer like you?
I think, first of all, you don’t have to choose to be a pro-gamer, you just have to have fun with what you’re doing, with the game, and just playing as much as you want. Because first of all, we didn’t think about being a pro-gamer we just wanted to play so much all the time. Just like, we didn’t want to go to school, just playing CS. That’s not advice. You have to go to school, you have to study for sure, but if it’s your passion then just don’t care… You have to play and then if you have a decent level just improve and yeah… Go to the top.
How many hours per day do you spend gaming?
I only play CS, so I’m playing around, I’d say, between 7 and 10 hours per day.
Q: SALTY OR SWEET?
Q: EU OR NA?
A: EU, for sure.
Q: SOLO OR DUO?
Q: T OR CT?
Q: RIGHT OR LEFT?
Q: ENGERGY DRINK OR COFFEE?
Q: LAPTOP OR COMPUTER?