RLCS Caster AMA – Shogun

RLCS Caster AMA – Shogun

On Thursday October 4th, RLCD held an AMA session with RLCS Caster Mega Shogun. Below is the script for everyone to enjoy.

Mega Shogun
In light of your experience as a caster, having seen countless games at the top level, what things do you notice pro players doing that might not be immediately visible to other players around the C2-GC level?
I think people always underestimate just how well the pros hit the ball for clears and midfield shots. It’s so hard to guage how well you can lock someone down in defense when they can boom the ball the entire length of the pitch from very awkward angles.
What is your favourite thing about being able to have a career of being a professional caster?
The people I work with, easily. The thing about casting is that everyone that you work with has a personality so getting those people into a room always leads to a fun time. Live events are also up there. Being able to show my parent as the London finals that this is what I was able to do with my life was a top moment.
If you pour a bowl of cereal, but realize you’re out of milk, is it okay to eat the cereal with water instead?
Have you ever considered casting for other games and at other esports events in the future?
My entire casting style is heavily dependent on the passion I have for the game. I’ll 100% consider casting other things, but only when something gives me the passion that RL does
Do you play sports irl?
Used to do a lot of martial arts. Not so much these days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd2nPGM8mgU
What’s the most mediocre moment in your casting career for rocket league?
Getting pumped to cast the S4 finals between GFE and Method for it to be a 4-0 sweep.
What was the inspiration behind your username?
Why are you GC when your mechanical skills are the one of a plat :thonk: genuine question btw how do you do it
Positioning > Mechanics
Given that he has won 3 RLCSs do you think Turbopolsa is the best and most successful player in the world? If not, why and who is the best and most successful player in the world?
Turbo would be my close second. But Kaydop would get 1st since he’s the biggest earner in RL history and he hasn’t missed an RLCS season.
Where do you think CRL fits in the hierarchy of Rocket League? Do you think it could evolve into potential path to the Rival Series?
I don’t see it as a good way into the Rival Series, but considering we lose a lot of players when they have to go into college/higher education it’s a great move to incentivise players to stick with RL. It has it’s own role that it fills pretty well.
If you could pick any sign to represent your thoughts at lan Vegas what would be on the sign you held up?
Where’s Shogun?
Besides casting and playing games, do you have any other hobbies that you like to do on your spare time?
No but it’s something I need to look into. Discovered recently how much I suck at taking time off from streaming/analysis work. Thought about maybe graphic design but I’m open to some ideas.
would you rather fight one horse sized duck or 100 duck sized horses and why?
What are your top 3 favourite games (not including RL :Kapp: )
Danganronpa 1, Danganronpa 2, Danganronpa 3.
What do you think is missing in Rocket League casting/analysis?
More time to speak to the players. More live events would help with this but I can say that I’ve improved the most when it comes to my knowledge when I get a chance to sit down with the pros and pick their brains.
If you could,would you delete Octane from Rocket League?
Every car is now Delorean.
What tools do you use to create stats for casting?
I typically use a mixture between Octane.gg and Liquipedia to create my notes. Obviously not everything is useful but it gets compiled into something more helpful to me such as the below. Stats are useless without context. So here’s an example of what I used last season
How often do you queue with the other casters in comp?
All the RLCS casters are NA so barely ever. I do get in quite a few sessions with Cole, Stumpy and Gregan though.
What would be/could be/is the topper to end all toppers? What could you wear on your car that would make people stop what they are doing and stare in awe and amazement?
Naruto running arms.
Do you think a version of CRL could be made for EU? (asking for a friend)(definitely not for myself)
You could do some for certain countries but the US has a much bigger obsession with college sport than the EU does. Doesn’t really seem like theres a market there.
In one sentence, how would you sum up the internet?
Whos your waifu
The Pillar Men
3s in Rocket League are gradually becoming more and more stale as the skill gap between high level players closes and the speed at which they are learning new skills is slowing. This “point” brings up concerns for the future of RLCS level entertainment, what (if anything) would you change to shake up high level Rocket League?
You hit the nail on the head. I already advocated for larger maps on Twitter because it would then repower up some of the older moves as well as open up for more intense positioning play. Right now everyone can air dribble the entire map which seems….weird to me. We’re getting closer and closer to being too good at the game. That being said I’ve been very interested in running some pick/ban maps tournaments, just to see how they go.
Have you ever thought about moving to NA, or are you more than content to stay in EU?
If RL became like OWL where there was a centralised studio with an absolute ton of broadcasts (way more than we currently do) I might consider it. But right now it doesn’t make any sense for me to upend myself, especially not financially.
Have you ever tried casting other games?
LoL 1v1’s…badly
What is t he most common mistake you see with midrange GCs?
Not forfeiting when I ask them to. Although it’s mostly just trying to be too clever. I played a 2’s game with ViolentPanda the other day and he didn’t do anything special mechanically all game, but he was always where he needed to be and never overextended. You don’t have to be JSTN levels of crazy with the ball all the time. If the situation calls for something mechanically nutty then do it, but I often see people putting themselves in a situation where they have to be mechanically nutty to score. Doesn’t make any sense. Make life easier on yourself.
What could Psyonix (and the community) do to help Rocket League grow into an even bigger game/esport in the future?
Everyone. Psyonix, community, players and casters need to get on the same page. This esport/game only works if people pull together for the best viewing and gaming experience possible. Seems like people are often trying to “score points” by swiping at each other and that doesn’t help anybody. It certainly doesn’t pull anyone new in.
Do you believe that the only reason that dignitas is doing so well is because they’re the best team as in teamplaying? Like they dont have the best mechanics but their teamplay is so good that they dont need it right?
The thing is they do have those mechanics. They just don’t need them all the time and that’s what makes them scary. The final vs NRG is the deepest I’ve ever seen Dig reach into their bag of tricks and we saw how amazing that entire series was with insane goals. Most of the time their passing plays are enough.
You think you can teach someone to cast?
I could teach people the mechanics of casting (throws, segways, timing for ads) but style comes from the person themselves. Casting is more trying different things and getting rid of what doesn’t work and keeping what does. So a caster should always be evolving.
How many times per day you open twitter?
I’ve been trying to curb my social media usage. I’ll usually open a few times a day if I’m bored and only when I think of something amazing to add to my rogues gallery of awesome tweets.
Speaking of Rogue,what do you think about Joro?
Seems talented but needs a lot of work with consistency (the whole team does). I’d love to see him with more authority in the Rogue rotation and see what he does with it.
If you weren’t casting, what could you have been doing otherwise?
Probably stacking shelves at TESCO. Would of had a degree in sports coaching but what are degrees worth these days
What’s your favourite song?
The Three of Us – Streetlight Manifesto
Which first pokemon do you always choose?
Bulbasaur and then I threw it away and completed the game with Ditto
Are there any players you feel are ridiculously good for the amount of hours they’ve put into the game? In other words, what player has the best ability to hours played ratio in the pro scene?
I’d need access to all the pros hours data and some of them have private profiles. Would love to take a look though.
What would be your dream LAN format for when SAM (and maybe other regions) get added?
Group stage into single elimination. ELEAGUE got it right.
Which team would you pick as a dark horse type of team to surprise people in RLCS regionals / lan?
Vitality seem to have lowered everyones expectations of them. They can only continue to get better and might make a decent run.
If you had to pick a location to host an RLCS LAN final, what place(s) would it be and why?
I mean I’d clearly take another London LAN. Best experience of my life.
How many more seasons do you think OCE needs before they can (a) put forward a Title Contender, and (b) be seen to have drawn level to NA/EU (top-to-bottom)?
What Chiefs have managed in OCE is truly incredible. By all accounts they shouldn’t be able to contend with NA/EU because they don’t get enough time to train with people at that level, I haven’t seen it in any esport before. Logic says they need time to play with top level international teams otherwise they’ll start to fall behind way before they catch up. Yet it’s the Chiefs and logic doesn’t apply to them.
Do you think SARPBC veterans (Kuxir, Kronovi…) will at some point in the near future be completely irrelevant in the competitive scene?
We could say that about any player. Kuxir is talented enough to stick around the top for a long time to come and Kronovi has won ELEAGUE and an NA Playoff in the last year, he’s not going anywhere despite how much people want to be dramatic. Even if Kro was to back down from playing I can assure you that a broadcasting role would open to him very quickly.
What is your RLCS fantasy dream team
ViolentPanda, GarrettG, Drippay. Decided to use one from each region, plus Drippay could be something truly dangerous to everyone in the world if he had time to work with two of the best professionals in the league.
Better striker: JSTN, Garrett G?
Garrett is a little out of form at the moment but we’ve seen how lethal he can be. Still has the record for highest GPG in a single season at 1.25 but Kaydop might challenge that this season. He’s at 1.34 now.
It seems the league play for RL has been getting shorter as time goes on. Would you like to see an extension? Perhaps have each team play each other twice in an 8 or 9 week season?
Of course I would like to see more Rocket League being played. If thats a change in format or just more events. Just give me more Rocket League.
Rocket League Pro AMA Series 2 – Ask Me Anything with FlipSid3’s Miztik

Rocket League Pro AMA Series 2 – Ask Me Anything with FlipSid3’s Miztik

Miztik Rocket League

On Tuesday January 11, 2018, Rocket League Coaching Discord held its first Rocket League Pro ask me anything (AMA) series with FlipSid3’s team member Miztik. We had over 70 questions submitted by our members and Miztik nearly answered all of them We all loved and appreciated Miztik taking the time to participate in our event. You can see the script below:

Rocket League Pro AMA 2 with FlipSid3’s Miztik

Q: Who would you say have been the most important people/friend(s) in your career (In terms of motivated you, played with you, anything)?

A: I’d say the most important people in my career for when I was rising through the ranks were remkoe/greazy/maestro. This was back when the SARP vets were still by far the best and I started to play with them 3 and grinded pretty hard. They were all the best non SARP vets at the time and they motivated me a lot to improve and I loved how they played. I think if I wasn’t involved in the grind with them I wouldn’t be as good as I am now.

Q: Wanna go to Insomnia 62 and 63 maybe meet up with some people??

A: I really want to go to an Insomnia at some point. If I ever did It would only be to compete with my team though, unless there was another opportunity. Hopefully one day ill be there and I can meet the UK homies.

Q: for how many hours (ish) have you played rocket league?

A: I’m approaching 3000 hours right now, obviously those AFK hours add up, although I’m not sure how many.

Q: Pizza or pasta?

A: Usually ALWAYS pizza. There was this one place in NY that had incredible Pasta with Cajun Chicken though and I’d love to have that again.

Q: What is the best thing right now that could grow Rocket League as an esport?

A: I don’t really have a proper answer for this but personally I’d love to see RLCS League Play be in a LAN setting, even just once to see how it goes.

Q: Steak and mashed potatos or steak and green beans?

A: Neither. I’m the pickiest eater in the world, my bad homie.

Q: I know you have a Razer Raiju, but what are your bindings? Especially for the two additional bumpers

A: I haven’t tried anything on the additional buttons, I don’t feel the need to add anything since I’m comfortable with what I’m using. If I did it would be Air Roll left/right on the top buttons.

Q: Which bubble player(s) do you predict will become gods in the near future?

A: I’m drawing a bit of a blank on most players but the names that I thought of are Waffle from nV academy and Didris, I’d love to see them doing well with their teams.

Q: How would you describe RL/the community? Does it get better above Bronze I?

A: The “Pro” community is glorious, I’ve met so many nice people that I’d love to have as friends IRL. Some of the funniest people I’ve ever met have been RL Pros. As for the general community it seems to slowly be becoming like every other community, which is to be expected with the growth of the game.

Q: does pineapple work on pizza?

A: Not even once, don’t talk to me.

Q: EU vs NA?

A: At the highest level? 50/50. In ranked? NA Ranked is the absolute worst gaming experience I’ve ever had. I’d rather eat pineapple on pizza every day of my life than have to play that daily.

Q: Dogs or cats?

A: Dogs generally, I adore huskies/german shepards/goldens. Although Scottish Fold cats are absolutely adorable and I’d love to have one someday.

Q: do you feel like you’ve played better on F3 than on mockit and why?

A: I feel like I was a really solid player on Mockit, especially at S3 LAN. S4 with F3 was shocking though. The basic problems we had as a team led to nobody on the team having a good season. I’m hoping this will change having Yukeo on the team and I’d like to be one of those names people talk about when they discuss good players again.

Q: Would you continue being an RL pro even if you didn’t enjoy the game much anymore (assuming you aren’t already not enjoying it of course)?

A: Yeah I would continue playing, as much as Rocket League gets on my tits that’s usually only when I’m playing ranked. I will NEVER get bored of competing and will continue to compete as long as I can, I love it.

Q: Do you have like a routine before you get into the ranked games? (If you have, pls pm me)

A: I have absolutely never warmed up to play ranked. For tournaments I usually try to play 2-3 hours leading up to the tournament, with breaks in between. That’s mostly when I feel comfortable.

Q: How annoying is it to be PMed and tagged in multiple Discord servers by random strangers because of your popularity?

A: Depends on my mood and what the person says. If you message me something remotely annoying I will mostly ignore you. If you ask me a question that’s worth answering I will most likely reply.

Q: Would you rather have bacon on your pizza or pepperoni?

A: Pepperoni is my favourite topping, combined with the fact I’m not that big of a fan of bacon that should sum up the answer for you.

Q: How did you get proficient Mechanically? Say any training packs, or was it just grinding the game?

A: Honestly I’m not really sure, I really enjoy scoring creative goals and I like to be able to pull off any mechanic that pops up in the game. That combined with playing at the highest level since 300 hours makes it pretty easy for my mechanics to be decent.

Q: Do you think anyone can go from Bronze to Grand Champion with proper training?

A: There are so many tools out there to help you improve that its hard to argue against players not being able to improve so I’d say yeah. Personally just watching streams of good players gives me an idea of what I should be doing to improve (for games outside RL).

Q: What is the single Rocket League action you’re most proud of? (Like a single shot, save or whatever in a particular match.)

A: Definitely this clip https://clips.twitch.tv/LachrymoseModernTroutAliens. Its a completely original goal and I’ve seen nothing remotely similar to it. Definitely something I’m proud of.

Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you love me?

How was your experience in s2, meeting all the players for the first time?
Were you proud of yourself after getting 2nd in rlcs s3? Do you feel like you could’ve done better, or NG was just unstoppable that day?
A: -4 on the love scale. Meeting all the players in S2 was overwhelming and a little awkward, one of the best experiences of my life though. I was super disappointed with my finish in S3, I feel like being so close to winning just made it a bit meh to come 2nd. Its tough to be proud of myself with that one.

Q: Do you think there will be a car replacing Octane one day ?

A: The only way the Octane will be replaced is if its removed from competitive play or nerfed. Everyone has too much play time on it for it to be overtaken by another car

Q: What’s your opinion on ceiling shot viability?

A: At this point its just a risk/reward type thing. I’ve shown myself that it can come in handy with multiple goals and passes in RLCS. I feel like its something that should come up every now and again, too much of it is just a bad habit.

Q: how can u be better at pos and rotation and be good at skill mechanics

A: Fun fact. I have no idea. I never learned positioning and rotation, I just kinda do it. The only thing I did learn was back post rotation for defence. I think its super important.

Q: Has there been/what was a moment that made you think “I love this game, I want to keep playing, and this is what I want to do for now”?

A: Just when I started winning tournaments. Playing with greazy/maestro remkoe and winning weekly tournaments was extremely fun. It was only £66 for the W. But that meant everything to me.

Q: Do you play other games besides Rocket League? Do you have fun while playing Rocket League?

A: Usually I play PUBG/Guitar Hero/Fallout 4. I occasionally play some funky games with the homies though. As for RL, I have fun competing. 50/50 with playing ranked/practicing though.

Q: How do you deal with tilt, especially in high-stress tournament environments?

A: I usually leave comms instantly, I think discussing stuff while tilted is pointless, usually ill just wait until I get over the loss and think about what happened when I can see clearly.

Q: What feature should Psyonix add to Rocket league?

A: Super simple but I’d like more options with replays. I NEED SOME GODDAMN FOLDERS UP IN HERE

Q: How are your relationships with players from other pro teams?

A: I’d like to think I have good relationships for the most part, I’m not super involved with RL players outside of the game but I’d like pretty much everyone as a person and hopefully they think the same.

Q: Whats wrong when I play 2v2 and I win 10:0 or lose 0:10? None close games

A: Find some friends the same level to play with. Get some consistency going.

Q: What’s your way of training?

A: I really like flopping about in free play. I do it as often as possible and I can do it for hours.

Q: How did you come up with name ‘Miztik’

A: Miztik is a name I’ve had for like 9 years since playing CoD on Xbox 360, I have a few variations of the word ‘Mystic’ and thought that ‘miztik’ looked the cleanest.

Q: how do you call for passes or where you will get them?

A: Usually by calling your position, If you want them to put it right or left just call “right” “left” you can get creative with the calls but as long as the passer knows where you are you did your job.

Q: What’s your biggest problem with the eSports scene in its current state?

A: Biggest problem for me is the lack of structure. In an ideal world, I’d love for every RLCS team to have a manager and maybe a more “strict” contract I guess. I think people don’t take it seriously enough and I’d love to have a structure with practice times and schedules.

Q: What would you ask Psyonix to add to the game if you knew they would add it?

A: I’d love for Psyonix to add the new montage I have that’s going to be released soon to the front page :eyes:

Q: Who is your favorite musician ATM?

A: I’m obsessed with metalcore right now so I guess the favourite “band” would be Veil of Maya or Invent, Animate.

Q: Who is the best player you have played with and why??

A: Just watching some of the things Kux does blows my mind. The dude is a genius.

Q: What’s your favorite game to play at the moment other than RL?

A: I recently got obsessed with Guitar hero again, so probably that.

Q: Do you feel that a league with regional teams like Overwatch League could be viable for Rocket League?

A: I think its too early in the game for something like this, considering the main thing is RLCS it would be tough to work that around it.

Q: How did you practice to be so consistent at double taps and ceiling shots?

A: Free play mostly, although I’m used to it since I didn’t have training packs back when I learned it. I’m sure training packs are great for helping with that.

Q: What inspired you to play Rocket League professionally?

A: My love for competing, once I realised it was possible to play professionally there was nothing else on my mind.

Q: Who’s Worse at rocket league, Johnny Boi or an actual concrete brick.

A: I have Scottish loyalty towards Johnny so I’m going to have to say Joh…. brick.

Q: How did you find your first team mates and how did your first team go?

How did you communicate when you played for mock it since fairy and kaydop are French?

A: I never really had a proper team I don’t think. I played with a lot of teams that just needed someone to fill. I do remember playing ESL with two players I found in ranked pretty often so I guess maybe those two were my first “team”? Shoutout to Outrageous and Anwho

Q: Favorite playlist?

A: Always 3s, I’m a sucker for solo standard. Surprisingly….

Q: Similar to what I asked Turbo, what ‘eureka’ moments have you had with RL? This could be something mechanical or generally something you figured out that made you a much much better player.

A: The power of a good recovery. I realised watching Scrub Killa play 1s that he had a ridiculous recovery and I started to work on mine from that moment. It might seem little but its an extremely underrated thing to be good at.

Q: if you could sign up with anyone for RLCS regardless of the region, who would you pick?

A: I’d love to play with Jknaps just so I can admire him from a closer POV

Q: How much money do you make? & How much does the average RL “pro” make?

A: Don’t be rude my dude.

Q: Is being a pro RL player “cool” when you tell people or is it seem as something geeky? Do you get all the girls?

A: Would I have shared a bed with Turbo at gold rush if I wasn’t? Ask yourself that.

Q: Do you sometimes get recognized when you are outside?

A: Absolutely never, maybe one day… If for some reason you do see me please say hello I could do with the ego boost ty

Q: Hey Miztik, what do you think will be the “next big thing” that will push RL esports to the next level?

A: I still think that LAN’s for qualifiers is a good move, who doesn’t love a LAN???????

Q: How do you warm up before tournaments?

A: As long as I’ve played for 2-3 hours leading up to it ill feel comfortable. If this is something you’re looking to improve on I’d recommend finding that amount of warming you feel comfortable with like I did.

Q: what game would you play if rl didn’t exist?

A: I’d love to grind fortnite and get really good. Looks like an awesome game to stream too.

Q: How often do you rage at your random teammates?

A: Not so much my teammate as it is opponents. If I do say something negative about you when I’m playing vs you, its because you’re pretty good and I’m annoyed by it. Take it as a compliment and let me be toxic in peace 🙂

Q: How did you find out about rocket league?

A: Watching summit1g play it on release, bought it on Steam a few weeks later. 10/10 worth. If you’re on the edge about buying a game JUST DO IT, don’t let other people put you off. You’ll never know where it will lead you.

Q: Do you imagine what the casters are saying when you score a nutty goal?

A: I used to love going back and listening to the casters when I scored a banger. I got over it pretty fast though, most of the time it was underwhelming.

Q: why don’t you get a real job?

A: I’m not a fan of people and waking up early is the worst part of life. I enjoy where I am

Q: Has playing last year changed your career for you? If so in what way?

A: Last year was a great year for learning and putting my mark on the map. Although I fear that maybe I missed my chance to win an RLCS and thinking about not getting another chance gives me bad anxiety.

Q: how did you get so cute?

A: I’m a chubby Scotsman with a solid laugh and horrible rocket league skills. That’s pretty much it.

Q: Another question. For players who are trying to hit that next level what advice would you give them?

A: Find out what’s stopping you from hitting that next level instead of floating in averageness for no reason. Work on that thing until you’re happy with it.

Q: How is it playing in a team with Jesse?

A: Never played with him. I do love his streams though.

Q: What was the best moment of your career?

A: Lifting the trophy at Dreamhack Sweden and feeling accomplishment. Followed by getting absolutely hammered and missing my flight the next morning. Worth.

Q: What’s your deepest darkest RL secret?

A: For most of my career I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I’m not on the “smart” side of the game and I believe my natural “talent” carried me through. Thankfully.

Q: Do you have any tips on how to get into the pro scene?

A: I feel like the only way to do this is to play EVERY weekly that you can. Play with a team that always plays, ALWAYS be there, make sure when people see you in the bracket that they notice your team name. Make sure when they see you in game they notice your name. Play enough tournaments so when you improve the pro’s that you play against will notice when you start to improve. I see players that I see in tournaments constantly that have improved so much and its great to see.

Q: How much Irn Bru do you drink a day?

A: None, every now and again if I see it ill pick it up. For now I’m addicted to pepsi max and white monster,

Q: What makes NA ranked so terrible? Is it the people, or is it the way the game is played?

A: The general player plays a certain way and its just the wrong way to play the game. That combined with it being the OPPOSITE of how EU players play gets you caught off guard and its extremely frustrating.

Q: How to improve quickly? / Break through the Diamond 3 barrier

A: There is no “quick” improvement anymore the game has been around for too long at this point. Find your settings, watch the pros & grind yer tits off.

Q: what controller do you use?

do you think scrub killa will be a formidable opponent along with his teammates in future RLRS and RLCS?
A: I use the razer raiju and I absolutely love it. I think Scrub has a lot to work on to be a desirable teammate and feared opponent in 3s. I do believe he is extremely talented and mechanically solid though.

Q: Who do you think are gonna be the best teams for RLCS Season 5?

A: Gale Force are still on another level imo, for the others I’m not sure.

Q: do you think the probability of new players breaking through and making it to the pinnacle of rocket league is the hardest its ever been?

A: Definitely. Especially with teams from RLCS staying for the next season, less roster swaps = no need for new up and coming players. Obviously there are a few roster swaps its just not as severe as it used to be.

Q: How exactly does one git gud?

A: Get your equipment set. Find your settings. Watch pros and grind.

Q: What’s the largest amount of tilt that you have gotten in one session playing rocket league?

A: Usually when its so bad I give up after a goal or two and I’m past the point of caring so ill keep going instead of closing the game like a dumbass…..

Q: Do you think having a 2v2 mode for rlcs would be something worth pursuing? If not, why not?

A: Absolutely not. The game was made for 3v3s IMO. Introducing such a huge change would be the beginning of the end I would guess.

Q: What would you like to see implemented in rl in the future

A: Custom training overhaul with target practice. Better replay options. Team decals/items.

Q: What do you think about 1s

A: I’m usually against them, most of the time I think they are pointless and annoying. After going 1-12 in 1s at Gold Rush I decided to give 1s a try though, so far so good….

Q: Do you think any other modes could possibly be put into a competitive setting? Like dropshot or rumble?

A: I’d say no… That would make the game less serious, the casual playerbase is already poppin. I’d like to keep the serious competition as it is personally.

Q: What do you think of non standard maps, is it a good thing we no longer have them?

A: I’m 50/50. The thought of them sounds good and interesting but actually playing them is pretty annoying and leads to more inconsistency in a game that’s already extremely difficult to be consistent in.

Q: How can i know my mistakes and how i can improve my mechanics in the air?

A: Watching replays after every loss / Free play and training packs. Watching how pro’s control their car in the air can also push you in the right direction of what you can be doing.

Q: How important to you is it to get pictures of Rufus on game days?

A: This is some life or death stuff right here Jimmer.

Q: Favourite sport to play/watch other than esports of course

A: I really like snooker right now, I’ve been playing a bit myself and I’m always watching tournaments as they pop up.

Q: I’m a consistent champ 3 in all modes. How do you recommend breaking into GC?

A: I get asked this a lot and usually say that if you’re so close to hitting GC then you’ll hit it eventually and just be patient. One thing I will tell you personally though is that you shouldn’t let how close you are affect how much you play. Don’t be scared to lose or derank, I used to avoid playing the game because of stuff like that and it really doesn’t help. Just keep gaming and you’ll hit it eventually, I believe.

Q: I have kind of a weird question, seeing how you’re doing an AMA in a RL Coaching Discord Server. Do you actually believe coaching in RL works? Or do you think each player who succeeds with a coach would succeed anyway?

A: Individual coaching for the average player for sure yes. For an RLCS calibre team, I’m not so sure. I’d have to experience it to decide.

Q: I asked Turbo this last time. Top 3 cutest pros from EU and NA?

A: EU – Turbo, Metsa & Doomsee (Goldrush homies) NA – Garrett, Jacob & Karma

Q: What about the NA ranked playstyle is so bad? As an NA pleb I’d be happy to know what I am doing that’s so wrong

A: The ballchasing is ridiculous, there is absolutely no thought process or forward thinking. Every touch has no purpose and most plays have no structure. Its just a luck-filled floppy mess.

Q: How often do you actually analyze your own replays? Do you watch from your own perspective/teammate’s/opponents?

A: I watch my own replays pretty often and ill always watch from my own POV. I like to focus on the goals I concede since I think defence is critical. For every goal I like to critique myself, there is ALWAYS something you could’ve done better leading up to the goal you concede. My tip would be to always look for that instead of blaming teammates even if it was actually their fault. There is usually always something you could’ve done differently to have stopped your teammate being in the position to bean it.

Q: Do 1s help the average player iron out mistakes or create bad habits? I lost diamond 1 in 2s and now I’m plat 3 div 4 in 1s help

A: Like I said previously this will be the first season I will be playing 1s properly so I cant answer that accurately right now. I do believe that even if there are not many positives in playing 1s there are no real negatives either so there’s no reason not to give it a try. Avoid the 1s tilt and you might actually enjoy it, who knows.

Q: How long do you sleep per night and do you think sleeping much is important to git gud?

A: 10-12 hours, closer to 12 usually. Anything less and I can’t really function properly. It’s a bad habit and I wouldn’t recommend it. Get yourself a juicy 8-9 and no more.

Q: Do you feel like 6mans have changed something in the pro scene? I obviously specifically mean the 6mans server.

A: I don’t feel like it changed too much, I’m sure people enjoyed it. I think the twitch sponsor might have ruined it though. People took it seriously before the twitch sponsor and it was great but then money got involved and people took it even more seriously. Now there’s no money and people are taking it more casually than it was before and it lost its mojo.

Q: Which pro would you like to see do one of these AMAs so you can troll them?

A: either Metsanauris or Karma

Q: What do you think NA players who don’t want to be labelled as floppy lucky ball chasers can even do to avoid playing like that? As of now it seems like if you aren’t a rank above where you are skillwise you get out ballchased or lose challenges that you don’t expect. (I suck so maybe I’m wrong about that)

A: I have no idea. Hard to say since I don’t play it daily, maybe ask an NA pro on stream. Maybe its a lost cause, If you cant beat em join em.

Ask Me Anything with FlipSid3’s Miztik – About Author

Kieran is the Founder of Rocket League Coaching Discord, a discord community focused on providing top level coaching for to all levels of Rocket League players for free. Kieran international discord of over 3500 members, active and retired pro players, and 75+ Grand Champions work together to make the Rocket League community great. See the previous AMA from Turbopolsa if you missed it!

Rocket League Pro AMA Series 1 – Ask Me Anything with the first ever back to back RLCS winner Turbopolsa

Rocket League Pro AMA Series 1 – Ask Me Anything with the first ever back to back RLCS winner Turbopolsa

Rocket League Pro AMA with Turbopolsa

On Tuesday January 11, 2018, Rocket League Coaching Discord held its first Rocket League Pro ask me anything (AMA) series with Turbopolsa. We had over 350 questions submitted by our members and Turbo did an incredible job answering as many as he could. Over 50 questions were answered in all. We all loved and appreciated Turbo taking the time to participate in our event. You can see the script below:

Live Ask Me Anything with 2 Time Rocket League Series Championship Turbopolsa Transcript

Q: How did you come up with the nickname “Turbopolsa”?

A: Bunch of friends of mine started having “Turbo” in front of their name so i just wrote pölsa after it which is some sort of sausage and switched the ö to o because commentators couldnt pronounce it :=)

Q: How do you prepare for matches?

A: As a team we scrim 30-60 minutes before our games just to warm up our hands and mechanics. after that I just sit in freeplay shooting the backboard until we jump in the match

Q: What is your training routine?

A: Don’t really have a routine. I just play ranked and rank S every day to not fall apart. every day I don’t play rocket league I feel like I lose a lot of hours I could’ve practised a certain thing

Q: How do you deal with the nerves when playing tough games? like my palms always sweat when I’m playing against good players

A: Nerves is always there for me, dealing with it is just for me to focus on myself and not who I’m playing against. If I’m nervous and I show then my teammates will feel it and start to get nervous as well. A good way for me at least is drinking water or anything really, somehow it works for me.

Q: At what point do you see yourself stopping being a professional RL player and potentially putting more of a focus on education/future career?

A: As long as I can compete at the top, I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. I did study to be an electrician for three years and graduated as well so I could do that after my career is over

Q: Kill, Fuck, Marry: Kronovi, Paschy, Jon Sandman?

A: Kill: jon, fuck: paschy, marry: kronovi

Q: What’s your favorite anime if you’ve seen one?

A: Scooby doo

Q: What are your thoughts on Rank S?

A: Its a great way to play against top level players

Q: Have you heard of a move called “The Serpent Drag”?

A: The fork is a serpent drag

Q: How effective do you think ‘The Serpent Drag’ is?

A: What the actual fork is this??

Q: How do I git gud?

A: You are a lost cause

Q: What is the best way to practice playing at a fast pace without making many mistakes?

A: Play fast

Q: What would you say took you from a high-level rocket league player to what you are now? …a beast

A: Luck, connections and remkoe’s sub spot. and of course dedication to the game

Q: Would you rather fight 2 Turbo sized m1k3rules’s, or 4 M1k3 sized Turbos?

A: 4 m1k3 sized turbos

Q: When do you think NA EU and OCE will all uncontestedly be on the same level?

A: NA and EU are on the same level. It will take a long time for OCE to catch up to where we are right now

Q: What’s your routine before playing in ranked?

A: I start the game, plug in my controller and play ranked

Q: What is the biggest difference between c3 and GC?

A: Rating, I’ve seen GC who are absolute trash at the game and should not belong there

Q: Top 3 cutest pros from EU and top 3 cutest from NA?

A: EU: 1: remkoe 2: al0t 3: me – NA 1: squishy 2: fire 3: garrett (not biased)

Q: What do you recommend to do to improve yourself well and fast ?

A: There’s not really a fast way to improve, just focus on what you’re doing in the game and not just chasing the ball like a dumbass. you will see improvements with time

Q: Your 3 hours from playing in an RLCS Group Stage match, how do you prepare?

A: Make sure I’ve eaten, slept well the night before and have something to drink as well. 60-90min before our games we start to scrim teams to warm up and take a small break when its 10-15min left

Q: What was the point you realize you got pro?

A: When we took our photos for RLCS season 1 LAN

Q: Which other pro player really grinds your gears? (Don’t worry I won’t tell)

A: check twitter and you’ll figure it out :=) ( twitter.com/turbopolsa )

Q: Best player you’ve played with along the way of your career and why

A: Violentpanda, without him this team or me wouldn’t be where we are right now

Q: What do you think Diamonds struggle with the most?

A: Hitting the ball, just being slow in general

Q: What is the most memorable thing you ever did in a professional game, like a sick goal, or a team play, no victory, I mean a play.

A: When i outplayed Denial in Season 3 LAN in game 4 to win the series https://youtu.be/i9AT7kna81U?t=1763

Q: Do you play other games besides Rocket League?

A: I usually play fortnite or other random steam games i can find

Q: How long do you play rocket league per day on average?

A: I try to play atleast 4 hours per day to stay in form :=) PogChamp4

Q: Do you have fun while playing Rocket League?

A: In ranked? no, in rank S? yes

Q: As a two time world champion what things would you tell someone who is trying to break into the competitive scene and trying to find a team and or org?

A: If you have connections with top-level players then its quite easy to get there. but if you are a nobody that no one has heard about then you will need to climb the ladder, find 2 other people in your rank to play tournaments in and put your name out there SuperThinking5

Q: Who is the nicest person on Gale Force Esports in your opinion?

A: Jos and alex are both nice guys :=)

Q: If you could, would you like to see RLCS changed to 2v2 instead of 3v3?

A: No, if they did it would ruin the competitive scene

Q: How much time has passed since you started answering questions and finally reached this one?

A: About an hour

Q: Who do you think will win s5 (apart from GFE)? Who are the favorites?

A: Can’t answer that until I know whos going to LAN, but I could see Method or NRG with the new roster

Q: How angry was your team when you lost versus summit in RLCS 2 league play?

A: That was the lowest I’ve ever been in my career. I may or may not have thrown my controller a couple of times

Q: If you could form a team with any pro players in the world, which 2 players would you pick?

A: Violentpanda and kaydop

Q: Which Gaming events will you be going to?? Rocket League related or not?

A: Dreamhack leipzig :=)

Q: How did you get introduced to the pro scene

A: When al0t and sniper picked me up from a team I played in earlier. when we started playing RLCPL was the point where rocket league esport actually started

Q: Why do you think GFE have been so formidable this season? What is it you, Kaydop and Panda do that you think other teams struggle to do?

A: The teamplays and individual skills

Q: Do u like ostkaka

A: I fucking love ostkaka

Q: If it weren’t for rocket league. What job would you be doing rn?

A: I would be an electrician, I graduated in 2017

Q: Who are some players currently NOT in RLCS/RLRS that you think will have a breakout performance this year/season?

A: Don’t think there will be

Q: Have you ever been in a rut when nothing goes right and how did you get out of that?

A: I take a break. I usually take max one day break and then get right back to the grind :=)

Q: So of all the answers about becoming a pro connections to the scene is more important than anything… If you were starting now what would you focus on to make connections with higher players?

A: Don’t be annoying on twitter and such, don’t spam about playing with them. Play 6mans. They will eventually see how good you are

Q: You said earlier that ranked isnt fun. Why is that?

A: Garbage players ruining my rating

Q: Which players do you think are highly underrated?

A: Not really underrated but people don’t give violentpanda enough credit for what he’s doing for the team.

Q: Which variety of sill do you prefer?


Q: When you weren’t that good yet(at the beginning), did you ever think about quitting rl?

A: I played for fun until RLCPL. Everyone is bad at the start, you just have to grind and have the dedication to the game to reach the top

Q: Do you think Scrub Killa is going to be a tough opponent along with the players on his team in future RLCS?

A: Personally I don’t think any team would replace their current roster with scrub. He has to work his way through RLRS in order to reach rlcs

Q: How is it like standing next to Deevo?

A: Don’t try to look at his face, your neck will be fucked

Q: How important is sleep and nutrition for you in eSports? Have you noticed your gameplay get impacted by any of the 2?

A: Obviously sleep is important and I always try to not be hungry when I’m playing. I will always play badly when I’m tired and/or hungry

Q: Which RL pro’s girlfriend would you like to steal?

A: All of them

Q: Do you expect Rocket League to start any competition similar to Overwatch League any time soon?

A: Maybe, I don’t see this year but maybe 2019 :=)

Stayed tuned for more Rocket League Pro AMAs and Rocket League Pro Interviews in the future! We are just getting started :).

About Author

Kieran is the Founder of Rocket League Coaching Discord, a discord community focused on providing top level coaching for to all levels of Rocket League players for free. Kieran international discord of over 3200 members, active and retired pro players, and 75+ Grand Champions work together to make the Rocket League community great.