A few weeks ago(after being frustrated from the highs and lows of the upper 3k bracket)I had the opportunity to talk to Swifty, currently India's highest MMR player. What ensued was a fun, lighthearted discussion on dota and things alike. The following are excerpts from the talk:
Hey Swifty! So, let me start off by asking you, how's your day been? Played some good ol' ranked dota?
Eh... you there?
Fuck, my wifi! Lol, I'm back. Classic India Problems. Yeah, had some good solo mmr games, I guess...
What's your most recent solo mmr?
Today it is..... *opens dota* 7320.
Nice! So, your run with entity ended a while back. How was your experience playing on the team with filipino players like Jobeezy, Abing, BDz?
It was a fun and good experience for me as a player. We definitely shared our knowledge/understanding of the game to improve as players and be better. It's fun to communicate with people who aren't from your country.. xD
Lol, did you learn some good pinoy abuses?
A few, yes. Bugow is the one I liked, though I don't know the meaning yet. (I looked the word up, apparently the word is "bugaw" and not "bugow". It means a pimp in filipino. Well played, Swifty.)
How did you feel about the constant roster shuffles entity went through, and what are your thoughts on the new lineup? Are you gonna be keeping up with their matches?
Well, roster shuffles are carried out to bring improvement to a team. Their new lineup seems pretty strong to me, and yes, I will.
I see. Do you prefer roster changes or are you okay with the constant shuffles?
I prefer stability. Constant changes can be dicey. The team can end up doing really well or much worse.
Enough about entity, I feel like we've talked enough about that. Tell me swifty, what's your opinion of the new major and minor system?
The new system is really interesting! It will help more teams to participate from SEA/India in both, minors and majors. The sea scene already seems affected with a lot of roster shuffles.
You planning to be a part of these shuffles?
Can't reveal yet!
Do you have anyone you've looked up to through your dota career? Any relative or personality from the scene you draw inspiration from?
Well, it's not a career yet, so that's an irrelevant question to answer :P. Jab banega tabhi. Besides, all the young kids reading will quit studying ROFL.
Rofl, I see. If not for dota, which other career would you have pursued?
I really don't know. I planned to try out for good football clubs before dota. I played for my school football team. Owned them bitches in football before.
Oh, a multi talented dota player! What's your favourite memory? Doesn't necesarily have to be dota related.
It would be when I got to play on 144 hertz for the first time!
And here I was, thinking it'd be winning a lan, nvm xD
Hahaha! Too mainstream.
Do you prefer sweet or sour food? Give me your favourite dish while you're at it. Didn't see that coming, did you?
Lmao no! Sour most likely,mangobite is +. Favourite dish would be gharke chole bhature.
Why no chicken?You're a vegetarian?
Nah, I'm punjabi. Mom gg food.
Alright swifty, that'd be it! Hope you reach 8k soon!
I hope too Xd, Bye bye!