Role At Vanguard: Pro Player
Region: European Union (EU)
Teams: Vanguard EU / Vanguard Evolution
What’s your favorite food?
Homemade lasagne, nothing can beat that! (secret recipe, made by me :D).
If you had a superpower what would it be?
It would be the power to be able to change my negative gems back to positive gems without spending any money.
If I was stuck on a deserted island and could only take one thing, I would take…
A full cruise ship, so I could relax on the beach as long as I want and when I get bored, the cruise ship would take me back to home. Perfect!
What's the first app you used this morning?
Discord. Order is always the same: 1. Discord 2. Clash Royale 3. Twitter
What's your all time favorite deck?
Tell us about your notable achievements.
I think my ladder success is one of my most notable achievements and people may know me best from there. I have multiple top 200 finishes and my personal best is 6446 trophies with my not-maxed account.
Playing on Finland's national team in MGL Worlds, CR Nations Cup and World Royale League is also a thing I'm proud of. And of course, being a pro player in Vanguard EU and Evolution matters to me a lot and that definitely is my biggest achievement so far.
How long have you played Clash Royale?
I started Clash Royale in March 2016 after my friend downloaded and played it for a while, so he recommended it to me. I had played Clash of Clans a lot and I've always liked Supercell's games, so I thought "why not?". It was love at first sight, and since then I've been playing Clash Royale regularly.
What’s your favorite part of Clash Royale?
The combination of skill, strategy and luck is very intriguing and addictive to me.
How do you practice? How did you go from semi pro to pro?
I practice with Vanguard EU of course and with Team Finland. Themes of these practices differs a lot and we have great players and managers who keep practices. Besides that, I practice at my own by playing in pro brackets, friendly battles, testing new decks, and asking opinions about my matches.
My way to pro was simple. I messaged one of the managers via Twitter and asked if Vanguard wanted to try me out. He agreed and I was able to pass the tryouts. I guess this is not a general route to the team, so I'm very glad that I was given that chance!
What is your advice to an aspiring pro?
Identify your strengths and keep developing them. You shouldn't forget your weaknesses, but I think its better that you focus your skill on multiple areas, rather than being average at everything. Analyze your matches by watching replays and identify your mistakes and what could you do better next time. Don't stress too much and at the end of the day, enjoy the game!
What are your Clash Royale goals for the future?
I want to succeed with my team and continue to develop myself as a Clash Royale Pro.
What pro player from Vanguard do you look up to?
RainBow, he is so diverse with his gameplay and he still makes very few mistakes.
Interviewed by Billybones