Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall.
Posted 2012-02-06 NoVa_
Massive Attack - Angel
You may listen to this song while reading the blog.
It is time again. THIS time.
Fnatic.HoN seems on the edge of fading into nowhere, the situation is worse than it ever was.
You read that before? Me too. Been there, done that.
After all you can give us only time. The current backlash is bigger than ever but it's justified (minus the trolls and haters). Most recently we've started to practise almost daily with good success. I can't remember that we ever scheduled training in such a professional manner before. It might be a sad testimonial for the level of competition in the past but I prefer to look at the advantages of the current situation: We're developing a lot of different strategies, we're winning a lot and losing some (which is important to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your lineup).
Kai 'H4nn1'' Hanbueckers appears to be a sufficient replacement for Trixi. Even though it's not made official yet the general play and level of skill is good and I can feel him in the team with only minor details to work on.
The tryouts for the fifth spot currently are:
1.) Adrian 'Era'
2.) Maurice 'KheZu' and
Obviously they all have their pros and cons so let's just go to the next subject...
Henrik 'Freshpro' Hansen:
From shock and anger to joy I have seen all different sorts of emotions regarding the departure of Henrik from FnaticRaidCall.
Noone is really satisfied with this outcome bar some negligible haters. At the same time it didn't work out the way it was. One thing however I'm getting really annoyed with. There are people who have a valid interest in informations about their favourite gaming organisation and team. Then there are those who simply seek drama and should be ignored.
Some food for thought: If noone, including Henrik himself, is giving an official statement with a detailled explanation there will be a reason for it, won't there? Thus you should simply let the subject rest in peace - we decided to deal with this entirely internally, respect that.
Best of luck to you, Henrik.
Seems to become an exciting and stressful year. Several changes have been made within FnaticRaidCall already including pickups of some amazing players. For a really good write-up check out this article.
Personally I'm having a lot of reallife things going on which makes playing outside the daily scrims impossible. University, theatre, friends, work, events, partys and ofcourse my beautiful girlfriend are taking a lot of time and I will have to adjust my schedules and juggle everything. Hard but fulfilling times ahead I guess. ;)
On top of that I've started some things you might not have heard about yet - for example!
My facebook page:
Here you can read about many updates, receive extra insight on several topics and ask questions. I usually respond to most of them. Some decent pictures can be found and every now and then I do a little raffle with prizes like a coaching lesson. You waste too much time on the internet already and prefer to read news in two lines at most?
This is another internet monster that has devoured me most recently. My Twitter account basically does the same as the Facebook page but keeps it shorter usually including external links. With a quick look you can decide whether the news are important to you or not.
This is especially good if you're looking for information about -
I've been bugged about this topic for quite some time now by fans, friends and last but not least my manager. Guys, it's not that easy! Atleast not with my internet company. After endless talks, argues, debates, random false informations and more I partially received the upload I asked for. After some testing I will be ready to launch my stream within Fnatic's channel on own3d.tv.
own3d.tv has had issues in the past but most of them got resolved. With reservations I've been accepting the fact that we became partners but now I'm looking foward to stream on their client. I believe it will work just fine.
When I start eventually I will inform you via facebook and twitter.
Another thing that has been started not very long ago, my coaching lessons provide nothing but high quallity. Without exception every single person that has been coached so far was thrilled, thankful and satisfied. Coaching lessons vary between roughly 30€ and 50€ which includes analysing several of your replays before the actual lesson and non-stop teaching for the payed time. Noone has done it without pen and paper yet and I suggest the same to you should you be interested ;)
For information on coaching you can check my Fnatic or facebook info page including some ratings of past coaching lessons. For contacting me about coaching (and only coaching!) add me on Skype: yasha-tyr
Some of you have seen them already others are missing out on something!
NASL wasn't the most successful event for Fnatic.HoN, quite the opposite, but the series of pictures Cameron Carson took over the three days is amazing. Here are the pictures for day one, two and three.
That's it for now. Another training session just finished and I'm actually looking forward to the future with the new team. However broken competitive HoN may seem like at the moment, HoN tour delayed, teams disbanding and leaving - it is just a situation we've been through in the past already. In the end we're still here because we love the game - and that is the reason why everything will work out in the end, for HoN and Fnatic.HoN. Maybe not perfect, maybe not entirely satisfying but definitely better than expected.
Thank you for staying with us.