Quake Admins Introduce Themselves
National ESL depends on the Admins that work here. They work hard to give the community the competition that they want. They work hard to get input from the community and use the suggestions and idea's that comes from the players.
The Admins goals here at National ESL is to put together the best cup, tourney, ladder and league possible, that will give the players the challenge that they need and the games they want to play.
ESL has decided to give you a small glimpse of our Quake Admins and the goals that they have working here at ESL and the goals they had before they came to the league.
Steve "Xterm" Devaney and Guillem “Flame” Garcia are two of the lead Quake Admins here at National ESL and it was a pleasure to interview them and find out what they had to say.
Here is a brief introduction and background of them both and how they came to National ESL.
Steve: Well first off, "brief" is tough but I'll try. I started off playing Quake 2, "my neighbor had it and asked me to get it so we could LAN. This was over 10 years ago. I eventually got hooked on a mod called jailbreak. Then Quake 3 came out, and the mod came out for that, made by RXN, then a similar mod came out called Prisoners of War, made by BKP Productions. We merged the 2 mods into jbpow. I worked for BKP doing the PR. We released it successfully and DJWheat did a release show for us. It went very well. Soon after that GGL came to me and offered me a job running a ladder for it.
We were intersted in the goals they wanted when coming to National ESL.
Steve: Personally my goals for ESL were to make it as successful as it is in Europe.This will take time, I'm willing to put that time in through dedication and determination.
Time goes by and we see improvment. We asked what the admins thought they would see the Quake Division in 2 years.
Flame: Right now I see a lot of future in the Quake Division. From what I have heard, Quake will be used in several LAN events like WCG our own IEM, and other leagues such as MLG and ESEA. So I see a huge growth in the Quake PlayerBase, and I have huge expectations it will be played for a long, long time.
Steve had brought over his admins from other leagues when he decided to join us here at National ESL. We offered them a moment to comment on working with each other and if there was anything they could change.
Flame: I like working with Steve because he really knows what he wants to do and he puts a lot of his time to make it happen. Also, since he is a player, he can understand players POV when there is a dispute. So at the end, the final decision we make about the dispute, is accepted by players without contradiction or confusion.
They had some final comments to encourage the Quake Community about the tournaments and cups coming up.
Steve: We're trying very hard to get some TDM going, We have a Freeze Tag Tournament next week, We also have some CTF coming up, JOIN UP! Help ESL grow! We need help from the players! Thanks and love ya Flame, "not in that way"
We at National ESL appreciate all the work that our admins in ALL divisions do. We hope that National ESL is giving the community all they need to have great competitive play. We definitly hope that the Quake Community is pleased and keep returning for the upcoming events and the future of the division.
MizKitten, Sunday, 01/09/11 13:24
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