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4K.Grubby: Not For the Money
A few weeks ago, Manuel "4K.Grubby" Schenkhuizen won the CPL Istanbul Warcraft 3 side event. This weekend, he won the European Cyber Games (ECG). So how does the Dutchman manage to stay on top of the game all the time? "Love for the game, not for the money," Grubby says.
In Hannover, Grubby secured the victory in the 16-man field by first winning the winner bracket and then beating his teammate Yoan "4K.ToD" Merlo 2-0 in the grand finals. Grubby also was the one who knocked ToD down to the loser bracket, and he did the same thing to his other teammate Ivica "4K.Zeus" Markovic.
"It's always a disappointment to meet a player from your team, because you wished you could all win. But that's not possible, so there's one person who has to win, and we just try to remain as friendly as possible while still preserving the competitive spirit. All games played were serious I guess, but what's too bad is that you practice together so you both have unfair knowledge of each other. I suppose it balances out?" Grubby says.
Before the ECG, Grubby was a bit worried that the tournament might be held using the 1.17 patch, as the qualification was mostly based on the results from the 2004 World Cyber Games. "I was very satisfied to find out the tournament is in 1.18, because there were some doubts. That's not a bad patch at all for Orc and I have been playing in great shape lately so if I could just keep my focus, I knew the chance to win was very real."
While 1.18 didn't offer anything to Orc in particular, the balance changes that were made to the neutral heroes made Grubby feel more confident. "Before, I felt if I played my best I can beat anyone. This is just a self-confident thought many top players have, and I think you need it to be successful. But the exception to the rule was that there are many Night Elves who could beat me unfairly in my opinion. 1.18 really relaxed me because I think right now it's much more possible to beat Elves. I'm also just very happy the Gargoyle bug is fixed."
Grubby considered 64AMD.Cara, SK.miou, SK HoT and his two teammates ToD, Zeus to be his toughest opponents, and he prepared to be able to beat them in particular. "I spent a long time just memorising their styles and thinking of countering styles, for if I'd meet them," he reveals.
While the computers were excellent and the tournament itself went smoothly time wise, Grubby admits there were many annoyances. "Sometimes during important games, exhibitionists or rock & roll bands or a loud WCG anthem theme would be played on the nearby big stage, which disrupted the players' thinking a lot. The shoutcast was also a bit too loud, so you had to turn on your headphones sound until it hurt. But I'd be honest to say if I heard any shoutcast words during my play, but I heard nothing here at ECG."
The opening ceremony and the award ceremony were quite messy as well, and several player names were misspelled. Still, Grubby found that more funny than annoying. "It was just stuff like X4.Alex for someone who is named 4x.Alex, and King_Tuns instead of King Tuur. And the commentator lady thought CS is a 1on1 sport. They didn't misspell my name, but their pronounciation of it was bad though - Shenkweezen."
Grubby's victory in the ECG netted him 5000 Euro, while his teammates ToD and Zeus won 3000 and 2000 Euro respectively. And in spite of his dominance right now, Grubby still finds the game challenging. "Of course, it's always a challenge. Why shouldn't it be? It's not like they freely give up the prizes to me," he says.
"So being on top is perhaps an extra challenge, as everyone wants to beat you?"
"That's what I think it is."
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