Hello, I’m Lorde Rey and welcome to my reports!
This is a weekly report that involves interviews, division round ups, season reviews and possibly some more bonus content if i can think of more.
This is the twelfth Rey’s Reports Interview and this weekIi shall be conducting an interview on HikariRyuu!
Current Team: Johnson’s Salty Grifballs
Previous Teams: Rainbows and Unicorns
Experience: 1 EUGBL, 2 GGL, 1 IGL, 1 NGA
Community Involvement: errrr….. definite lack but I do participate in scrims whenever asked and I occasionally post garbage on the forums.
1. How and when did you first find the Grifball leagues?
I met INick in HDI in matchmaking and he invited me to join his team Rainbows and Unicorns. Considering I had been playing Grifball since Halo 3 on a casual basis, I was quite happy to join to be honest. I was tired of the matchmaking randoms.
2. Who were your initial players and how did the team get together?
INick in HDI, Lolzy Mcroflmao, Germanicus 1994, M4D DALE. A mishmash of players from Nicks old team and poached players from Team Impact. I’m not entirely sure who did the convincing or how….it just came about.
3. What do you feel has been the most outstanding development to the EUGBL since you first started?
Errr…..I dunno. Probably the amount people are using the word **** these days ;) Not that it had anything to do with me of course.
4. And on the counter, have there been any bad moments in EUGBL history that you’d rather forget?
Not particularly. But in terms of regrets, letting JSG take that third place in the last EUGBL. We kicked so much ass before then, it was disappointing. *shakes fist*
5. Who do you feel are the best players in each position in the EUGBL right now?
Hybrid: Messiah Muffin
Maybe not your typical answers but got to keep up the morale ;) On a serious note though, my team mates are badass.
6. Who do you feel is the most underrated player in EUGBL?
Th1mm1e. People seem to forget about him, like in the bid league he went for like 10 credits
he deserves more recognition than he gets.
7. Who do you feel is the most overrated player in EUGBL?
Both Lorde Rey and MisshapenLime ;)
8. Have you got any hopes and dreams for the future of Grifball?
Well…it would be great if we could get more people into the league….people that actually enjoy Grifball instead of playing it out of habit.
9. What do you think of Rainbows and Unicorns season in EUGBL16?
I thought we kicked ass! After an incredibly depressing GGL season beforehand, we didn’t have much expectation. We literally had our asses handed to us on many occasions by JSG in the GGL, but in the EUGBL, we fought back and finished in like fourth. I mean sure, we had a bit of extra beef on the team that wasn’t with us during the GGL, but I concur! We were awesome.
10. What are your hopes for Johnson’s Salty Grifballs come the end of the season?
To win the EUGBL, it’s about time and we definitely have the ability.
11. Who do you predict to make play-offs, and what final placings do you think they’ll get?
JSG, The TI Crowd, Team Impact, Stiffy Gigglesticks. Although, I believe that with a bit of extra effort Stiffy Gigglesticks could knock Team Impact down to fourth with the additions of Rey and Quackers. They will definitely make for a stronger team this season.
12. You were rookie of the season for EUGBL16, do you feel you can go on from this and improve further?
I feel like I’m improving all the time…or at least I’m trying not to run into peoples hammers anymore. I would love to get a player award this season but realistically there are better players in the league than me and they’ve been here a lot longer. Maybe after a few more seasons I could be in line for another award, but not this season.
13. Who would be in your dream team of current EU players?
Th1mm1e, Messiah Muffin and EdiblePains. My team mates are awesome and I wouldn’t trade them.
14. Who would be in your dream team of all time EU players?
Same as above. We all have excellent rapport and games are just fun. Whether we’re just practicing launches, playing scrims or league games. They all make me laugh, there’s never a dull moment.
15. Do you have a rival player/team?
Not particularly. I may have a bit of a vendetta with Lime whenever I see him scumming around on the court but that’s about it.
16. Qinling Panda or Red Panda?
Qinling. Giant Pandas are the best. Red Pandas are cute but they’re closer to being Raccoons than Pandas…..although the Panda is actually closer related to the Raccoon family than the bear family but I’m not getting into that. ;)
17. Blue or Red?
Blue + Red = Purple.
18. Halo 3, Halo:Reach or Halo 4?
I may have been awful on Halo 3 but it had its charms. I may have been the biggest noob with an Assault Rifle that ever lived but I loved it.
19. Prometheans or Covenant?
Covenant. Can’t resist those little Grunts waddling around. Elites are really cute too.
20. EdiblePains or TH1MM1E?
Difficult question. I would have to say Pains, I just have a better rapport with him. Dem mini rolls and all that jazz.
Last of all, is there anything else you’d like to say?
Never say no to Panda.
Note to self: Use the words ass, awesome and badass far too much.
So that’s it for episode 12 of Rey’s Reports Interviews. If you’d like to have your own interview or even have any feedback/question suggestions then please message me on Xbox or on the forum and I’ll sort something out. Thank you to HikariRyuu for kindly volunteering to answer the questions.
Cheers for reading, until next time this was Rey’s Reports ~ Interview with HikariRyuu, Make sure to check out my other articles (Which can all be found here).
I’ll see you next time!