Leggo My Zeggo (Zeg) plays for Separate Intelligence in the 2009 Winter league. SI has advanced to the championship game and will face off against Gaming So Hard.
1. How long have you been involved with the sport of Grifball?
I’ve been involved since the end of Winter 08, and the first league I actually played in was H3P. I made my name there and joined the 9th Wonders in GBSL08.
2. What kind of player are you?
As much as I try to pretend like I am a hybrid, it’s not true. I am a terrible runner no ifs, ands, or buts. That being said, I like to think that my hammer is solid, on or off host. I also like to consider myself somewhat of a defender as well, although sometimes I have my mental lapses. I’d personally rather have 9 stops than +40, although both would be nice.
3. If you could change one thing about Grifball or its community, what would that be?
Host. Depending on who has it, the game can swing enormously in one teams favor. Although the community gets a little……intense sometimes, its what makes it fun, interesting, and develops characters amongst us.
4. Is there a player/team that has inspired your style of play?
Phoenixrage was the 1st real top-tier tank I ever played against. I remember him and I having epic battles, never wanting to swing first. Flowers inspired me a lot as well on the defensive standpoints.
5. Name one player who always gives you fits when you play against them. What makes them so difficult?
Danka Arrow always gives me a hard time. He dances in his little circles so much that it drives me insane until I have to swing. He just takes advantage of that and usually gets the kill.
6. Name one player you think is underrated by most. Why?
I have a tie here between Spud Head and Pie. I love the way these guys play. They are both great runners who can also tank well enough to not burden their team. They play great defense and are not afraid to take chances when needed, and it usually pays off.
7. Name one player you think is overrated by most. Why?
I usually would say me here, although I finally feel like I am playing well off-host enough that its not me. There are a couple people I can think of that may be overrated, but I will go with armyman. No offense him, he is a great person, its just that he is not putting up big games against good competition anymore. That being said, I think he will have a good season in the Spring, and would be a bit of a sleeper if there was a Fantasy Draft. <3 Army if you read this. 8. Besides Grifball, what other games/sports do you play?
I play a bunch of games, all of which I am pretty bad at. I enjoy L4D, CoD4, NHL09, Actual H3, Rock Band2. I used to play baseball and basketball, and still do play, just not in leagues.
9. In your opinion, do stats matter in Grifball?
Here is where I differ from some of the other interviewees. I believe that stats do indeed matter, although only to an extent. Having people go -40(Crude Awakening in PO/SYLaL game) is hard to overcome. It means that you were essentially a body for them to kill. Although it is possible to win that way, it is quite a bit easier if you have an entire team positive.
10. If you could offer words of advice to rookie players, what would they be?
Communication is key. Call out where people are and also listen to the call-outs. This will help you picture the court as you are spawning and already know what you are going to do. Don’t Betray. Betrayals only make things easier for your opponents, and rarely does something good come out of a betrayal. Lastly, have fun. It is only a game after all.