Esports players are to travel a lot - is it a positive aspect of this type of activity or nevertheless negative? You've visited a lot of tournaments all over the world. What city has impressed you the most?
Rustem "mou" Telepov: Of course it is positive. We see the world and it is wonderful, are there people who don't love travelling? After each tournament I try to walk around a city and take some photos. Out of all the tournaments ESL One Cologne has been the most memorable. This is the arena in Cologne, where we played in the playoffs stage, very spectacular and crowded! And of course stunning Cologne Cathedral, which each time makes me wonder more and more.
Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev: Let's put it in this way, there are very few people, who don't like travelling. It is the opposite, it is cool to see different countries, get acquainted with other cultures. I am so happy that I have such opportunity. However, there are some downs as well. Perhaps there is one, frequent flights affect the body. Frequent jet lag and acclimatization strains you but it is a pleasant fatigue for a young body. All in all, I'm not complaining.
I liked Singapore the most. Climate there is nice and everything is cool generally. Maybe because it was my first trip to the big tournament, where we took silver at WCG. Everything worked perfectly for us. The second city after Singapore is Barcelona. It's the place, where almost everything is available, beaches, nice architecture, great football, beautiful girls. Everything your soul wishes!
Abay "HObbit" Khassenov: I love the process, like flights, travel, to see something new. It's an absolute advantage for me. Generally I like the USA, that's why, out of the cities, where the tournaments were held, I liked Atlanta. There is the other atmosphere. When it was cold here, it was warm there, in Atlanta. Moreover, Atlanta is very beautiful, high-rises are located well, and you can feel the enormity of the whole city. All in all, the city is great, after all, Atlanta is not for nothing the capital of its state, Georgia.
Daniil "Zeus" Teslenko: It's cool for Esports players to travel, lately there are some days off during the tournaments, when you can see a city or call in a shop. We didn't have such days before. We had very little free time and focused completely on a tournament, so it hardly could be named "travelling". Of course it is more about work. Let's just say, to watch the world - it's a positive part in any case, but, as in any other activity, there are a lot of nuances. You're tired, travel, flights. If you are flying somewhere close to Europe, for example, then at least it's all at close range. If it's Asia or China, then we deal with the change of time zones and it's more difficult to handle.
Talking about the city, I liked, and the tournament, held there, it is WCG in America, Los Angeles. We won it, it was a remarkable trip: very cool city, a wonderful state of California and a lot of cool places. So it was the most memorable.
Mikhail "Dosia" Stolyarov: I think that a lot of trips is a positive side but I don't walk around the cities when I come for the tournaments. I have the only aim, to play and to win at a tournament! I will observe and enjoy cities when I finish my career.