A Sitdown with the SEA Representative, FearUS’ RestrictedGOD Haoson May 27, 2017 Analog, Featured For those who didn’t know, Paladins just recently concluded the South East Asia Qualifiers for the Paladins’ DreamHack tournament that will be held at Valencia Spain this coming July. And we were given an opportunity to Get a script for the interview of one of the players of the SEA Team, FearUs. Filipino Player, RestrictedGOD gave a brief interview to select people and here’s how it went on with it. Introduction My name is Jerry B. Comia Jr. aka “RestrictedGOD, a Filipino member of Team “FearUs” playing in Southeast Asia Paladins. Gaming Questions What is the story behind your In-Game Name (IGN)? It started from my old MOBA team and called “restricted” and one of my teammates was suggested that the name would sound more “bad ass” if I add “GOD” on it, so that’s where it came from: RestrictedGOD What games do you play? For the time being I only play Paladins, but in the past I played a few MMORPG, MOBA, and of course FPS. How long have you been playing? I was a gamer at a very young age, started with the Nintendo Family computer, but competitively I have been playing for 7 years now. I started playing Paladins sometime around the first week of December 2016, I loved it ever since, and I still continue to this day (smiles) What made you like the game? What made it stand out among the rest? I would say the game is “friendly” and it is “easy to play” especially for new players. If you have some experience with FPS games, you are set. How did you become a member of “FearUS”? After two weeks of playing Paladins, “Velgor” our captain messaged me asking ‘Are you interested in joining a pro team?’ so I answered him ‘Well, I’m a beginner but I will try it.’ And that’s how it all began and I’ve been with the team ever since. What role do you play in your team? Flanker? Damage? Support? I don’t have a specific role. I play different positions depending on the opportunity presented within the team, sometimes my role is as damage, sometimes as support and sometimes I play as flanker, but usually prefer to play as damager or flanker. Memorable moment with your team? When we won Southeast Asia Elite Series! Because it was our first win as a team, and the fact that it was such a close match too. What do you do before a tournament/match? Any rituals before you play? Nothing special, usually we just tell each other to take it easy and to enjoy the match. It’s only a game after all. Who is your favorite Champion? Any tips on playing that champion? Bomb King. My tips would be to make sure you utilize your poppy bombs properly, because it is essential for that character and the next one is to hit your targets. Who do you consider your team’s rival? Why? Team Pavallione, from Indonesia, because they were the biggest threat to our team in Southeast Asia. We met them again during the finals of the SEA Paladins Dreamhack Qualifiers, so it was pretty intense. How did your parents react when you told them that you are going to Dreamhack Valencia, Spain to represent the region? They knew about my life as a gamer. So when I told them about going to Dreamhack Valencia, it wasn’t a surprise. I was in culinary school but I gave that up when I joined my Moba team and that was way before Paladins, so my parents are happy for me and congratulate me for this. Give us one word to describe each of your teammates? KingMoecchi – Celebrity Myuji – Bestfriend Agnical – Jarjit TheMyth – Quiet FeezleFeez – Baby Farell – Drogoz Vulgor – Captain What do you feel are your chances on Dreamhack? Any particular teams you want to face there? Depends on the bracket draw, but if it was by point system I think we could have a bigger chance, that’s why I don’t think we are ready for this right now, but we will try our best. I would like us to face Kanga, also teams from China or Brazil, just because they are also the underdog teams. Personal Questions What do you do when you’re not playing Paladins? Playing Games or watching YouTube. How do you spend your weekend? Practicing and Scrims (Scrimmage matches) Hobbies? Sports? Food? I like to travel as often as I can. And I like to cook steaks, they’re delicious. Special someone? Does she support your gaming? Yes, I do have special someone and she’s supportive. Favorite movie? I like watching Anime like Dragon Ball and Korean Drama like “koe no katachi” Any message that you have for all your fans out there? Thank you for supporting our team, for making us laugh through our Discord channel, and please stay strong and keep on supporting us More power to your team RestrictedGOD! And bring home the gold!