A Post CEO Interview with Flash
(Flash looking happy on Day 1 of CEO)
Hello ladies, hello gentlemen,
This is Sart again, and today I grabbed our own FGC player Peter "Flash" Susini
and asked him about the Street Fighter V tournament he attended at CEO last week.
He was very honest, and I'm sure you are all interested in what he had to say!
Sart: Hi Flash, first of all, congratulations on your 9th place finish at CEO, and thank you for taking the time for this interview! Since this was your first major event under the banner of Team Naventic, how did you like working with the team so far?
Flash: I love it. Everyone on the team was really cool and I had a blast hanging out with everyone. I was a bit worried branching outside of the FGC staples, but I'm really glad I did and now I'm really excited about the future!
Sart: That's great to hear, I'm glad you like it with us! If you look back to CEO now, what was your most memorable moment, either during a match or in between?
Flash: My most memorable moment at CEO was probably beating Kazunoko, because I was able to play the way I actually wanted to. After that match I wasn't the same but I'm hoping to fix that next time around.
Sart: Did you already find out what the reason behind your sudden drop was?
Flash: My sudden drop was due to the pressure mostly. Whenever I'm under pressure I have a bad habit of being more aggressive trying to make plays happen.
Sart: Well, making plays happen is surely something your fans love to see you do, but being nervous is just human. I'm sure you'll be able to work on that and improve so you can place even higher in the future! So before you attended CEO, you have been on a hiatus for quite a while, how did you prepare again for a big event like this?
Flash: Preparing for big events is pretty difficult with my current situation. I live in Miami, Florida but the local competition here hasn't developed yet so I tend to just play online and hit the lab mostly (Interviewer's note: "hitting the lab" is the FGC term for bootcamps). For evo I decided to head to the Mecca of Street Fighter to train with some of the best, so I'm looking forward to how good I can become with real training partners.
Sart: True, good partners to train with are a very important aspect in every game. As a last point, I'd like to forward a question that a lot of your fans and the people who look up to you have been asking: What are the best tips you can give new players to improve their gameplay; or to players that want to take the step into competitive gaming?
Flash: The best tip I can give anyone trying to up their game or join the competitive scene, is to learn from your mistakes. It's one of the biggest problems with Mid to Low level players. On the other hand, another big problem can be to overthink your mistakes and let them drag you down and drop your morale.
Sart: That is indeed great advice, not just for any SFV players, but everyone that wants to improve what they're doing. Thank you again for your time, it was a pleasure talking to you and watching you play in tournaments, and I'm looking forward to seeing how your journey with Team Naventic will continue!