While he lacks the major accomplishments so far, he has shown a lot of promise and he seems to be an up-and-coming player in Germany. This is why he, after going 5-0 in EPS, was contacted by Alexander "TheSlasH" Müller-Rodic of SK Gaming.
"I was very happy when he contacted me and said he was thinking about inviting me to SK. It wasn't sure or anything at the time, but he messaged me before my EPS game against HasuObs and said he would invite me if I won. I won 2-0," Andrew says.
He thinks his success in the EPS comes from a lot of training before the league started. "I was quite lucky, because my social work had just ended and I had two months free before my studies started. Also, I try to concentrate a lot more during and also before the games," the Human player explains.
The debut as SK wasn't perfect, though. Andrew lost 0-2 to Tak3r in his first match wearing the SK tag. "Err, Tak3r played very well and I played quite badly - no idea why, maybe because of pressure or nerves, or maybe I just had a bad day." His second match as SK went better, and Spell lost 0-2 to SK's newcomer.
"Andrew is the perfect adition to our ESL Pro Series lineup. He has proven to be strong and tonight, when I saw him playing Spell live on ESL TV, there was no doubt that he is to be mentioned among the German top WC3 players. We hope his development will carry on," is TheSlasH's opinion on the new recruit.
While Andrew will be a part of SK's main Warcraft 3 division, he will not represent the team in the WC3L at the time being. He will, like miou, focus on the German leagues and tournaments and in many ways be a "local" player for Germany. "I hope I can represent SK well in the most important German league, the EPS, and also play successfully in other upcoming tournaments," he says.
Andrew's goal is to become the best German Warcraft 3 player, and eventually also an internationally respected player. In SK, he should get quite some competition from his own teammates like miou, TaKe and the SK06 squad.
"I think SK has some quite strong German players. Miou is the best German player at the moment, and he wins nearly all big tournaments in Germany. TaKe is a very popular and liked player, but lacks tournament success lately, but he leads the SK06 team which has some strong players with a lot of ambitions. I think it is good competition to try and get better than your teammates, and I heard miou has become motivated again, too, because he wants to show that he is still the best player in Gemrany."
In the long run, Andrew wouldn't mind becoming a part of SK's international Warcraft 3 squad. "I would love to be a part of the WC3L squad, but I still need a lot of time until I am on the same skill level as Deadman, for example. Otherwise I think the WC3L team of SK is really good, and it will be a close fight between SK and 4K at the finals for the championship," he predicts.
SK Gaming welcomes Andrew to the team and hopes to see a lot from him in the time coming!
It's more comfortable for you to label me as insane.
IRC: KidArctica @ Quakenet
[16:35:23] mTw-DIDI8: I FUCING HATE NE VS NE
[16:35:25] mTw-DIDI8: AWAY FROM KEYBOARD
[16:36:08] SK.ElakeDuck: thats how it is when u play a balanced matchup
[16:36:10] SK.ElakeDuck: away from keyboard
"kidartica talks like a girl when he gets excited"
-The enlightened forum member j-nis
"sase i dont need your help to fuck duck totaly, i did it last in nearly of 30 sec, ithink this time its gonna take like 5-10 sec?"
-QuiSh not exactly bragging about his stamina.
"Wait for me, I'll come in his ass."
-French DotA player preparing for a gangbang
"You think you are so cool, because you can press hotkeys and click with a mouse."
"I could always turn out a pro-gamer but I was afraid. Afraid of losing my freedom and the fear of being forced to follow some rules."
"I don't even know why you are a part of the Warcraft III community other than the fact that you weaseled your way in by being a girl doing shoutcasts."
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