HOUSTON, TEXAS – June 10, 2013 – Today compLexity Gaming is pleased to announce another addition to our Starcraft II roster: Rasmus “viPro” Östersjö.
“In our continuing effort to develop and support up and coming StarCraf2 talent we are pleased to have viPro as part of our team. We look forward to a great year with him,” said Jason Bass, COO of compLexity Gaming.
Hello and welcome to compLexity viPro! What are some of your goals for StarCraft 2 going forward?
Well obviously, just trying to improve more, make really good results. I’ve been playing very much lately, and I will continue to do so. I will continue playing full-time for about 3 more months, and after that I will most likely start to go to University and continue playing during the same time. I’m just going to try and do my best to play really great StarCraft and study a bit on the side. But my main goals are really to break out on an offline basis, as right now I’m winning quite a bit of matches online. But I still kind of lack the big results on the big offline events, and that’s pretty much the next step, it’s what I’m aiming for.
The tournament you’re going to next is DreamHack, do you have any specific goals for the event?
You never know who you’re going to meet! You never quite know what group you’re going to get, so if you’re really unlucky you can get a tough path through. I will just try to play my best, and that will be enough for me but I would like to get at least top sixteen or top eight. If I don’t do that, I will be quite disappointed. But it depends on whom you lose to, or how you lose or even how you win but it’s kind of hard to say. I will just do my best and we will see how far it goes.
You mentioned that you practice quite a lot, on average how much would you say you play per day?
It depends, if I work out that day, I exercise quite a lot. Staying fit is very important to me, but I also play a whole lot. Somewhere between seven to ten hours per day, so it’s quite a lot. Some days even more than ten hours, and some days — It’s never less than six hours per day.
Now to speak a little bit about compLexity specifically, how do you feel about the team, do you feel welcomed?
I’m really happy! I was actually playing very much with compLexity a while back, not as much lately. About eight months ago I was playing a lot with the guys from compLexity, practicing very much in-house with them, and became very good friends with them. But at that point compLexity weren’t interested in another player, and then I joined Karont3 and it fell off the map a bit, thinking about compLexity. But now since Karton3 disbanded, and I’m still very good friends with compLexity so it’s almost like joining your family again.
compLexity is mainly an American team, with a Korean thrown in for good measure, do you find that timezones make it difficult to connect & practice with your team-mates?
I don’t think it’s going to be a very big issue. Especially since I’m playing full-time right now! It’s not really an issue, I already practice a lot with people from NA and Korea. Just because you’re in a different timezone, it doesn’t mean you can’t play together! There are only a few hours that are really off-limits to you.
Any shoutouts you’d like to give?
Shoutouts to compLexity for recruiting me, it’s been really nice and I’m really looking forward to my time here!
Welcome viPro here!