Impulsive Interview

BY Andrew Miesner / February 2, 2010

Right off the bat, I’d like to say welcome to compLexity. For those who don’t know much about you, could you start us off by giving us a bit of a background of who you are and your gaming history?

My name is Derrick Truong. I have been playing this game for around 6 years. I have previously played for Gravitas/Team Turmoil.

When the CGS arrived on the scene, many of the top gamers for CS 1.6 chose to tread the murky waters of Source, while you stayed the course and took the nation’s top spot with Turmoil. Did you ever consider trying to make the CGS and play Source? What factors lead you to sticking with CS 1.6?

I didn’t feel the need to go to Source since CGS seemed to only be about politics anyways. So, I stuck it out with 1.6 and made a name for myself.

In a 2008 interview, you were quoted as saying: “I believe I am going to be done with playing at this level after this year so hopefully I go out with a bang.” Needless to say, you haven’t completely disappeared from the scene, and are now back in full force. I suppose the main question to this is, what has kept you from fully leaving? Is the passion to play still there?

Obviously, I didn’t go out with a bang in 2009, so hopefully 2010 is different. The passion is/was always there, but I was just waiting for the right opportunity. I came back to play with my friends Patyojon and willson and then coL asked me and it was a offer I couldn’t turn down.

The roster that you join has had an inconsistent start to the current ESEA season. In coming into this team, what do you think you can bring to the team inside, and outside, of the game to help them turn it around?

I think I bring a lot of energy to this team. I tend to get pretty loud at lan and I feel like I’m a big motivator. I am also a fun person to be around, so I believe everyone on the team likes me :).

In what has taken over the majority of discussion lately, the CS Promod beta release is almost upon us. From what you know of the project, do you think that Promod will be a good thing in eSports? Are you excited about its eventual release?

I have no idea about promod or if I’ll try it. I don’t really care much about it or am I willing to learn a new game, I’m just going to ride out 1.6 until I’m fed up with it.

2010 will play host to many events around the world, including the upcoming Winter Olympics, the FIFA World Cup, and the final space shuttle mission. What are you most looking forward to in 2010, both in and out of game?

I am most looking forward to ESWC Paris and bootcamping in Sweden. Paris has always been a love of mine and Sweden is one place I have always wanted to visit.

Thanks for taking the time to take part in this interview, and again, welcome to the family. Any shoutouts?

I’d like to thank my biggest fan and girlfriend Liz, all of my teammates in compLexity, XFX, Creative, PureTrak, G8 and all my fans. Lets make this year something to remember 🙂