Bringing it on!
- a lighthearted talk with the new Death Row
Late Friday night and the players were all hanging out. The only rivalries are inside the game -- outside, all the players are joking around and talking. That's where I found Immortal and the Death Row guys, and I snagged a couple of moments with them before they took off for the night.
PlanetQuake: (Featuring Fargo, yours truly. Fear my skillz with the pocket casette recorder!) Hey! Okay, I'm talking with Death Row! Real quick, just a couple of questions for you guys. First off: To what do you owe tonight's victory?
Reptile: ... to not eating food. We need food. Now.
Immortal: They owe it to Immortal.
[Editor's note: Astute readers will note that Immortal is, as a matter of fact, not on team Death Row, he was just hanging out.]
Thresh: (AKA Dennis Fong, Death Row Team Captain) I think our inpiration was Immortal... [Grinning] ...we were striving not to be like him...
[Immortal punches Thresh in the arm, laughter all around]
Thresh: But seriously, I think we learned a lot in Sweden. We learned a lot of new strategies, new techniques -- I mean, if there's anything, that's probably it.
Reptile: Definately, the Swedish team, you know, we went in there with a blindfold on, we came out seeing all sorts of different things that we'd never thought of before. It really helped our game a lot.
Thresh: Yeah, and at this time, I wanna make it clear that ... we do want a rematch with them.
[Editor's Note: at this precise moment, the sky was torn asunder with lightning and the deafening crash of thunder. The earth trembled. I'm kidding, of course.]
PQ: Whoa! The smack talk begins anew! We'll be eagerly waiting for that one. [Turning to Frick.] So, you in particular were kickin' some ass out there, hunh?
Frick: Eh, I was doing allright. [Smiles.]
PQ: Okay, lemme ask question number two. And then we can go let Reptile eat. How do you plan to do it tommorow?
B2: We're just gonna play the same way we did tonight. Basically the same strategy, basically play our game...
Reptile: We plan to do it fast, and painful. [Big smile.]
Thresh: Yah, we gotta take down the East Coast for the \X/35T 5i|)3! [I'm pretty sure he was speaking l33t. High fives all around from the Californian Death Row crew!]
PQ: Awesome! I'll let you guys get the hell outta here now, can't wait for the finals tommorow. Good luck guys!
Buncha people: Thanks!
Before DeathRow can get their coveted rematch, they gotta prove themselves against Clan Gib on Saturday. The crowd at the PGL is looking forward to an amazing fight!