Hey guys, and welcome back to another one of our Dota 2 interviews with local talents, and this time, we have with us the prestigious AlaCrity from team Fire Dragoon. Once again, we have another candid, yet fun interview with him, and you can see what we discussed about in the segment below.
Gamehubs: Hi Alacrity. Can you give us a brief intro about yourself?
AlaCrity: My name is Alacrity, I’m 20 years old, from Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and I am the solo mid for Fire Dragoon e-Sports.
Gamehubs: How long have you been playing Dota 2?
AlaCrity: I’ve been playing for two years.
Gamehubs: Wow! Two years is not a long time, especially now that you’re at 9K MMR. So how does it feel like to be at the top?
AlaCrity: I feel amazing and happy. Not many people, even the pros can reach the MMR I am at now.
Gamehubs: Are you aiming to hunt the 10K MMR title?
AlaCrity: Definitely. Since I am so close to achieving it, why not be the third one to do so.
Gamehubs: By the way, how did you come up with the name ‘AlaCrity’? Was it a reference to the in-game item “Blade of Alacrity”? Or was it based on Invoker’s skill?
AlaCrity: My favorite hero in Dota 2 is none other than Invoker. So I’ve decided to take his skill as a reference to my in-game name.
Gamehubs: So how is it like playing for Fire Dragoon?
AlaCrity: It is a great organization and they are very supportive. Most importantly, they provide the teams with a good platform for training.
Gamehubs: That’s good. What’s the difference between Fire Dragoon and the previous teams that you had joined with in terms of training quality?
AlaCrity: I think it is the same as when I was with Mineski-X, but Mushi is a much stricter captain. In fact, the strictest captain I have ever seen or played with in Malaysia. He pays a lot of attention to the small details in the game and he always seeks perfection.
Gamehubs: From such an experience with him, did it help you to improve as a player?
AlaCrity: Yes, he has helped me and taught me a lot of things that are very useful in the game.
Gamehubs: Besides Invoker, what are the other heroes that you enjoy playing?
AlaCrity: Anti-Mage, Terrorblade, Meepo, just to name a few. There are a lot more heroes that I like playing as well, however, Invoker will always be my first pick.
Gamehubs: Have you ever played solo mid against MidOne before?
AlaCrity: I did meet him in many games previously, but not as a solo mid.
Gamehubs: Was that a challenging experience for you?
AlaCrity: Yeah, it’s always challenging having him as an opponent, since he is one of the best Dota 2 players in the world.
Gamehubs: Any predictions for TI7?
AlaCrity: I think Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses, LGD.Forever Young, and Newbee will make it into the top 4, and Evil Geniuses will emerge as champions.
Gamehubs: What is your view on the Malaysian e-Sports scene?
AlaCrity: I think it still needs time to grow to the level of the western or China e-Sports scenes, but it is starting to look much promising.
Gamehubs: In your opinion, what do you think is the main problem here that is stopping us from growing?
AlaCrity: I think our mentality needs to be stronger. We also need better coaches to guide the teams. Teams from western countries and China have rather good coaches to help players in terms of their mindset in game and off game.
Gamehubs: Besides Dota 2, do you play any other games?
AlaCrity: Nope, I don’t play other games besides Dota 2.
Gamehubs: For newer players entering or wants to enter the pro scene, any advice for them?
AlaCrity: New players need to work hard in enhancing their personal skills in the game, research and emulate professional gameplay, and try to apply it in the game.
Gamehubs: One last thing before we wrap up the interview, anything you want to say to your fans?
AlaCrity: Many thanks to my fans for supporting me all this while, and shout out to Fire Dragoon and the sponsors!
Gamehubs: That’s a wrap for the interview. Thanks for taking your time to do it with us.
AlaCrity: Thank you very much!
That's it this time with our interview with AlaCrity from team Fire Dragoon, do stay tuned as more interviews are coming, so keep and eye out for our next interview with a DOTA 2 star.