Интервью с Neeb про развитие Starcraft 2 и успех в жизни

Май 19 2019 3 min read

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We had an opportunity to talk to Ting’s Alex "Neeb" Sunderhaft, the renowned Protoss player from USA, who is about to play his quarterfinal matches in 2019 WCS Spring.


You are coming to the event as one of the heavy favorites. Do you feel confident?

Recently, I’ve been losing a lot on ladder, but I think I’m doing ok at tournaments, even if my online performance isn’t perfect.

What do you think about StarCraft 2 in general throughout 2018 and 2019? Do you find that it grows?

I felt a lot of growth last year, but it’s slowed down recently. Ever since Serral won Blizzcon it has been somewhat stagnant.

So do you think we need a new Neeb or a new Serral to rise for the StarCraft 2 scene to start rapidly growing again?

Players definitely help, but I don’t think players alone can’t increase popularity enough to make it a really popular esport again and bring back 2012.

You had a good run in StarCraft 2, and you’re able to sustain yourself through the game. Do you plan to keep on playing it full time, or are you in search of an exit strategy?

I really enjoy playing StarCraft 2. It’s a nice job to have because I make good money and I get to come up with strategies and play on stage in front of a crowd. It all makes for a very nice job. 

I still would like to go back to studying in the next few years, though I'm not sure what I would study. I have a twin brother who has finished his third year in college.

Do you feel like he is more successful than you are?

At this moment I definitely seem more successful but I don’t see this as a competition between him and me. 

What I have, won’t last forever, and he eventually will become more successful than me, if I just play StarCraft 2. I would like to go to college and do something more than playing eventually.

Our main reoccurring question throughout this event: TotalBiscuit was a true hero of StarCraft 2 who probably did more for this community than anyone else ever will. Do you feel that StarCraft 2 needs another hero like him?

I don’t think you can’t have one person to carry and support the scene by himself or themselves. It has to be more natural than just people enjoying the game and coming together to play and watch it more. I don’t think one community member can do that, everyone’s effort really helps.

Is there someone you can point out who comes relatively close to the status of StarCraft 2 hero? 

I don’t think anyone is really that close, but there are community members who contribute quite a lot. For example, Wardi (@WardiXO). He casts a ton, and he always puts in like 12- or 16-hour days, and he puts lots of money back into tournaments. I think he is similar to TB in his dedication, though his impact hasn’t been this big. 

Neeb, thank you very much for your time, and I wish the best of luck!

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