The Czech PredY has long been known as the best Terran from his country, and possibly the best player from the country altogether, mostly showing his strength in the team leagues. He tells his story.
Could you introduce yourself to us?
My name is Tomáš Pospíšil, I'm 24 years old and I'm from Czech republic. I started playing SC1 around 2000 and switched to SC2 when the game came out. I retired a year ago to focus on my studies, which i finished in June.
I see. What made you pick up Starcraft?
I started playing SC because my older brother used to play it. I basically played all games he did, but I sticked with SC because the game was really fun and when I learned people play it as a competition I started putting in serious practice. What I love about Starcraft is that you can always see a room for improvement in your game no matter how good you are. I always tried to get better.
The Czech community was always tight-knit. What can you tell us about it?
We have had quite a few really good players, like Destroyer, Dark_Caleb or Crow I'm sure people might remember those names. I was also part of famous Czech clan CDS (Czech Demolition Squad) and we competed in top divisions in every foreign clan league. Most Czechians are good friends with each other so LAN events are great fun here. I've met some really good people during my carreer that I consider to be my good friends.
Speaking of cool events, what's been your favourite event in Starcraft history for you personally?
Sadly in BW I didn't participate in any international event because i was too young back then. In SC2 my favorite event that I was part of was DreamHack Summer 2011 where I finished top16 which I consider to be my greatest achievement. I really enjoyed the system and admin work was the best I've ever seen. My favorite events that I wasn't part of are definitely all BW WCGs because they were the biggest and most prestigious events back then. I have always wanted to qualify for one, but sadly I never did (I was second in the qualifier only losing to Maix, the legendary Zerg)
Great, now people are going to wonder why I invited you!
Haha yes maybe, although I have played with a lot of the guys invited in top divisions CWs and I don't think I've done badly!
This is true. Let's go back a little bit more. Why did you pick Terran?
I used to play Protoss in fastest possible maps but then I "discovered" normal maps and luckily I was invited into a clan where the guys really helped me to improve. I then switched to Zerg, then to Terran, then to Zerg again and finally to Terran. I've enjoyed the challenge and loved TvZ bio vs lurker play. My favorite player back then was (and still is untill today) NaDa. Genius Terran.
That's a very good pick. Is there any reason for NaDa in particular?
I don't really remember any game in particular but I remember his APM and marine control which was insane. I loved watching his FPVods. That was the reason I really worked hard on my mechanics.
Nice. Is there anyone in the tournament in particular that you'd really like to beat?
I'd like to beat Ptak since we used to be teammates! But i'd love to play Mondi or Sen because I've never beat them before and now I might have a chance .
Now we need to move on to the more serious questions. What's your favourite food?
Beef tanderloin and cream sauce. I hope I got it right with the translation haha.
Who's your favourite Game of Thrones character?
Well Tyrion is EVERYONE's favorite character but other than him it's Stannis. The rightful king of Westeros! I really like his personality. He is gritty, can be harsh but is fair.
Seems fair. Which player would you bring along to a Game of Thrones wedding?
MistrZZZ the legend to protect me in case it got dangerous (which it would!)
Last but not least, is Jump (Czech manager of CDS and eSuba, its successor) your idol?
Haha Jump is like a big brother to me, I can't thank him enough for what he has done for me since we started working together (like 2005) as a captain. Always has made me feel like a star in the team haha. He is really a special person to me.
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Too cute. Any last words before we close it out?
Yes i'd like to thank you for organizing this event and also to every BW fan and player that keep playing and watching this awesome game and keep it alive! BW forever.
The Brood War Reunion Tournament will start on Saturday, Aug 23 3:00pm GMT (GMT+00:00) and is sponsored by Silky Goose Studios.