Updated: Nov 19, 2020
1. First off, congrats on your MVP title from this past weekend during our Girls' Night event! How long have you been playing/competing in Arena FPS??
Chompa- “Thank you! I’ve been competing in gaming since 2015, but I’ve been playing and competing in AFPS since 2018.”
2. What do you like about Arena FPS compared to other FPS games?
Chompa- “It’s a lot more challenging than a lot of other games I’ve played, which makes progress and improvement feel a lot more rewarding.”
3. Is there anyone from the Arena FPS scene that you look up to or who inspired you to start competiting? Who and why?
Chompa- “I think it’s the same as a lot of people, but Rapha is my biggest inspiration in all of esports I’d say. His work ethic over the many many years he’s been competing is so crazy. The way he looks at the game and thinks situations through is also a big part of how I shaped my playstyle over the few years I’ve been in this.”
4. I am going to ask the question everyone does.. What are your peripherals that you currently use and works best for you?
Chompa- “I use the G Pro Wireless, and I use an artisan mousepad. I have a lot of keyboards, so I like to swap between them every once and awhile.”
5. You have been invited to participate in the Girls' House Female Diabotical Invitational and asked Murderous to be your 2v2v partner. What are you looking forward to most about the invitational? Which opponents do you think will be the most challenging?
Chompa- “I’m looking forward to competing in the first all female AFPS competition in a while. It’s an honor to be part of this step forward, and it’s going to be interesting to see how this will resonate with some other women as well. As for opponents, I think the strongest of the bunch would probably be Skrawz, LadyD, and AcrylicAsh, but I personally don’t think I will have any problems.”
6. Not only do you participate in our Girls' House events, you are also participating in the Diabotical Test Tournament Series. How often are you scrimming and what do you believe your biggest challenges (if any) are?
Chompa- ”My team scrims 5 nights a week (crazy I know), and I think our biggest challenge is just getting more experienced per situation.”
7. Do you like to participate in team modes or 1v1 more? Why?
Chompa- “In Diabotical, I’ve only really done team modes, but in Quake Champions, I used to do Duel. I like them both, though I’ve been a lot more focused on 3v3 so my team can do as best as it can.”
8. Arena FPS & Quake has been around for over 20 years with many tournaments that have happened all over the world. Do you have a favorite tournament that you watched or is the most memorable to you?
Chompa- “The most special one to me I’d say is QuakeCon 2016, because of that insane grand finals between rapha and evil. That was actually the tournament I watched back in 2018 that inspired me to start learning quake and one day be as good as rapha, if not better. The most memorable, however, would probably be QuakeCon 2019, because I actually got to go there and watch a big event live, and compete in a much bigger environment than I had before (in BYOC of course).”
9. Where would you like to see yourself in Esports in the next 5 years? As a woman who competes, do you feel like it will be harder for your to achieve your goals as a player?
Chompa- “I’d like to be winning tournaments in 5 years, or at least playing at the top level that the game can offer. It’s always been a dream of mine to be excellent at a game, and I think right now I have a good foundation for the next few years. As for being a woman who competes, I do think there are roadblocks with dealing with certain people on the internet. Sometimes it makes it a little harder than some men may experience growing in esports, but my goals are all internal, so I don’t think being a woman will particularly affect that much.”
10. Do you have any advice for women who have thought about competing, but haven't taken the first step to enter in a tournament?
Chompa- “Getting into the first tournament is ALWAYS the hardest one. Getting the courage to do it the first time is the hardest thing about getting into competing. The best advice I can offer to anyone, but especially women, is to just go for it. If you have a goal and a dream to compete, just go for it and take what comes with that one step t a time.”