One-on-One with Alice Font
Frag Dominant has a recent tradition of turning out winners. So when I heard the news that they would be forming a new all-female CS 1.6 team I wanted to get the inside scoop ASAP. I was lucky enough to sit down with Alice "ANF" Font, a member of this new team, to tell me about who's on it and what they plan to accomplish.
How did the idea for a FD Ladies get started? Did Hanzo come to one of you and asked to put together a team or were you guys already a team which FD picked up?
Originally I talked to hanzo about the idea of creating another FragDominant Ladies division. We toyed with that idea for some weeks and he finally asked me seriously to prepare a roster. We all come from different rosters, but have played with each other before.
There’s a good number of all girl gaming organizations out there, what made you choose FragDominant over them?
Although there are a number of girl gaming organizations, a lot of them die because of drama within the team. So to me it was easier to build a roster that works like clockwork instead of joining an existing organization.
Have you found it sometimes difficult being a girl gamer in a male dominated sport such as competitive counter-strike?
Yes that becomes a big challenge, being a girl gamer you get the everyday guys who either try to impress their friends by bashing us in any way they can, "shouldn't you be making me a sandwich" and you also get the guys who will add you constantly. Another HUGE obstacle of being a female gaming team is a lot of scrims won't take us seriously ignoring us even without seeing our potential. So it can become quite frustrating at times.
What do you plan to do in the future? Do you plan to attend any major LAN tournaments or other competitions?
Currently, we are concentrating on winning ESWC, but in the future we strive to become top contenders not only with girl gamers but with men also. Breaking new barriers for the woman gaming scene and creating a respectable all girl team is one of our goals.
Could you go over everyone on the team, and talk about where they come from and what they bring to the team?
Melanie "perfectxtouch" Cox was the leader of MNM girls, she is a very consistent player who can hold anywhere she plays. She is always very calm and keeps the team together in tight positions.
Christina "XTINA" Carpentiero is very proficient with her AWP. She is also a very aggressive player, leaving opponents off guard from the stereo typical safe playing woman gamer
Katie "katieisBALLIN"Hnah is often a top-fragger and a excellent listener.Sshe has proven to be able to hold her own even against guys, she stays on top of her game at all times getting key kills and picks when we need them the most.
Martie "rockSTAR" Marquez a consistent AWPer, she’s quite yet makes important calls when needed. Martie can easily be depended on to hold a site or if left in a situation to change her playing style to take the affirmative action. She is a huge fan of team chemistry and will not tolerate argueing and drama, keeping our goals clear to break the typical girls teams downfall.
Angela "sh0ts" J is an experienced player both in managing teams and as a player. Angela was the original leader of FD ladies and has been loyal to the organization ever since. She is the voice of reason to the team keeping it running like a well oiled machine. Yet she still manages to frag, hold her spot, and listen she is extremely versatile and can make a enjoyable experience for whomever she plays with.
Sandy "lover [dn]" Nguyen is often a top fragger, she listens well and can keep going in a tight situation. Sandy is an extremely smart player giving her the upper hand. Sandy is a well rounded player that works well with everyone and if needed, she can come up clutch.
We'll it looks like you have put a promising team together, will we be able to keep up with you girls at fragdominant.com?
Yes, be sure to check out the new site and if you scroll down a bit there is the news articles that can keep you posted. Also #frag`dominant on gamersurge, and be sure to sign up to our site for forums for even more exclusive content!
Thank you for taking the time to sit down with me Alice! Any last comments or shoutouts?
Thanks for the opportunity to FragDominant and specifically Hanzo. To XTINA's boyfriend, we can’t use tactical shields in competitive CS! :D