Q&A with xperience
INSIDER ESPORTS - Adam ”xperience” Leonard takes time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions Insider eSports has to ask him.
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to sit down with us in this interview. Could you please take the time to tell us a bit about yourself?
My name is Adam, I'm almost 21 years old, and have been gaming since I was at least 10. I'm known for most recently playing with Cyber Revolution. My role within the team was the leader, I kept everyone in check, and made the changes I saw appropriate. With Cyber Revolution and even earlier with FEVER; I won CAL-Invite twice (once with Cyber Revolution undefeated, CEVO-Main and most recently CEVO-Professional).
You’ve recently returned from your short hiatus from CS: Source, what team are you currently playing for?
Well, I cannot give full details yet of whom I am playing with. I will be back though with a couple old friends and may be someone whom wears a mustache.
Your former team Cyber Revolution is ranked one of the top teams in ESEA-Open this season, what are your thoughts on their performance so far?
I believe Cyber Revolutions performance has been all right; they really haven't faced any really good teams as of right now so it's hard to really judge.
Would you consider your championship CEVO-Professional winners a team that could’ve played in the CGS if it was still around?
My championship team was no doubt a team that could of played for CGS. Half the reason I stuck around was to hopefully get some of my teammates drafted in CGS. We have the dedication, skill, and want to easily be a CGS team.
“CS: Source has been on a decline lately”, do you agree with this statement?
Unfortunately, I believe so. The CGS is the blame, as it broke up many teams and now there just aren’t that many skilled teams at the moment. I believe though with ESEA league and everything else we will hopefully see it slowly creep back to before the CGS with the amount of teams and skilled players playing.
What was different about CS: Source prior to the CGS?
Source was a different game, for one the rule set was different. I believe the CGS rule set allowed for teams to get away with not being as skilled. Strategies were much different, teams played slower it wasn't always rush this, rush that kind of play. You also didn't see so many players awping.
Do you think this lowered the competitive standards of CS: Source, or prepared us for a new style of game play?
I'm not quite sure the effect. Unfortunately, I am just getting back and after playing some teams they seemed lost because they cannot buy every round. Many players thrived on the ability to buy every round and now they have to manage their money and have slow strats again.
Thank you for your time. Would you like to shout out to anyone before we wrap this up?
I would like to shout out to all my teammates/ex teammates and would to thank Insider eSports.