News: ROTW #203 - afu on cg_cupiators + Interview

01/05/18 - 07:26:38

Written by: shooting-star

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Xtreme-Jumps ROTW

Hello community,

ROTW is here! This time the clip features argentinean bullet, Country: Argentina afu CS 1.6 Recordholder KZmod Recordholder! Alhough he is relatively new to the scene, he astonished us by beating several Country: Qatar kzz1lla CS 1.6 Recordholder demos that were considered at least crazy. How did he achieve it? Read the interview in the extended newspost!


RUN OF THE WEEK #203

Featuring: Country: Argentina afu CS 1.6 Recordholder KZmod Recordholder
Map: cg_cupiators
Time: 00:40.95 (-00:00.55)
Previous holder: Country: Qatar kzz1lla CS 1.6 Recordholder

Moviemaker: Country: Portugal zythH^ Moviemaker

WRs: WR Release #727





YouTube Link

Best regards,
XJ
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Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder: Hello Country: Argentina afu CS 1.6 Recordholder KZmod Recordholder! Watching your account, you joined XJ quite a while ago. How did you start? Why do we see your climbing this late on xj?

Country: Argentina afu CS 1.6 Recordholder KZmod Recordholder: I started playing KZ back in 2008, and my first map was kz_man_terablock. Just like the most of us, I thought "what the f is this.” I used to play casually, and in 2009 discovered XJ. I remember watching a lot of demos back then even though I wasn't even an average player. Back at the time, my graphics card's VSync was enabled so I only had 60 FPS in 1.6 because of it; my forum post is still there: -link-. So many people telling me to disable VSync lol, had 0 clue of what that was. That frustrated me a lot, because bhopping and general KZing with 60 FPS is almost impossible. Keep in mind that at that time I had 0 knowledge of PCs and thought my computer just wasn't good enough. Add a crappy Genius mouse with MSL: -link-, no mousepad and you've got the combination for the won't-ever-get-good player. After not being able to play the way other people were playing, I forgot about the game until about 2015-2016 (I still visited XJ from time to time). One day in 2015, I borrowed a steam account from a friend and started playing 5v5. Saw that I had a disadvantage in gunfights and started to dig in PC stuff. Eventually, I managed to disable VSync and get 80-100 fps in some places (PC was still crap). Then, I remembered I could finally KZ like a normal person, sent some n/a demos and found out my mouse had MSL. On July 2016, tired of fps drops and not being able to play CS:GO (2 fps lmao) I bought a decent PC and good peripherals. From there, my KZ ability started to grow. I started recording for KZ-Arg, then Cosy, and now XJ. KZmod let me show up in XJ’s frontpage, which was a huge confidence boost. My motivation isn't quite there anymore though. All these years of not being able to record WRs and not improving kind of drained my desire to play the game. Fun thing is I always knew (2009) I could beat the greatest KZ players, and now I can confirm it with only 1,5 years of experience (since perfect recording conditions). This side of computer gaming is the most tough for players that have a close-budget. I experience it a lot in CS:GO with people that have higher monitor refresh rates, higher FPS and so on. It isn't like football, where you only need a pair of boots and a ball to be the best.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder: As many of the newer generation of players did, you started at Cosy-Climbing. Why didn't you go straight to XJ?

Country: Argentina afu CS 1.6 Recordholder KZmod Recordholder: A lot of people think Cosy-Climbing is not worth of their recording-time. But in my case, it helped a lot. After beating some players that I considered to be good, I thought: “Oh, so now I can beat X in their strongest style of map” Later I learned Cosy’s WRs aren’t as geeked as XJ’s (although some of them are, especially if XJ keeps releasing new maps heh) but that’s another story. I really liked Country: Argentina talita and Country: Argentina Mrjuice* CS 1.6 Recordholder style of play, and eventually became a speed-bhop player. I’m ok recording long maps too (dark_ages, kz_gigablockier) but I struggle a lot with nerves, so I prefer shorter WRs (from 3 sec to 1, 2 min)

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder: In the last release, you clearly focused on Country: Qatar kzz1lla CS 1.6 Recordholder beating 4 of his demos. I am really curious about the journey to get these. For many of us, these demos were too good and even though you have proven their beatability, one would loose motivation after the 1000th try. How did you achieve this?

Country: Argentina afu CS 1.6 Recordholder KZmod Recordholder: Let’s talk about clintmo_bhopriver: I didn’t even think about recording it the normal way, but Country: Russian Federation Juice ._. Permanent banned showed me the SC quite a long time ago and after some failed attempts, never launched it again. Last release, after beating cobkz_fabric fairly easily, I thought “why not surprise XJ with that demo? Would be nuts” And in 3, 4 hours got it. Still, can be improved, but dude, I ain’t doing that SC again.. Then, I started browsing maps just for fun and said to myself: “Well, if I can beat Country: Qatar kzz1lla CS 1.6 Recordholder once, I can do it twice” and loaded up kz_fairy_island. I watched Country: United States brian demo back in 2009 and NEVER thought I could WR it. First recording session I managed to be +00:00.50 away. Hours and hours; sometimes I was thinking about other stuff in my life and at the same time, recording the map. My brain after those recording sessions was “Slide, password, CJ, slide, password, CJ” In a certain way, it messes with your head. After 7 or 8 hours of geeking it, I almost threw the towel when I tied the WR time. Couldn’t believe it. The last jump is quite frustrating, and you have to pull off a good pre in the bhop to the timer because it separates you between -00:00.01 and +00:00.00. One night I was like “OK, last run and then bed” and finally got it. Undoubtedly this has been the hardest WR I’ve beaten in my entire life. After that, I was burnt out of KZ. But couple of days later my urge to attempt a ROTW made me record kzpl_desert_wellspring (also I wanted to get 1 more Country: Qatar kzz1lla CS 1.6 Recordholder demo just for the lolz) and got it quite easily. A week after that WR, I decided to try cg_cupiators. Took me approx. 10 hours to get it. Country: Qatar kzz1lla CS 1.6 Recordholder WR wasn't even that good, but I somehow managed to fail at least 1 jump per run. The fact that it has a lot of invisible walls and wallbugs all over the KZ part didn't help either. I wasn't sure if I was going to be writing this when I started geeking it, and here I am :D I don’t know if I will keep demos coming, maybe some in the future. For now, no more Country: Qatar kzz1lla CS 1.6 Recordholder demos. That guy is light years ahead of me, but that doesn’t mean he’s unbeatable. It just takes more time than usual.

Country: Czech Republic shooting-star CS 1.6 Recordholder Interesting, you have my respect. Thank you for your time and effort answering my questions! Here is your space to say the final greetings.

Country: Argentina afu CS 1.6 Recordholder KZmod Recordholder I'd like to thank every one who is working to keep this community alive. From the CEO to the record-holders who send demos. Having seen KZ-Climb (CS:GO KZ community) inactive since january made me feel so happy about XJ, which is running since 2004. Shootouts to Country: Argentina Aguslash CS 1.6 Recordholder KZmod Recordholder, Country: Argentina rawe CS 1.6 Recordholder, Country: Argentina Mrjuice* CS 1.6 Recordholder, Country: Argentina Chasquido CS 1.6 Recordholder , Country: Argentina D2B KZmod Recordholder, Country: Russian Federation Toffifee CS 1.6 Recordholder Gold Donator Gold Cupwinner,Country: Russian Federation Juice ._. Permanent banned , Country: Russian Federation Hardbitter CS 1.6 Recordholder KZmod Recordholder Silver Donator , Country: Czech Republic fykseN Mapper CS 1.6 Recordholder , Country: United States sooshka KZmod Recordholder, Country: Unknown SilverNinja Mapper and Country: Ukraine FAME KZmod Recordholder Bronze Cupwinner.

Thank you for letting me participate in this interview. This demos are for you guys, enjoy.