MRO: Battalion 1944 Interview - Paradigm6

Paradigm6, one of the best teams from last year's nostalgic competition, was one of the selected teams interviewed to provide early feedback on the release of Battalion 1944. Maintaining the classic mechanics and atmosphere of COD2 while challenging the graphics and pacing, Paradigm6 look to continue their dominance in 2018. Let's see how the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open has been treating them, through their captain of JeFf Spiteri.

1.) Which was the best team you competed against during the group stage? Why?

The best team that we played against in the group stage and gave us very hard time was Anarchy. Honestly, we weren’t prepared for them. At the very start of the game, it was clear to us that Anarchy got really prepared for this tournament and dedicated time for tactics, unlike us. Therefore overall they were in a better position.

2.) With that being said, which player/s specifically were simply a pain to play against?

I don’t recall having a hard time against a specific player. It was a team effort, and Anarchy just performed well as a team. A game such as Battalion 1944 puts a strong emphasis on team play. 

3.) How far do you expect your team to travel in this competition? What placement are you aiming for?

We are obviously aiming for first place. The group stages came a bit early for us, we had several people out on vacation at that time, and therefore didn’t have much time to train with each other, hence the poor results in the group stages. However, this does not mean that we are giving up, far from it. This means that we need to train more in order to gain back the reputation that Paradigm6 always had.

4.) Who do you think, if not your own team, is the best team playing at this event, the team to avoid in the bracket?

To be honest with you, there is no specific team that I can consider THE best team. This game is different than any other game that I have ever played, and everyone seems to be on the same boat. It will take more competition and time to find out who is truly on top.

5.) Describe the level of competition you’ve been encountering across the tournament. Did you expect such a level?

Not at all. I wasn’t expecting it, especially from Anarchy. This tournament is going to be fun because every team has a chance to win the tournament! We've experienced a great overall level of competition thus far.  

6.) How has the experience been like to compete in the MRO: Battalion 1944 Open?

As such the overall experience is good, however, I have just realized how difficult it is to schedule an online game between different teams, due to work and other life commitments. An offline event during a weekend is much easier to plan out!

7.) The final question – do you have any suggestions you’d like to pass on the team at Gamers.com.mt for our future Battalion 1944 events to better the experience?

I would like the team at Gamers.com.mt to host more offline events in the future, instead of online. In my opinion online events, if not 1 day cups, are a bit difficult to organise, and a hurdle for the teams itself.

It seems that Paradigm6 were unprepared as a team for the online group stages - that explains why they didn't achieve the greatest seed for the bracket. Online events, even though this event is partially online, are common in the international scene and do require an intense amount of scheduling - trust us, we would know. Of course, complete LAN tournaments allow for a better connection and accessibility, though through Online play it's easier to play out multiple matches quickly. 

Also referred to in the interview is the legacy of Paradigm6. Commanding a top-dog role last year, with the return of COD2, this new title of Battalion 1944 is right in their alley and they look to continue on this run. Let's see what they can pull off this event.  Overall, a great response out of the captain - we tremendously value all of the feedback. 

Update - Paradigm6 have successfully beaten dOUBTFUL Gaming in the bracket to advance to the Winners' Semi-Final against Anarchy! Perhaps this time around, Paradigm6 have something up their sleeve. 

Posted by Gabriel Sciberras on 16th April 2018, 08:31

Hi I'm Gabriel; 16 year old student. I've always loved gaming and esports while keeping up with the latest tech; Gamers.com.mt has allowed me to talk about this hobby on a daily basis for many of you to read after I applied to be a content writer. I'm excited to be part of the team and to contribute to the future of esports on the island, which is looking to be brighter than ever.

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