Behind the Plan Seeker

Behind the Plan: Seeker

Seeker has never been known by his playing ability, he’s been around forever but is most famous for his activities out of the game, most notably running the largest myth discord. Seeker captaining a MWC team came as a surprise to me so I put on my journalists hat and sought him out.


Dantski

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This is a slightly odd roster you’ve got, can you explain how it all came together?


Seeker

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Yeah sure.
I pretty much gathered anybody I could to get a team together so that the tournament would have 8 teams.
I took folks who were not fits anywhere else but wanted to play and got them on a roster.


Dantski

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Are you surprised this band of misfits had such a strong attendance in the first week?


Seeker

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No most of this band of misfits has been easy to get in touch with.

A lot are fairly active, or if not active on Myth, available for communication.


Dantski

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Always a good sign, do you expect 7-8 to show up regularly then?


Seeker

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Not always.

I expect 4-5.

People have life commitments and since it may be hard for me to show up next week, it might be hard for me to keep on top of everyone to get them to show.


Dantski

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I assume Flatline takes the reins if you’re not there?


Seeker

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I think that responsibility would fall to honkey.

It’s a struggle for Flat to wake up for matches at times, so I do not want to put that burden on him.


Dantski

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With that in mind and the wide variety of nationalites on your team, will scheduling be problematic?


Seeker

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I think we hit a sweet spot with 3 CDT.

It’s late enough that Aussies can wake up at 6 to play their games, instead of 4.

It doesn’t encroach on Euro bed time and it works well for Americans.


Dantski

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Excellent now about your roster.

You’re still way below the 25 point cap, are you still on the lookout for further additions?


Seeker

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Of course.

Right now team morale is high, but the next two matches are a step up in competition.

It will be hard to keep morale up and people showing if they are just on the end of lopsided 5-0 losses.


Dantski

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Do you think you can avoid the 5-0 losses or the morale drop?


Seeker

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As of right now, the goal is to be competitive.

So, I will need to review ways to maximize that competitiveness.


Dantski

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Where do you see the main improvement coming from?


Seeker

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Mainly from better strategy and more optimization of player skill.


Dantski

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Would you say you’re still learning the best way to utilize your players unique traits?


Seeker

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Yes


Dantski

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You said your goal is to be competitive, how would you judge that?


Seeker

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A team that follows orders, executes a plan, and doesn’t get discouraged.

I’m looking for week to week improvement.


Dantski

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So its not necessarily about winning or losing to you?


Seeker

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At this stage, we’re in the developmental process.

Everyone can stand to get better, so I need to provide an environment to facilitate that.


Dantski

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With that in mind and after your 4-1 defeat in qr1, is going toe to toe with Team Good Players next time you play a realistic goal?


Seeker

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Yes that would be a realistic goal.


Dantski

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Who is your pick to win MWC?


Seeker

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Hmm…

GKG

Stacked roster.

No real competition.

His team is active and well in sync with his playstyle.

NP is a bunch of dusty rustbuckets.

Par’s team is going to have attendance issues.

Ratking’s team does not have enough firepower.

Limp’s team is going to suffer forfeit issues.


Dantski

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Ok anything else you’d like to say about your team?


Seeker

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I’m proud of my team for showing up and winning a game.
We played better than I expected for rustbuckets.


Dantski

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And can only continue to get better hopefully.


Seeker

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Yep, indeed.