Behind the Plan Tirri

Behind the Plan: Tirri

Tirri is known for his success in the later years of Bungie.net as an individual and then as one of the strongest team players thereafter. Nowadays Tirri struggles to get much myth played at all so I was fortunate enough that he had a moment to chat about NP in 2018.


Dantski

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NP in 2018? Did you ever seriously expect this to come together?


Tirri

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Didn’t expect it at all. I was 50-50 about playing in mwc myself because the cap system isn’t very enticing to high rated but inactive players. I was asked to be on LSO’s team and was happy enough although not too excited. I don’t really remember what made me ask rab and gekko if they would join if I made an NP team but they both said yes and after that I got fast replies from arz, xel and milkman too so the team was formed quite suddenly.


Dantski

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Your team had 4 players initially but that grew to 7 by the end of your match. Do you think attendance will be solid for future matches?


Tirri

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Don’t know, I haven’t really discussed it with our roster. The usual time of Sunday 2pm CDT is 10pm in Finland so I’d think in normal circumstances most would make it. However it’s pretty hard to say how much interest any of us has showing up weekly for myth tournaments. I doubt doing well this mwc is a big priority on anyone’s mind. Looks like we should have an OK attendance next match.


Dantski

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Since many of your players have been inactive for a long time they’ve received quite low TA ratings, do you think your team has the potential to be the strongest if people get somewhat active again?


Tirri

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If Rabican, Xel, Sb and mig played actively for a few weeks we would definitely have a very strong team since all those players would easily be 4 ballers. Xel impressed me first week already. But there’s zero chance they get active. I’m pretty convinced they don’t have the urge to play myth a lot or at all but rather just show to play with an NP team after a long time and possibly for the last time.


Dantski

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How is captaining going to be handled on your team? Are you going to be taking that role every game or can you blackmail rab into doing it?


Tirri

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I think I’ll be doing it if I show up but I’ll be pretty busy soon with moving and other things so someone else might have to step up. Probably Rab then but I’d be amazingly surprised if he actually put some effort into it


Dantski

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So is the limit of NP’s preparation this tournament to download maps and maybe show up?


Tirri

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I doubt they will download maps so more like show up and then be surprised when they don’t have maps.They will also be asking for someone to send them formations.


Dantski

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Hah yes, I seem to recall gekko has played in a few tournaments in recent years with default formations.How did milkman end up on an otherwise exclusively NP roster?


Tirri

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I’ve been impressed by milkmans play in some earlier tournaments, he can excel in roles like archers or locks a lot like Trev for example. So I thought if I actually wanted to make a competitive team under the roster cap rules, Milk would be a player to target since I think his rating is too low and that’s why he was on my mind when I was forming the NP team. But honestly he was just the first one I happened to ask when forming the team and everything happened fast. There were many players I would have been willing to add like wwo, zak, enc, sl, sorm but then inactive NPs filled the spots


Dantski

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Do you have a goal in mind for this team? Or is it just a chance to play with old friends?


Tirri

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No goal. As an inactive captain I’m not too thrilled about the player switching, trying to fit players under the cap, trying to get completely inactive players to give IDs etc. My personal goal would be to not blow up the team midway through the tournament. But getting some good 7v7 games against a good team would be nice


Dantski

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Who do you think will win MWC?


Tirri

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Gkg’s team. it’s all about who has the best players who are guaranteed to show up


Dantski

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


Tirri

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I think this is the first real NP team since 2006? Can’t believe it’s been 12 years. GO NP