This time we are lucky enough to have a chat with one of the stars in Planetkey Dynamics line-up, PkD//Flyer. Not long ago he claimed 2nd place in Weekly Short Hunt Season 4, but now he is ready to participate in our next event, MAN vs MAN sponsored by planetkey.de.
Let's see what he has to say:
Hey all, my name's Michal Vo and I'm 21 years old. I play TrackMania for around 9 years and currently I'm in team PkD for almost a year.
Actually, I went into this event with the intention to play only the first map, because of a possible lack of time for next maps. But when that wasn't the case at all, I continued the event with a new goal of being in top3. I did my best on every map except the first one and although I had a little chance to get 1st place, I don't see second place as a loss either, it's rather a win for me considering I originally wasn't going to play anything beyond map 1.
As I said, second place doesn't feel like a loss to me in this event, because of the circumstances in the beginning of it. I hunted for WRs because I had fun doing that and I wanted to push my limits.
Second solo ranking in
Weekly Short Hunt Season 4
I'm happy to see a 1v1 event, as it's something refreshing among all the other events. I want to participate for sure and make it as far as I can.
To be honest, there probably wasn't a time attack seeding where I would have trouble getting through, so the thought of not making it didn't even cross my mind before. But if I won't make it, I would be disappointed, to say the least.
This is a bit difficult to answer, because for me personally, attending these events is mostly a question of motivation to train A LOT, which I don't always have. I definitely wouldn't attend those events unprepared.
Of course, it's good to be a part of a top team, but as there are only a few teams on a pretty decent level, it doesn't have such a weight and impact, I guess. As I had a really long break from team cups right now, I didn't have a chance to play a match recently, but when I do, I always try to play at least 1 map in every match.
I can see myself playing TM at a high level for a maximum of a few years from now, if everything goes right. But even if I couldn't play at this level anymore, as long as I would have some time, I would just play some random very shorts or something every now and then. I think I got to the point where I just want to be a great player for my team again and not make any new sick goals.
Yeah, shoutout to Flow for caring for the team all this time, and to PlanetkeyDynamics itself. See you soon
Thanks for the interview!