Another event of ours is over, and a new champion is crowned! This time it was Cocow from against all authority who ended up with the title. We had a chat with the french guy on how he managed to win Mixed Short Hunt 2016, his development as a top tech player, his future in the game, his team and being a french player in a french made game.
Hello, my name is Côme Marquet and I have been playing Trackmania since 2007 as a Fullspeed player. I started playing competitively in 2010 as I join TOX Family (together with my brother Ludo), and performed pretty good. After one year playing, the Fullspeed scene dropped down and I moved on to Trackmania Canyon, where I played for 2 years and have been at the top for those years. After that time spent on Canyon, *aAa* gave me the opportunity to play for them. From now on I'm gladly playing together with the best French players.
As I said previously, I was playing Fullspeed often, so I was confident on two styles, which are Tech and FS. I expected myself not doing so bad on Dirt and RPG, which ended up being the case, as I earn a lot of points and a pretty big lead.
The first edition of Mixed Short Hunt was really nice to play, I do like this "hunt system", where you have to perform well on all styles and not outclass everyone on a specific one. That is what a like, as I'm not a PB player but mostly a consistent one.
Since I moved on from stadium to canyon, from canyon to valley, again from valley to canyon and last from canyon to stadium, I knew I was this kind of player that didn't need that much time to became "good" at one style or environment. I actually enjoy playing all styles, not for long though. I mean, I love to play Tech 100%, but I won't love playing other styles 100%. The secret to master all different styles? Well, I do think that this question might be asked to riolu or racehans.
I've been tryharding so hard to get better and better that qualifying myself to the Maniaplanet WorldCup is the success of years of work. I did train a lot in order to qualify myself to this event and I felt proud participating. But I have the feeling that, playing against all these players is another level to achieve, another step to climb, and that's what I want to reach now.
The pressure you have when playing offline is insane. I advise everyone to experience that feeling winning (or losing) an intense match offline, this is related with real sport feelings. And of course, I will participate to every offline event I can.
From now on, this is a closed book.
We are always doing our best in tournaments, even though we have some struggle training due to exams those times, but it is group stage and we won our 2 first matches so it is all good so far.
I don't think being French or German add extra pressure to our gameplay. But actually, being French helps me a lot participating to LANs (GA, ESWC, Virtual Lan, etc..) even on other games like League of Legends.
I will for sure try my best, but you can be sure I will focus on team tournament aAa is involved in, even though I'm always looking for some new challenges.
Thanks a lot for this interview ! I wanna give a shout-out to all my team mates for all the unforgettable moment they're giving me while playing this game, and also a big shout-out to my brother you who taught me everything in this game, and who is supporting me from the beginning ! LA SAUCE