Written By: Steve Vegvari
Philip “Phnx” Kolmus has been keeping himself busy in the eSports industry. He is the team manager for Syntic eSports Academy.
Phnx has dipped his toes into different genres of games while competing. From Call of Duty to League of Legends. He currently finds himself at home playing Epic’s Battle Royale game; Fortnite.
When he’s not on stage, he is scouting and running operations for Syntic eSports Academy.
Q: Tell us a little about yourself.
A: My name is Philip, I am 23 years old and I live in Vienna, Austria. I am the Team Manager for Syntic eSports Academy
Q: How did you first get into eSports?
A: Started playing with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 at a friends house because I never had a internet connection to play at home. Played some 6v6 Search and Destroy at the beginning like everyone in the German community.
Since Black Ops 2, I started playing 4v4 Allmode and had my first Lan Event during Call of Duty: Ghosts in Austria. Since this event, I played around 22 events in different games like CoD, FIFA, League of Legends and Gears of War.
Q: What pulled you into playing Fortnite?
A: In the beginning I was not a fan of the comic style of the game. I tend to enjoy more the realistic game styles. But since I didn’t have much fun at H1Z1, I gave it a try and since then Fortnite is the only game I play. I took a little but of a break until the Fortnite League had been announced. Now, I’m back in to the grind!
Q: Where do you see the future of competitive Battle Royal games going?
A: Hard to say because for a offline event it is not that easy. You need so much space and a lot of PCs and equipment. I think it will get big if the game developers decide to focus more on the eSport aspect then the casual player. I think League of Legends is the best comparison. You can see how to make a free-to-play game to a major eSports title.
Q: How did you end up playing for Immortal_BR?
A: I know the owner Marco H. very well. He often helped in designing for my old eSports organization that closed in yearlier this year.
Q: How do you manage your time competing, managing, and everyday life?
A: At the moment, I have a tight schedule. I am constantly trying my best to get T3H on top. While competing, I have to stay focused on the game in the moment. I also manage some FIFA players from Austria. I do my best to keep everyone happy and carve out time for my personal life.
Q: What has been your biggest hurdle in regards to competing?
A: When I started working in the military full time I had to stop playing competitively. I did not have much time to manage, but I think I did a good job and I never got bad review.
Q: Where can people follow you online?
A: They can find me on Twitter.com/PhilipKolmus or Twitch.tv/misterphnx. You can reach out for business inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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