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Brain Trust: Phnx

25 Apr , 2018  

Written By: Steve Vegvari

Philip “Phnx” Kolmus has been keeping himself busy in the eSports industry.  He is the acting team manager for T3H Esports and Fornite player for Immortal_BR.

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 the Europe based eSports organization; T3H Esports.  The company currently runs Overwatch, PUBG, Call of Duty and CS:GO teams with the majority of players stemming from European countries.
 

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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 General Team Manager for T3H Esports and play Fortnite for Immortal_BR.

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: You’re also the Manager of T3h Esports, what does that role consist of on a day to day basis?

A: My job at T3H is to take care of all players and teams.  It is a new organization more based on a community but it makes the right steps into eSports and I do my best to bring T3H to the top.

As a General Team Manager I always looking for new teams/players in different games.  I also take the time to care about our players and teams so they have a good time and can focus on there main part; playing the game.

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: What can everyone expect to see from you in the coming months?

A: That is a good question.  We will bring some good stuff to T3H Esports.  I hope to be apart of some offline events.  Time will tell.

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 philip.kolmus@gmx.at.
 

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