eSports,Video Games

WorldGaming eSports Professional Player Profile: Ricki Ortiz

5 Jul , 2017  

1. How did you first get into competing in eSports?

I first got into Epsorts in 2010 when Evil Geniuses was interested in adding Street Fighter 4 to it’s game roster and signed me immediately before EVO 2010.

2. When did gaming go from a hobby to profession?

Refer to Question 1.

3. What is your daily routine leading up to a big event?

My daily routine leading up to a grand event would be practice, lots of practice. I usually check out the bracket and see who I can potential be facing in the tourney as I advance through the bracket and practice against said characters and watch tons of match videos of said players I can potentially face.

4. What has been your biggest hurdle in regards to competing and how did you overcome it?

Traveling so often would be the biggest hurdle and not having a lot of personal time when the season is in over time. It’s hard to get a good nights rest at time, but I think with everything it’s good to find balance at events on when to have fun and when to just relax and have some time to yourself. I’ll usually have a nice relaxing meal by myself or the day I fly to a event I’ll try to catch up on rest. A rested mind, body and soul are all a part of competing well in a event.

5. What is the most rewarding moment competing has provided you?

I think every time I overcome the competition at a event and come out the winner is the most rewarding moment for me cuz it truly shows that all your hard work is paying off finally. There is no better feeling than being on that big stage and pulling off that victory.

6. What is an important tip you can give out to anyone looking to pursue eSports?

Practice, Practice, Practice! Also to never give or get discouraged. Becoming a pro doesn’t happen over night and it takes a lot of time and energy. It also takes a ton of losing, so don’t get discouraged.

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

People can expect to see me using more of Cammy at future SFV events and grinding it out like crazy in MVCi when it comes out in a few months.

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