As the North American Open Division Champions, King’s Gambit, was given the opportunity to choose one of the bottom two teams to face in the Crucible. Their choice? HGC North America’s 8th place team, No Tomorrow. This matchup will be the final series of this Crucible Weekend giving both teams the maximum amount of time to prepare for this battle of HGC life or death.
But before we get to that, a little more light-hearted good times! I got a chance to chat with EToby about his crew and acquire a little behind-the-scenes. Stay a while and listen!
First, congrats on making it to the Crucible! Your journey through the Open Division was a bit of a trial run with only two cups participating with Diesel and Zergling. Was it a trial run or were you expecting whatever team you were on to get to this point?
EToby: In general, we were just trying out people and we thought we had a solid roster with previous players but there were some internal conflict with how we viewed the game. Zergling and Diesel were recommended to us as options and so we just decided to scrim with them a bit. And we thought we had pretty nice team synergy and just rolled with it for the remainder of the Open Division. It was a bit late to try any more roster changes after that.
Could you describe the synergy that Diesel and Zergling complemented and finalized King’s Gambit?
EToby: Zergling has worked on drafting and shot calling quite a lot and his mindset really mixed well with our view on the game so he was able to take over and make our drafting and shot calling overall much stronger