Source: This Is Game
In the IeSF 2012 finals, you grabbed the championship with a score of 3-0. Tell us how you feel.
I am so happy because I was able to grab the championship as a representative of Korea. If I get the opportunity, I want to attend next year as well.
Today's match was only the finals. How did you feel?
I arrived yesterday and unfortunately heard that two players weren't able to make it. I wanted to play against a lot of people but I wasn't able to so it was disappointing.
It was an easy victory for you.
Honestly, my opponent was pretty bad. But I was plenty surprised by the fact that South Africa also had a female SC2 division going on. I hope more and more female players start playing so that we can get a lot of tournaments going on in the future.
Recently, you've been appearing alongside the StarTale team for GSTL. You must have a desire to be sent out.
Of course I want to play a game. But I don't think my skills are at a level for GSTL yet. I am going to work hard and keep increasing my skills so that I can one day participate in the GSTL.
What are your future plans?
I heard that there will be a ZOWIE Divina Season 2 opening up soon. Since I was the champion for season one, I have been waiting for this. I want to win this one as well.
Aphrodite <Entombed Valley> Gabriella Issacs
Aphrodite <Tal'Darim Altar LE> Gabriella Issacs
Aphrodite <Daybreak> Gabriella Issacs
Source: This Is Game
First off, please introduce yourself.
I am the 2012 IeSF representative for South Africa, Gabriella Issacs. I was born in 1998, so I am 15 years old.
You lost really easily in the finals. It looked like you hadn't played SC2 for a long time.
Honestly, I wasn't expecting anything for this tournament. I had only started playing SC2 for five months. My finals opponent, Aphrodite, was so good. She faced me with a purely marine/marauder composition and her micro was off the charts.
Did you play any other game before SC2?
I used to play WC3 but nowadays I play Counter Strike. My WC3 skills are good enough to be acknowledged by people around me. I just started SC2 so it's still difficult for me. It's also going to take a while before I can adapt to the game (laughs).
How is the eSports scene in South Africa?
We have people who like to play and we even have people who aspire to be pro gamers. But we don't have many tournaments available so we have constraints on interests for the game. Personally, I hope our country gets to host many eSports related events so that we can become a big eSports scene.
What game is popular over there?
DotA 1 and Call of Duty seems to be the most popular.
Do you think you'll participate in future tournaments?
I'm still young so I think I'll focus on education for now. But if I do get the chances for it, I want to attend a lot of tournaments.