Quincy Crew’s newest captain talked to the panel about pubbing, the new team, and what he did while not playing Dota after a crushing victory over 5ratforcestaff in the NA DPC

Quincy Crew are back!

It was a quick ease in back for Quincy crew as they took down the newly promoted 5RATFORCESTAFF. Bringing back members of the old Quincy Crew roster plus their newly minted captain Adrian “Fata” Trinks, the team looks pretty crisp. The first game was a total beatdown, with Quincy winning the game in less than 30 minutes. Not to be outdone however, 5RATFORCESTAFF made the second game look more competitive. Quincy had a few hiccups that allowed the enemy Terrorblade to look scary. But the team corrected their errors to bring the hammer down after 40 minutes.

Fata’s time away

The panel had a chance to talk to the new Quincy Crew captain after the game. Neal “tsunami” Khandheria first asked if this was Fata’s first time back in NA since the Cloud 9 days. Fata told him laughing “I don’t want to talk about the dark days man.” It was not clear if Fata was joking or not but he expressed that “it’s always been my dream to play on an American team, to represent the region. I feel very blessed right now.” Tsunami then asked about Fata’s recent kick from Tundra Esports but Fata was not willing to answer any questions on that subject.

The topic quickly shifted to Fata’s brief stint subbing for Nigma Galaxy. When asked about if he planned to return in the core position he responded: “it was an initial idea, like I wasn’t fully ready for it, I was thinking about it to some extent and I needed to see if I was ready to play a core role and stuff, so it was just a stand in thing and then maybe see if anything can happen out of it.” When asked about which role he played for pubs he said “you know sometimes you get your boy rank 1000 who takes the mid lane from you, so you kinda of have to be ready to play any role anyway so that’s kinda what I was doing. You know sometimes you get the mid lane, sometimes you don’t.”

On pubbing

Mira “Ephey” Riad asked what his strategy was when he does get a role taken away from him. He responded that “it kinda depends on my mood, like if it happens five games in a row, and the fifth game I’m probably queing up some position 5 Arc Warden or just something random. If it’s the first time I don’t really care, or if I really want to grind MMR, then I just play 4 or 5 and just play as good as I can.

“it was an initial idea, like I wasn’t fully ready for it, I was thinking about it to some extent and I needed to see if I was ready to play a core role and stuff, so it was just a stand in thing and then maybe see if anything can happen out of it.”

Fata on coming back to play a core role

Ephey then asked what his ping situation was like, as he was playing from Germany. Fata said that he “still play[s] Euro pubs but on fake ping. He continued “I tried playing some NA pubs but I think in half of them Shadow Amulets were involved.” Fata however could not reveal how he was playing on fake ping. He said “I don’t reveal my secrets.”

Starting up with the Quincy Boys

Robson “TeaGuvnor” Merritt then asked what it was like to start up with this new team. Fata said “I think it’s not anything out of the ordinary like I’m doing my usual thing. The way I believe in captaining a team I still apply to this team. He continued “it’s obviously a different dynamic when these four guys have played with each other then I come in to captain them as like a new guy. But I think that’s just a few days of practice and a few days of chilling in Discord together and that dynamic solves itself.”

Tsunami lastly asked about a moment where it seemed that Fata accidentally cast Rolling Thunder in the second game. Fata replied that he was still on Europe ping and that he was not quick enough to cancel the Rolling Thunder after faking it.

Quincy Crew is off to the races so far in the DPC. Will they have enough steam to take on the elite of the NA region? Stick with us at esports.gg to find out!

Christian Decker -

Christian Decker

Christian is a student from Schenectady, New York, studying at Albany Law School. He is an avid gamer, writer, podcaster, and content creator who is passionate about Dota 2 and music!