Introduce yourself, please.
Hi fellow CS:O gamers, my name is Alvin and my IGN is motnivla, as known as spyboy, team captain for LiteLab. I've played Counter-Strike for a total of 10years. During my 10 years of gaming, I've played Counter-Strike 1.6 for teams like xqR.AG, feelthePAIN, XtC, MagicOrTrick and now LiteLab in CS:O, also winning several awards from WCG and other overseas event. My role in LiteLab is the commander, correcting my players’ mistakes and leading them to victory. I'm also the team’s sniper.
How did you get started with CS:O? How long have you been playing CS:O?
I have been playing CS:O for nearly 2 years, I got hooked onto CS:O after my first event with License2Play. After since then, I’ve took part in more CS:O events such as the E2max Challenge, iChallenge and most recently, DTA qualifier #1.
Compare CS:O with 1.6, what are the difference between these 2?
There is actually nothing much of a difference in these 2 because the interface and game play is exactly the same. CS:O has an add-on advantage for their Clan rankings and Deathmatch hosting. In Counter-Strike 1.6, in order to play Deathmatch, you’ll need to surf around the servers to find a smooth and stable game to play which is a hassle while in CS:O you can just self create a Deathmatch game and there are always players filling up the slot fast.
How often do you practice? Describe a normal day in your life.
I used to practice for at least 7 hours daily before I entered the working society. Now that I'm already working, I still practice up to 15 hours weekly. I will usually host trainings with my teammates at LAN shops. What I will usually do is to observe my teammates’ individual skills, correct their errors in game, plan for strategies and work on my personal skills. A side note, have a good time management planning for gaming, spend more time with your families.
What is your favorite weapon and why?
My favorite weapon is M4A1 and AK47. It allows me to run freely around the whole map, fragging.
Do you have any favorite team? If so, why?
My favorite team is Fnatic gaming. Their team play and individual playing style are just awesome.
Do you think you will ever "age-out" of CS:O?
I don't think I will ever be too old for CS:O because I've seen a 60+ yrs old grandpa playing CounterStrike with his grandson in a lan shop! Gaming is never too old for anyone.
What is the one tip that you would give to the community on improving their CS skills and for those taking part in the next qualifiers?
Deathmatch is a good mode for improving firepower. For those taking part in the next qualifiers, don't take your teammates just as a teammate. Treat them as a brother/close buddy because they are the ones who fought through those tough competition matches you've played, they are the one whom you had fun joy and laughter with. No matter of In-game or Out-game, a team is still a team, never to be individual. You won’t win a 5 versus 5 game alone.
Any last shoutout to the CS:O community?
I would like to thank IAHGames for hosting all successful events and always creating more opportunities for local gaming scene. Thanks to the people who are always there by LiteLab side supporting us in all events. Special thanks to sano and Ivan for the insane level rush. Lastly thank you for reading this.
LiteLab will be 1 of the sponsored teams to represent Singapore in the Grand finals which will be held in Malaysia later this year.
Also, they will also be seeded into the quarter finals of TGX, where the champion will be sponsored to China, representing Singapore.
Our DeathToll Arena qualifiers #2 will be held on the 28th July at E2MAX@Cine!
For registration, please click here