Being a professional Overwatch player isn’t easy — it’s hours upon hours of practice and review. DeGuN, one of the support players for French team melty eSports Club, is no stranger to a strict training regiment. His hard work and dedication can be seen in many of his videos here on Plays.tv.
However, just because you’re working hard doesn’t mean you can’t have fun!
We sat down with DeGuN to find out more about him and his day-to-day as a professional Overwatch player.
Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself!
Hi! I’m DeGuN. I’m 24 and I live in France
Q: How did you get started in gaming? Why did you decide to go competitive in Overwatch?
My first gaming experience was back in the good old N64 days (<3 Ocarina of Time). I then started playing on PC. TF2 became my thing so I climbed to the top of its competitive scene. That took me about 7 years. Then Overwatch was announced at a point when TF2 was going nowhere due to the lack of support for the competitive scene by its publisher. It was a no-brainer that Overwatch was the next step for me if I wanted to keep going and make gaming a full-time job.
Q: You’re currently signed with melty eSport club as one of their supports, what’s your daily/weekly routine with the team?
6 days a week, we practice with other high level competitive teams, that’s at least 6 hours a day. Studying my own replays, but also tournaments vods takes most of the rest of our time.
Q: You’re representing Team France in the Overwatch World Cup. How do you plan to prepare with this team?
We already know each other rather well except for kitty. We’ll just practice together and see how it goes
Q: Do you have any tips for players who are looking to improve their Overwatch skills?
To improve one’s skill as a whole, there’s no secret: Practice, practice and practice. Also… practice. Aim will come with time. Understanding the game mechanics, how to counter something, will also come with time. Being able to question if what you’re doing is wrong or can be improved is probably the trait that most high level competitive players share.
Q: You’ve posted a lot of hilarious videos — one of our favorites is definitely the “How to Dodge Reinhardt Ult” video. What was your most hilarious moment in Overwatch?
Hahah, this one was really a good one, but if I have to be honest, I just love when ragdolls do silly stuff. Here’s a good one:
Q: Any final thoughts or shout outs to your fans?
Thanks for cheering and all your support. Shoutout to my team mates and melty eSport Club, awesome people.