Guild Wars Factions World Championship
Guild Interview: Esoteric Warriors
The Guild Wars Factions World Championship is coming up! Who do you think will win?
Will it be one of the European or Korean guilds? Or will one of the two American region guilds take first place?
We asked questions about the practice and build philosophies of the participating guilds. Here are the answers we received from the European guild, Esoteric Warriors.
Q. Who in your guild designs the team builds you use, or is it a group effort?
The official answer is it's a group effort. The truth is that both Nick and Shadori duke it out and whoever uses caps first gets their build played.
Q. How much time do you guys spend practicing together?
Our practice time is basically the official ladder season. On the odd occasion we practice an hour before a playoff match, but there's no rigorous training schedule people have to adhere to.
Q. Does the guild usually use the same core players for all of its competitive matches, or do you switch out often?
We have a small guild which basically means everyone gets to play. Having said that, a lot of the core positions (monks, warriors, runners) are set in stone and played by the same people.
Q. What guild do you think is your biggest competitor heading into the GWFC in Germany?
Whoever we face in the first round! As far as the best guild there, my bet is on Evil.
Q. What guild's performance has surprised/impressed you the most during any of the seasonal playoffs?
Most impressed with War Machine as they have been the most consistent guild all around, which shows in the GWFC points going into the third season finals.
Q. What was the guild's philosophy behind choosing the builds they have run so far?
Win at whatever cost, as your opponent will do the exact same.
Q. Did you choose your build to play to your team's strength, or what you felt was your foe's weakness?
We like to think of ourselves as a well-balanced team who can put in an above average performance for any build style. This means we prefer to weed out the opponent's weaknesses and then come up with a build which exploits those weaknesses.
Q. Which match do you feel was the most interesting/challenging for your guild?
I would have to say the second match against SOTW on the fire map during the second season. They were the underdogs and really came out barking from the get go. It's a shame they won't be there at the finals in Leipzig.
Q. What has been the "highlight" moment for your team?
Qualifying for the GWFC finals in Leipzig. This meant a lot to us, what with the terrible luck we had in the first GWWC playoffs.