In this Category Laserleague interviews a player to learn more about his/her history, current status and future in the sports. Today we have Sorcerer, a Dutch player who has been active since the early 2000’s.
Laser League: So, welcome, please tell us something about yourself and your history playing lasergames?
Im’ Sander van hoorn, 40 years old and started playing lasergames in my teenage years.
Laserleague: How did you come up with your players name?
I’m a gamer, and when I can choose a class I find playing sorcerer/wizard classes te most fun, so the name was easy. I had Raziel first from the game soulreaver of the legacy of kain series but that was already taken by another player.
Laserleague: What inspired you to play as fanatic as you did?
I met some members. First of the team Blue Rose and they were better then me at the game. Later I met Lockheart and Scorpion and Machiavelli and a lot of the higher skilled players and I wanted to be as good or at least close to as good as them. When I met those guys I also learned the team is was in,
Blue Rose was pretty crap skillwise when compared.
Laserleague: Could you tell us something about the tournaments you have played, in what teams did you play them and what were the results?
I started out in Blue Rose, but played most of the time in No Blesse Oblige, a Utrecht based team. I also played the WLC in Fusion and Big Uns. The first WLC I played was the most fun, and the best result was No blesse taking third place in the Dutch championship. But to be fair, We did pretty good
with Fusion too, we got further in then we thought possible.
Laserleague: What do you think makes the difference between a top player and the rest?
The ability to score with midrange to not so good packs. Bad players get trashed with bad packs, good players manage.
Laserleague: Do you consider yourself to be or have been a top player?
No. I’ve been sub-top (or at least I like to think I was) for a long time, scraping at the top but not quite getting there. These days I play for fun, I don’t have the drive to be the best anymore.
Laserleague: What will the future bring? For you and in what team will you play?
I really don’t know. I just play for fun and the laserleague is a nice initiative but to be honest: it needs fresh blood. Now it’s just the same old dudes reminiscing about old times.
Laserleague: How do you balance LQ and the rest of your life? How much time do you spend on it now? And in your prime? Does your family know anything about your LQ life?
I go to occasional member night in Eindhoven but it’s not a big part of my life anymore. My family knows, but the don’t seem interested.
Laserleague: Anything else You want to say? 🙂
See you on the right side of my score sheet!