A New Division: Welcome Fifa player Robin “Mr-Robz” Sleeuwagen
With the eSports scene being an ever changing environment, we cannot simply stand still and we are ready to take on new ventures. That’s why we have decided to take on the competitive Fifa scene with our newest member: Robin “Mr-Robz” Sleeuwagen.
A great player, needs a great coach
Mr-Robz isn’t joining all by himself, along him is his old friend and coach Yentl “Ponny” Aerts. Yentl will be standing by his side during this new venture as well. So with this, we give him a warm welcome as well.
Upon joining, Mr-Robz was kind enough to let Rondels interview him as a first introduction so we hope you enjoy the read!
Hi Robin and welcome to the team. We’re very excited to have you here! First things first, would you mind telling us something about yourself. Besides your love for Fifa, what makes you tick?
Mr-Robz: Well, I currently work for an American firm called Becton Dickinson. I work as an accountant for them. Apart from the daily routine, I love watching movies, listen to music and when I get some spare time left, I go out with my friends. I guess you could say that I’m somewhat your average Joe when it comes to my personal life! I don’t think that’s a bad thing though.
It certainly is not! When it comes to Fifa, how much time do you spend weekly?
Mr-Robz: Fifa currently demands a lot of time since I have tournaments on a daily basis. I try to attend as much as possible since these tournaments put my skills to the test. Most of the time, a tournament setting can be more educational than regular games will ever be. And let’s be honest, when you win a tournament, you get to take home prizes and goodies. Who doesn’t like that?
What is your goal as a player and how will you try and achieve this?
Mr-Robz: My goal is to be one of the best players in the world and eventually play at the World Championship. Only then I’ll be really satisfied with what I’ve achieved at Fifa.
However I would already be pleased to win a major (offline)event. Playing versus some of the big guys in the scene and taking home a win is definitely something I want to do. I’m confident that I’m able to get there with the way I’m playing the game right now: always try to improve and working out the flaws.
I’ve got quite some training partners in Europe where I can pick up a thing or two (and visa versa). This way we stay at the highest level of FIFA and try to step up our game even more.
I truly believe that if you never give up and keep fighting for that top spot, you will eventually reach your goal, even when things sometimes seem far away.
That’s a real cool thing to say and believe in! What does the future hold for FIFA and where do you see yourself in said future?
Mr-Robz: You can actually see that the Fifa community is growing. Not only is there an increase in the amount of top quality players. More and more new tournaments are getting organized and international clubs are recruiting more players to represent their organization.
I can see Fifa growing into the next big e-sport topgame! It won’t be next week, but we’ll get there. I mean, the game is about Football which is played worldwide and followed by millions!
Are there any big tournaments you are attending soon?
Mr-Robz: I’m currently busy training for the ‘Odense Open’-cup in Denmark on the 4th of June. I’ll most likely be the only one attending from the Benelux and there are some real big names attending the event such August “Agge” Rosenmeier and Al-Bacha, the current world champion!
Of course there will be a lot of Danish top-tier players at the event as well. Denmark is known as the Walhalla of the Fifa world!
That being said, how is the level of Fifa gameplay in the Benelux?
Mr-Robz: I don’t really think the skill has been any higher than it currently is. A lot of players try to prove themselves on websites such as ESL and Gfinity. These websites hold tournament which are often attended by the best of the best.
The fact that there are players who have won certain on events hosted on ESL and Gfinity (players like myself), prove that there is a growth of Benelux talent.
Personally, I think that the skill level of the Netherlands exceeds that of Belgium. I don’t think there’s less talent here, but I feel that it’s more part of the gaming society. Most of the tournament are held in the Netherlands and thus you get more players. By holding more tournaments, you are able to spot more talent!
What are your expectations when joining Sector One?
Mr Robz: I really hope that Sector One believes in my capabilities and thus supports me to the bitter end. They’re a professional organization who are straight the point, I like that. I’ll do whatever it takes to make Sector One known in the Fifa world!
That being said, Sector One signed a few Hearthstone players a few weeks ago whom are former teammates of mine. I know them well and they’re fun guys to be with, this assures me that the same team spirit (even though we play different games) will remain the same as before!
We are excited to have you within our ranks, we are already very impressed by your achievements so far and believe your abilities to reach the next level.
- 15/04/2016 1st Pro Player Tournament
- 12/04/2016 1st Gfinity 4,5 star
- 10/04/2016 1st Sugarlan v10.0
- 03/04/2016 1st Pro Player Tournament
- 29/03/2016 Gfinity Semi Finals – 4.5 star
- 26/03/2016 Top 32 Gamersassembly 2016
- 24/03/2016 Gfinity Semi Finals – 5 star
- 22/03/2016 Gfinity Semi Finals – 4.5 star
- 17/03/2016 Gfinity semi Finals – 5 star
- 21/02/2016 2nd Pro Player Tournament
- 18/02/2016 Gfinity Semi Finals – 5 star
- 07/02/2016 2nd Pro Player Tournament
- 07/02/2016 1st Fom 18.0