As the occasion arose during the last Intel Extreme Masters World Finals, SK-Gaming's Duncan "Thorin" Shields did not let the opportunity slip from his fingers, being able to lenghtilly and extensively interview one of the strongest players in not only American Quake's history, but the world's.
As Paul "czm
" Nelson was eliminated from the tournament after Day 1 of the 5 day event, he had quite a bit of time on his hands and SK-Gaming's Editor in Chief, Duncan "Thorin
" Shields therefore seized the opportunity to set him up with a very lengthy looking-back interview through the career of the mathematician.
The Chronicles of czm has been published over the last two weeks, being spread in six parts and each part deals with a different chapter in the American's career. The first part of course started with the very beginning, asking and quizzing Paul Nelson about where from he originated and how he got into Quake 3 duel at the time. He then moves on to his first major world Quake 3 event, CPL Babbages, and how he felt in the preparation of it and whether or not he was content with his final result.
Taking a small break, they return with the peak of czm's career, where he managed to win QuakeCon 2004, how he felt about it and the controversy that sometimes surrounded it. Following that is the Anton "Cooller" Singov rivalry, as they both played in their prime and had to face each other at different tournaments, with big prize purses for the winner.
Moving away from Duel, Paul Nelson was of course known as being part of clan Kapitol, one of the most successful, if not the most, Team Deathmatch team in Quake 3 history. Not only do they discuss his own TDM career, they also look to the future followers, such as unmatched, iCE cLIMBERS, QPO and other greats and czm is asked if he felt he could match those, should they have met in tournaments.
Finally, the last part deals with Paul Nelson's take on some of the biggest names in Team DeathMatch history, his view on some of the truly great players of his own time as well as those in the years after he had already quit. Who does Paul Nelson view as the biggest legends and who would he have prefered to play, given the opportunity.
Overall, it's a very extensive and thorough look-back at the American's strong and envious career in Quake. You can view all of the parts on the SK-Gaming website and learn more about what it meant being the world's strongest player for a while in Quake.Related
Part 1 (Origins)Part 2 (CPL Babbages)Part 3 (QuakeCon 2004)Part 4 (Cooller Rivalry)Part 5 (cK + TDM)Part 6 (TDM Legends)