Valentin "poizon" Vasilev, a 20-year-old Bulgarian, has become a member of Windigo Gaming on 26 September. In an interview that he gave us, he spoke about his start in Counter-Strike, his professional career, dreams, idols and much more. Have a nice read!
— Poizon, hello. Tell us please how did you get into the world of computer games, what was your first game and how did you start playing Counter-Strike?
— Hey there! I started playing video games when i was 4 years old on PC and PS2 and my very first game was CS 1.5. Well, when CS:GO was released in 2012, i didn't know if i wanted to buy it though but my uncle made a surprise for me and bought it for me for my 14th birthday. After that day, my whole life changed.
— At what point did you realize that you want to do CS:GO professionally and become a e-sportsman? How did your friends and relatives react to this?
— I always wanted to go professional and it just happened one day. My relatives didn't like it at all at first because i spent so much time in the game and also spent so many nights without sleep while i had to go school and look after my little brother, but after that i started making some money from cups and leagues, after they saw me making money from the game i had no problems at all.
— On October 26th you became a part of Windigo Gaming. Why did you decide to continue your career playing for this team?
— Well, first of all, Windigo is the best CS:GO team in Bulgaria and it was big opportunity for me to play in such a team because i knew SHiPZ and blocker from before, we have played some months together and also we attended some LANs together, so it's kinda like brothers’ reunion from the past. Of course i wanted to join because i knew if i would join we could reach top 20 in no time because the team was missing some firepower and AWP, so i was kinda like missing piece for the team.
— What is your dream? What goals do you set for yourself in eSports?
— My dream is to win a Major of course. Also to be a part of CS:GO Community and eSports for my whole life.
— Who is your idol in CS:GO?
— My only idol is dev1ce, i hope one day i can meet him or even play against him on LAN, it is kinda like dream to me as well.
— Tell us about your new teammates. Describe each one of them in one word. Which ones are closest friends to you?
— Like i said, i re-united with blocker and SHiPZ. They are like brothers to me. bubble is a very nice and intelligent guy and v1c7oR is a headshot machine.
— Tell us about your nickname. Why do you perform under the nickname Poizon?
— Hmm, back in the days when i was 10 or 11 years old, i was playing minecraft and there were skins with different names... So i picked poiz (it was trollface) and i stuck with it... Some years after i started to play CS:GO and people started calling me cheater, so i added "ON" in my nickname and if i had bad day i was switching my name from "poizON" to "poizOFF"... One day i decided just to stick with poizon because on my first LAN in Bulgaria i had to choose whether i want to be poiz or poizon, so i choose poizon.
— If it there were no CS:GO, what would you do?
— If CS:GO didn't exist i would probably try go to professional in League of Legends, i was kinda good at it.
Previously poizon and other team members gave there opinion on how to enter the eSports. If you haven’t read this article, it’s worth doing right now — just click here.