As MAN vs MAN sponsored by planetkey.de comes to an end, it’s time for us to interview the most successful player in the four events; dignitas/paco. We’ve asked him about his view on MAN vs MAN, ESWC, the upcomming Maniaplanet World Cup, Team Dignitas, Trackmania Turbo and ESL - Hockolicious.
Let's see what he has to say:
Hello Pac! Glad you took your time to do this interview with us. Can you introduce yourself?
Hi my name is Thomas Cole and I've played Trackmania since 2009, and competitively since 2014 after a 2 year stint playing canyon. After my first season in ESL I was approached by Team Dignitas where I later joined in early 2015.
The first ever MAN vs MAN events has been played, and are finished. You reached Grand Final in all of the events you played it, and even managed to win once. How did you experience the events overall?
The MAN vs MAN event has been an interesting event for me to play in. I found that these maps for the first two cups were well suited to me and I believed them to be fun, especially the second map pack. I also particularly enjoyed a solo event which had a cash prize, this made the events more competitive which was fun to see.
Event 2 you manage to win, and take home the 50€ sponsored by planetkey.de. You also ended up with the World Records on all maps in week 2. Would you say you prepared more for this event than the two others?
I definitely prepared more for this cup as the maps that week in my opinion were extremely well made. So I enjoyed playing them, hence why I managed to get the world records that week.