Mogul Masters is a weekly series featuring actual players and teams who have competed and won Mogul tournaments.
We interviewed Icemonster, the member of Xavier Esports who made it to the finals of Mogul Mayhem Season 8.
Mogul Mayhem Season 8 was packed with action as Xavier Esports fought against IDKASKUR in the finals. We had the chance to interview Icemonster from this team, which snagged the second postion.
When did you start playing CS:GO?
I started playing CS:GO when I was 15 years old (I am 20 now). Before that, I used to play a lot of Sudden Attack, which was my favorite FPS at the time. Then CS:GO started to emerge in the Thai scene with various competitions in the country and abroad as well, and since then I've been playing the game.
So do you plan on taking CSGO professionally?
Yes, I do plan to take it professionally and also attend bootcamps with my team.
What can you tell me about the esports scene in Thailand?
In Thailand, CS:GO is considered to be very strong at this time. Many CS:GO competitions are held in Thailand every year, including the FPSThailand CS:GO Pro League.
What about your parents? Do they see it as a viable career?
They support me regarding my choice right now. I told them about how I get a salary and am on a contract. At first, my father was against it. He saw video games as something that would hinder my education, and also thought that they would make my eyesight weak. But I divided my time between playing and studying, and showed that both of these things could go hand in hand. Gradually, he accepted it.
So how do you feel about Mogul Arena?
I feel that a good system has been built around it and the admin team is great too. There are teams competing from various countries. I like it.
How do you plan to spend the prize money?
Divide within the team. For me, I’d use it some of it and share some with the family.
Would you recommend the platform to your friends?
Definitely would recommend.