BUK 20 (Team Captain)
Real Name: Alex Buck
Real Name: Will Buck
Real Name: James Bradbrook
Real Name: Mike Juchau
Real Name: Daniel Young
Team Epsilon qualified for the Halo World Championship by finishing in the top four at the HWC Tour: Cologne. They previously had qualified for the regional by winning the Gfinity Halo World Championship stop in London, and afterwards the team went on to upset Renegades at the X-Games in Aspen.
Will Buck, aka BUK 57, answered these questions for us as the team prepares for the Halo World Championship next month.
ESL: What is your team's strongest/weakest map?
BUK 57: Our team’s strongest map would most likely be Coliseum, due to the symmetrical map still and variety of weapons. As for weakest I’d say Truth, but mainly down to Slayers. It’s been shown at events that map can cause us problems which we are working on.
ESL: In your opinion, what is the best Spartan ability and what’s the best way to use it?
BUK 57: I would say the ground pound because it’s the most fun ;) But definitely the thruster pack, when used the right way it can get you out of or win you fights. Also is very good for trick jumps across the map.
ESL: What was the greatest obstacle your team had to overcome in order to qualify for the Halo World Championship?
BUK 57: To be completely honest, we always knew we would qualify for worlds with how skilful the majority of EU is right now. But coming up to the EU regionals BUK 20 and I were hit hard with illness. So we didn’t know how we would play on the day of the event, our communication was not the best as we could barely speak but our individual gameplay pulled us through.
ESL: What part of your game does your team have to improve on most in order to win?
BUK 57: I’d say 100% our Slayers. As a team in our series whether it’s been at events or online we always lose slayers.
ESL: Which team are you most excited to play? Least excited to play?
BUK 57: There is no team I really want to play at Worlds. Most excited to play against the lower seeded team from NA in our group because that will be the team in my opinion we need to beat to make it out of groups. As for least excited to play, probably either CLG or EG if as they are clearly the best teams in the world right now.
The Halo World Championship will happen live in Hollywood, California on March 18-20 where 16 teams from around the world will compete for the title of Halo World Champion and a share of the $2,500,000 prize pool. Follow us for more #HaloWC news on Facebook and Twitter as we get closer to what promises to be the biggest Halo event the world has ever seen!