The Howl is our new format where we go ahead and ask the Wolves questions about their life and gaming to allow them to take the spotlight. There will be a new episode every two weeks with a special DreamHack episode shortly after the event finished.
For the first episode one of our longest standing members takes the spotlight – Our Smash player Benjamin “wusi” Baye!
Benjamin has been with Wolves since September 2016 and has been the best performing Smash player for Wolves since then. No wonder, he managed to win three events in a row shortly after he joined Wolves eSports. The year 2017 was a bit rougher for him as he unfortunately wasn’t able to power through with the same dominance. However, his results were still pretty good.
But without further ado, here’s the interview:
Question: Hello wusi! Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions. We’d like to start with a short introduction of yourself.
Hi, my name is Benjamin “wusi” Baye, I’m 24 years old and play Super Smash Bros here at Wolves eSports. I managed to establish myself in the scene and currently sit at 5th place of the German Power Ranking.
Question: What are the main things you do outside of gaming?
Well, during the day I work a side job and attend evening classes to work on my A-levels to become an engineer. After that I hit the gym 5 days a week to stay fit and healthy.
Question: Talking about gaming, what was your first video game?
Sonic the Hedgehog for the Sega Mega Drive!
Question: Since you play Super Smash Bros. for Wolves, would you mind to tell us how you started with Smash?
I played Smash for the first time at the age of 5. We got it with the Nintendo 64 back in the days and I was never able to leave the franchise since then. After I heard about Brawl tournaments in my vicinity I picked it up competitively in 2012.
Question: What are your goals for 2018?
To keep up with my current routine of work, education and gym first and foremost. Another goal for me is to climb the German Power Ranking again and to establish myself in the world wide Smash scene as I want to attend at least one american event and perform well.
Question: If you’d never be able to touch Smash again, what game would you pick up instead?
Dragon Ball FighterZ for the PS4. Just an incredibly good game!
Question: If you were able to change 1 or 2 things in Super Smash Bros.m what would you change and why?
I’d remove Bayonetta. Or at least change her since she is quite broken. As for my second change – I would like to buff the low tier characters to make them tournament viable and allow for more diversity in characters that way. I would love to see more characters being played.
Question: You are known for your Fox. Why did you choose him and who would you play if you couldn’t play Fox?
I saw a Japanese player named “Yui” play Fox back in 2012, His gameplay was pretty smooth and it inspired me to play Fox myself. I came to love his agility and his rushdown based play style. If I had to choose a different character, I’d say that Toon Link and Greninja have decent chances as they are pretty fast and allow for different play styles.
Question: We know you love Fox, but who do you hate the most?
I have an aversion for Bayonetta and Sheik as they are bad matchups for Fox. Especially Bayonetta, she can always kill you with something. And she has Witch Time. I guess nobody likes that. Well, apart from Bayonetta players.
Question: Thank you for your answers, we’re done! If you want to say anything, this would be your chance!
Thank you for the interview and for allowing me to be a part of Wolves eSports! I’m here for more than a year now and enjoy being here. Let 2018 be a fantastic year for Smash in esports and I hope I’ll be able to represent Wolves as good as I have done in the past!