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Zlapped: Welcome guys to Ask Zlapped, where I’ll be answering your questions 5 days a week.
Zlapped: Hi guys and welcome to episode 6. Today’s question is from Jashin668.
Jashin668: How many years did you play HoN before you went pro?
Zlapped: So I have actually been playing HoN since the Beta. 27th of July 2009. Yes I do remember the exact date. Because it was in a basement with my friends at a LAN party. There were about 6 people. Maybe 5, I don’t exactly recall.
Point being that’s where I played my first HoN game. So that’s what, 7 years now? However, I did have 2 year break in total. So I played HoN a lot back in Beta. Had a 1 year break, then come back, then had another 1 year break. But about 5 years ago that’s when I really come into it. That’s when I played a lot and that’s actually when I started playing competitive. I don’t think I played a full year of HoN before I went pro.
For some reason I really picked up this game pretty fast. I was 20124 PSR in Beta. Which was a very high rank without having played another MOBA before. HoN is my first MOBA. I never played DOTA 1 or anything of the sort. I don’t know, I just picked up the game really fast. I didn’t need that much time to become really good.
I don’t think I played a full year of HoN before trying pro HoN. I think another 1 and a half years before I was a tiny bit successful. Then of course I got my breakthrough in 2013.
I guess we could say between 1 and 2 years before I became successful in competitive. Before that I was a nobody, but I was still playing. I wasn’t making the big bucks.
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