Ajay “Fozzy Ajay” Sharma has been one of many greater names within the Free Fireplace esports scene for a while now.
Because the IGL for Whole Gaming’s roster, Ajay has loads of tasks that he shoulders each out and in of the sport. He has been probably the most passionate personalities within the sport and has been vocal about how Garena wants to start out serving to out the nation’s Free Fireplace newbie scene a bit extra sooner or later.
In a dialog with Abhishek Mallick of Sportskeeda Esports, Ajay opens up about his journey and the way his experiences have been thus far in Whole Gaming and the Free Fireplace Esports Premier League.
Right here in an excerpt.
Q. Ajay, I’d like to know the way your profession took off. Discuss to us a bit about your early days and what impressed you to hunt a profession in taking part in Free Fireplace professionally?
Ajay: Taking part in Free Fireplace has at all times been a really enjoyable expertise for me. I initially started taking part in the sport because it had a mic characteristic, which I regarded as fairly distinctive.
I needed to hunt a profession within the sport after I noticed loads of skilled tournaments and received motivated by it. The preliminary ITL occasions performed an enormous half in motivating me, as a result of as an viewers, Free Fireplace regarded like the sport I needed to speculate my time in.
Q. How supportive are your dad and mom of your ardour for esports? Have they at all times had your again?
Ajay: At first, I used to be a bit extra targeted on my research, and as gaming is an entire new realm for Indian dad and mom, it took mine a while to get aware of the trade.
As soon as the achievements began to come back in and I began taking part in within the large Asian leagues, they lastly began supporting me with what I needed to do.
Q. You will have been part of Whole Gaming’s Free Fireplace roster for a while now. How has your expertise been within the staff thus far?
Ajay: My time in Whole Gaming’s Free Fireplace roster has been nice, and I’m at the moment main the staff. There have been loads of ups and downs in our journey as just a few tournaments didn’t go in addition to we anticipated them to, however my oldest teammate and buddy “bala”, and I caught collectively and we’re nonetheless persevering with our grind to the highest.
Q. What precise position do you play within the roster? What are a number of the tasks that you need to shoulder throughout every sport?
Ajay: I play the position of the in-game chief in Whole Gaming’s Free Fireplace roster, and my job is to steer and inspire the remainder of my teammates, enhance their morale, and create methods round their distinctive ability units.
Q. How is the staff coordination coming alongside? What are your follow periods like on a day-to-day foundation?
Ajay: It has been a while for the reason that roster got here collectively, so we perceive one another fairly effectively now, so the synergy just isn’t the primary concern for us at this second. We’re focusing extra on growing on our particular person abilities.
Q. Whole Gaming was just lately in a position to safe a spot within the conflict spherical within the Free Fireplace Esports Premier League. How do you’re feeling in regards to the competitors thus far?
Ajay: The Free Fireplace Esports Premier League conflict spherical has been a really new expertise for us as a staff. Although the sport, competitors, and format have been unimaginable in themselves, the occasion did include its justifiable share of challenges. It examined us quite a bit as a staff, and I can say that thankfully, we’re getting stronger in consequence.
Q. What are your ideas on a number of the alternatives that Free Fireplace ESPL was in a position to current to the grassroots of the group? What are you able to say in regards to the rising expertise of younger cell esports athletes within the nation?
Ajay: There weren’t many tournaments earlier than the Free Fireplace ESPL occasion, the place the competitors helped a big portion of the grassroots have equal illustration. That is the place ESPL stood out for me and I really feel that it’s necessary to assist the newbie scene and make a platform for gamers who’re nonetheless scuffling with their grind and research, to have good illustration.
Q. Now that Whole Gaming can be represented below the identify of a selected metropolis/state for the rest of ESPL occasion. How do you’re feeling in regards to the regional format that the hosts are going for throughout this event?
Ajay: The Fre Fireplace ESPL’s regional format is one thing very distinctive that the hosts are doing, and it’s bringing in a component of enjoyable to the competitors. It’s not day by day that we get to see one thing like this.
Q. Other than being a Free Fireplace esports athlete, you might be additionally a really avid streamer and content material creator. How do you stability these two features of your life?
Ajay: I’ve not been as energetic on the content material creation facet of the trade as I’d have preferred to be. As I’m far more targeted on my esports profession, the skilled facet of video video games will at all times be my no 1 choice.
Q. What are your ideas on the present state of the Indian Free Fireplace esports? What would you say are a few of its positives and negatives, and what adjustments ought to Garena introduce within the coming months?
Ajay: I’d love for Garena to start out internet hosting back-to-back official tournaments, the place all gamers; amateurs and professionals alike, get to have equal illustration and alternative.
Moreover, I really feel that Garena must also focus a bit extra on their server, as the sport is rising exponentially each domestically and internationally, fixed bug patches and server updates are very a lot required.