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Grannec nonetheless king of the console

Bruce Grannec is a former two-time world champion He retired in 2015 to grow to be a gaming streamer and commentator “There are different avid game...

 
  • Bruce Grannec is a former two-time world champion
  • He retired in 2015 to grow to be a gaming streamer and commentator
  • “There are different avid gamers who can go and do what I’ve accomplished”

Bruce Grannec is an eSports legend, one of many few to emerge in its quick historical past thus far. The prolific Frenchman made his identify within the FIFA Interactive World Cup, because the FIFA eWorld Cup was previously identified, successful the competitors in 2009 and 2013 and likewise reaching the ultimate in 2012.

He owed that spectacular consistency to his winner’s mentality and his unrivalled means to maintain his cool, so cool the truth is that he was nicknamed ‘The Machine’ throughout his gaming days. “I’d keep simply as calm once I scored, as once I conceded, as a result of I needed to play my match and keep targeted. It was additionally out of respect for my opponents,” he informed FIFA.com.

Grannec determined to finish his skilled gaming profession in 2015, on the age of solely 28. “I’d been competing for ten years,” he defined. “Once I began out, I used to be among the many youngest, and by the tip, I used to be one of many oldest. I stated to myself that it was time to modify to one thing else. My motivation had dropped off a bit, and with the kids coming via, I simply felt that there wasn’t a lot level, if I wasn’t on the high of my recreation.”

Grannec has not fairly hung up his console, nonetheless. Now a full-time streamer and commentator, he nonetheless video games, only for enjoyable, and has a pure manner of getting that throughout to his viewers. His pure expertise has not abandoned him both. “I get a kick out seeing that I’ve nonetheless received it,” joked Grannec, who has almost 500,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel and whose intensive experience means he’s very a lot in demand with the specialist gaming media.

Since he retired, nobody else has achieved his feat of successful two world titles. Considering the prospect of somebody emulating that achievement sooner or later, he stated: “There are increasingly avid gamers now and the usual is getting greater on a regular basis. However I feel that it’s completely attainable that different gamers can go and do what I did within the close to future.”

Providing some recommendation for anybody hoping to comply with in his footsteps and switch skilled, he added: “You need to put your self to the check towards gamers who’re higher than you, towards the professionals even. And greater than the rest, you possibly can’t let your head drop. It’s a sport that’s very demanding on a psychological stage, and when issues get powerful, that you need to present that you simply’ve received what it takes. You additionally need to be skilled and lead a wholesome life-style. I’ve all the time been fairly sporty and it’s actually helped me to be at my finest when competing.”

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