Total Gaming Esports won the recently concluded Free Fire Pro League 2021 Summer. They are coming into FFIC 2021 Fall as the hot favourites. This team also won the FFIC 2020 Fall last year, which makes them the defending champions of a similar season as well. We spoke to MAFI4BALA from Total Gaming Esports about how they are gearing up for this flagship tournament.
Q. How are the preparations going for the upcoming FFIC season?
We are trying out some of our new strategies in small tournaments to test how potent they are. Simultaneously, studying the strategies of different teams is a continuous process. We have faced most of these teams before so we know their general tendencies. Before every tournament, we just check out if they have changed anything up or not.
Q. What special moves can we expect from you in this tournament?
We can’t reveal all our secrets yet. But we can assure you that you will see some unique moves and strategies.
Q. What did you learn from your recent win in Free Fire Pro League 2021 Summer?
We learnt that discipline is a very important thing. If your team has the patience and the teamwork, any unpredictable situation can be overcome. One might not find the motivation to wake up every day and practice. In such moments when we can’t find motivation, we find the discipline to keep getting better nonetheless.
Q. Is there anything you wanna improve upon from your previous time?
Well, there are a lot of things we can improve upon. Just because you’re the best doesn’t mean that you can relax, because there are people out there working much harder to dethrone you. The whole world is upgrading day by day. If we don’t keep up, we will be left behind in the drive. One must strive to be better each day.
Q. Which teams can be a threat to you this time?
Every time before a tournament comes, this question comes up. And every time, our answer is the same. The only team we are competing against is the team that we were on yesterday. We are our own biggest competitors.
Q. How do you maintain a Home-Bootcamp/work-life balance?
I have a simple rule. I only do one thing at a time. If I'm at the Bootcamp, then I will only play the game. If I’m at home, I’ll be practicing undisturbed in my room till the end of the session. I’ll tell my mom, “I will be practicing from 10am to 5pm”, and she won’t bother me. I have separate time to practice when I don’t interact with anyone other than my teammates, and then a few hours that I spend with my friends and family.
Q. You guys are currently the top team and because of your lead, you have a target on your back? How will you defend against that?
We don’t overcomplicate things. Our motto is simple. Wipeout anyone in our path and move ahead. No looking back (except for demo review and postmortem).
TG-Mafiabala will be playing in the Free Fire India Championship 2021 Fall League Stage starting on 17th September 2021. Tune in to the Free Fire Esports India YouTube channel at 6 PM IST to catch him in action.