Is the time of big teams in StarCraft 2 over? Ever since the disbandment of several Korean teams, people have declared Blizzard’s RTS dead. Okay, to be fair, this claim has been around for many years now. But after the collapse of the biggest Korean team houses, it finally seemed to be a matter of fact rather than a bold statement.
Also European teams do not have as strong rosters anymore. One prime example would be mYinsanity which used to contract players such as Rain, jjakji, or StarDust. Nowadays, the roster list is not as impressive anymore. But to be fair once again, with Beastyqt, Golden, and PtitDrogo, they still maintain some top players of the scene.
So, what’s in store for mYinsanity’s StarCraft department this year? After Stefan ‘PengWin’ Mott’s departure, the crafters were without team manager. Luckily, they found a worthy replacement with Mark ‘Yogmark’ Meijdam. The Dutchman fell in love with esports when he watched good old Grubby’s StarCraft streams back in the day. Ever since, Mark has wanted to be part of the scene, and he worked hard for the position he is into nowadays.
We talk with him about his early days as a gamer, and how he happened to become Grubby’s chat mod on Twitch. This was but the first step of his career which seems to be skyrocketing at the moment.
As a team manager, Yogmark responsible for the well-being of his players. Just like any other manager we’ve had in our podcasts, Mark is both friend and father figure to his lads. His job is, after all, solving problems and organize everything, so the pros can focus on their practice.
Will 2017 be the year of mYinsanity again? Last year, PtitDrogo did very well when he won DreamHack and attended BlizzCon. Can another player repeat this success this year?