The Proust Questionnaire is an interview about somebody’s personality, made famous by French writer Marcel Proust. Vanity Fair does its own version of the questionnaire for celebrities, and we decided it would be fun to do the same with notable esports professionals.
1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
2. What is your greatest fear?
3. What is the trait you most dislike in yourself?
4. What is the trait you most dislike in others?
5. Which living person do you most admire?
6. What is your greatest extravagance?
7. What is your current state of mind?
8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
no virtue is overrated
9. When do you think it’s ok to lie?
White lies to protect people
10. What do you most dislike about your appearance?
The knot in my forehead.
11. Which living person do you most despise?
12. What is the quality you most like in a man?
13. What is the quality you most like in a woman?
14. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
You know, literally
15. When and where were you happiest?
1999 in a house in a small village in Wales
16. Which talent would you most like to have?
Natural talent for broadcasting
17. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I’d be taller lol
18. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I haven’t achieved it yet
19. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
20. What is your most treasured possession?
A painting of Gilles Villeneuve which my late mother bought for me as a birthday present the year she died, which was then framed by my father. It’s the only thing in the world I have from both of my parents, as they split when I was very small.
21. What makes you miserable?
Listening to Donald Trump
22. What do you most value in your friends?
23. Who are your favorite writers?
David Mitchell, JRR Tolkein, Stephen King
24. Who is your fictional hero?
Roy of the Rovers
25. Which historical figure do you most identify with?
26. Who are your real life heroes?
Ayrton Senna, Murray Walker
27. What is it that you most dislike?
28. What is your greatest regret?
The lack of time spent with my children
29. What is your motto?
It was my mothers, but it’s lived with me since she passed. Nil Desperandum
30. What was the first video game you played?
Donkey King on the Dragon 32
31. What would you be doing if you weren’t in esports?
Probably a compliance manager as I was before esports
32. What do you consider the most overrated skill in-game?
There isn’t one
33. What is the quality you most like in a teammate?
34. What is the quality you most like in an opponent?
35. What is your favorite film?
36. What is your favorite show/series?
The West Wing
Cover photo courtesy of Helena Kristiansson/ESL, illustration by Slingshot