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Slingshot Questionnaire with Janko “YNK” Paunović

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.

Previous editions:

Alberto “Crumbz” Rengifo

Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi

Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner

Marty Strenczewilk

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A beer with your friends, waking up next to someone you love, having a family

2. What is your greatest fear?

That this one life is all I’ve got

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?

My mom

6. What is your greatest extravagance?


7. What is your current state of mind?


8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Is there such a thing?

9. When do you think it’s OK to lie?

Only white lies

10. What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Nothing that I can’t change

11. Which living person do you most despise?

I’ve got no reason to despise anyone

12. What is the quality you most like in a man?


13. What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Boldness, ambition

14. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Like, definitely

15. When and where were you happiest?

That memory is for me to treasure

16. Which talent would you most like to have?

Good voice for singing

17. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’d be less lazy

18. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

I’m not there yet

19. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

I’d prefer not to die

20. What is your most treasured possession?

Right now, a particular drawing

21. What makes you miserable?

Too much time away from home

22. What do you most value in your friends?

The fact that they’re always there for me no matter what

23. Who are your favorite writers?

I’m not really into reading

24. Who is your fictional hero?

Chandler Bing

25. Which historical figure do you most identify with?

I’m not in a position to compare myself to historical figures, not yet at least

26. Who are your real life heroes?

Ordinary people, who share the little they have with those who have even less

27. What is it that you most dislike?

Violence toward women

28. What is your greatest regret?

I live my life in a way so I don’t have any major regrets

29. What is your motto?

Be happy, that shit drives people crazy

30. What was the first video game you played?

Duke Nukem 3D

31. What would you be doing if you weren’t in esports?

Most likely rotting away in the finance industry

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?

Skill, because it makes me rise up to the challenge

35. What is your favorite film?


36. What is your favorite show/series?

The Wire

Cover photo by Robert Paul/MLG, illustration by Slingshot


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