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Slingshot Questionnaire with Tanner Damonte

Tanner Damonte

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, Janko “YNK” Paunović, Dustin Mouret, Steve “Ryu” Rattacasa, Lee “Robin” Seung-Hwan, Bryce Blum.

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?

The ability to control every aspect of my life and not to let life challenges overcome me.

2. What is your greatest fear?

The thought that I could never be successful and get stuck doing a job in my life that I do not enjoy.

3. What is the trait you most dislike in yourself?

Being ignorant to other people’s side when in a disagreement.

4. What is the trait you most dislike in others?

Not putting in the effort to achieve something but expecting good results.

5. Which living person do you most admire?

Russ, I feel like most of his music really connects with me.

6. What is your greatest extravagance?


7. What is your current state of mind?

Focus on improving

8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?


9. When do you think it’s OK to lie?

Never unless it’s for a small joke

10. What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Being overweight

11. Which living person do you most despise?

I don’t despise anyone

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

Integrity and responsibilty

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

Integrity and responsibility

14. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“Play around me”

15. When and where were you happiest?

Anytime I win in anything that has importance

16. Which talent would you most like to have?

I wish I could juggle

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

I want to be 2 inches taller

18. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

As of now, qualifying for NACS. In the future, hopefully winning NA

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?

My family

21. What makes you miserable?


22. What do you most value in your friends?

Being laid back and chill and pushing me to succeed

23. Who are your favorite writers?

George Orwell

24. Who is your fictional hero?


25. Which historical figure do you most identify with?

John F. Kennedy

26. Who are your real life heroes?

My brother

27. What is it that you most dislike?


28. What is your greatest regret?

Wasting time doing whatever when I could’ve been practicing

29. What is your motto?

Take a risk, win big or learn from it

30. What was the first video game you played?

Windows 3D Pinball

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


32. What do you consider the most overrated skill in-game?

Being selfless

33. What is the quality you most like in a teammate?

Being able to reflect and improve

34. What is the quality you most like in an opponent?

Good mechanics

35. What is your favorite film?

Independence Day

36. What is your favorite show/series?

Game of Thrones

Cover photo courtesy of Tanner Damonte/illustration by Slingshot


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