Slingshot Questionnaire with Immortals manager Nick Phan

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?

I think happiness is more about lifestyle than anything. I really want to move somewhere not so fast paced (i.e. Seattle) and just be able to take care of my future family. If I get to prioritize that in the future, I’m perfectly happy with it.

2. What is your greatest fear?

I think my greatest fear is not being able to make the kind of impact I want in the interactions I have with coworkers, friends, family, and even strangers on a daily basis.

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

I hate my inconsistency. Sometimes I’m lazy, sometimes I get into modes of relentless work and I don’t eat, sleep, etc.

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

I generally hate dishonesty but if I were to take a step back it’s probably just the fear of taking risks. So many people can do and realize so much more in their lives if they learned that making mistakes was okay.

5. Which living person do you most admire?

I admire my parentals

6. What is your greatest extravagance?

My houses

7. What is your current state of mind?

Optimistic

8. What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Probably pride

9. When do you think it’s OK to lie?

Uhhh, I just don’t so I’d personally hope never

10. What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Idk, I need to go to the gym more and eat better

11. Which living person do you most despise?

DLim

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

Honesty

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

Honesty

14. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Sick or dope

15. When and where were you happiest?

Pike’s place every Saturday morning

16. Which talent would you most like to have?

Being able to sing

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

My stubbornness

18. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Buying my first house

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

Myself, I’m good in my own skin

20. What is your most treasured possession?

Adidas anything

21. What makes you miserable?

LA traffic and parking

22. What do you most value in your friends?

I value sacrifice, honesty, and humility

23. Who are your favorite writers?

John Maxwell

24. Who is your fictional hero?

Batman

25. Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Jesus

26. Who are your real life heroes?

Chance the Rapper, Russell Westbrook

27. What is it that you most dislike?

I dislike when people are stepped on and they don’t do anything about it.

28. What is your greatest regret?

Not pursuing professional swimming

29. What is your motto?

If you don’t make mistakes, you’ll never know what it looks like to be better.

30. What was the first video game you played?

Asteroids

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

Wealth Management/Business Dev

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

actions/clicks per minute

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

Leadership/Sincerity

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

Gracefulness/Tenacity

35. What is your favorite film?

Coach Carter

36. What is your favorite show/series?

That 70s Show

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, Tanner Damonte, Romain Bigeard, DaJuan “Shroomed” McDaniel, Ryan Morrison.

Slingshot Editor-In-Chief. Former newspaper reporter from Cleveland, Ohio, who appreciates clean copy and good Counter-Strike. You can reach him at Vince@slingshotesports.com

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