Society is separated into many communities. Most, for example have the same thinking, like the same things, do the same sports, or play games. The gaming communities have grown to a whole world. Today almost every company wants to attract gamers, because it is well-known that if experts in gaming favour your products, then it will become well-known for quality. Gamers are the main demand for more quality, more options, the quick advancement of PCs and their capabilities.
That is why we decide to sneak a peek into the life of the gamer – Ivan ‘’Mlafster’’ or ‘’DiGi’’ Mladenovic. He is born and lives in Serbia and he is professional gamer in League of Legends. Ivan is only 20 years and has many interests such computers and technology. He has passion for games, which made us contact him. We decided to ask him some questions about his gaming history, about his opinions in general, and what he thinks about our products. We thought that people only hear about new gaming products, but they do not really read much about gamers, so here is our interview with Ivan:
What is your gaming history, Ivan?
Ivan: Started very young, as soon as my family bought our first PC, I’d say I was about 4 years old, started by watching my brother play and wanting to spend time with him. Back then my brother and I were allowed and hour or two together to use the PC.
How many hours do you play now?
Ivan: Looking at the fact that I was 4, I obviously play more now, it’s different for each day depending on how much school work I have to do, on average if I’d have to give a number I’d say 7 hours per day.
What platforms do you game on?
Ivan: Mostly PC, I casually game on some consoles, like XBOX or PS with friends, but I do not own a console.
Which are your favorite games?
Ivan: Counter Strike 1.6, Counter Strike: Global Offensive and League Of Legends. These are highly competitive multiplayer/online games, these to me are more than games, and they are e-sports. As for the non-competitive games, I like a lot of games, I like a good story with challenging game-play if I had to choose favourites I’d say The Bioshock series, Portal 1/2 and The Stanly Parable.
What does a computer or a laptop need to have as characteristic in order for you to be satisfied with your gaming experience?
Ivan: Well obviously it needs to be able to run the games I want to play decently, but honestly I do not mind that much if it’s not a top notch machine, I value a good keyboard, mouse, and headset more. I think comfort is very important when it comes to competitive gaming. I do not suggest laptops for any kind of gaming, at least not without an external monitor, keyboard and mouse which kind of goes against the idea of a laptop so yeah. It is way too small for my tastes. I don’t think laptops can ever come close to desktop PCs when it comes to playing competitive games.
What do you think about the new Lenovo Y Gaming Series and accessories?
Ivan: Pretty powerful laptops, would recommend for people who like gaming on laptops, as for the accessories, they are great, there’s much more products that are much more expensive and offer way lower quality. All in all perfect for me, I would recommend the laptops to people as well as the mouse keyboard and the headset.
Do you own a tablet?
Ivan: No I do not. My mom does but I use it as well.
What do you use if for?
Ivan: Watch videos and read from time to time from my bed when I feel like it.
Do you think it’s suitable for games?
Ivan: Certain games can be quite fun for tablets/mobiles. But nothing serious.
What do you think of the Lenovo A3000 tablet?
Ivan: The specifics seem good, if it has a good battery life as it says then this thing is a beast! I think I might need a new tablet now!
What qualities do you need to possess in order to be a very good gamer?
Ivan: Good reflexes, quick decision making, good logical thinking, adaptable, good problem solving skills. These can apply to any games, another few that apply to only competitive games only: mental toughness, a lot of energy/determination, good communication skills, not letting your emotions negatively affect your performance. I could go on about this but these are some key ones.
What are the some false stereotypes of gamers?
Ivan: That it’s pointless to play games, gamers earn a lot of money (if good enough), and not only that it can improve certain aspects of thinking, and improve reflexes as well as other stuff.
That only male gamers exist, females are a big part of the gaming community and people can’t get that trough their head.
That gamers are immature, this is just 100% untrue for so many reasons that I’m not going to go into it.
That gamers are anti-social, while there is some logic behind this argument, most gamers are quite sociable and understanding, and it’s a requirement for playing team games. Especially on a competitive level.
I think people need to stop thinking this way and I feel like I must change these false stereotype. Wish me luck!