MPL-PH Player Interview - Rafflesia

MPL-PH Player Interview - Rafflesia
Publish Date: 13 Aug 2020

RAFFLESIA is our LEGEND OF THE HOUR!

Christian Fajura, also known as Rafflesia, is the Tank player of Aura PH. Despite hardships in life, his path is to become a successful pro-player and support his family the way they support him on his quest to become the best! He shared that their team is noisy whenever they play, do you think you can cheer over the sounds of his team when the tournament begins

Q: IGN
A: Rafflesia.

Q: What hero would you like to cosplay in MLBB? Why?
A: Chou’s KOF skin, it's so cool and it was the hero I played in MPL-PH season 4 finals game 5.

Q: If you can obtain 1 skill from any hero in MLBB, which hero and skill would it be?
A: I want to copy natalia’s ultimate, invisibility. I don't want to be seen by people. Hehehehe.

Q: If you can choose one hero as a girlfriend, who do you want to choose? Why?
A: Pharsa, i want to ride pharsa while in bird form hehehehe.

Q: Which is your favorite role and why?
A: Tank role, i want to set plays for my team to win the game.

Q: Which role do you like least and why?
A: Assassin, before playing the tank role i was formerly known as fanny and gusion main.

Q: Which hero do you dislike most or don't want to see it in the matches? Why?
A: Jawhead, I think the part where he can toss an enemy anywhere irritates me, it can either cancel out the skill that is being casted by the enemy or he can kill the enemy.

Q: What easily triggers you in game?
A: I think the picking really triggers me the most, most players in ranked games really pick heroes that are not on the meta, this causes the game to lose.

Q: When and how did you hear about MPL-PH?
A: During MPL season one i was just watching, after that i tried to enter the tournament.

Q: Who first introduced MLBB to you? When was your first MLBB game?
A: My brother was the one who told me to play MLBB, I have been playing since season 1. I played Mobile Legends 2 weeks after it was released.

Q: In which season did you join the MPL-PH?
A: MPL season 3

Q: Why do you want to become a pro player?
A: It's my hobby to play games and compete with other players. I want to show them my capability as a player.

Q: What are you most proud of about being a pro player?
A: I am proud of being a back to back champion in the MPL.

Q: What is your motivation to keep playing professionally?
A: One of my motivations is my family,since I have a broken family, I want to support my mother in all ways. Second is my girlfriend, from the very beginning I had no money or anything, but she supported me in any way. She supported my decisions in life. Third is my experience and struggles in life. I learned a lot while doing the things I want and I must do.

Q: What does your family think about you being a pro player?
A: At first they didn't want me to join because i was a student back then. But now that I graduated college, they are really supportive.

Q: Who is your biggest opponent in MPL? Who do you want to win against the most? Why?
A: Everyone is our biggest opponent actually, they are in the MPL tournament and I think they deserve to be respected. We want to win on all the teams as much as possible.

Q: Which MPL match/game impressed you the most? Why?
A: MPL season 4 grand finals game 5, i never thought that we could win in that situation.

Q: What was your biggest regret during a match/tournament.
A: I think i don't regret anything, everything i experienced is the reason why i learned.

Q: What kind of prize makes you the happiest?
A: The trophy and the medals, money can't stay forever, but these things can. Money and fame is automatically acquired while playing the game.

Q: Favorite training method? Why?
A: I practice a lot in a solo queue, in this way I learn a lot in heroes skills and hero mechanics.

Q: Who do you feel the most pressured by in your team?
A: Teammates, Kielvj is just a kid and that really happens. But he usually enjoys the game.

Q: What do you wish to achieve the most from being a pro player?
A: I want to be the strongest player, I want all the people to recognize me. I want to show people that I am having fun while achieving my goals in life.

Q: In the future, will you want to become a coach / caster / or leave esports? Why?
A: I think I can be a coach and a caster, I don't want to leave the esports scene. But now I want to play.

Q: To you, what is the most difficult thing in life?
A: The most difficult thing is starting from zero. I didn't have the gadget, the money, the support.

Q: What do you often do in the off-season?
A: I just rest, I want to clear my mind so that when the new season starts I don't have any burden.

Q: What do you want to say to your past or future self?
A: I want to say to my past self that “you did great, now go show the world what you’re capable of, Good job working hard!” And to my future self “You got there because you worked hard, achieving your goals and dreams is all part of your plan, don't stop chasing and making new goals in life”.

Q: Do you have any nicknames? What are they?
A: Kobe or Raff.

Q: What is the person/thing that affects you most?
A: The thing that affects me the most is the attitude, I don't want people that usually get angry.

Q: What is your biggest advantage?
A: My biggest advantage I think is the experience I faced before.

Q: Most difficult thing to learn as a pro player (mechanics, macro play, build knowledge, team composition, etc)? What do you want to suggest to your fans who also want to be pro players?
A: I want my fans to have a very calm mind, a lot of patience, and excitement in the game. These are the key factors that I have in life in which these helped me to achieve my goals.

Q: Do you have any Pre-match rituals? Anything you have a habit of doing/not doing before matches?
A: The night before the tournament day, I always meditate. I want to remember all the things I have before getting to the pro scene. Before the game, i usually listen to some anime songs, anime’s that gave me a lot of moral lessons. I usually listen to the song Departure from Hunter x Hunter.

Q: Do you have any lucky charms that you always carry?
A: I have my bracelet that my mother gave me, she said that it was Blessed. I also have a promise ring from my girlfriend, I always trust my ring that it will give me a good fortune.

Q: Who is your most admired player?
A: I always admire iceiceice from Dota 2, he plays so calm. I really want to play and just relax so that I can enjoy the game.

Q: Tell us another player who plays the same role that you learn from.
A: I don't really review other teams, so i think I learn from playing solo in the rank game.

Q: Who is the member you got closest with the fastest?
A: Kielvj, because he was my teammates way back 2018 november.

Q: What was the most impressive thing between you and your teammates?
A: The most impressive thing I think is that no one can defeat us when it comes to making noise. My team is very noisy.

Q: What do you want to say to your fans?
A: Thank you for supporting me and my teammates, keep on supporting us as we face more challenges. You guys usually see us having fun and all, but I want you guys to know that you guys help us a lot by supporting us!