Esports Central – Interviewing zerOch4Nce about Sinister5’s new CS:GO roster

14 May 2018

Sinister5 have announced a revamped CS:GO lineup to compete in Leg 3 of the VS Masters division and ESEA Open Season 28. It’s a team with a particularly strong blend of youth and experience, even if the majority of the players are still relatively early in their respective careers. Taking the reins of the team is legendary in game leader, James “zerOch4Nce” Wijnberg.

Here is the new Sinister5 CS:GO lineup:

  • Dylan “dyvo” Vorster
  • Dean “HackeM” Seyfried
  • James “zerOch4Nce” Wijnberg
  • Anton “Rogue” van Dyk
  • Christian “dada” Jonker

Back in Black. Well, green anyway.

A veteran of a number of top-flight teams on the local scene, zerOch4Nce has a solid track record of building highly competitive teams. Often with newer or less experienced players. After retiring as a player in late 2017 and then a stint as coach of Big 5 Esports, he’s back to do it all over again. I managed to tear him away from his other big responsibility, managing his fruit tree farm, to chat about his new adventure.

axtremes: You retired and moved to coaching after leaving Flipside3 Tactics post-ESL Africa Season 2. That wasn’t all that long ago. What changed for you?

zerOch4Nce: I coached for four or five months but struggled to connect properly with the people I worked with. During this period, I felt like there was a gap in the scene for a certain bunch of players that were willing to really push the limits.

Where there any differences in philosophy between yourself and the Big 5 leadership?

In terms of interpersonal skills, there was definitely a difference in opinion between myself and B5 leadership. It was difficult to really access and address that as the scene has been pretty quiet. I think motivation to push the limits generally is at an all time low throughout the community.

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