We’re at the Asia Pacific Predator League 2022 in Japan, watching over the latest e-sports athletes competing in a number of different games. We even got the speak to one of them, that being Kmf1-, a member of SGDV2, the PUBG team that is representing Malaysia in the tournament.
Chuah Chun Ming, known under the player name: Kmf1- has been playing in PUBG tournaments for the past few years, starting when he came in 14th place at the PUBG tournament PUBG Malaysia Series 2019. Kmf1- told us more about the challenges of playing the game and what he thinks of the title in its current form:
Is there something you want to change most about PUBG?
Maybe the rank system. They should make it more competitive. There are a lot of problems in ranked games.
Considering the relative ‘randomness’ of the game, how do you prepare for ‘bad’ situations?
We don’t prepare so much. We will play aggressively before the match so we just let them [opponents] go in and see what happens. We will play aggressively and act accordingly depending on what happens.
What is the Most challenging thing in your career so far?
Maybe communications. I used to play with Chinese but now I play with English-speaking folks. It’s very challenging for us and maybe them because they’re used to speaking Melayu in their previous teams and we speak Chinese in ours.
Is there any region you want to play against
Maybe a Chinese team from China? They tend to be the most challenging region in PUBG on PC.
How different is it from playing on lan as opposed to playing online tournaments?
Maybe the environment is different, and the PCs they use. In our home, we can play more comfortably but here the setup is less familiar which can be challenging.
How important is the on-site audience here for you?
We don’t feel too much pressure from the audience. Even when you are competing online, there is a live stream so people are always watching.
They [the developers] have talked about changing the gunplay. What do you think about that?
If you mean the change in animations, I think the new animation is better than the old one. It’s all subjective though, some people say it’s not good but I think I’m good with it.
What do you see yourself doing in the future if you stop playing pro?
Maybe I will be making business, hopefully.
Well, hopefully, Kmf1- will continue to play PUBG in esports tournaments for many years to come. We thank him for his time and wish him and his team the best of luck in future endeavors.