Chat with Major League Gamer Demon D
Yakovleff is a member of the professional gaming team, Believe the Hype. "Demon D" is one of the youngest pros on the Major League Gaming Pro Circuit. His aggressive style of play propelled his upstart squad into third place at the 2009 Meadowlands competition.
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Buzzmaster (4:00 PM)
Demon D is here!
Going in to Columbus, who would you say your most serious competition is and who would you most like to beat?
Demon D (4:01 PM)
I think our hardest competition would be St8 Rippin. It would feel really really good to beat them at this tournament. We just LAN'd with them.
Nick Lincoln Nebraska
Do you think that other teams have finally figured out your play style, or do you guys still have some tricks up your sleeve?
Demon D (4:02 PM)
Well, I wouldn't say that much. I think we have some new tricks with Soviet. Our team work has gotten better.
Ourenge: (Fishers, IN)
How did you get the nickname, Bean?
Demon D (4:04 PM)
Since I played Halo 1, my gamertag used to be Demon. With XBox Live and Halo 2, I wanted Demon, but it was taken. My first name is Daniel, so I added the D. It sounded cool.
TyQ. (Pittsburg, PA)
What does Soviet bring to the team that Sypher lacked?
Demon D (4:04 PM)
I think Soviet brings alot of sneakiness and slaying power. More objective support. He's brought more power.
How is it like playing with two of the biggest names in MLG...
Demon D (4:05 PM)
It feels pretty good, especially coming from last year with not coming in the top 8. Soviet got second place in Vegas. It feels good to have two top dogs on the team.
Hey DEMON what do you have to say about the comments other pros have been stating saying believe the hype will not place top 4 ever again in a tournament.
Demon D (4:06 PM)
That's just kind of stupid. That's kind of a dumb statement. I don't know why people would say that. We beat Triggers Down. We came down from a 2-0 deficit against Rippin. I think we have the power to get into the top 2 at an event.
Timo (Florence, SC)
What would you like to see out of BtH in the near future?
Demon D (4:07 PM)
I'd like us to get at least top 10 in Columbus and at least win one of these events this year.
Ben F. (Jefferson City, Missouri)
Which team did you enjoy beating the most: Triggers Down or Str8 Rippin? Win Columbus!
Demon D (4:08 PM)
I think it felt better beating Str8. Everyone thought they would do the best by being the champs out in Vegas. So it felt best to beat them.
After an unbelievable performance at meadowlands, how did u guys prepare for Columbus?
Demon D (4:09 PM)
We've been practicing a lot online, especially since the event is a week ago. After this four-way LAN we had, we improved, definitely.
Josh, Chandler Arizona
I have an ametuer team going to dallas, do you have any advice for us not about playing but about the tournament itself?
Demon D (4:09 PM)
Just keep praciting online. Stick with four players, don't try to keep adding new players. Try to get new LANs in. Get your teamwork up.
Cody Burnett (Lakeland, FL)
Demon D, What what is practice like for you coming off the 3rd place meadows placing?
Demon D (4:11 PM)
I've been playing a lot of Octagon, trying to get my individual skill and sniping up.
Is there any bad blood between your team and Sypher?
Demon D (4:12 PM)
No, not really. I just think he took it the wrong way. He's a good player and all, but we wanted to do a four-way LAN and he couldn't do it. We just wanted to LAN. It's not anything bad against Sypher.
INSIGHT from Southern California
How did you get to be on BtH?
Demon D (4:13 PM)
First, I was really good friends with Cloud and Clutch. After Vegas, it didn't really work out with Maniac. Cloud basically just got us better. He's a really good leader and teammate.
Demon D (4:14 PM)
Thanks for all the support. Thanks to my mom, especially. She's really cool with me playing MLG. Keep supporting us and hopefully we'll win this next event.