Near the beginning of April the players of DriveGG, which is now known as Team Secrecy, made the decision to switch over to the organization OsiRis eSports. Gregor “Tribut3” Harrison was one of the players that ended up making the switch, along with his teammates Scruffay, Plx2, Ric3, and Shiraz. Before this switch had been made I was able to interview Tribut3 and ask him a few questions about his experience in the CSGO (Counter Strike: Global Offensive) amateur scene and his past and future in the esports community.
Q: What is your experience with gaming and what inspired you to compete competitively in CSGO?
A: I am a very competitive person. When I got my first computer I played Minecraft, but I was not satisfied with the creative and imaginative parts of the game. I was interested in PvP (Player vs Player) and Survival, something that I could attempt to become the best at. The same goes for my next major game which was COD. I had dreams of going pro in COD until Black Ops 3 came out and then I got into CS:GO. Something worth mentioning is that I don’t really play games for fun and I don’t play more than one game at a time really. For the past two years or so CS:GO has been for the most part the only game I have played. I like CS:GO for the competitive aspect and playing competitively is the best way to match myself up against better and better players to try to improve as an individual.
Q: How do you feel about the current state of your team?
A: I feel that the current state of [Osiris eSports] is very good; we have a very well-balanced and very skilled team. We are 11-5 in ESEA open and it is only our first season. Also, being able to win Week 2 of Continental was a big confidence boost for us as we have only been playing together for a month now.
Q: What are your current plans in CS:GO both individually and as a team?
A: Individually, I hope to achieve a semi professional level in CS:GO playing at premier or a higher level. The team goals are first and foremost to win 2 rounds in ESEA playoffs to qualify for IM (Intermediate). Also winning or placing highly in the first season of continental.
Since this interview took place Tribut3 and his team were able to go 1-1 in ESEA Open playoffs and sit at fifth place in Continental League Season 1.
Q: How would you describe yourself as an individual outside of CS:GO and what do you wish to do in the future?
A: Outside of CS:GO? Oh lord, it’s been awhile since I’ve been there. But seriously I consider myself a kind person, I’m also a bit of a nerd. I am taking all AP courses and my dream plan would be to go to Harvard Law and move to NYC to become a corporate lawyer.
Q: Who is your favorite pro player and team?
A: My favorite player would have to be Coldzera and my favorite team is Na’Vi.
Q: What would your NA dream team be?
A: Dazed, Swag, Rush, Skadoodle, Skewie2k.
Following this interview, it was revealed to the public that the players at DriveGG would be making the switch to OsiRis eSports. The reasons are not allowed to be shared with the public, but Tribut3 did say that “we are much better accommodated for” and despite leaving DriveGG he states “I wish Drive the best of luck in the future and I hope they can find a team that has similar views as them.” I managed to get a few follow-up questions with Tribut3 and this is what he had to say about the change in organizations.
Q: The sudden change in org came as a surprise to many, was this a planned move or something that came to fruition in the past few days?
A: The idea to open ourselves to offers from other teams started about a week before the switch. Drive was becoming a difficult organization to communicate with and the team and I shared the desire to represent another organization. Ric3 saw on twitter that OsiRis eSports was looking for a team and we contacted them. After discussing terms we decided OsiRis would be a better choice in the long-term.
Q: What made you and your team feel as though it was better to play under Osiris eSports rather than DriveGG?
A: Well as I said above, DriveGG was becoming hard to communicate with and our views were different. On OsiRis it has only been a day and I already feel that the communication is better. One of the key differences is that in Drive we had no real direct link to the org owner, but in OsiRis Pancakes will be handling us and as a CS:GO player himself I think he will be an invaluable resource to aid communication within the organization.
Q: Scruffay said that “we just felt the org was spread too thin and we got an amazing offer”, what does he mean by this?
A: By “Spread too thin” I believe he meant that there were never designers available and we waited about three weeks for twitter headers and never received them. We just did not feel accommodated or unique in the organizations eyes.
Q: What are your plans with Osiris eSports, and what are their plans for the team?
A: Our plans and OsiRis’s plans are aligned, we aim to win Continental Season One, CarbonX (now known as K-League) season 3, and to qualify for ESEA IM or Main.
The next question is about Continental League specifically due to the context of the original interview.
Q: How did you enjoy your past two tournaments with Continental League and what could be improved to make your experience better?
A: I thought that the past two tournaments of Continental were amazing and had great production value. Most organizations wouldn’t really take the extra time to accommodate for the player fully, but Continental has always had a way of making players feel good from their top group stage performers posts to the grand finals preview of the teams. It’s the little things that add up to make Continental the best tournament that I have participated in.
Overall, I would like to thank Gregor “Tribut3” Harrison for taking the time out of his schedule to answer these questions and give the community more insight into the roster change and his teams future ambitions. I wish him, and his teammates at OsiRis eSports, the best of luck in their tournaments and future plans!