Video games have come a long way, growing up I used to passively and still do play video games nowadays as a 23-year-old games journalist and avid gamer, I have witnessed video games become a lucrative for many people especially on the internet with the rise of streaming services like Twitch and popular video streaming website YouTube a lot of people who are into gaming can make playing video games competitively a career.
I came across a really amazing and talented Japanese Puyo Puyo Tetris professional video gamer, her name is Tema and she is the first female Japanese proffesional gamer in the Puzzle gamer genre this is groundbreaking.
(1) Joseph Opoku: 1. How did you become a Professional gamer for the Puyo game ?
(1) Tema2424: Stream and media appearance, winning in AnimEVO of Las Vegas, many achievements were appreciated
(2) Joseph Opoku: How popular is Puyo Puyo in Japan ?
(2) Tema2424: In Japan, Puyo Puyo is as popular as Tetris. Speaking of the most famous puzzle game in Japan, many people associate Tetris with Puyo Puyo.
(3) 3. As a professional gamer when is tournament season for Puyo ?
(3) Tema2424: There is no season. A big project like the Capcom tournament does not exist in Puyo Puyo. I will join if there is a big event
(4) Joseph Opoku: Have you ever competed internationally?
(4) Tema2424: Last year (2017) , I participated in AnimEVO held in Las Vegas. I won with Amemiya at doubles
(5) Joseph Opoku: What consoles do you own ?
(5) Tema2424: WiiU、Nintendo Switch、PS4
(6) Joseph Opoku: What other video games do you play ?
(6) Tema2424: Splatoon,Legend of Zelda、Kirby、Dance Dance Revolution
(7) Joseph Opoku: How do you prepare for your gaming tournaments?
(7) Tema2424: I do what I like. And I eat what I want to eat. In the past, I was carefully preparing. For example, take caffeine, restrict my diet. But when preparing I noticed that it was going to be a pressure. After that, I try not to care about anything. lol
(8) Joseph Opoku: How long have you been doing Yoga ?
(8) Tema2424: I was doing it as a hobby since I was young. I used to learn ballet. So I am interested in stretching
(9) Joseph Opoku: Did you go to university if so what did you study ?
(9) Tema2424: I studied Japanese literature at university. At graduate school I studied science
(10) Joseph Opoku: How old are you and what team do you complete for ?
(10) Tema2424: My age is secret. I am a solo player.
(11) Joseph Opoku: Are you sponsored by any Japanese esports business?
(11) Tema2424: I have a management contract with entertainment production”SDM”
Check out her YouTube video below of her playing Puyo Puyo Tetris below:
Date published: 25/05/18
Written by: Joseph Opoku
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