End of Year Interview 2021 Enz0plays ‘I was not prepared for the downhill slope that came with this year on all standpoints’

At Bandit Gang, the end of the year means the end of year interviews. All members are put to the test one by one about the events of the past year that shaped them. Private as well as business. In these interviews in which no mince of words will be stated, no taboos exist, sometimes harsh words are used and where you get a nice insight into the soul life of the interviewee.

Babyjosus: Welcome Enzo, you are the next in line after Decode. How would you reflect on the year 2021? 

Enz0plays: I was not prepared for the downhill slope that came with this year on all standpoints. Both personal life and content life were very high in the start of the year, then it started to gradually decrease as it went on and I did not prepare myself well enough for that. Maybe this is why I don’t ride roller coasters. I can’t take that sudden downhill slope. Of course, this happens to everyone and I am hoping to get myself back up on that climb into the new year.

BJ: You have been a busy bee when it comes to video editing for Bandit Gang and your own personal channels. How has that been going for you?

E: Initially, they were going pretty well. I had a lot of energy and excitement on these projects, but my lack of organizing my energy caused it to be depleted rather quickly, so I am currently on an actual legit personal hiatus from my channels for the time being, fitting as it is the holiday season. I have been reading books and watching videos on improving my skills in editing and graphic design so I can retain my title of “Master Editor”.

BJ: You have stepped away from creating your own content for Gwent, what was the reason for that?

E: As much as I love making videos and creating content, my style of editing has always been one of a storyteller, and Gwent content, understandably, falls on the more of a mixture of educational/entertaining style, so there are others who can nail the content much better than I can.

BJ: Fair enough! I know you have an interest in photography. Could you elaborate on why you started doing that?

E: My parents bought a camera for me after I graduated from university, which I sometimes use as a webcam for videos since it looks nice and crisp, but I started going on more nature walks and hikes so I figure why not bring the camera with me. I grew to like it, but I want to take it a step further by learning more about cameras and photography in general and seeing where that goes.

BJ: This year you also started working out, any progress?

E: In the beginning of the summer, I was seeing a lot of progress, especially after a year of COVID where I couldn’t go to the gym, I had to improvise. The fall and winter are usually off season for playing sports for me so I would just work out while watching something on TV. Most people who work out show a before and after picture of their progress after a period of time so I suppose a clearer answer will be given when that insta post goes up.

BJ: Is there anything (else) that you would like to do next year?

E: One or 2…or 30, but knowing my track record with my excitement and energy, I don’t want to reveal anything until I have a clearer blueprint of what I am doing, but the answer is yes.

BJ: Do you have any new year’s resolutions?

E: I’m just going to continue doing what I’m doing. It seems like I already made my resolutions a few weeks ago and I am just going to carry them on into the new year. In a few words it is simply work, train, play, sleep, repeat.

BJ: Anything you want to say to the reader in anticipation of 2022?

E: Yes, I am leaving the team this month so I will not be involved in any more BG projects. My message is really a 2 parter. The first part is to whoever dares to take on the video editor role for the team. I expect them to surpass my work and vision on the YouTube channel. And to the reader, go enjoy the content that the team makes, if not, then feel free to critique. The importance of critical feedback to the creator is great and is what allows us to improve on our craft.

BJ: Thanks for your contribution to the team, I am sure we keep in touch. Happy holidays !

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*Enzo's Top 10 Cards of 2021

*Enzo started his top 10 with 1 (and onward) instead of number 10.

1. Nekker: I will always have a soft spot for this card and will always vouch for it becoming stronger.

2. Endrega Larva: It either gets built up pretty well or it gets removed. What have these little babies done to anyone?

3. Auberon: It is the favorite of one of the only 2 decks I play in this game.

4. Harald the Cripple: My favorite Lore Blast episode and fun to play when I played Warrior SK.

5. Ewald Borsodi: Despite its unfortunate change, I like his lore.

6. Idarran: My favorite card to toy around with. Spawn train for days. 7 – Bribery. This one holds sentimental value to me (#saynotobribery).

8. Geralt of Rivia: This one hurts my pride a little bit, but I am an honest man. Next card…

9. Simlas: Someone is to blame for this card, but it is my favorite out of that abomination of a deck.

10. Mammuna: I have yet to play this card, but the name reminded me of Mumakil (the war elephants from LOTR) and they were pretty badass. MO card too.

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