Interview with Entity's safelaner - Remco "Crystallis" Arets
Dota 2 has seen an influx of young players as of late, and in all regions of competitive play, there are not only upstart players making it to the best teams, but also full-fledged squads of young players making a serious impact in the space. Each of these players has a unique story to tell about how they got there: some were recognized by top teams for their undeniable talent, while others formed their own teams to compete against the best that to Dota 2 competitive scene has to offer. And while there are a lot of interesting stories about players that clawed their way to the top of the scene, there probably aren’t many as interesting as Remco "Crystallis" Arets’ journey.
In early 2020, Crystallis started playing Dota 2 competitively with B8. Crystallis’ journey as a pro has not been without some challenges: from being part of one of the biggest losing streaks in competitive Dota 2 with B8 to becoming one of the best up-and-coming players in the Western Europe Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) region this year with Entity, Crystallis has worked as hard and struggled to get where he is today. And while Crystallis' competitive journey is still in its infancy, the foundations of it were laid a long time ago in the summer of 2013.