For today’s interview, I have a Hall of Fame captain and arguably the greatest Hero Series captain of all time, Nineeyebrows.
Diamond: What do you look for when constructing your rosters?
Nine: Every roster I have captained has revolved around the core of SkrtReynolds/YouKittenMe/cmaccomph and me, so my job is just to find one or two who will mold well with us.
Diamond: How would you describe your captaining style?
Nine: Team-oriented? Like, I like to let my players decide what they wanna play and how they wanna approach each week. There is a lot of discussion between us all and I just focus heavily on all of us getting along and HAVING FUN.
Diamond: Are there any moments over your time captaining that stick out?
Nine: Hmm, the EWTWMSS season has to be my favorite. The shirts we got and all that were so incredible.
Diamond: Do you find that you captain differently when you are playing versus when you are not playing?
Nine: I find that I do, however the only seasons I did step back were seasons where we had AlwaysJustinTime on the team and that guy is so smurf that my job was easy.
Diamond: Who would be your dream team of people that you would like to captain?
Nine: My dream team would be to run back EWTWMSS or Tonk if You Are Corny, if I have to be on the team. However I feel the best team I got to captain was the At Least I Don’t Have Chicken squad, so Kitten, JustinTime, Nejiboston, Cmac, and Skrt as a 5 man.
Diamond: Which of your logos is your favourite?
Nine: EWTWMSS! The most iconic in my mind without a doubt. I have so much fun making every logo of mine tho haha.
Diamond: Who is your biggest competition in Hero this season?
Nine: Ourselves? There are definitely good teams out there but none of them should be unbeatable, given we do proper prep and practice but I feel
Diamond: What would your advice for any rookie or newer captains in THL be?
Nine: Have fun! As cheesy as it is, I feel the “power of friendship” sorta teams I have run always have done the best rather than the ones that take the season the most seriously. For hero specific advice, good prep can win you a match so many times, but the ban phase is the most important part of a hero match IMO.
I want to thank Nine for his time and for answering all of my questions. Thank you for reading the interview series and please DM any feedback to me on Discord (diamond22_). Next week, I will be interviewing a Wild series captain.
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