Johan 'NaNiwa' Lucchesi sharing his thoughts - Part 1
"Heroes is not deep enough to be an eSport yet"
22.10.2014, 08:00 UhrHeroes of the Storm
Johan 'NaNiwa' Lucchesi has been announced recently as part of Fnatics roster in Heroes of the Storm. In our two part interview series he shared his thoughts about the new title aswell as the older title, StarCraft II.
What have you been doing since March?
Not much really. I was just relaxing after not being stressed by StarCraft and thinking about what I want to do with my future.
What are your future plans? Will we see you as an analytical commentator? Your DreamHack broadcast with SaSe was a huge success in the eyes of the StarCraft II community.
My future plans are to study up my grades for six months and then apply for the education I want. My grades right now are average so it is not really enough to get into what I want. Instead of doing homework I was playing computer games all my life.
I also don't think I am any good as a caster at the moment, but I wouldn't mind doing some more of it with SaSe. We have alot of fun doing so. But me as a solo caster, that's very unlikely.
There are rumors about a WarCraft III relaunch. In an interview with onGamers you said that you dislike the game for its randomizing factors and the lack of macro necessities. Would you prefer it over Heroes and StarCraft II anyway?
I dont think I would play WarCraft 3's relaunch if it is as bad as the original one, but if I do then I would probably play Orc or Nightelf.
Where do you see yourself in five years from now?
Playing some game while also attending university.
Heroes of the Storm
Why do so many former or even active StarCraft II players transition so early to Heroes of the Storm?
I think all players are kind of bored of StarCraft II to some extent since we played the same game for so long for so many hours every day.
Do you think players will be able to stand out in Heroes of the Storm after the game has been figured out? Which skills would be most important to be the Faker or Flash of Heroes of the Storm?
NaNiwa at gamescom
Right now I feel like there is much left to be desired in Heroes. Things such as more complicated maps and perhaps items. It is not a bad game at all, though, considering it's not even released yet. I am kind of excited to see what they will make of it.
Looking at how Blizzard titles changed from StarCraft over the WarCraft trilogy to StarCraft II and finally Heroes of the Storm: Do you like the way competitive modes in eSports are shaping?
I don't think Heroes of the Storm is comparable to the other games yet in terms of competition. The scene is very small and the game is not as deep as it needs to be to be an eSport yet.
Do you honestly think that playing a team game professionally would make you happy long term?
I think it would be much better for me than a solo player game since I don't have to take all the stress myself. It is much more fun to travel with five people than alone, also its much easier to practice for a long time when you are more people.