Strictly Business Gets Competitive
Learn about the team's dynamics and their craving for competition!
The close-knit competitive team Strictly Business recently competed in the Fight for the Crown tournament, which airs on April 20! We got the chance to sit down with the team and talk about how they have found success.
The Strictly Business roster includes seasoned H1Z1 players MikeyyMurda, Ghost, cKlaas, Bizarre, and Jwlkr. Both MikeyyMurda and Ghost have been grinding the leaderboards since the early days of H1Z1, achieving countless high-kill victories. Bizarre and cKlaas have each put thousands of hours into the game, previously competing (and succeeding) in various community-run online tournaments. Jwlkr has put in the hours as well, developing a keen sense of game strategy.
What are some of your goals as a competitive H1Z1 player?
MikeyyMurda: I just want to keep playing in team tournaments, and I want to win. I'm a very competitive person in everything I do, and I always want my end result to be a win.
Ghost: I have to agree with Mikeyy. I don't like losing - number one is the only outcome I want. I want more tournaments and more opportunities to get my name and the team's name out there as winners.
How would you describe your individual playstyle?
Bizarre: I would say my playstyle is very versatile. I can be the flanker, support, or slayer depending on what my team needs.
Jwlkr: I would describe my individual play style as tactical. I would put few others above me in terms of game sense.
cKlaas: My personal playstyle is aggressive. I am constantly looking for a gun fight to get those high-kill games. In competitive fives, I am one of the people on my team that makes the first push.
Ghost: I see myself as a more supportive passive-aggressive player. I'll take fights if we have to, but I always try to weigh the risk factor. It's very rare that I let one of my teammates go off by themselves, though - if they're next to me, I'm going to stay right there with them.
MikeyyMurda: I'm definitely an aggressive player. I'll get in your face and push the pace of things...I always want to be the one controlling the fights.
What goes through your head as you get close to the end of a match?
cKlaas: As I approach the end of a match, I'm constantly looking at where I (or we) need to move - positioning is one of the keys to winning a game.
Ghost: I try to look at the end fight like any other fight. If you start thinking too much about it, you end up putting pressure on yourself, so I like to look at every single fight like it's the first one I'm going into.
MikeyyMurda: I routinely make a point to tell the guys to calm down. We're usually pretty hyped up, especially if we're coming out of a big fight. I try to make sure everyone stays relaxed so we can keep communicating clearly, thinking clearly, and making the right calls.
What sets SB apart from other teams?
MikeyyMurda: It's our communication for sure. The way we talk to each other and figure things out together is really smooth. That's one thing that I think definitely sets us apart from the other teams. We also have fun with each other, which I think some other teams lose sight of. If you're not having fun with each other, your team is going to lack something.
Bizarre: We shoot together, move together, and loot together. We just are one unit, and after playing and scrimming together for so long, we just know what to do.
What's your favorite part about getting to play on a team?
Jwlkr: The best part is that I get to play with some of my closest friends.
cKlaas: My favorite part is growing to be the best with my friends and teammates.
Ghost: I think for almost all of us, it's the camaraderie we have on this team - the way that we play and interact with each other is probably the best [out of every fives team].
If you could give a piece of advice to a player who wanted to get into the competitive scene, what would you tell them?
MikeyyMurda: What you put in is what you get. If you want to be top tier at anything, you have to be willing to put the time into it. To be an expert in your field, you have to go farther than anyone else. You've got to be willing to put in the work to get the rewards.
Ghost: You have to put in the time and the work if you want to be called a top tier player. Beyond that, though, you also have to be willing to put your own ego aside and mesh well with the team. You can be confident, but don't push yourself onto others.
Jwlkr: Find a group of guys that can communicate well. After that, once you show up and start winning scrims, the rest will take care of itself.
cKlaas: For solo players, try to improve your top ten and stream to be noticed. For groups, make a team and stay with them to grow chemistry and grow as a whole. And always stay respectful to all players!
Anything else you'd like to add?
Jwlkr: I'm just super grateful and excited to be a part of the direction the competitive scene is headed.
Bizarre: I would like to say thank you Daybreak and everyone else that allowed Strictly Business and myself to be a part of the beginning of something awesome.
You can watch Strictly Business compete in the H1Z1: Fight for the Crown tournament on April 20 on The CW Network! In the meantime, keep checking back for more insight into your favorite H1Z1 teams and players!