When talking Malaysia SoulCalibur, NeonFaith is a name that usually comes to mind. You have probably seen him on streams or met him in offline tournaments… And now, it’s your chance to learn more about him!
If you had to introduce yourself in three sentences to some SoulCalibur player who didn’t know you, what would you say?
Hey, I’m Neon. I was the main guy you go to if you play SoulCalibur in Malaysia! I wasn’t the best but I was always there for everyone!
What is the origin or meaning of your nickname?
Well originally I had a different IGN it was called LeBiscuit (I loved biscuits), but after watching Mushi (Malaysian Dota Legend) he gave me a sense of hope… or faith as you may 😉 I wanted to be that source of faith in my country, so thus as bright as a neon sign, NeonFaith was born.
How did it happen that you ended up playing fighting games?
Well it all started with DBFZ, I was a big fan of dragon ball and when a new game came out I had to try it, It was incredibly hard for a newbie and I fell in love with the difficulty, the rush you feel when u finally land that combo you’ve been labbing. Mmmhh sweet bliss.
Who do you main in SC6 and why?
I main Yoshimitsu! I originally was a Nightmare main (sorry lads), but as a very goofy person IRL, I gravitated to Yoshitmitsu’s janky playstyle and never looked back after each suicide kill 🙂
What is your opinion regarding SC6?
I love the game! I can’t really comment on the balance on it because I havent played the older games and I don’t really have a strong opinion on it. I feel like if you’re good enough, you can overcome any obstacle.
If you could change one single thing about SC6 what would that be?
I think I would remove RE, it was a fun feature, but it really doesn’t serve alot of purpose. It helps lower the entry difficulty but that isn’t nessecarilly good in a fighting game, but that’s just my opinion 🙂
What do you consider to be your greatest SC6 achievement and why?
I could sit here and talk about the tournaments I won, but honestly I feel like forming a small community in my country from scratch. The friends I made along the way and the memories are irreplacable, the trophys and wins don’t matter if it wasn’t for the friends I made along the way 🙂
Please answer a single question that you were not asked but you would like to answer!
My favourite memory related to SoulCalibur.
My favourite memory will always be hanging out with the friends I made at evo japan, we had a great time in tokyo and I will always cherish those moments.
Thank you for the interview!