I’m quite sure that AkeoPo needs no introduction to any SoulCalibur player but this will not stop us from letting him introduce himself in this series!

Twitter: twitter.com/AkeoPo
Twitch: akeopo
Youtube: Mr. AkeoPo
Other Media: bgw179@naver.com (sorry, can’t find the true link)
Birth Year: 1995
Country: Republic of Korea

If you had to introduce yourself in three sentences to some SoulCalibur player who didn’t know you, what would you say?
3๋ฌธ์žฅ์œผ๋กœ ์ž๊ธฐ์†Œ๊ฐœ๋ฅผ ๋ถ€ํƒ๋“œ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

I am a nice Sunfish.
์ €๋Š” ์ฐฉํ•œ ๊ฐœ๋ณต์น˜์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

What is the origin or meaning of your nickname?
ํ•„๋ช…์˜ ๋œป์ด๋‚˜ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค์—ˆ๋Š”์ง€ ์†Œ๊ฐœํ•ด์ฃผ์„ธ์š”.

A long time ago, I wanted to use the nickname “agwip’o” as a nickname in some other game because I enjoyed the snackยน a lot. However, someone had already chosen that nickname, so I went with the similar sounding “akeopo”. I’ve used the name ever since.
ยนTranslator’s Note: “Agwip’o” is dried monkfish, which is a common snack food eaten in Korea, usually with alcohol.
์›๋ž˜ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๊ฒŒ์ž„์—์„œ ์•„์ด๋””๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“ค๋•Œ ์•„๊ท€ํฌ๋ฅผ ์ข‹์•„ํ•ด์„œ ์•„๊ท€ํฌ๋กœ ์ง€์œผ๋ ค๊ณ  ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ ๋ˆ„๊ฐ€ ์ด๋ฏธ ์‚ฌ์šฉ์ค‘์ด๋ผ ๋น„์Šทํ•˜๊ฒŒ ๋ณด์ด๋Š” ์•„์ปคํฌ๋กœ ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋’ค๋กœ ์ญ‰ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์“ฐ๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

This is a video where I lost, but it’s a match with a lot of frustration about how it ended, so it’s one I do like a lot.
๋น„๋ก ํŒจ๋ฐฐํ•œ ์˜์ƒ์ด์ง€๋งŒ,์•„์‰ฌ์›€์ด ๋งŽ์ด ๋‚จ์•˜๋˜ ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ์ด๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์— ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์˜์ƒ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

How did it happen that you ended up playing fighting games?
์ „ํˆฌ ๊ฒŒ์ž„์„ ์–ธ์ œ๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ํ–ˆ์–ด์š”? ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ–ˆ์–ด์š”?

I started playing fighting games with Soulcalibur 6. During my military service, I also had a chance to play Soulcalibur 5, and I really enjoyed it a lot.
์†Œ์šธ์นผ๋ฆฌ๋ฒ„6 ์ŠคํŒ€ ์ถœ์‹œํ•˜๊ณ  ์†Œ์šธ์นผ๋ฆฌ๋ฒ„6๋ฅผ ์˜จ๋ผ์ธ์œผ๋กœ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ–ˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ณ„๊ธฐ๋Š” ๊ตฐ๋Œ€์— ์žˆ์„๋•Œ ์•„์ฃผ ์ž ๊น ์†Œ์šธ์นผ๋ฆฌ๋ฒ„5๋ฅผ ํ•ด๋ณด๊ณ  ๊ฒŒ์ž„์ด ๋งˆ์Œ์— ๋“ค์–ด์„œ.

Who do you main in SC6 and why?
์†Œ์šธ์นผ๋ฆฌ๋ฒ„6์— ์–ด๋Š ์ผ€๋ฆญํ„ฐ ์“ฐ๊ณ  ์“ฐ๋Š” ์ด์œ ๋„ ์„ค๋ช…ํ•ด์ฃผ์„ธ์š”.

I use Setsuka, Tira, and Nightmare currently. When I started playing SC6, I used Tira. I got a bit of stress due to her moves’ properties not working as intended, but playing with Tira was mostly alright. Now I’m using Setsuka much more often. I really like her cool techniques, and she’s fun to control input-wise. Nightmare is just a breath of fresh air to play as. But I think all three of them are really cool characters.
์„ธ์ธ ์นด์™€ ํ‹ฐ๋ผ,๋‚˜์ดํŠธ๋ฉ”์–ด๋ฅผ ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ฒŒ์ž„์„ ํ‹ฐ๋ผ๋กœ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ–ˆ๊ณ  ์ง€๊ธˆ๋„ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ฐ€๋” ๊ธฐ์ˆ ์˜ ํŒ์ •๋ฌธ์ œ๋กœ ์ŠคํŠธ๋ ˆ์Šค๋ฐ›์ง€๋งŒ ๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ ๊ดœ์ฐฎ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์ง€๊ธˆ์€ ์„ธ์ธ ์นด๋ฅผ ๋” ์ž์ฃผ ์‚ฌ์šฉํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ธฐ์ˆ ์ด ๋ฉ‹์ง€๊ณ  ์กฐ์ž‘ํ•˜๋Š” ์žฌ๋ฏธ๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.๋‚˜์ดํŠธ๋ฉ”์–ด๋Š” ์‹œ์›ํ•œ ํ•œ๋ฐฉ์„ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ์บ๋ฆญํ„ฐ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์…‹๋‹ค ๋ฉ‹์ง„ ์บ๋ฆญํ„ฐ๋“ค ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

What is your opinion regarding SC6?
์†Œ์šธ์นผ๋ฆฌ๋ฒ„6์—๋Œ€ํ•ด์„œ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜์„ธ์š”? ์ž๊ธฐ ์˜๊ฒฌ์„ ์ž‘์„ฑํ•ด์ฃผ์„ธ์š”.

It’s a good game. But there aren’t a lot of players. At the beginning of the game’s life, there were some large mistakes from the developers (such as the matchmaking system), as well as other unfavorable conditions (such as Corona) that all in all make it a bit of an unfortunate game to me.
์ข‹์€ ๊ฒŒ์ž„์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ํ”Œ๋ ˆ์ด์–ด๊ฐ€ ๋งŽ์ง€ ์•Š์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๊ฒŒ์ž„ ์˜คํ”ˆ ์ดˆ๊ธฐ์˜ ์ œ์ž‘์ง„์˜ ๋Œ€์‘์‹ค์ˆ˜๊ฐ€ ์žˆ์—ˆ๊ณ (๋งค์นญ ์‹œ์Šคํ…œ) ์—ฌ๋Ÿฌ ์•…์žฌ(์ฝ”๋กœ๋‚˜ ๋“ฑ๋“ฑ)๊ฐ€ ๊ฒน์ณ ์•„์‰ฌ์šด ๊ฒŒ์ž„์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

If you could change one single thing about SC6 what would that be?
์†Œ์šธ์นผ๋ฆฌ๋ฒ„6์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ํ•œ ๊ฐ€์ง€๋งŒ ๋ณ€๊ฒฝํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ๋ฌด์—‡์„ ๋ฐ”๊พธ๊ฒ ์Šต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ?

Remove nonsense ringouts!
ํ„ฐ๋ฌด๋‹ˆ์—†๋Š” ๋ง์•„์›ƒ

What do you enjoy the most about SC6?
์†Œ์šธ์นผ๋ฆฌ๋ฒ„6 ๋‚ด๋‚ด ์ž๊ธฐ์˜ ์ œ์ผ ๋Œ€๋‹จํ•œ ์„œ์ทจ๋Š” ๋ญ๋ผ๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๊นŒ?

I enjoy discovering new practice methods.
์žฌ๋ฐŒ๊ฒŒ ์—ฐ์Šตํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐฉ๋ฒ•์˜ ๋ฐœ๊ฒฌ

Thank you for the interview!
And also, big thanks to Heaton for arranging, organizing, and translating this interview!!!