The third SOULCALIBUR VI participant we will be covering is France’s Skyll, THE unquestionable and unanimous best Mitsurugi player in the world! Although mainly attending French SCVI tournaments from the start, this samurai enthusiast was able to attend various tournaments around the globe when he joined the French professional esports TeamOplon. Slowly but surely, he got up the ladder of France’s best SCVI players and of the World. His answers to our various questions are indicated below:
Skyll's Q and A
- What is your full (real) name?
- Jérémy Bernard
- Your age?
- How did you get your gamertage Skyll?
- Skyll is from a fanfic my brother created. It was supposed to be pronounced like “sky” with an L to the end but everyone called me Skill instead haha!
- What was/were the previous SOULCALIBUR games/titles you played competitively and some short descriptions of your achievements in the past games?
- I started young in SOULCALIBUR IV but did not get good results. In SOULCALIBUR V, I won some tournaments like the Stunfest. It’s been a while now, my memory is not good enough to remember I’m sorry.
- In SOULCALIBUR VI, which tournament/s was the most memorable for you?
- There are 2 tournaments I’m equally proud of. One is The Mixup because I played (against) really good US players for the first time offline and manage to defeat all of them. The finale against Noobicyde was really intense too, especially after the reset. The second one is the WSOE7 (World Showdown of Esports 7) because of how stacked it was for a 8-player event. Every match was a real struggle.
- Which moment/battle (win or lose) was the most memorable to you?
- The winner finale against Yuttoto at EVO of course! The match couldn’t have been closer I think. It was stressful to the end. Even if I lost it, I think it was one of best match I played in a tournament in SOULCALIBUR VI.
- What gave you the inspiration to play SOULCALIBUR VI in the tournament scene?
- I saw some matches from strong French players in Youtube. The matches were so hype that I decided to try to compete myself at the game. I was only tryharding online at the time, I was young and I could not afford traveling.
- Who is/are the character/s you consider your main in tournaments?
- Mitsurugi! He fits my playstyle perfectly and I love samurais. His stances are really cool-looking too.
- If you could describe your style of play, how would you describe it?
- I’m very patient in general. I like to analyse things while playing. I’m really focused in the neutral game and I don’t really like to rely on big reads.
- The World Invitational is approaching very fast now. How do you feel about the tournament?
- I can’t wait to play against all those great players. I’m also a bit stressed about it but the hype is clearly there!
- How did you prepare for it?
- I learned as many MU (Match-ups) as I could and tried to get some more match experience. I know that there will be one more player for the LCQ so I can’t really forget any character.
- Is there any player you would like to fight against in particular? Or in the contrary someone that you don’t want to fight against?
- As I said before, I want to fight all those players in general! Of course there are some of them that are more scary to me like Yuttoto. Seeing him win most tournaments in Asia is not really reassuring ahah!
- Who is the player you are most threatened in the World Invitationals?
- As I said, I think Yuttoto is the man to beat in this tournament. He is very scary especially now we know he can play Azwel really well.
- This World Invitational is the best way to celebrate SOULCALIBUR VI’s 1st Anniversary and to move into Season 2. Can you tell us how SOULCALIBUR means in your life? How it has changed it?
- It gave me social aspect to my gaming experience. I met a really nice community that I see now as a family, Hanging out with great people was not really what I imagined at first when I started playing SOULCALIBUR online. Competing in the game and getting good results have also really helped me to get more confidence in myself.
- Some quotes you would like to share before the event?
- Not really, I just want to say good luck to all participants and have fun!
- Any final words to say?
- “Time to end you!”
THE WANDERING SAMURAI
A wandering competitor who managed to journey around the globe making his mark as one of SOULCALIBUR VI’s best players. With his peerless neutral game and fast reaction, he won various tournaments starting with The MIXUP and continuing his success in DreamHack Tours, Viennality and Kayane Session. His performance in the Invitationals held during World Showdown of Esports 7 which he won over top players and fellow World invitational players Linkorz, Bluegod and Shen Chan could be regarded as his greatest achievement so far. Will this French samurai get a repeat of winning Invitational tournaments by winning the SOULCALIBUR VI World Invitationals? or will his code of honor be tarnished by a better warrior? Find out on the World Invitationals that will be held this November 2!!!
Skyll's List of Tournament Perfomance:
YUZU Winter Challenge 2018 – 4th place out of 61 entrants
EVO Japan 2019 – 17th place out of 288 entrants
BRUSSELS Challenge Major Edition – 4th place out of 42 entrants
The MIXUP 2019 – 1st place out of 104 entrants
DreamHack Tours 2019 – 1st place out of 32 entrants
Kayane Session: Road to EVO – 5th place out of 108 entrants
CEO 2019 – 7th place out of 166 entrants
Viennality 2019 – 1st place out of 27 entrants
VersusFighting 2019 – 2nd place out of 65 entrants
World Showdown of Esports 7 – 1st place (8-player Invitationals)
The Pre-EVO Tournament – 33rd place out of 59 entrants
EVO 2019 – 3rd place out of 746 entrants
Kayane Session (September) – 1st place out of 97 entrants
Ultimate Fighting Arena 2019 – 2nd place out of 67 entrants
Southeast Asia Major 2019 – 9th place out of 59 entrants
Sooo happy I won the #SOULCALIBURVI tournament at @THEMIXUPLyon ! Big thanks to my friends, the SC family and @TeamOplon who supported me all along and congrats to @NOOBICYDE for this amazing match ! He’s an incredible player ! Also thanks to the staff for this great show !
— OPL | Skyll (@Skyll_13) April 22, 2019