Billionaire and omnipresent main character Elon Musk has declared he was once one of the best Quake players in the world, to the tune of winning money for his skills. This obviously sounds like the kind of thing your mate would say after their third pint, but the revelation came during an interview with podcaster Lex Fridman during which Musk was expansive on his wider gaming habits, and particularly his Diablo 4 druid's inability to beat Lilith.
«Killing the demons in a videogame calms the demons in my mind,» begins Musk's digression on his «primary recreational activity». He adds «and yes, beating Hatred in the Eternal Realm is the hardest battle in life and in a videogame.» We'll return to Diablo 4 in a moment but this is where the flight of fancy really takes off, as Musk reminisces about his days playing Quake.
«I am 52 so my reflexes are not what they used to be but I have a lifetime of playing videogames,» says Musk. «At one point I was maybe one of the best Quake players in the world. I actually won money in what I think was one of the first paid esports tournaments in the US, we're doing four-person Quake tournaments and we came second.
»I was the second best person on the team, and the best person… we were actually winning, we would've come first but the best person on the team, his computer crashed halfway through the game so we came second. But I got money for it and everything. So basically I got skills. Albeit, you know, no spring chicken these days."
You would be forgiven for choosing the 'doubt' option at this point, and indeed the internet is not short of people mocking Musk for his claims of grandiose Quake skills. But while there's no doubt Musk is somewhat exaggerating here, it is undoubtedly trueRead more on pcgamer.com