In today’s post, I got to chat with Benzo. Below, we talked about how Benzo got into playing competitive pro-am, his hobbies outside of NBA 2K, and much more. I appreciate everyone who takes the time out of their day to read this article.
Q: Which was the first 2K that you played competitively?
A: “I started playing competitively in NBA2K20 post draft.”
Q: What are some hobbies that you have outside of NBA 2K?
A: “Some hobbies I have are playing sports. Whether it’s baseball, basketball, football, I’m good at it and enjoy playing those. I play those three sports in high school. I like spending time with friends and my girlfriend. I like to make sure I have a good balance of 2K and in-real-life stuff — especially in post-draft when it can really drain you.”
Q: You have been arguably one of the best all-around players during post-draft, what are some of your keys to success?
A: “The key to my success is IQ — everything with 2K is IQ. You need to be able to make the right reads and play the right defense in order to win games against great teams.”
Q: Do you have aspirations to be in the NBA 2K League?
A: “Yes, I do have NBA 2K League aspirations.”
Q: Who do you like competing against most in the 2K community?
A: “My favorite player to play against would probably have to be Kina. I played him in 3-4 series this year and 2-3 of them were finals. Playing against him makes you better because you can take the things he does and put them into your game. He has such a high IQ.”
Q: Who gives you the most struggles when you go up against them in Pro-Am in the 2K community?
A: “Nobody gives me struggles on the floor. I have some favorite people I like to play against, but every time I lose it’s because either me or my team beat ourselves.”
Q: What are some things that you look for out of your teammates each time you step on the virtual hardwood?
A: “Some things I look for out of my teammates when stepping on the floor are IQ, energy, and composure.”
Q: What are some of your biggest strengths and weaknesses when it comes to you as not only a player, but also as a teammate? What, if anything, do you feel you need to work on the most?
A: “I don’t think I have a weakness playing 2K. You want me as your teammate because no matter what I’m going to make sure I put us in the best position to win at all times.”
Q: What are some things that you may like to see in future NBA 2K games?
A: “Some things I need taken out of 2K are “ghost contests” and so many white releases going in. But the biggest two: 2K please stop making open layups miss. And the worst one, take out openness please.”
Q: What is your favorite position to play in NBA 2K?
A: When it comes to my favorite position to play, I’m not sure if I have one. I can play 1-5, so whatever helps me win is the most enjoyable. My favorite, if I had to choose one, would probably be point guard because that’s my main position.”
Q: Who’s your favorite NBA team?
A: “My favorite NBA team has always been the Knicks. I was born in Manhattan and moved to New Jersey when I was pretty young — I go to the city a lot and I love the Knicks.”
Q: Who would you say supports you the most in the NBA 2K community or just the most in general?
A: “The person who most supports me in this community is probably @CooksIverson. I’ve been teamed up with him for a while and I’m not sure what would’ve happened if we didn’t.”
Q: Do you watch film on your opponents before you play in tournaments/important games?
A: “I do watch film before I play good opponents in order to try and learn their tendencies.”
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