Hello and welcome to another edition of Player Interview! Today, @TraceofLife is here for the interview. TraceofLife is currently one of the Tournament Directors for PO forum tours, and he was also nominated to be interviewed. Without further ado, let's get started! How did you get introduced to Pokémon? TraceofLife: When I was younger, my father bought me Pokémon Yellow; I wasn't really fond of Pokémon at first, but I grew to like it over time. How did you get introduced to PO? TraceofLife: Eh, I found PO by Googling "Pokémon Online" because I kind of wanted to play online Pokémon, so there you go lol. What is the origin story of your username? TraceofLife: So, my irl name is Trace, and Trace was taken on the server when I joined, so I put in random words and voila! That's how I got my current name. What kinds of things does a Tournament Director do? TraceofLife: Hosting Official Tours, PMing users to get them to post their tours, updating Tour Schedule, and HoF, I guess. What are your thoughts on the POT? Is there anything you would have done differently if you were hosting it? TraceofLife: I probably have no comment on this because Xdevo single-handledly hosted the tour without my help so yeah.. and I wouldn't change anything too, I guess. What are your thoughts on POWC 2017? What are some possible improvements that could be made? TraceofLife: I've always been a fan of team tour and POWC is definitely not an exception; I don't know if there's anything that should be changed from POWC bar stricter eligibility. How would you rate your team's POWC lineup? TraceofLife: Definitely has some unproven/shaky spots, but I still am happy with the team right now. How would you rank this year's POWC teams? TraceofLife: I don't like ranking things, but EU and East should be the team to beat this POWC other than us. What does the rest of the year look like in terms of Official Tournaments? What tournaments do you plan to host? TraceofLife: I don't really know yet, but I'd prefer hosting individual tours rather than POWC. What is your favorite and least favorite PO tournament? TraceofLife: My favorite would be POCL and POWC because as I said earlier, I'm a big fan of team tours. My least favorite would be POVT; I am not really a fan of the format, so there you go. What is your favorite and least favorite Pokémon? TraceofLife: Favorite would be Jirachi and my least favorite would be Unown mainly because I feel like it's a useless 'mon, lol. What is your favorite and least favorite PO tier (including past generations)? TraceofLife: BW LU is my favorite tier, and I don't particularly dislike any tier. What is your preferred playstyle? Do you change between styles according to tier or just play your favored style? TraceofLife: My preferred playstyle would be bulky offense because I feel like I can control the flow of the game easier than any other playstyle, but I still can play with other playstyles if given a team. I change the playstyle according to who I am facing through cteaming, I guess? What are your thoughts on PO's current SM Ubers / OU / UU / LC? TraceofLife: I don't even know what's going on in SM Tiers. I'm not really a fan of SM Tiers, so I don't really pay attention to the tiers. Do you have anything else to say to our readers? TraceofLife: Nah, not really. Thanks, TraceofLife, for agreeing to be interviewed! This edition of Player Interview is coming to an end, but there will be more to come. To nominate players to be interviewed, post here or contact @E.T. on the PO forums. Spoiler: Special Thanks TraceofLife - For Being Interviewed E.T. - Questions, Writer, Grammar Joyverse - Questions Sobi - Grammar JoyFrost - Banner Do you want to contribute to Articles too? Here's How to Become an Articles Contributor.