PLAYER SPOTLIGHT - BluudyEEfingaz Written by Cro Morgan 22 Aug'11 - 05:12
Don't be fooled by her genuinely pleasant demeanor, they don't make them any more competitive than the never-say-die BluudyEEfingaz. The twenty-three year old Madonna-appreciating Tennessean has compiled a winning record on the gal's Xbox TS4 tour (19-16) while often giving her opponents more than they can handle while playing as a man.
Name: Erikka Age: 23 Born: Chicago, IL Currently Reside: Nashville, TN Profession: Photojournalist/student Single or married: in a relationship
Story behind your Gamertag: I play the game so much that I think my fingers will eventually bleed. Also my boyfriend is from London and uses the word 'bloody' quite frequently. EE being my initials.
Describe your gaming set-up: In my living room.
How many hours a week do you typically spend playing video games: Wow! Maybe more than 20 hours.
Favorite video game that doesn't involve a fuzzy ball and a racquet: Left 4 Dead 2, as Rochelle.
Rochelle (Left 4 Dead 2)
After a tough loss, have you ever broken a controller, kicked the dog, awoke a neighbor: I squeal when I lose a game.
Does your husband/boyfriend/significant other support your gaming habit: My boyfriend has joined me in doubles.
Favorite Sport: Tennis.
Favorite recording artist/band: Madonna. She helped pave the way for the ones I hear now on the radio.
Favorite Movie: The Truth About Cats and Dogs.
It's your last meal, what would you choose to eat: Grilled salmon tacos with chips and guacamole.
Favorite chilled beverage: Tequila Sunrise.
Tequila Sunrise (named for the way it looks after it has been poured into a glass).
Hobbies other than gaming: I LOVE to read, write poetry and I'm learning guitar.
Favorite ATP player (current): Rafael Nadal.
Favorite ATP player (all-time): Patrick Rafter (pictured below).
Favorite WTA player (current): Serena Williams.
Favorite WTA player (all-time): Monica Seles.
Federer or Nadal: Duh, Nadal (laughs).
Favorite tournament: Year-end in Dubai.
LIFE ON THE TOUR
Lefty or Righty: Righty
Favorite surface/court: Hard court.
If you could win any tournament, which one would it be: U.S. Open.
Describe your style of play: Power player in WS; all around in MS and MD.
Who would you consider to be your greatest rival on the tour? Kina in TS3; bkristian ini TS4.
Most memorable victory: Making it to the QF, beating top guys in ITST Pro Tournament.
Most disappointing loss: First round in Roland Garros, in both WS and MS TS4.
Do you play? I do.
What style of play would you consider yourself? I'm all around.
One-handed or two-handed backhand? Two-handed.
Have you won any tournaments? Not fortunate to win any yet.
What would you consider your biggest asset on the court? My energy. I never give up until the last point.