Behind Knochen's eSport Sofa
Behind the scenes
'Knochen's eSport Sofa' is a German video production, where the very famous German Counter-Strike 1.6 caster working for Freaks4U Gaming in Berlin, Germany meets people living in Germany and working in eSports. He has already had three seasons with four episodes each, including guests like f.e. fnatic's karrigan and Take from TakeTV. The first show of the new season featured our FIFA world champion Kai 'Acer | deto' Wollin.
Team Acer was able to go along with Knochen and his crew during the filming to create the very first 'behind the scenes' of his show. Even though the show is about 30-45 minutes in the end, it took the crew about 12 hours to film everything, do the activity etc. This 'behind the scenes' will show you the time such an episode takes, the hard work people have to do, but above all the fun the crew and the subject had during this day. Even though the format is video, we decided to bring you as much visual content as possible, since a picture is worth a thousand words. (please note: the videos are in the German language)
The early bird catches the worm, that's why Matthias (Knochen), Moritz (main camera) and Sascha (second camera) came to Monheim early and filmed the introductory scene at around 9:00 CET in the rhine part of Monheim. After that we met at Kai's (deto) house, for the first interview part, which is shown at the very beginning of the final video.
last instructions before the first interview
Having done the first part, we went outside for about 30 minutes, to walk through the fields next to Kai's house and film the second part of the episode. There is no need to explain anything about that, since you guys hopefully saw everything in the final video, so let's move directly to the most fun and hilarious part of the day: acrobatic flying as the activity of the day.
Matthias explaining the activity
Today's pilot was pretty nice and funny, but seemed to have a sadistic vein, since he started his introduction with sentences like: 'I will fly like it's barely okay for me to be fully conscious and for you it's probably getting dark behind your eyelids.' He also reemphasizes all the time, that this activity is nothing compared to any rollercoaster Matthias and Kai have been on.
pilot explaining the plans for today
You could really see the fear coming into the faces of both. That's why it was obvious to start a discussion about which of them had to puke.
who has to puke?
Right after the flight Matthis and Kai seemed to be a bit shocked, because it was harder than expected. So what could be better now than an interivew with the local press, who have no idea about what eSport is? Nothing - you are right. Nevertheless the press wanted to know details about the flight and Kai found the right answer in my opinion:
press: can you compare it to a rollercoaster?
The whole talk with the local press took some time, since they sent a person who is not used to eSports or the show. But since the town (Kamen, Northrhine-Westfalia) is pretty well known for acrobatic flying, he obviously wanted to know how Matthias and Kai enjoyed the flight, in detail. During this talk, we received some nice information about the pilot's words during the flight.
It's a good day...to die.
After about 3 hours the flights were done and everybody forgot about the very hot and long ride to the airfield (we obviously had to sit in traffic on our way) because it was so exciting and funny, but the funniest part of the afternoon was to follow now. The crew sat together to watch the 'onboard' videos. Moritz and Sascha had three mini cameras and fixed them on and in the plane to catch everything of the flight, and of course of Kai and Matthias getting the kick. There are no more words needed, just have a look at the videos:
crew watching onboard videos
Matthias and Kai watching onboard videos
It was already 17:00 CET when the activity part ended, so we decided to look for something to eat. The pilot suggested a nice american restaurant, which we reached after about 10 minutes. We sat down, relaxed, ate nice burgers, fries and salad (Moritz, you look good) and just talked about former events we'd already met at and private stuff. The circle was pretty nice, so we laughed a lot and were still fine, even though we were already on tour for about 8 hours during which the sun burned so hot that everyone arrived with a red head back at Kai's place. The way back was quite fast and because of extreme boringness, Kai grabbed Matthias' note paper and changed the roles of 'Knochen's eSport Sofa' by asking him the questions he'd actually collected to ask Kai.
Knochen's eSport Sofa featuring Knochen - what do you think? I guess it would be pretty interesting! Check the first test here, where Kai is asking which is Matthias's favourtie body part of his body.
changed roles - eSport car
When we arrived at Kai's place, Matthias had to relax from the very hard ride back home:
relaxation time before the last interview part
But Matthias got his power back quite quickly (or he was just supertired, it's up to you to decide that), because he started to create a poem. Please note, that he is not the best at inventing poems, but he tries to do his best.
Matthias being poetic
The last interview was the longest part, talking about Kai's eSports achievements and his career. You were not able to see that both had already been 'working' for about 12 hours, and they finished the first episode of 'Knochen's eSport Sofa' as professionally as they'd started. Afterwards Matthias again checked some material and we recalled the day with a nice glass of water (seriously, it was water - you know it's true).
the last moments of episode 1
All in all the day with Matthias and his crew was longer than expected, but to say it in eSports language: worth it.
In every episode you just see the final 30-45 minutes, but you never get to know how the subject enjoyed the day, that's why Kai wrote a short statement, from his point of view, about the day with Knochen. Feel free to check his words and the final words of the 'behind the scenes'.
Kai 'Acer | deto' Wollin:
'Hey guys, the day started at about 10:30 CET, when Matthias arrived at my house. I expected hours of work, but even more fun! When I recap the day now, it was divided into the interviews part in and around my house and the most awesome activity I have ever done in my whole life: acrobatic flying! After the activity we went to some restaurant and just relaxed - I pretty much enjoyed this dinner with the crew and Tim, because I had to realize the flight I guess - haha!
To be honest, it was a real honor for me to be part of the eSports sofa, especially because I'm the very first FIFA player,who made it to the show. For me the day was just amazing and I had a lot of fun with the crew - I hope you guys out there had the same fun while watching. Thanks Matthias!'