With Season 2 of Tournaments in Jurassic World Alive officially underway, we thought it was a good time to share our interview with the player who finished first in the very first edition of Tournaments in JWA! Luckily for us, this player reached out to us (believe it or not, a legit player) and is an active member of our Discord Server!

Who is it? relentless24! You are probably used to seeing the name in the game as it constantly is in the top 3 on the Leaderboard! At the time of writing this article, relentless has cumulated over 5,000 Trophies, is #3 player in the Arena and his team looks like this!

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Without further ado, let’s move on to the Q&A!

P.S. Did we tell you? relentless IS a legit player.
P.P.S No, we did not ask how much he spent on the game because it is none of our darn business!


BoonSlevin: How does it feel to have officially WON the first Jurassic World Alive Tournament?

relentless: It feels pretty gratifying and certainly gave me an adrenaline rush. I thought I had the best team and deserved the victory. When I would go up against my fellow top ranked players, I would usually win more than I would lose. My goal was to win this tournament in the beginning, but as time went on I tried to just finish in the top 3 because it took so long to get a battle. I’m just glad I was able to eek it out against the rest of the field and take the gold, specifically against CSFharmonyMY and Legomin.

We would have some amazing battles when matched up. It is definitely historical in terms of the context of this game, which does mean something. To be the best in the world is awesome (again I’m not insane, I understand this is just a game and I am putting it into its context, but its still really cool and I’m having fun with it). However, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do on the current leader board post tourny. But ill certainly be ready to defend my title in Season 2!!! If ya smell what The Rock is cookin’!!

BoonSlevin: How does matchmaking look for players at your level?

relentless: Matchmaking at the stage I’m currently in is tough. It takes so long to get a battle that often times I would just click cancel because I was doing something while trying to battle and I’m an impatient person to begin with. It still happens even now but not as bad as the late stages of the tournament. That’s why it kind of stinks to be at the higher levels on the leaderboard, because you don’t immediately get a matchup, plus all the other players think you’re a cheater or spoofer, which I am not!!

BoonSlevin: What was your dream team whenever you were able to get matched in the Arena?

relentlessI love having either Magnapyritor or Indoraptor on the squad, preferably both. They are fast, powerful attackers and the former has pretty much every move you want with immunity to boot, despite the low health. Starting with one and ending with the other usually guarantees me victory, though there were the extreme rare occasions where I do get out maneuvered.

I usually want Monomimus too, because it kills an Indoraptor with ease and can really beat almost anyone at the level I have it (30). Lastly, you do need a tank or two with some armor on your squad, so having 1-2 of these 4: Rajakylosaurus, Stegodeus, Trykosaurus Allosinosaurus (after the update).

BoonSlevin: Do you have a favorite Dinosaur in JWA?

relentless: Blue by a mile. But in terms of game play, Magnapyritor and Indoraptor are my favorites to battle with. They are so explosive and that’s how I like to play. Indoraptor is for sure my favorite “closer”, as nothing gives me greater pleasure than ending a battle with his DSR.

BoonSlevin: What’s the most annoying Dinosaur one can face in the Arena?

relentless: After reading Legomin’s piece, I guess its Monomimus right? Lol I can certainly see how that dino can give you fits. It didn’t give me any issues because mine was a higher level than the rest of the field, so I did not share that pain. On my end, I guess if you don’t have the right counter, Stegodeus can be tough to deal with, and Indoraptor when dodging and not having a nullifying counter can certainly take out an entire team.

MonostegotopsBut I personally would always get annoyed with Monostegotops until the update, as it was a matchup nightmare for the Indoraptor. Which is why creatures with immunity are so valuable. But if there anything I’ve learned in this and Pokemon Go, any dinosaur can be beat. It’s the matchups that dictate everything. Having the right matchup in the battle arena can pretty much guarantee you success. The wrong matchup pretty much guarantees failure. So having a team with the least weaknesses usually will put you in a good position to win the battle.

BoonSlevin: Can you tell us a bit about your game style? What are some habits that you have?

relentless: I just love to battle! I certainly go out and hunt raptors mainly (not nearly as often as I will hunt Pokemon in Pokemon Go because that part of the game isn’t nearly as fun), but I love to battle and use dinos with high speed and high impact. Using the predators is fun for me. I am certainly addicted to this game and check it every hour or so, which is not good for my health. But these games are addicting and I’m just enjoying the ride for now. I have bought too many incubators and keeping vowing to myself that the most recent purchase will be my last, but it never seems to sink in.

BoonSlevin: What’s your favorite feature in JWA?

relentless: Certainly the battle system. Being able to battle from the comfort of your home if a luxury that pokemon go should figure out how to implement into their game system!

BoonSlevin: What would be an advice you’d like to give to people who hope to make it in the top 500 for 2.0?

relentless: That it’s not going to be easy. Many players play this game, so landing in the top 500 requires a top team and some people like me are crazy enough to spend a serious amount of money on incubators, or a serious amount of time on hunting dinos to ensure that they have a top tier squad. This game certainly has a following, and a fanatic following at that.

But there is a serious strategy involved in the battle system, so studying the game play can certainly enhance your chances. I guess that’s my advice. I hope to see you on the battle field, where I set to defend my title, with the definite bulls eye on my back. And of course, Good luck! “Just so that your interests don’t conflict with mine”

BoonSlevin: Are you excited about 1.4? What’s the thing that excites you the most about it?

relentless: Flying creatures bring a new element to the game, so dinos with Immunity, nullifying impact, and defense shattering strikes are very valuable. I’m most excited about having the opportunity to battle them. I will try some of them on my squad, to see if they possibly have a niche role.

BoonSlevin: What would you like to tell Ludia if you could talk to their team?

relentless: That they should continue to work on the game as they have made tremendous strides in the last few months. Continue vetting the spoofers, improving battle mechanics and keeping the players invested.

BoonSlevin: What are you hopes for this game?

relentless: I’m not sure where to go from here, maybe introduce some new features in the battle system or make the hunting a little less time consuming? I would assume new dinos will continue to come out, but there’s a fine line with keeping things interesting and going over the top. Don’t go over the top please! My biggest hope is that it stays relevant and the tournaments continue!

BoonSlevin: Anything you’d like to share with us about you?

relentless: That I am a hard working young man, and I actually hate video games. But between this game, Pokemon Go (will always be my favorite), and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, I have become entrenched in these games, which mainly stem for my love for the films that came out in relation to them.

I do not think these addictions are healthy, and the kids in schools are too addicted to the electronic devices (as I observe my 10 year old cousin). I want to get a better balance in life, where I am reading more books and taking more walks. But for now, I am invested in this game.


Parting Words

We hope that you appreciate have a glimpse into the life and game style of the winner of the first Tournament in Jurassic World Alive! Our goal is to bring more content from the community, and this includes testimonies and interviews with landmarks in the JWA community such as relentless24!