Ali, formerly known as CertiA1_, is a very well-known member of the European Pro-Am community. He currently plays for Monstars 2K and is one of the top sharpshooters in all of Europe. He frequently streams on Twitch, and for that, I definitely think he deserves more recognition, but get to know him by reading below!
Favourite NBA Team and Player
My favourite team is the Los Angeles Clippers, I fell in love with Chris Paul when he was on the Hornets and ‘Lob City’ was the most enjoyment I’ve had watching the NBA.
My favourite player is currently Damian Lillard, his loyalty and straight up killer instinct to pull off impossible plays is crazy to watch.
Favourite NBA 2K League Team and Player
My favourite NBA 2K League team is Knicks Gaming, they always bring a crazy amount of energy to their games, and they turn themselves up during playoff time. They have Harry, who’s representing Europe exceptionally well, and they also have a top-tier sharp in Malik, which is great to watch since I play as a sharp as well.
My favourite player in the league is Bsmoove, he has the whole package at the sharpshooter position, from creating his own shot off the dribble to excellent off-ball movement. For me, no sharp in 2K is more difficult to guard, especially on the pick and roll.
Favourite EU 2K Team and Player
Other than my own team Monstars of course, I’d have to say Phandax. The team puts in so much effort to improve in Pro-Am and they set a great example for all EU teams as to how good you can become if you put in the work. They have a mix of great defense with the likes of AitorBigBoy and a killer point guard in AitorVK.
My favourite player is a really tough question, as I am a fan of so many players, especially the likes of Lyvs (xLyvs-0), Dario (pocholo-FIESTA), Eduardo (eduardopv), and Dom (DomBeGoated); but I’m going to go for SamThaRuler. His versatility from playing 1-5 is unmatched, some claim to play 1-5 but he does all of them to a truly high level. Not only that, but he brings a lot of energy and enjoyment to playing and his winning mentality and attitude make him a great teammate.
Favourite Music Artist
Eddie Murphy. This goes hand-in-hand with my favourite movie, but Eddie was the first real actor who truly made me laugh from quite a young age because my brother and my whole family were in love with the guy.
“Coming to America.” As weird as it sounds, it was the first movie I ever watched and I’ve watched it at least a hundred times since then, but now since I’m all grown up I don’t have to shut my eyes or ears at the bad stuff.
I’m a phenomenal chef, come to me for a steak and you won’t be disappointed. I also love to write my own short novels and reviews on books and films.