Sottle is one cool guy, and you should totally go check out his Twitch stream sometime. If you donate any amount of money, he will do a Yo-Yo trick for you. Why? Because he is the 4 times National Yo-Yo Champion.
I asked him how he made the transition to Hearthstone and how, if at all, his Yo-Yo experience helps me.
Short answer to that is “Yes”. He says competing on a stage in front of crowd meant that he doesn’t get stage fright as much as some players do, and on top of that, his understanding of exactly what the judges look for does help him play Hearthstone, because preparation is key to being a top player.
It was kind of funny when I was doing these interviews, with the one spotlight I had for the interviewee and myself sitting in total darkness. The staff had no idea how to operate the lights when I asked, and then I said “It’s okay, there’s a lightboard behind that wall I can use”
*Glazed over look*
“I used to be a lighting technician”
Oddly specific skills being useful!