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This is the story behind the team name Tinderguld

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We had a chat with Marcus "MILLAWxD" Vestlund, captain of the PUBG team Tinderguld, to find out why they don't have an organization backing them, where the name comes from, and how close they are to actually sign a pro contract.
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It's 2.30 in the afternoon and Marcus "MILLAWxD" Vestlund, captain of the PUBG team Tinderguld, has just left work in the little Swedish municipality of Årjäng, where he is working with powder coating.
– I will only be working mornings from now on so that I can play more, but that also means that I will lower my salary, Marcus told Fragbite.

The goal for Marcus and Tinderguld is to go pro, to find an organization that is willing to invest in the team is of great importance. It does, however, seem to be harder than they had thought, and social media is filling up with people asking why that's the case.
– You get a bit frustrated, not having found an organization yet. There are many teams that have a strong crew behind them, but that hasn't performed as the should be.

Tinderguld was born during Dreamhack Summer 2017, despite not being called that, to begin with. Johan “Taylor” Taylor and Marcus attended the event to play as a duo, but Marcus also had other plans.
– I used Tinder a lot down there, Marcus told us while laughing.

Besides winning the tournament, and Marcus scoring a girlfriend following all the time on Tinder (true story), they realized another important thing, they weren't supposed to play duo. If you want to play professional, you need to play squad. Knowing that they started to look for two more players. Prior to the IEM Oakland qualifier, they added ToWzErA and C4LVINKL3IN to the team that was named Tinderguld - named after the escapades of Marcus.

The hunt for an organization

Over the last months, Tinderguld has produced some strong results, like qualifying for the Grand Final of the Fragbite tournament Philips OneBlade Cup. Yet they're still lacking an organization.

How does the search work, really. Do you send out random résumés?
– We have realized that it is extremely important to have a fancy looking résumé. These people probably receive a lot of résumés every week so we want to be professional from the get-go.

What would becoming professionals mean to you on a more practical basis?
–It would be super fun to finally be able to go all in. It would also be a great feeling since we feel that we really deserve it.

How much time to do you spend playing each week?
– I might play 40 to 50 hours over the course of two weeks, but the others are probably playing 90 to 100 hours. I do, however, hope to play more now when I have reduced the number of working hours.

And then it was the hunt for an organization, how is it going, have your emails worked?
– I don't want to reveal too much, but we do have something good afoot.

What does it mean, for example, will you have a good salary?
– I don't want to comment on that either, but we won't need to keep a job on the side

We asked Marcus "MILLAWxD" Vestlund to tell us about his teammates, and he did so in a very frank and humorously fashion

Felix “Menoox” Myhr: We do make fun of him a lot, he is not playing with a full deck of cards, if you know what I mean. He can say some really stupid things sometimes.

Johan “Taylor” Taylor: I have to say that he is a bit like Menoox. He is not playing with a full deck of cards either.

Martin “mrtn” Sterley: I do not know Martin outside of PUBG but he is a laidback dude. I and Martin are the ones that make things happen.

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