An avid mobile gamer and streamer, Koopa has been around longer than GankStars. When GS began competing, Koopa became a fan, and we had a few interactions with him over the years, such as IraqiZorro teaching Koopa how to play Vainglory. We are very excited to continue our friendship in a more formal way and to welcome him to gank fam!
To better get to know Koopatroopa, we asked him a few questions.
1. Koopa, why GankStars, and why the return to Vainglory?
I've been following Vainglory since the beginning; Super Evil Megacorp has the best MOBA on mobile with so many unique heroes and game modes. GankStars was the first competitive team I followed with IraqiZorro, gabevizzle, and CullTheMeek. I can finally proudly say "Damn it feels good to be a GankStar"!
2. PwntByUkrainian tells us you like sake and whisky... any specific brands and bottles?
Oh man.. I am very easy to please, with simple taste; however, Macallan 18 is the best I've ever had.
3. What differentiates you from other streamers? Also, how long have you been streaming?
I've been streaming mobile games since June 2014; 99% of my followers want to see the hottest iOS and Android games on Twitch.
4. Favorite Vainglory player (from any org)?
I've gotta say, XenoTek has to be my favorite player. Every time I see him at a convention, he always greets me with a smile and a big hug. Not only humble, he's one of the best competitive VG players out there.
5. Craziest thing you’ve done in your life?
Honestly, streaming on Twitch has been the wildest ride of my life and it's still far from over. The idea of playing a phone game with enough people to fill a football stadium watching you is very surreal. I can't wait to see what the future holds.
6. Why is your handle Koopatroopa787, and do you just love planes?
Haha! Well, I was creating a character in World of Warcraft back in The Burning Crusade - making my first Shaman - and I couldn't find a name that wasn't taken. I randomly put in Koopatroopa and it wasn't taken; since then, I've been using the Koopa alias with the games I play. The 787 is just a combination of my favorite number 7 and my birth year, 1987. As much as I love to travel, unfortunately I've never been on a 787.
7. What are your goals for 2017? What should the fans expect from you?
My main goal for 2017 is consistency. One of the biggest things for any content creator, whether its Youtube or Twitch or Mobcrush, is to be providing content as often as you can at the highest quality. I hope to deliver just that and more with all of the hot mobile games in the app stores right now.
Well, we can't wait to see what Koopa does in 2017! Please follow and support him, he's no doubt one awesome guy and a great streamer. You can catch him on Twitch at twitch.tv/Koopatroopa787!