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Twitter/Instagram/Twitch/YouTube Handles: Skillzpaybillz3
Name: Dimitri Bastounis
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
GAMING AND HOCKEY BACKGROUND
What is your favorite NHL video game ever and why?
NHL 14 because there was lots of room for creativity.
Who was your childhood hockey idol and why?
I grew up a soccer player but I followed some hockey. My favourite hockey player growing up would be Ovi. The guy scored some unreal goals.
What is your most memorable hockey moment and why?
When the Jets fan base continued to cheer on the team at the end of game 4 in the 2015 playoffs against the ducks. Shows how loyal the Jets fans are.
My gamertag is SkillzPayBillz3 because ...
I saw it on a t-shirt one day and decided, "wow that's catchy." So I decided to use it and stick with it.
GETTING TO KNOW YOU …
My favorite team/player is: Jets, Blake Wheeler
The first hockey video game I ever played was: NHL 12
If I could play EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 vs. one real-life player, I'd pick: Wheeler or Patrik Laine
My signature EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 move is: The 'Zetterberg deke'
My go-to breakaway move in EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 is: Backhand-forehand-backhand
My favorite team to play with in EA SPORTS™ NHL® 18 is: Tampa Bay Lightning
My favorite non-NHL video game is: Fortnite
My favorite snack while gaming is: Cereal
My superstition/what brings me luck is: I don't believe in superstitions because if your not able to complete that superstition you will be in trouble mentally
My favorite gamer or person to watch on Twitch is: Xposedlive/Ninja
The emoji I use the most is: : D
1. How did he save that?
2. What a move
3. Back to back goals
5. Spin pass to a goal