As a younger brother, Masakari was, of course, allowed to start playing video games a little earlier than Flashback. At the age of 4 years, he started on the Atari 2600.
For years he outdid his older brother in most games. Great ambition, meticulous analysis, and damn fast reactions characterized his playing style. Never giving up has become his motto.
Together with his brother, he played thousands of video games on all platforms and across all genres. However, in sports games and first-person shooters, his skills stood out especially.
At the age of 16 (1998), he met the game Half-Life and was one of the first to play Counter-Strike (1999). He worked his way up in the young CS scene and, together with Flashback, founded the very successful clan -|LOGOS|- (2001). Along with his duo partner “ph0s,” he rocked the then just established ESL league.
With -|LOGOS|- he won his first LAN party in Mönchengladbach (Germany).
His performances spoke for themselves, and so the German Top-5 clans became aware of him. As a result, he changed to “reUnited,” where he successfully played on a level with “Deutschlands kranker Horde” (DkH), “Mousesports,” “mortal Teamwork” (mTw), and “a-losers.” Since this time, he was considered a CS legend in the German scene.
With the release of Counterstrike Source (2004), Masakari took a break as an active player. The school (high school), studies (economics), and job (controller) came to the fore. At the same time, he coached various national and international CS players for years.
Parallel to his studies, he dealt with another competitive scene: Poker. The card game sharpened his analytical skills once again and positively affected concentration and patience in the game.
With the release of Playerunknown’s Battleground, he was once again gripped by the ambition to become active as a player. While he was putting together a powerful team, Flashback built up another well-known organization. The Team “Wagazzi Underdogs” (2019) was born. The team just missed out on participating in the ESL championship. With his duo partner “fR,” he reached 3rd place at the Dreamhack Leipzig (2020). With his performances, he has shown: Even with 38 years, he is still competitive on a high level.
After a short detour to Valorant, where he achieved the rank Immortal, he turned to PUBG again in late 2020. With the Wagazzi Underdogs, he unfortunately just missed joining the PUBG DACH Championship and has now retired from PUBG.
Masakari now concentrates more on passing on his knowledge to the next generation.