Italian Internet connection quality/speed was the biggest issue for XmaN, like for most Italian players. Up until 1999, it was quite impossible for to play on any server outside of Italy. Since then things got abit better, and Italians could have 70-90 ms ping to UK or Germany.
During the summer of 1999 he spent one week at SK "headquarter" in German Oberhausen, playing dozens and dozens of games with Kane, who at the time was XmaN's favourite Quakeworld player, the one he was looking at to match in skill level.
Around the end of 1999 he joined Four Kings, in an attempt to try and play as much 4on4 as possible, as the Italian scene was almost dead at this point, and didn't offer much opportunity to play at high level.
|2002||5 - 8th||NQR Season 2||4on4||Four Kings|
|1999||1st||Italian Clan League||4on4||Tulls Clan|
|1999||1st||Quit99 FFA, 1on1||4on4||Tulls Clan|
|1998||1st||Quit98 FFA, 1on1||4on4||Tulls Clan|