Julia a5uka Vlasova is a former cyber athlete and a passionate designer

Alisa Barladyan
18 Jul 2022
11:27

Julia a5uka Vlasova is a former cyber athlete who spent eight years trying to break into the professional scene. By today's standards, she could be considered a true veteran. When she was young, it was the heyday of eSports in the CIS countries. Back then, a5uka traveled to cities across Russia and participated in every tournament available. Julia competed in various disciplines, but most of all she loved CS 1.6. Upon retirement from her cybersports career, a5uka started doing professional cosplay and soon became a winner of Miss Gamer 2011 reality show. Now Julia continues to work in the field of design and create new and unusual looks. You can find out more about Julia a5uka Vlasova in our story.

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Julia a5uka Vlasova
Julia a5uka Vlasova
Julia a5uka Vlasova

Julia Vlasova was born in 1987 in the Krasnoyarsk region. She had an ordinary childhood with one exception - she loved video games. Since she was 11 Julia was playing different consoles, spending a lot of time on this hobby. At 14, she got her own computer and started playing even more. Julia especially liked Counter-Strike 1.6. It was her favorite game then, and she could play for hours on end.

In the 2000s, eSports began to actively grow in Russia. At that time Julia decided to become a professional player. She put together her own CS 1.6 team and participated in all the regional cybersport competitions with it. At that time there was hardly any competition, so a5uka often took high places in championships. Soon SUNRISE (that was the name of Julia's team) began traveling to national tournaments. Her team would occasionally place high there.

Julia a5uka Vlasova
Julia a5uka Vlasova

A5uka herself showed an extremely confident game, so even then she was considered a fairly strong player. Surprisingly Julia was playing at the professional level not only in CS 1.6 but also in other games. She had decent results everywhere thanks to a lot of practice.

Yes, I am a nerd, in a good sense of the word, and I have enjoyed games all my life.

Julia a5uka Vlasova

Julia a5uka Vlasova
Julia a5uka Vlasova

The girl has dedicated over eight years of her life to eSports. During that time she has won many regional tournaments but a5uka's greatest achievement in eSports was third place in the ESWC qualifier. She appeared on the professional stage after that but did not climb that high anymore. In time, her interests changed, and she retired from cybersport.

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Julia a5uka Vlasova
Julia a5uka Vlasova

Julia a5uka Vlasova used to play all kinds of games. Most games were very easy for her, so she got the hang of them pretty quickly. Even years later, her favorite game was Counter-Strike 1.6. However, Julia also singled out other works that she liked a lot. We are talking about Quake 3 Arena, Warcraft 3, JRPG, Rising Force Online, Lineage 2, Disciples 2, Warhammer 40k, HOMM, Settlers, Final Fantasy XI-XIV, TESO, Pokemon GO, Ember sword, Sabai ecoverse

Julia a5uka Vlasova
Julia a5uka Vlasova

Julia has been a cybersports enthusiast for so long that she eventually became a curator of cybersports in the Krasnoyarsk region and started running tournaments as an organizer herself. That said, a5uka did not stand still: she was constantly finding new interests that captured all her attention. Because of that she eventually retired from eSports.

After organizing tournaments and master classes I started to pursue other interests. I went to night clubs, sewed costumes, worked as a go-go dancer and animator. That wasn't enough for me, so I tried to host parties and later became a party organiser myself. Apart from that, I draw Japanese comics and play the guitar. I have only one life, and I want to try out everything, and you decide how well it turned out.

Julia a5uka Vlasova

Julia a5uka Vlasova
Julia a5uka Vlasova

At that time Julia developed a new passion in her life - cosplay. She already knew how to sew costumes. She liked the idea that she could portray a fictional character in real life. The girl approached each project very responsibly and spent a lot of time on it. This approach gave a result: a5uka's cosplays were amazing. Of course, most of the works were about video game characters. Julia won a bunch of different awards at cosplay contests. That's when the excitement around the persona of a5uka reached its peak, and the girl even became a celebrity in narrow circles.

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Julia a5uka Vlasova
Julia a5uka Vlasova

In March 2011, a5uka agreed to participate in the Miss Gamer 2011 reality show. It was hosted by the "Pervyi Igrovoy" channel and supported by the social network GAMER. The idea of the show was to gather famous girls, who were somehow connected with cybersports or video games, and put them together in one place. The girls participated in competitions, took pictures, played video games and just had a good time together.

Julia a5uka Vlasova
Julia a5uka Vlasova

Each girl represented a different game category. Julia's nomination was "Miss Aika Online". It is a MMORPG genre game a5uka liked playing most of all. By the way, it was Julia who won Miss Gamer 2011, as the audience liked her the most. It was another achievement in a5uka's life.

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Julia a5uka Vlasova
Julia a5uka Vlasova

Julia enjoyed sewing clothes and cosplay so much that she decided to continue working in this direction. In 2015, the girl graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Design at Siberian Federal University. Over time, Julia began to participate in cosplay contests less and less frequently, as it no longer gave her the same pleasure. According to a5uka, a designer should create something of their own, not copy something of others.

After that, Julia started making only her own unique works. She even found partners in China to work with. To do that she had to go to China herself and set up the process. It wasn't easy, but in the end, it was a success. Julia now runs the workshop remotely and continues to make the costumes.

Julia a5uka Vlasova
Julia a5uka Vlasova

Recently a5uka moved to Phuket, Thailand, and now works directly from the sunny coastline. As before, Julia does everything she enjoys. She is an art director at a hotel in Phuket and a game designer for a game called Big Drunk Satanic Massacre, works in a social media promotion company promoting foreign bloggers, and also dances in Thailand clubs. Given a5uka's assertive nature, it's safe to say that she will continue to do well in life.

Julia a5uka Vlasova
Julia a5uka Vlasova

In 2011, Julia got married to a young man named Nikita. They lived together for more than five years, but in 2016 they decided to divorce. That said, the young people did not break off their relationship as bitter enemies. It's just that their roads have drifted apart over time. Julia and Nikita continue to keep in touch to this day, helping each other all the time.

We made it clear that each should proceed with their personal search in new fields with support from the other. And so Nikita flew off to Moscow, and I left Russia with a couple of bundles of costumes.

Julia a5uka Vlasova

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