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SK HoN interviewed by

By Mario 'Kolapz' Mađer
Apr 21, 2011 12:18

ImageFour members of the SK Gaming HoN team were interviewed after their triumph in the Honcast HoNor tournament by Steven 'Korok' Ashworth featured in an audio interview in Honcast Podcast Episode 17.

Immediately after defeating US Evil Geniuses 3-1 in the finals of the Honcast HoNor tournament, four members of the US SK Gaming Heroes of Newerth team were interviewed by

Congrats! You guys just pulled off a huge victory, sweeping EG to win 3-1 in the grand finals. Did you expect that you'd be able to win three games straight?

US Mark 'Tralfamadore' Seidl
"I honestly felt pretty confident after our first game. Team morale was high and all of our picks fell into place. Also, they let us pick up Zeus twice in a row, a mistake EG has seemed to make against us in the past ;)."

US Mike 'CarDinaL' Smith
"I expected it to be a closer series, possibly to five games. We played really well."

Tralfamadore, you went Alchemist Bones on Valkyrie in Game 1. Were you guys preparing for a long game from the beginning? Why was the game so slow at the start, even though both teams were running fairly aggressive lineups?

US Mark 'Tralfamadore' Seidl
"Yes, I was preparing for a long game right away. I knew I would have free-farm top and that it would be a slow, boring, farming game. I also knew that Moon Queen probably wouldn't go Alchemist Bones and I could probably outfarm her."

CA Nick 'Testie' Perentesis
"It was an excellent way to counter-act the free-farm Moon Queen was getting, too. She clears the jungle faster, so the Alchemist Bones really help him keep even or pull ahead. The reason it's such a slow paced game in those instances is because both teams are so good at locking down their side of the map. It's especially difficult for our team with YoDa's creeps running around rampant and Pyro generally needing a Portal Key against better teams, making for a slower start."

US Mike 'CarDinaL' Smith
"Well, that's what happens when teams dodge trilanes, especially when it's opposite lanes where the supports can't roam mid solo. We hate to play like that, but that was the only thing we could do against a Hammer trilane."


Additionally, US Steven 'Korok' Ashworth was interviewed in the Honcast Podcast Episode 17.

He was asked how the team felt when preparing for the final, if they were confident in their ability to win the title, questions about their recent success as well as a myriad of questions about him personally and how it feels to be considered one of the best players in the world at the moment.

Audio interview with Korok by (starts at 53:00)



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