Who are you, where are you from and what do you do?
What games have you played before LoL if any?
You've played LoL for a long time, i believe i first spoke to you many many months ago when i was building a team! Since then you have come along way, did you set out to reach the top when you started LoL? Or was it a game you enjoyed so just kept playing?
What appeals to you the most about LoL, basically what keeps you playing it?
The cool guy from my team, Rune System, the hope for new maps and reworked masteries, community & friends, trolling, the very creative champion designs riot is working on"
Lol @ the trolling!
Ok, so lets move on to competitive LoL. LoL gets a lot of comments about it not being suitable for competition, however it was the highest viewed game at Dreamhack, do you think it can make it as an eSport?
Do you think anything needs to be improved for it to be taken seriously?
I am pretty happy about the balance actually and about the summoner spell flash actually. I know people won't like me for this.
I hope Riot adapts the 6-bans in for their ranked games thought, as 4 are just too few.
What really has to improve are servers. But we all know that and I know riot is really trying to."
Regarding Dreamhack, have you ever been to Dreamhack or a Lan before?
How was the experience?
The riot staff as mentioned before are all so cool and funny aswell, so nice to hang out with those guys."
What were your thoughts on the tournament?
As for the experience with my team, we were really sad that peke couldn't be there in the groupstage, where we didnt do too well but thanks to wewillfailer could still play it and move on to relagation stage. It was amazing to do this great comeback on the second day and owning with the full team."
You guys had some amazing matches, were aAa your hardest opponents? What was it like playing against the U.S/SEA teams?
As for the US/SEA teams it were all great games. I wanna do a quick shoutout for Doublelift's Blitzcrank (Epik Gaming) who frightened me the most throughout the whole tournament because he was just amazingly raping everything. Westrice's Akali in Combination with Doublelift's Lee Sin was raping my Miss Fortune big time. No doubt there. I really enjoyed beating them ofcourse aswell but I fear they are gonna adapt further to European playstyle or gonna start to counter ours badly. They definetely have a lot more potentional to become an even bigger threat.
The SEA are gonna improve even more if they get more competition on their servers/in their country. There is NO doubt in that.
Wall of Text. Amazing."
Were you surprised that SK didn't qualify? Do you think they could have challenged you guys for the #1 spot?
I personally think that using Sleezy on a support in the qualifications was a big mistake. But I'm sure they had their reasons. Additionally, having too many players in a team just makes it really complicated.
SK wins us today, tomorrow we win SK, it just changes randomly. Skillwise, they could have won like most of the teams on Dreamhack."
Yourself and Shushei put in some stunning combo's on Ashe + Gragas, was this something you practiced?
I'm just kidding. The reaction time of him/by the teams is amazing when I suddenly shoot an arrow and they are even there faster than me. I barely ever say that I am going to arrow because the time windows are so close where you can catch someone; but the guys have a feeling for it anyway. Arrows most of the time hit when u do it on feeling/instinct, not when u think about it. Besides, missing arrows isnt bad. Just go again after 70seconds. :P It's most important to be relaxed for doing good arrows. If ur team pressures you, you won't hit. Simple as that.
It's sad that the commentators missed 2 of my arrows on the stream where people just died in mid because I random arrowed them and peke had an easy kill to pickup with mal'zahar for example, works so nice. Random arrows from bottom-mid are my love"
Lets touch on AD carries. Ashe has always been somewhat overlooked in the U.S, do you think she is the #1 AD carry even though she does less damage than perhaps MF, Vayne, Tristana?
As you said, the other Carries deal more damage, every single one of them has their own purpose where they are better, but no one has the slow potential or an initiate spell like ashe. Every1 else basically is a stronger laner than Ashe but that arrow is just too gud.
MF really suits AoE setups and counters healing combos.
Tristana is a beast in laning solo against melee champions or duo with an agressive sona (CandyPanda and Nyph from gamed just too strong with that.) and helps also against healing teams and just rapes everyone else in lategame.
Corki feels like an ap carry in early-mid game and does serious damage and has the extra escape mechanism on his w for example."
Well we're going to wrap this up, is there anyone you'd like to give a shout-out to or anything you'd like to say?
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