Slingshot’s Vince Nairn and Jarek “DeKay” Lewis caught up with Virtus.pro’s Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas during ESL One New York to talk about four years with the same roster, the team’s struggles and where to go next.
Slingshot’s Vince Nairn and Jarek “DeKay” Lewis caught up with Natus Vincere’s Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev during ESL One New York to talk about the team’s form, playing against Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovacs and the recent success of his former teammate Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný.
Slingshot’s Vince Nairn caught up with Cloud9’s Will “RUSH” Wierzba at ESL One New York to talk about adjusting to his new team, reaching the semifinals of a significant event and hope for the North American region.
Slingshot’s Vince Nairn and Jarek “DeKay” Lewis caught up with Virtus.pro’s Filip “NEO” Kubski at ESL One New York to talk about the team’s form, in-game leading and where to go from here.
Happy on EnVyUs’ struggles: “I don’t know as players, sometimes they don’t remember strategies or how good we can play, so I have to constantly remind them, ‘this is how you do it because last time it worked perfectly.'”
Slingshot’s Vince Nairn and Jarek “DeKay” Lewis talked to EnVyUs’ Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer at ESL One New York about his team’s struggles, the roster makeup and criticisms of his leadership style.
Team ROCCAT Coach GrabbZ: “If you compare TSM to other teams in NA, you will also think the gap is so big between the top and bottom tier teams. But of course, in the middle it waters down. It’s the same in EU.”
With the League of Legends World Championship closing in and questions looming about the European League of Legends Championship Series (EU LCS) as a region, the spotlight has shifted slightly from lower tier teams.
Altec on prepping for the gauntlet: “It’s actually really awkward since there’s not really teams to scrim. So going into practice, we’re going to play a lot more games, grind a lot more solo queue.”
After a strong run through the latter half of the split, Team Dignitas finished fourth in the North American League of Legends Championship Series summer playoffs after a 3-0 loss Saturday to Counter Logic Gaming.
Stixxay on scrims before playoffs: “If you get stomped then, you just think, ‘Wait, maybe everything I’m doing is wrong’ and you question your picks, your life, your everything.”
Before the finals between TSM and Immortals on Sunday, two other longstanding NA LCS organizations, Counter Logic Gaming and Team Dignitas, played for third place.
Doublelift on maintaining motivation: “At least for me personally, I didn’t have as much of a love for the game (last year) as I do now.”
Emily Rand attended the finals and listened to TSM’s press conferenence in full. Here are some of the highlights.
Smittyj on comparing his time on Schalke 04 to his past experiences: “I didn’t behave differently… All the players were looking forward to qualifying. It was an easy time working with them.”
On the final day of the European League of Legends Championship Series promotional tournament, Schalke 04 defeated Ninjas in Pyjamas 3-0 to qualify for the LCS.