Locodoco discusses LCK teams’ scrim habits, sharing information, and boot camping in Korea

Choi “Locodoco” Yoon-Sup disputed recent allegations that Korean League of Legends teams are unwilling to scrim.

“Korean players and Korean coaches too, to a certain extent, like having (North American) teams (in Korea) and appreciating the region,” he said in a recent Youtube video. “They do limit the scrims, but once you’ve been proving that you’re a good Korean scrim partner and have good enough connections, they’re more than happy enough to scrim you.”

Locodoco also discussed the subject of Korean teams sharing information with one another.

“I don’t think Korean coaches actually sit down and share scrim results and share pick results” he said. Instead he described a system in which players would discuss picks and strategies with other professional players, which then circulates to create a flow of information.

“One of the best players I know, (Søren “Bjergen” Bjerg) exchanges information with other mids all the time,” he said. “That’s what makes Bjergsen really really fucking good.”

On the topic of whether or not it is “worth” going to Korea for boot camp, he supposed that “a team like TSM that had very bad public relationship with Koreans this year,” might be “hesitant next year” but also said that it would be worth it for the other teams for a variety of reasons.
Locodoco has been present in Korea as both a player since 2011, and have been working as a coach for North American can TSM from 2014 until he moved to work with Team Liquid since November of 2015.

Slingshot staff writer and Korean League of Legends expert who also owns a Pikachu-themed iPhone case.

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