Update on Fnatic.LoL AMA

We have heard your concerns regarding the answer video and we have taken the original video down last week. Today we have updated the video with your questions and the answers of  our players. We apologise for the issues we have had.

In addition to this video, here you can read the answers.

Hello everybody, this is Team Fnatic. We are going to answer your questions you posted on our homepage. So let's start: what was your most difficult match in your whole career ?

xPeke: Thats a difficult question, I am not prepared for it. I don't know, I can't even remember. That's a really hard question. Can't we just skip it and answer another one while I think ?

Alright, with the Season 3 item gold game changes, we have seen the sustain supports have fallen off. Can it be that we will see some unorthodox supports such as Lux, Morgana, Nautilus or even Orianna in the competitive scene ?

nRated: Lux maybe, the rest, no!
xPeke: Why ?
nRated: Because Lux has a shield, she has enough range CC and overall she is a valid support. But Morgana for example only has a shield and a Bind. If he goes with the Ultimate, he cannot do anything, same for Nautilus. They both have to be tanky to do anything. And Orianna basically only has a weak shield with weak base stats, which means he does not really do a lot. So I think with the regen, they are not able to be played on support because they need a lot of items to be going and Lux might even work.
sOAZ: Then you could use Orianna as well. (Laughing)
nRated: Yes, but then you can get one shotted as well before you get anything. So it is just not enough.

Ok peke, what is it ? Have you come up with an idea ?

xPeke: I'm sorry, I don't know what the most difficult match in my career was. I can't even remember. I am afraid I can't tell which one was the most difficult because I don't even remember them all.

Seems reasonable. How much did you play when you started and did you think you could actually earn money with gaming?

Cyanide: Of course, at first it was amazing to make like 100 Euro or well, 100 shared by five is something like 20 Euros. So I was still excited and I played a lot. So like, I always played a lot, so it didn't really change that much.

Alright, what team you were surprised by, that did not qualify and what teams you were surprised to see qualify?

Cyanide: I think everyone is surprised that Millenium did not qualify and MYM. And it's a surprise that Wolves for example and aAa made it. There were a lot of surprises.
xPeke: There were a lot of teams who qualified who were not expected. I mean, they played really good.

What do you think about Galio?

xPeke: I think it is still a viral hero. People don’t play him a lot, because he is not mobile, but if you go for a team fight combo, I think it is still working. It is just not like before where you could first pick him always. Now you have to see if they either don’t go AP heroes and just get ADs

What's better, three pink wards or an oracle ?

nRated: Well, three pink wards overall are better, but in a certain situation, when it comes to late game, I think oracle is just necessary to clear everything, but if you need only vision at Drake or Baron, two or three pink wards are enough to clear that. So three pink wards I would say.

What would you have done if you had not qualified for LCS ?

nRated: AFK (laughing)
Harry: No what would you do?
Cyanide: I would study more I guess and we’d play less. But we have qualified.
sOAZ: But we need a back-up plan
xPeke: I really have to think, because I have nothing in mind
I didn't even know if I would keep playing or not, so if you would want me to think about this I would probably keep on playing because it is only one final game in two months. So I would keep on playing after I get over my sadness.

How do you feel to face Shushei, as former team mate. (especially xPeke and Cyanide, and ofc sOAZ who took his spot in the roster)

Cyanide: Uhm. I don't know.
xPeke: It is the same, at first it was different, of course you don’t want to lose to the guy you are not playing with any more.
Cyanide: Yeah, it is the same for me.
xPeke: But now it is fine, it is like facing anybody else. He is a friend, we are playing against him and that's it.

Are you two still in contact with LaMia/Mellisan/Shushei?

xPeke: We still have our gay sessions once in a while ( laughing)
Harry: Specially with Mellisan.
xPeke: With Mellisan I only talked like once in the last 5 months I think. But with LaMia we talk a lot, he is still in the Skype chat with us. Like, every day when he says something we talk with him a bit. And with Shushei the same, I talk to him once in a while like every month or every few weeks, and we see him at events as well.

Were you actually involved in the development of Eizo FS 2333 screens and are you using them? Are they good for League of Legends?

xPeke: They are probably the best monitors in the world, just saying. Well I was not involved in the development but we tried them out. They let us try them out before releasing them and we checked them out. They are really cool. They are like what I expected, a really good monitor. It has a lot of features and the quality is really good. So I would say it's good monitor. It is the one we use, so I cannot say otherwise.

How does YellOwStaR affect your play style? More/less aggressive? Do you play other supps now, cause he likes other ad carries than Rekkles did?

nRated: Well, he plays more passive than Rekkles did, so our playstyle needs to be a bit more passive somehow, and we just need some time for it. So it's fine.
xPeke: It's fine YellOwStaR.

Who on Fnatic gets all the ladies?

xPeke: When nRated wants, he gets something.

For you, what was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome before becoming a professional LoL player?

nRated: School.
Harry: So Studies ?
xPeke: I don't know. Yeah studies, but for me it was not that big of an obstacle. It was more about being good and making a top 3, so it is worth to quit a school for it. But yes, like you said. It is studies for everyone.
Cyanide: For me it was quite hard, since I was doing school for a long time still I am pretty much done for my finals. So it was really hard to go on these trips like Korea or something. I had to arrange a lot of stuff, but it worked out in the end.

So I think that was pretty much everything.

Cyanide: Thanks everyone for watching, I hope you enjoyed the AMA.
All: All right, See you



Week 3 of LCS is this weekand and Fnatic face Copenhagen Wolves, Evil Geniuses and aAa. Make sure you are watching to show your support!

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77 comments

  • xRafa xRafa
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 02:28

    i love xPeke ^^ btw im top or jungler only so please s0az tell me some tricks about top and kazix and peke i love you mi amigo ^^

  • tallwillcarter tallwillcarter
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 10:14

    For cyanide: Why are you so handsome?

  • bloobie bloobie
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 10:25

    woohoo! great feature, i hope some of my questions get picked :3
    for everyone:
    is it difficult to spend so much time away from home, friends etc as pro gamers?
    what do you guys plan on doing after LoL? or play LoL as long as possible?
    who do you think is your most challenging opponent for lcs?
    how did your families/friends react when you first decided to be pro gamers? were they surprised, supportive etc?
    when do we get to see rekkles again?! and what's going on with fnatic academy? anyone in mind to join?
    who in fnatic has a girlfriend....? ;D

    for yellowstar:
    how are you fitting in with fnatic? (i think you're doing great c: ) do you like playing with them more than your previous teams?
    do you think low range ad heroes have fallen out or favour, such as vayne?

    for xpeke:
    why are you so bloody awesome?!!

    best of luck in LCS, i'll be cheering for my favourite team ^-^ much love! <333333

  • aoWgunDuii aoWgunDuii
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:03

    For Soaz >>>> Which hero do you think is the best counter to olaf top and while climbing the league ladder which hero is the best to win games. As you get so many trolls in low level games. With which top hero can i snowball and win

  • Winterfist <3 fnatic Winterfist <3 fnatic
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:03

    for xPeke :

    Do you even rift bro ?

  • delakt delakt
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:05

    how many games do you all have?? and what server do you play on??

  • Frezze Frezze
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:06

    For xPeke
    What was you most difficult match in your LoL career?

    Sincerly Frezze

  • johnnyboy johnnyboy
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:13

    For Fnatic.lol team: Can u say who will be u sub in s3?

  • calle lindquist calle lindquist
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:16

    How does the team feel after having to let Rekkles go after the succeses in Dreamhack and IPL5? And would you consider taking him back when he turns 17?

  • Crasher Crasher
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:18

    How did everyone come into contact with fnatic overall? The journey to Fnatic so-to-say. It'd be fun to hear for someone that really wants to get into e-sports :)

  • eenka01 eenka01
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:19

    nRated: As with the S3 item/gold gain changes, we have seen that sustain supports have fallen out of favour, champions with CC's are prefered. Can we expect to see some unorthodox supports such as Lux, Morgana Nautilus or even Orianna in competitive scene?

  • linkino linkino
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:20

    hey i like the style of team... which better combo adc and support you think ??
    for all: can you send me a computer? if you can of course i don't have it's make me happy if i get one

  • matt o'brien matt o'brien
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:25

    Any chance of a signed Sensei and 7H @ the LCS this week in the ESL arena? - to bring back to Australia.

  • 00CuChulainn00 00CuChulainn00
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:26

    @YellOwStaR : I am playing ADC and i am a good way to the "top" of y divison and league and i hsave lots of games where i am like 20 6 XX at the end but i never know what i should buy when i am fed like this, cause most of the time i have to carry my team really hard and so i shouldnt die. My final build is BT,IE,PD,WARMOGS,BOOTS,Mercurial Scimitar!

    The problem is that if i die we always lose at least a turret so GA but if i buy GA i dont have that dmg output!

    So what's ypur advice?

    I like your performances so far!

    Greets!

  • Camilla/Blondiex Camilla/Blondiex
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:26

    I love you guys! Fnatic all the way! Cyanide, you're very handsome. ^^ My question is for xPeke, i play mid most of the time, and i wonder who is your favorite mid champ, and do you have any tips for midplayers? - Camilla (Blondiex) ^^

  • N1ksu N1ksu
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:29

    how did cyanide get on the team ?

  • pgfl4m3phoenix pgfl4m3phoenix
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:29

    Im a top or mid laner and i was wondering if i can get some tips from xPeke or sOAZ?

  • aleksi tumelius aleksi tumelius
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:29

    For Cyanide. Greeting from Finland btw. How much did you play when you started and did you think you could actually earn with gaming? And also, are you studying at Wilma now? Imo it would be sweet to just play, but I cant quit school etc.
    Keep it going Fnatic, you guys Rock!

  • Maverixx Maverixx
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:36

    How to find some viewers on stream and, more importantly, how to find a good sponsor?
    Any requirements or something? ^.^

  • Maverixx Maverixx
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:36

    @Cyanide, how to find "my favourite" champion on top?

  • yakup çetinkaya yakup çetinkaya
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:41

    who is the in game leader?

  • Minani Minani
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:48

    To fnatic-lol team: What team you were surprised of not seeing qualify and what teams you were surprised to see qualify?

  • icewaker icewaker
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:51
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  • icewaker icewaker
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 11:52

    Hey guys,
    i got a bunch of questions for you! :D

    sOAZ:
    -Actually you are a player who invents a lot of new champs to the competitive meta, how do you find out if they are viable is there a lot theoriecraft or just testing in games? (for example Kha´Zix at IEM Cologne in december 2012)
    -Will we see some new toplane-Meta introduced by you?

    Cyanide:
    - How do you think about Sejuani? I love her so much.
    -You wrote some stuff about final exams in march, do you life in Finnland up to this time?

    xPeke:
    -How do you think about Galio?
    -Since you are a spanish boy, did you ever do the Camino de Santiago? :D

    nRated:
    -Whats better? 3 Pinkward or an Oracle? I like Pinkward-War a lot at the moment. :D

    YellOwStaR:
    -Phantomdancer or Statikk Shiv?

    hxd:
    -How did you get Manager of Fnatic.lol?

    Team:
    -What would you have done if you had not qualified for LCS?
    -Do you have a Gaming house during LCS or just appartments in a Hotel? If you got one, where is it? May i visit you? :D
    -What team is the one you fear most, and which is the one you look forward to play against?
    -How do you feel to face Shushei, as former teammate. (especially xPeke and Cyanide, and ofc sOAZ who took his spot in the rooster)
    -You have any subs already?


    Thats it at all. I wish you the best at LCS. Go, get #1 again!
    Hope i can visit you guys some time.

    Greetings icewaker

  • Freestylez Freestylez
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 12:10

    For xpeke: How was your sandwich for dinner yesterday? =þ

  • Drkjinto Drkjinto
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 12:11

    xPeke i know you used to play malzahar in season 1 what do you think of him for this season?

  • eXtremeF eXtremeF
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 12:57

    for Cyanide and Peke: are you two still in contact with lami/mellisan/shushei

  • 1dragon2slay 1dragon2slay
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 12:58

    Hi i play Cho' Gath and i just want to know. what is the best of AP Cho' Gath or AD Cho' Gath ???

  • Merisus Merisus
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 12:59

    Were you actually involved in the development of Eizo FS 2333 screens and are you using them? Are they good for League of Legends?

  • BloodHobble BloodHobble
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:02

    Will Rekkles be back in your LoL team when he is 17? and whats up with yellowstar then?

  • kloikloi kloikloi
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:03

    @nrated: how does yellowstar affect ur playstyle? more/less agressive?do u play other supps now, cause he likes other ad carries than rekkles did?

  • Cur1thz Cur1thz
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:15

    Why are there no pros playing on EUNE? This has been a big question for me.

  • marek slabihoudek marek slabihoudek
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:23

    Ah. Can xPerke do some builds for mid champs? :)
    Ur kassadin is awesome man!

  • Stevka Stevka
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:24

    Hi
    Guys, what do you think about Poke Team ?
    Is it strong? What is better full poke team ( ex. Ez, Lulu, Nidalee AP, Jayce and jungler to disengage) Or just Nidalee AP and Jayce is enough?
    Good luck!
    FNATIC FIGHTING <3!

  • Ruspy Ruspy
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:24

    How can someone become a pro? I mean, like if you need to know some person in esport scene or something. Yes, you must be really good player, but its not enough i guess.

  • xelss xelss
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:29

    My question is: Could you answer my question?
    On a more serious note, what happened with the pyjamas?

  • eduinaalicka eduinaalicka
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:31

    Who on FnaticLoL gets all the ladies????

  • Lovegaming Lovegaming
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 18:26

    They can't tell you this! XD

  • Sierra Sierra
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:36

    Questions for Everyone:
    For you, what was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome before becoming a professional LoL player?
    Are you going to try and stay within the ESports scene after you are done being a professional player?
    What tips can you give to people looking to get better and form their own competitive teams?

    For Cyanide and/ or Xpeke:
    Do you believe that the constant roster changes withing fnatic during season 2 attribute to you guys not doing as well as you did in season 1? If so, can we expect to see the same 5 (6 counting rekkles) throughout season 3?

  • d0ud0u d0ud0u
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:37

    For all : What is the defect of each player ?

  • stronkalator stronkalator
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:40

    xPeke, Y U BACKDOOR Ocelote? trololol

  • Fite Fite
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:42

    @Yellow : I saw you played rammus jungle. Are you trying to steal Cyanide job ? :D

  • Psychokoga Psychokoga
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:44

    Hey guys! Cyanide - your opinion on what jungler champion pool is that you recommend to learn?

  • Kupari Kupari
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:47

    Is there anychance in hell i could play a game with you?

  • NoneZeros NoneZeros
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:48

    For Rekkles: When is Fnatic B-Team forming? And who is gonna be in it? I was thinking I would be a good person to test ;)

  • Gemuese11 Gemuese11
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 13:55

    since i havent seen a ranked 5-stream since shushei-times.
    who do you think is the shotcaller in your team?
    and will you do 5v5-stream sometime?
    this were awesome

  • nikos papadopoulos nikos papadopoulos
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 14:09

    can i have an interview wth Yellowstar ?

  • troollclean troollclean
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 14:21

    To Soaz : Hey mec, ca fait super longtemps que je suis un fan de ton gameplay en top lane ! Me suis bien entraîné depuis des années, ce serait possible de se faire un rapide 1c1 en jeu ? :D Aussi, t'en penses quoi de kennen depuis le buff de son ultime? De nouveau viable en top lane ?

    To Nrated : thanks for being the badass support you are man ! Can you tell me what you think about the current state of supports ? Do you think all these new items can bring in new types of support like bruisers or other mages then zyra?

  • Nyiri1 Nyiri1
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 14:22

    how do you guys deal with tilting since it is a 5 man team you can not simply say i will not play with you guys because im in a bad mood or do you have any special trick to avoid this?

  • Blue Abyss Blue Abyss
    Posted Feb 05, 2013 at 14:23

    For manager: Why do we have to pay to interview one of your players?

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