Update on Fnatic.LoL AMA
Posted 2013-02-20 VANiLLACORE
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?
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
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