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True Sight 014 – Snake Team Profile with Froskurinn

Froskurinn, LPL color caster, breaks down LPL gatekeepers Snake Esports.

Timestamps

  • 1:19 Snake’s historical team identity as team fighters.
  • 2:05 Changes in Snake’s play style.
  • 2:51 How Snake’s roster changes have affected the team.
  • 5:09 Coordination issues between TANK and Flandre?
  • 6:47 Froskuinn debunks/explains the LPL “team-fight-all-the-time” stereotype.
  • 8:26 LPL’s innovation of Tower-killing ADC item builds in 2015.
  • 9:22 Snake’s “weird history” with lane swaps.
  • 10:36 Martin as a weak point, LPL decision-making, and Martin’s “creative” itemization.
  • 13:28 How does Snake play different with Martin compared to KRYST4L?
  • 15:25 Snake’s ceiling in 2016: roster changes needed?
  • 16:17 Issues with Snake’s drafting.
  • 17:30 Is Snake at risk of falling into the bottom half of the standings? And discussion of some of their competition from other teams.

Music by Bradley Rains

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True Sight 011 – “What is LGD like when they’re off the Rift?” with Jenny “Reira” Lee

I ask Jenny “Reira” Lee, LGD Gaming’s Global Media Manager, “What is LGD like when they’re off the Rift?”

Timestamps

  • 1:31 Memorable moments from the World Championships
  • 2:29 The living situation for all of the teams in Paris
  • 4:07 Cross-team relationships both in China and at Worlds
  • 6:56 Korean players from different regions getting “really friendly” at Worlds
  • 9:32 Personalities of LGD team members
  • 9:50 imp uses Chanel moisturizer and wears $1,000 shirts!?
  • 10:58 How TBQ handles community criticism
  • 13:07 Pyl’s personality (team captain)
  • 14:36 Flame’s personality (“princess Flame”)
  • 16:02 Acorn’s personality (the older brother)
  • 18:33 GODV’s personality (the joker)
  • 20:58 Challenges in the relationships between the Chinese and Korean players, team communication during games
  • 23:26 Preparation for IEM San Jose, and the team’s goals and expectations
  • 26:24 Pressure on LGD to win the tournament

Music by Bradley Rains

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True Sight 008 – Kelsey Moser’s Top Five Storylines from Chinese LoL in 2015

I ask Kelsey Moser, writer for theScore eSports: “What were your top five storylines from Chinese League of Legends in 2015?”

Topics:

  • 1:32 Number 5 – The rivalry between Snake and King (now Royal Never Give Up)
  • 6:33 Number 4 – The rise of Qiao Gu
  • 12:55 Rumor that QG is in talks with Newbee
  • 13:33 Number 3 – Zzitai’s evolution
  • 19:43 Kakao’s explanation for why Chinese teams performed poorly at Worlds
  • 20:40 Number 2 – Clearlove’s great year
  • 22:08 The MSI Finals as the “moment” of the year
  • 27:03 The idea of Clearlove as the most team-defining player of the LPL Worlds representatives
  • 29:00 Number 1 – The Korean influx
  • 30:26 Korean players “naturalizing”, taking on the lax Chinese mindset
  • 32:04 The role and effect of Chinese streaming companies in the Korean influx

Music by Bradley Rains

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