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|Lone Star Clash - Interview with coL Brokenshard|
eSportspedia's David "TheDynasty" Spitler sat down with compLexity's jungler Brokenshard to discuss their promotion to the LCS, the upcoming split, and the flurry of offseason roster changes prior to compLexity's match against Team 8.
Brokenshard: This is like my second time in Texas, last time I was in Texas I was 3 years old.
B: I have to say that we’re not here with pr0lly who is one of the most instrumental members of our team but we’re very lucky that we were able to pick up Goldenglue as a sub who is a very skilled mid laner. So, I’m fairly confident that we can actually win this tournament, but we actually haven’t had very much practice coming out of the promotion tournament. We just kind of - everyone was playing solo queue and exploring the patch but we haven’t necessarily had an actual game as five. We did prep work and we’re going to treat this as seriously as we can with the sub and look to take first obviously.
B: Preparation-wise, we’re doing all the necessary stuff, we’ve locked down a management staff and coaching staff that will be present at the house, you know, someone who can take care of us. We’ve have been looking at houses. We do have the Bubba house but I feel like it’s an invasion to his home life and it’s something that we don’t want to mix in gaming. Everyone kind of needs their own vacation space and I definitely think that using Bubba’s house is not an option or even a last resort option if we can’t get a house in the meantime. As we’re coming into the LCS I’ve been hearing a lot of roster changes and some things under the table and I’m definitely concerned that teams will be very good and honestly, on a personal level, I think that top four is almost impossible for us. We’d definitely need to be on top of our game the entire time for us to even come remotely close to the top four. So our plan for this split is to use it as a learning experience and try to build ourselves as a team and be ready for the splits in the future, grow and slowly become a top NA team.
B: I’m not too scared of Shiphtur, the guy is a good mid laner but if we take a look at the four games, pr0lly pretty much annihilated him in the four games. ZionSpartan is a pretty good top laner, but come to think of it - Who was the star for Dignitas? It was Imaqtpie. He had a super star mid laner that was good and a super star top laner. You can’t have three super stars on the team. Either the team will crumble or someone is going to have to change their play style, so there’s going to be some growing pains in the beginning but these players are individually skilled and if they get the synergy and they mesh a proper style together, I think Dignitas could easily compete for a top spot.
B: Initially, I don’t think that we should be looking for roster changes. Definitely, the first six to seven weeks I don’t see us doing roster changes, there might be sub-ins because of my visa, we haven’t decided when I’m going to be doing my visa, I might play for the first weeks and then go do it kind of like how Evil Geniuses did or just leave in the beginning and do it but roster changes are not necessarily in our mind right now. We do want to pick up a lineup of very capable substitutes so it puts pressure on the main lineup to constantly be on their best game but I honestly think that if we’re going to go for roster changes, It’d be looking at some of my friends over in Europe.
B: I think this NA LCS is gonna be the best lineup of teams that has ever been, if we take a look at all the teams all of them are more than capable, and there are so many good free agents now, specifically XDG Gaming and Coast – their two best players got picked up - so definitely look to these players to be filling out spots. As for shout outs, I’d like to give shout outs to my sponsor over at compLexity, thank you very much for supporting us and giving us everything we need, thanks also to Sound Blaster, CyberpowerPC, Twitch, L337 Gaming, Newegg, Scuf Gaming, Creative, and DX Racer. Thank you very much for supporting us and we appreciate the continued support.
Published on 03. May 2014