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Five Minutes with Kev1n

Leaguepedia's Adel Chouadria is on the spot in Lille, France at the Week 6 EU LCS. Earlier today, he met with Kev1n of SK Gaming to chat about his gaming career.

Adel: You were the AD Carry for the team when CandyPanda left for a while, and you also switched lanes with ocelote. Could you tell me a little bit more about that?

Kev1n: Well, first of all I switched to the midlane because [ocelote] was kind of disappointed with his lane. Well -- not really disappointed, but bored. He just didn’t feel right in that position. He liked top plane and I liked mid lane, so we tried to switch. I was a mid player before I joined SK...we attempted the swap and see how it works. At first, it actually worked pretty good. We went to MLG Anaheim with this line-up and the lane swap was fine. After that, we kind of thought, "Let’s switch back"...because I didn’t work out as well as we’d hoped. It felt good [to change things up] because we needed a break from our own lanes. After CandyPanda left, we tried to swap the lanes again. It went OK. but top wasn’t that convincing -- so we swapped back again. We experimented a lot, but in the end we just played our old positions and that worked out the best.

Adel: As far as your videogaming career is concerned, did you have a history before League of Legends?

Kev1n: Professionally, League of Legends is the first game. I played Counter-Strike: Source before this in a couple of tournaments, and I also played Guild Wars. I was actually in one of the top 15 guilds in PvP. I started playing games early on. Before all those games, I used to play strategy games like Command & Conquer but I never played any game professionally before LoL.

Adel: Now, as far as the top lane is concerned do you have any picks that your team won’t let you play?

Kev1n: There are no real hidden champions. You can play anything in top lane as long as you play them enough. You could play
Pantheon
, if you can play him really good for a long time. I played
Irelia
since she was released. Even after her nerfs, it was still good. There’s not really any champion that they don’t let me play. I could play almost everything because they trust me.

Adel: Any shoutouts?

Kev1n: Well, I just want to thank the fans for supporting us, like the new ones: AzubuTV and ASRock. I hope they keep supporting us, and we’ll do our best to keep improving and become one of the best teams of the world. That’s our goal -- to go into the Season 3 finals and be able to win almost every match. So I hope the fans keep supporting us.

Adel: Thank you very much for your time.

Kev1n: Thank you.

Interview by Adel Chouadria
Transcribed by Leon van Oord
Edited by Marissa Moody Kuo.


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