Articles:Five Minutes with Kev1n
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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