[Interview] OMG's Loveling on the cinderhulk meta & losing to EP
Welcome back! Today we'll be interviewing OMG's jungler Loveling! Say hi to everyone.
Loveling: Hi everyone. I'm OMG's jungler Loveling.
First off, congratulations. You managed to win one back in your second game. How are you feeling after these two games?
Loveling: I feel like it's still pretty disappointing since we lost one game.
Can you tell us about the first game? Where did it go wrong?
Loveling: I think in the first game, our confidence might've been low. A lot of our team fights weren't very decisive and our opponents found opportunities. Our mentality might have been a bit off.
Actually, I was talking to EP's group leader and she was telling me that when they chose Karma in the first game, it was actually an accident. They picked the wrong champion.
Loveling: Yeah, I know. I think I heard them cry out a bit when it was locked in so I was like, oh man, they probably picked the wrong champion.
In this last game, who do you think performed the best?
Loveling: I'd say our mid-laner. Because I think our synergy together is really good and we can really dictate the tempo of the game.
I do think you dictated the pace of the game really well. In terms of team fights, you did great in opening and finding opportunities.
Loveling: Yeah, it's just that Rengar is a champion that's good at starting team fights.
This new patch has come out with an item that really targets the jungler. What do you think?
Loveling: I think it helps out the tanky junglers in terms of their abilities. Because they're slow at clearing jungle camps. With this new item, it's much faster for them to clear these camps. They're also really tanky. So for example, in the first game, when they chose Sejuani - she's a champion that's tanky, and she has CC, and she scales pretty well. It basically gives these tanky junglers more of a chance to see competitive play.
So this small change is really targeted at tank champs.
So why didn't you pick any tanky champions in these two games? You chose Lee Sin in your first game and Rengar in your second game.
Loveling: I have more confidence in these kinds of champions.
Which team do you want to meet the most in playoffs?
Loveling: No one specifically.. there's no team that we want to meet in particular.
Then is there is a team you don't want to meet?
Loveling: Not at all. Whoever it is, we're fine with it. We'll just play to our normal style.