Hi guys, I had the honor to do an interview with Gambit top laner Cabochard, I asked him questions about his playstyle, history, and also got some fun facts!
More of a fun question to start things off, but where did your in-game name come from? When I was trying to research you the first thing that popped up was Cabochard perfume…
It comes from a french rap song, I suppose they made the perfum only after they smellt me ;).
When you first started playing for a notable team, you played on that NiP team with Alex Ich alongside k0u, Freeze, and Voidle. That team looked really strong, especially for Challenger, on paper. Why don’t you think you guys made it in?
I think back then some of the players were really overated, plus we really hadn’t the right mindset so even if on paper the players looked pretty strong at the end we weren’t able to accomplish anything, and failed to even get into the promotion tournament. I think most of us really improved both in mentality and in-game skill since that time tho.
What do you think of Freeze’s current run of form, he’s looking like a real star. Do you have any insight into Freeze as a player/teammate? Does he need a certain context to succeed?
I think Freeze is playing really well right now, probably the second best adc in eu. Its nice that he found a team that plays around him mostly so he can show his potential, and abuse Draven at the same time :)).
What were the circumstances with you getting picked up by Gambit?
I was first contacted when I subbed for LCS Summer 2014 week 5 in London and after that they wanted to go further ; even after I decided to go with NiP we kept the contact and eventualy they recontacted me afer NiP failed, we made some tryout and it worked really well so they decided to take me in the main lineup.
At IEM, you played against CLG top laner ZionSpartan. He was then known for having a really carry oriented playstyle and used Jax against you guys. What was it like playing against him? If you’ve been watching CLG games, do you think they are using him improperly?
It was pretty nice to play against him he has a good laning phase, I’d like to play agaist him again in future since I think both of us have evolved since IEM Cologne. On what I saw from CLG they prefer to snowball botlane but Zion is a player that can play carry oriented as well as some Rumble/Sion as we saw, and he adapted to it pretty well I think.
Im sad not to have been able to prove myself on more games, I think in europe Huni Odoamne and Vizi are in the top 4, and in NA Impact Quas Zion Dyrone are the top 4.
In EU season 3 I remember watching a lot of Zoro/Soaz, they were prolly the only one inovating in the Shen/Malphite meta, playing new picks such as Ryze and Kennen and have way more of an impact in the game. In other regions I loved watching Shy or Flame. And ofc HotShotNidaleeGG )).
Betsy is the cat of the house, Diamond is prolly the most serious, idk who’s the most troll/funny between Kris and me ^^
Well i’d like to thank everyone that supports me and Gambit, and thanks for making the interview Ryan !
Thanks to Cabochard for agreeing to this interview, I hope you guys enjoyed it!