SK Gaming was able to interview Brandon "saintvicious" DiMarco, the jungler for CLG, on his experiences in Korea, OGN, and how to improve as a jungler.
Hello and thank you for agreeing to this interview can you please introduce yourself first?
Hello, my name is Brandon Di Marco, my in-game nick is Saintvicious and I'm the jungler for team CLG.
CLG has been the NA powerhouse in LoL for a long period of time and has somewhat one of the most stable team setup, how do you feel about your team right now?
I feel pretty good, we were in a slump when we first came to Korea but I feel we worked most of our problems out and are stronger than ever before.
Regarding Korea and OGN, you guys have been streaming alot and showing the world how Korean players perform, what are your personal feelings regarding the scene? How would you rate their top teams sucn as EDG and MiG?
I find the Korean scene is actually not that different, they do play a few different METAs but it's not too difficult to work with. However I find that the general player attitude is better and not so much trolling in ranked games. As for EDG and MiG, I find those two teams to be quite even and definitely very very strong oppositions.
You were forced to fly back and forth from Korea to USA for IPL and OGN, did that affect your performances during IPL? You also lost a few online tournaments, was that due to ping issues?
I was jet lagged but i had time to recover and the laptops they gave us were really crap. As for the online tournaments we had 150-200 ping since we are connecting to NA from Korea, which needless to say hurt us a lot.
The new TSM surely had prooved itself to be quite dominant after Dyrus replacing Rainman, we also heard that Rainman left TSM house as soon as TSM won IPL. You got any opinions regarding this?
Dyrus is better than Rainman but not by much. I think TSM has finally sorted out their underlying problems and stomped through. We went 2-2 against them which I felt alright about. The thing which made us lose is not banning Vladimir since he's one of Dyrus' mains, and Rainman doesn't even play him, so guess that's a mistake on our part.
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