In the fifth edition of Gambit CS:GO Weekly players are talking about whether or not organizations should create academy teams. Rustem "mou" Telepov: To be honest, I haven't seen any serious performances of secondary line-ups yet, apart from fnatic Academy, that's why I can’t say anything essential on this topic. In any case, if we appear to have a subsidiary line-up, I will be only glad to support their development with my input.
AdreN: I was obviously sad when I heard that my favourite map is being replaced. I don't think it means that it is removed forever, but is rather reconstructed. I am looking forward to an updated version. As for Nuke, I think it's a great opportunity for many teams to play a bit better. Changes imply that there is food for thought for players with a vivid imagination in terms of tactics.
Diamondprox: Most of all I enjoy quality highlights. In these highlights you can often see how players quickly find an extraordinary way out of the complicated in-game situations, which is the most entertaining thing about League of Legends. Highlight reels have higher concentration of these moments compared to ordinary matches. It's a shame though that the top-quality videos are still worse than the ones WoW had 5+ years ago.
What was your favourite fan interaction? Cabochard: IEM Katowice. It was cool how fans cheered and came to greet us, so many of them, even though we lost and did not perform at that event. I was really pleased!
Who was your first main in League of Legends? Betsy: My first main back in Season 2 was Vladimir. I really liked that he did not use Mana as his resource and could be played both Top and Mid – that was really good for SoloQ.
Who is the strongest opponent you have faced in a competitive setting? Diamond: I met a lot of strong players in my career, and it's really hard to say, who is the best out of them. A lot of them were noticeable and "the best" at the time we played each other. The hardest were InSec, Froggen and Stanley. First had insane mechanics and good understanding of how jungle works, second was almost unkillable in the Mid lane and solo carrying games, and the third was smart, applied insane amount of pressure in his lane during the whole game, and it was, to be honest, annoying to play against.
Do you think there should be League of Legends Nations Cup? Who would you have on your team if you were its captain? P1noy: Yes, I think there should be League of Legends Nations Cup, since I think that Denmark will be a really strong contender. Roster: Zorozero; Santorin / Svenskeren; Bjergsen; P1noy; Deficio.
Why did you decide to become a pro gamer? Diamond: I like to play computer games. I am always trying to be the best at everything I like. Therefore it is a good work for me to have. Also, it is a good step towards what I think is my vocation.
Which team or player did you root for before you became a pro player yourself? niQ: I liked Misaya and his TF after seeing him and WE win IEM Guangzhou in S2. This tournament was the first serious clash of Asia against EU/NA and I loved it.
Which team are you looking forward to face the most at IEM World Championship in Katowice? P1noy: Looking forward to face any team, but the team that stands out to me is with no doubt GE Tigers. They are regarded as the strongest team in the LCK, they have some really great individual players and they are really working solid as a team.