There is a lot of talk of FANATIC and Team Vitality this year at LEC , but we must also take into account that the champions are Mad Lions and, despite the changes within the roster and the integration of two Rookies, the team stands at the moment with 2 victories and 2 defeats in the regular season. Not everything is perfect, but team coach, Mac, is happy with the mood of his players. The coach went through the microphones of MGG France after the defeat against Rogue to give us the opinion of him over the beginning of the season of his team. In turn, we also took the opportunity to learn more about the great secret of him: his ties of luck .
Very good Mac, thank you for granting an interview, despite the afternoon it is. How do you feel after this game against Rogue?
Mac: No is not bad, there is a lot to learn from this game. We really need to work on our Mid-Game, especially in terms of vision to allow us to play more aggressively. We gave him too much space in this part. But the most important thing is to progress.
Looking back, are you happy with the draft? Would you change it if you could? Where do you consider that it is mainly the failure?
I like our draft and even in retrospect I would not change it.
Tomorrow you play against Astral is and I imagine you want to replace you from this blow. What advice would you give your players before the game?
This is a good question, I still have not occurred to me! I think the goal is to be on the same line and play together as we accelerate a bit of the rhythm. Although we make a composition that is not strong in the Early Game, it is essential to put the vision well, make resets at the right time and be well coordinated at the level of the waves. In any case, at this time of year I prefer that my players communicate well and do not be afraid to make mistakes. I want us to be proactive in the field. If we have to leave a side dragon, I want at least push an outside line or be incisive in the central lane.
At this moment you have 2 victories and 2 defeats. How do you evaluate the results? Are you satisfied with them?
You’re accustomed to going 1-1 in the regular season! (Laughter) is a kind of trademark registered for me. Whether with Splice or with Mad Lions, we never achieved to the playoffs in a favorable position. The 2-2 is an acceptable result and I do not believe that the regular season is very important, rather than a form of training to improve. I focus more on the mentality of the team and at the moment I am happy with the level of cohesion that the template shows. When we have bad games, we have it together! That is a good sign at this time of year.
Speaking of cohesion, what can you tell me about the two new recruits of Mad Lions, Seeker and Unforgiven? How do you set with them?
Abbas were relatively easy elections. During our recruitment process after Worlds, both were shown as safe, psychologically strong and versatile players. Unforgiven has been playing Jinx lately. He did a lot of damage and received many resources. But he is also able to play on the weak side. That versatility was impressed when I recruited it: Real, Jinx, Apollos, Riggs, Arthur… has a lot of variety in your game at ERA level. As for Freezer, he is a good individual and collective player: Twisted Fate, Gallic, Relic, Yahoo, Viktor, Brianna, Air… He can play anything. In general, to find whoever concentrated best on our team, we look mainly at the needs of the team. Balance is the most important element. As I said, these two players have confidence, use direct communication, they are proactive and open-minded.
Since the beginning of the year, the community has only been talking about the two superequipos, Fanatic and Team Vitality, but let’s not forget that the champions are you. However, are you happy to leave the pressure to others?
Pressure and expectations are part of the work. Last year, however, I did not want to win a title in a desperate way, it’s not how I see my work. For me, the first and most significant thing is to make sure my team is learning and improving. I have to review the team’s environment, your mentality, its cohesion and give my players a good training and all the support they require. I have to make players play as good as possible, that is my job. And if that is the case, the victories will come. It was my mood last year, and it is still this year.
Finally, I would like to know more about the secret of your ties… How many do you have in your drawers?
I have many (laughs)! Today, for example, it is a Mickey Mouse tie. I think I have 50 today, people from time to time give me some because they know that I like it. My father gives me, my stepfather and also give it to me at Christmas! The collection is only growing. Do you change every party? Or do you always use them to bring you luck? Count the victory rates and I know what the tie brings more victories. During the regular season, the change in all games, but for the playoffs, I assure myself to use the ties of luck. Foot: LOL ESPORTS /// ORIGINAL OF MGG FR