Froskurrin: Um, right now I can't speak a lot to LCK or LCS because I don't watch them as much. I watch a ton of China and I watch a lot of EU and I think those are kind of the two regions everyone's at their personal favourites. My opinion is that EU is superior to LPL and their top teams and the reason is again that flexibility about how they think about the map. And it could just be that I've now been taught how to think about the game by watching EU games. Casters are taught by the teams that we watch and taught by the teams that we cast and that's why you're trained... Like when I was an LPL caster, I just thought about the game from an LPL perspective and then I would clash with Deficio and Vedius all the time because they thought about it from an EU perspective. So maybe now I've just been brainwashed and I only see it from the EU perspective but how European teams acquire tempo and what they do with the tempo on the map, especially G2 and how efficient they are with kind of setting up objectives and eating up map space, the LPL teams don't acquire it the same way.
Stavros Vergos: The western teams have been accused in the past of trying to copy the Korean meta. Do you feel like there's been hero changes or change of mentality that made Europe and China create their own meta and their own playstyle?
Froskurrin: I think the same thing happened to Europe that happened to China in 2015. While China did collapse at Worlds in 2015, that was also the year when MSI and pros like Zz1tai went on record saying that seeing EDward Gaming win the trophy told China that they could win. And then everything was different past that. And yeah you had like a systematic collapse in 2015 but outside that China has gone its own way and has performed very well at international events since. I think Europe kind of had the same awakening when Vitality, G2 and Fnatic did damage at last year's Worlds and now did damage at this MSI. When you see a western team lift the trophy suddenly you do just want it more and you know that it's possible, so you try harder. It's like... who's gonna run faster? The guy who's doing it for the fans or the guy who's doing it because he has nothing else? This is all he has and he's playing to live his life every single day to, like, feed his family and continue his way forward.
Stavros Vergos: Alright. One final question. Do you feel like we're gonna have a repeat of the last year where we see China and Europe going to the finals? And do you feel that European players now have the mentality to stand up against the Chinese that seem to be the kryptonite of European players?
Froskurrin: It's funny because before it was actually Europe that was the kryptonite to China. It was Europe that, like, pulled the rug out of them at a very crucial time. So while Invictus Gaming seem to have gotten the better of G2 in particular, I do not think that will happen again because there is a good chance that Invictus Gaming don't make it. I think that Europe has the best shot it's ever had to hoist a World Cup, that's not like an outrageous opinion to hold. I think everyone's really looking at SKT and seeing if Faker can kind of like return to that greatness and hopefully Korea doesn't collapse again at another international.
Stavros Vergos: Alright. Thank you very much for your time.