Mitch "Krepo" Voorspoels, the Support player for Evil Geniuses, is the star of the 47th episode of my 'Grilled' interview series.
What made CLG.EU's style effective against the previously unbeatable M5 on LAN? Has the stall-out nature of CLG.EU's style been exaggerated over time? Did having such a consistent style also play into the team not winning many LANs? How was MadLife able to invert the normal botlane dynamic? How did Krepo's team's battles against Frost and World Elite develop? Was the CLG.NA botlane as unbeatable as people say?
Time line of topics:
00:21 What happened when CLG.EU only finished 3rd at Gamers Assembly 2012, their first LAN?
03:18 Was CLG.EU's style more effective against M5 early on?
05:34 Why were CLG the team who were able to take down M5?
08:18 Did the CLG.EU passive style develop overnight?
10:30 Have people exaggerated how much CLG played the stall out style?
12:32 The StarCraft concept of "when you're ahead, get more ahead".
13:06 The tennis principle of "grinders", who force the opponent to make the mistake.
16:54 Did the consistent style of CLG.EU also prevent them from winning tournaments?
18:56 The psychological effect of getting deep in tournaments, but not winning them.
22:50 Did CLG have problems figuring out Frost?
25:14 MadLife's inversion of the botlane dynamic.
27:59 Is MadLife special in a way other supports aren't?
30:20 Facing the Frost botlane, Woong's role in it.
33:29 Having one leader make all the calls vs. having everyone contribute calls.
35:48 How good was the Doublelift-Chauster CLG.NA botlane?
37:50 Froggen's statement that Doublelift is a homing beacon for targeted skillshots.
39:23 How World Elite changed over their battles with them.
42:03 The concept of players not trying to win their lane. Does this play into the EG botlane's objectives?
44:54 Edward's role in Gambit.
46:34 Krepo's appreciation of how Froggen plays anivia.
49:15 Aliens come to Earth, make Krepo the captain of team Earth to face them and kill all of the other EG members. He has to pick players who he could support in a match.
51:57 Final words , a public plea from Krepo and the Outro