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AMA With Reginald

May 7th, 2014

 

AMA Reginald

 

Link to AMA.

 

 

Q: What is the biggest regret of your game career?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: My biggest regret is how I ran TSM season 2 &3. We were not focused and didn’t work hard enough.

 

 

Q: How do you deal with anti-fans?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: I try to just focus on my goals rather than thinking about them.

 

 

Q: How hard was it to let Xpecial go?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: Benching Xpecial was the second hardest decision I’ve ever made. After we decided to go with Gleeb, I reached out to curse to make sure that Xpecial had a team to go to. He is a great player and will do well on Curse.

 

 

Q: Was benching Chaox the hardest decision in your career?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: Before I benched Chaox… I cried and puked for several days. He was my closest friend at one point. We no longer talk though.

 

 

Q: How is Gleeb doing in scrims and such? Does he match your expectations?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: I didn’t expect Gleeb to do well in scrims and I thought he was average solely because he was an amateur … (very similar to what everyone else is thinking) . Not only did he exceed my expectations , but the entire team’s expectations. He brings much more than just his play.

 

 

Q: What did you see in Gleeb that motivated you to pick him for TSM?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: Gleeb is hungry and he really wants to prove himself. He is motivated, productive and very vocal. If Gleeb can continue to do what hes doing, he would bring more to the team than anyone currently on it.

 

 

Q: How hard was it to bench TheRainMan?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: TRM did not get benched .

To Clarify: Chaox, Xpecial, Oddone and I wanted to scrim and practice more, TRM wanted to solo queue. When we disagreed, TRM decided to step down.

 

 

Q: Were you surprised when Oddone decided to step down or had it been in the works for some time?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: I was extremely surprised. I had a meeting scheduled with him that day to talk about the split. It was the same day that we muted all of the streams where Bjergsen and Dyrus were crying on stream. I’m really happy that he wants to stay with the team and help me coach the team. Oddone stepping down was not planned.

 

 

Q: How much can you bench?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: I use to bench 200, now i’m just a weak little gamer that can’t even lift a grape.

 

 

Q: Will you do more vlogs and content on TSM’s Youtube page with the team?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: We will do more vlogs just because of you :D. Thanks for reminding me!

 

 

Q: Did you try to convince Oddone to stay as a pro when he decided to retire? Was that his solo decision or was it a team decision?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: Oddone decided to step down on his own. I was really worried though because I had 2 days to find a jungler and we made it happen.

 

 

Q: Where do you see TSM placing in the summer split considering CLG/Dig/LMQ have turned this whole off season upside down?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: I want us to place #1. My dream is to win worlds and we need to prove ourselves to be the best in NA first.

 

 

Q: What is the average day in the life of Regibro?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: I never have a completely set schedule and I do whatever needs to done.

I help the team with their rotations and overall strategy. ( Something we didn’t so well at) . I definitely want to look for a full time analyst though. It’ll help the team even more if we can have several people helping them.

I spend 16 hours a day enjoying myself because I love my job =D. If I was more efficient though, I could probably complete all of my tasks in 8 hours.

 

 

Q: How are scrims going for TSM?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: We have not had any scrims yet. Bjergsen has to go to allstars ;(.

 

 

Q: What is going on with Amazing right at the moment?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: Amazing is flying here on the 13th.

 

 

Q: Why was Gleeb chosen over Xpecial?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: We understand that Xpecial is a good player, but the whole team felt that Gleeb was a better fit.

 

 

Q: What do you think of the “end of an era” response from fans?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: This is a tough question .

Although it saddens me that our fans are unhappy with our decisions, TSM’s goal was always about winning worlds. Avoiding roster changes would only be a step in the wrong direction. Our goal seems very far fetched, but if we don’t try to improve … we’ll only fall further behind. For the most part, we only have roster changes when it is completely necessary . ;(

 

 

Q: Did you consider buying out Diamond from Gambit Gaming?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: Didn’t consider Diamond because he has a wife and if I had a wifey, I wouldn’t move to the US. 2) LMQ has good strategies and is really good at executing what they plan. I’m guessing they will be top 3-5

 

 

Q: What do you think about Dignitas’ buying out Shiphtur and ZionSpartan? Is fixing their solo lanes enough to get them to compete with the top 3 of Spring split?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: Dig will be strong if Zion becomes more consistent and if they all work well together… Working well as a team is the hard part though.

 

 

Q: Do you follow your own instinct and analysis when making important team-related changes, or do you take your team’s thoughts into account first?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: I usually follow instinct on decisions that the team cannot decide on. I always ask the team for feedback before making any big decisions. As a team , its important that everyone is on the same page.

 

 

Q: How do you see All-Stars going this year? What do you think will happen with SKT being a slump and C9 not having Hai? Do you think OMG might sweep All-Stars if they surprise other teams with their playstyle?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: No Opinion of Allstars tbh. I don’t really care who wins, I’m just extremely excited to watch it. I hope SKT wins :D I’m a big fan of them. Losing Hai is huge for C9 because he’s their late game shot caller, Link is also much weaker than Hai.

 

 

Q: There has been a rumor about Krepo being one of the try-outs, was it all but a gossip or an actual thing? If so, how did he do?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: We only played scrims with Xpecial and Gleeb.

 

 

Q: What are your thoughts on the current TSM roster, do you think that Amazing brings the needed shot-calling? Do you plan on working on TSM’s pick and ban phase?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: We need to work on rotations and shot calling… that is our biggest downfall… we’ll have to see when we start to scrim.

 

 

Q: How do you truly feel towards CLG/HotshotGG, etc.?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: I’m pretty neutral with CLG.

 

 

How do you feel about the rivalry between pro teams now?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: Its not even a rivalry anymore sadly… It was a lot more fun when there was animosity and the fans were hyped about it. The pros are too afraid to trash talk because of the backlash from the community. Doublelift is the only player allowed to trash talk because everyone thinks hes actually joking.

 

 

Q: Why did you choose Gleeb over Daydreamin, Sheep, etc?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: Bad impression of Sheep because he told Dyrus to kill himself in Solo Q.

Daydreaming never impressed me besides his crazy blitzcrank.

Gleeb because he will motivate the team .

 

 

Q: Did you consider some other junglers from EU or just Amazing? And if yes who?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: Bjergsen recommended Amazing and I watched several of his replays.

 

 

Q: What stood out in Gleeb out of all the other supports?

 

Button Rioter ReginaldGleeb is vocal, I like that. TSM has problems with rotations and having a real shot caller.

 

 

Q: What’s your coaching strategy with TheOddOne from here on out?

 

Button Rioter Reginald: Everything has been absolutely crazy as of late and we still have to plan for the upcoming season. I want to focus on worlds and doing whatever I can to increase our chances.



Q: With Bjergsen away for All-Stars are you worried that the lack of time to build team synergy will impact you further than just the roster changes?


Button Rioter Reginald: I am very worried that we will not have as much practice as needed for the split because of our new roster .. But lets be honest… season matches don’t really mean anything until playoffs unless we’re like last.

 

 

Q: Why pick Amazing over Nightblue3? 

 

Button Rioter Reginald: NB3 wants to be an entertainer. He is our sub and will sub if we need him. He is also a good player.

Amazing has LCS experience and its too soon to have 2 non LCS players =D.

 

 

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TsmNEW

 
 

After many hours of debate and much consideration, the management of SoloMid has decided to replace Chaox with WildTurtle on a permanent basis. We are extremely grateful to Chaox for all he has contributed over the last two years and it is with a heavy heart that we bid him goodbye. The accomplishments TSM achieved with Chaox on the team will be remembered for as long as people play League of Legends. WildTurtle will be the AD carry for TSM from this week onwards. We are confident this change will be a positive one in the long run; TSM have their eyes firmly on the top of the podium.

For interviews and behind the scenes footage showing the road to this outcome watch this week’s episode of GameCrib.

TsmNEW

 

chTSM announced today that Chaox, their AD carry, would be taking a short break from competitive League of Legends. For one week Jason “WildTurtle” Tran, already an official TSM sub, will be filling in for him.

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