Link to AMA.
Q: Which LCS bot lane are you most looking forward to facing?
TSM Gleeb: I think Aphro/Dbl are a really strong bot lane and really look forward to facing them.
Q: What do you bring to the team that is unique to you?
TSM Gleeb: I am very motivated to win, have a good work ethic, and get along well with all of the team.
Q: Who’s your favorite Support Champion?
TSM Gleeb: Thresh/Morg!
Q: What weaknesses do you perceive in your gameplay?
TSM Gleeb: Some weaknesses I know I have are overextending to go for aggressive plays, and my aim for skillshots needs work.
Q: How did the team come to the decision to pick you?
TSM Gleeb: I’m not sure how the team came to the decision but our scrims went very well when I played with them. We won almost every scrim vs top LCS teams and had a lot of matches where we got 2v2 kills bot lane. We also all meshed together really well as a team. Thanks!
Q: Were these scrims with TheOddOne in the jungle, or Amazing?
TSM Gleeb: TheOddOne
Q: Can you give us some background on your LoL career?
TSM Gleeb: You can look at this page for a good summary: http://lol.gamepedia.com/Gleebglarbu
For more detail, I started playing league early in season 2. I climbed from placements to diamond by the end of the season and started playing on small amateur teams / go4lols etc. I did that for a while and then joined Denial/NiD and played with them until InnoX left and they disbanded. Afterwards I was on Crs Acad for a bit before leaving to join C9T. We tried to make LCS but didn’t and after that I tried out for TSM.
Q: What was the try-out process for joining TSM?
TSM Gleeb: Trying out consisted of mostly playing with the team in scrims. I use to duo with turtle before then so that wasn’t really anything new.
Q: How well do you feel you can play with Wildturtle?
TSM Gleeb: I feel like we play really well together and have a good understanding of what we both want to do during lane. I’ve known/been playing with turtle since early season 3.
Q: How do you plan on keeping Wildturtle entertained during boring matches?
TSM Gleeb: I have a long list of jokes prepared already…
Q: When are you going to change your Twitter picture so it accurately reflects your current haircut?
TSM Gleeb: No more jimmy page hair for me!
Q: Who do you think are the top 4 Supports in NA right now?
TSM Gleeb: Idk about top 4, it’s hard to order them. I think aphromoo overall is the best support in NA though. He is really mechanically sound, plays soloQ a lot, and has really good synergy with not just doublelift but all of his team.
Q: Which teams will be in the top 3 in NA next split, in your opinion?
TSM Gleeb: Depends how the roster changes affect all of the teams. TSM/CLG/C9/DIG/LMQ/CRS all seem very strong and could potentially be top 3. This LCS split will be much closer than the last.
Q: Did you plan on burning down TSM’s house or are you going to do it with Amazing?
TSM Gleeb: Don’t leak our plots please…
Q: Who are your favourite Champions, standard and non-standard?
TSM Gleeb: Thresh and Morgana are both really fun to play and really strong on this patch. As for non conventional picks, Gragas support is really fun to play.
Q: When should i pick Gragas Support over other Supports?
TSM Gleeb: When you are vs weaker lanes and can make it past his laning phase. I feel like it is pretty weak vs thresh/morg atm which are really popular though which is why I haven’t been playing it as much.
Q: Do you feel more or less pressure stepping into one of the most well known teams in the world when there is less hype surrounding you than, say, Bjergsen?
TSM Gleeb: I think it’s similar, it doesn’t really matter how much hype there is or isn’t, there is a lot of pressure for a player to perform , especially on a top team.
Q: In an attempt to name the TSM botlane, do you prefer GleebTurtle, TurtleGlarb, WildGlarb, or anything else?
TSM Gleeb: Wildglarb sounds hilarious but idk if it is fitting anymore now that I shortened my name. Wildgleeb?
Q: Who are you closest with in the TSM family, at the moment?
TSM Gleeb: I know Turtle the best.
Q: Are you more nervous or excited about the upcoming summer split?
TSM Gleeb: Excited!!
Q: What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses as a Support?
TSM Gleeb: I think my strengths are laning, vision control, and a good work ethic/attitude.
Weaknesses are being too aggressive and not being patient enough with skill shots.
Q: Are you still in highschool or are you currently enrolled into college?
TSM Gleeb: Graduating highschool june 12th.
Q: Does your teacher call you Gleebglarb?
TSM Gleeb: Oh god no!
Q: What’s your opinion on Braum and will he be viable?
TSM Gleeb: Depends on his numbers but he seems really cool! Could potentially be a top pick.
Q: Do you agree with what Loco said about you on Summoner Insight, that you’re a raw talent who’s “alright” in all aspects of the game except shot-calling, where you’re subpar?
TSM Gleeb: I think loco was pretty accurate, though I think the shot calling was more of a team issue on C9T with all of us often not being on the same page and not having solid rotations. I’d describe myself similarly to how Loco did, though I think he over exaggerated how long it will take me to become top tier. I don’t think it will take a whole split, especially since now I will be in a gaming house/out of high school so I can commit even more time to practicing.
Q: Were you interested in joining TSM or did they find you?
TSM Gleeb: I was approached by TSM. Consisted of scrimming with the team, duoing with Turtle/Bjerg, and talking to Regi.
Q: How long did you scrim with TSM before you were told you’d be their new Support?
TSM Gleeb: Got back from relegations sunday and tried out from tues-thurs. Played one set of scrims each day.
Q: Were you approached by other teams prior to TSM?
TSM Gleeb: Yeah I have received an offer before from an LCS team during the spring split, and was also approached by other LCS teams after relegations to tryout.
Q: Are you still going to be Gleebglarbu or can we call you Gleeb?
TSM Gleeb: Just Gleeb!
Q: How will you and Amazing work on improving TSM’s macro understanding of the game?
TSM Gleeb: I think we will all just have to work together as a team to improve macro strategy. Watching our own vods of scrims/LCS games as well as those of OGN/LCS/LPL should be very beneficial. When I was trying out, Bjergsen/myself/Turtle were the most vocal, though that will probably change when Amazing gets here because I have heard he is quite vocal as well.
Q: What do you think you have to currently work on as a Support in order to fill Xpecial’s shoes?
TSM Gleeb: Toning down aggression in lane, working on my mechanics, and helping the team w/ our picks/bans and in game decision making.
Q: Are you affected by the community shouting that you’re a downgrade for TSM?
TSM Gleeb: Mm, not really, I don’t care if the community thinks I am good or bad. The pressure is still there because if I don’t perform well it wouldn’t make sense to keep me on the roster. That being said, I just go day to day and focus on improving, worrying about things like that doesn’t really help.
Q: What do you think went wrong in C9T’s relegation matches against EG?
TSM Gleeb: Their vision control and rotations were a lot better.
Q: Are you excited about your stream view count, now that you’re part of TSM?
TSM Gleeb: It’s to be expected with how big and successful the TSM brand is, but it’s also really cool!
Q: So who do you think is going to be the main shot caller for TSM?
TSM Gleeb: Not sure, will need to see once we all get in the house and play! When I was trying out I think bjerg and I were the most vocal, but I hear amazing is as well. I think they will.
Q: Were you pressured to remove the “glarbu” for marketing reasons?
TSM Gleeb: It was recommended that I changed it but after thinking about it I definitely agree. It’s a lot easier to remember/say now!
Q: Which of the Support focused Champions are your favorites for premade team play (outside of solo queue), why?
TSM Gleeb: Braum seems good. I prefer Thresh/Morgana for team play. They both have good pick potential and are strong in most team comps.
Q: How do you handle being part of a team and then having that team disband even if you get a new job?
TSM Gleeb: I’ve never been in a team house, but it’s sad when a team disbands. Especially since most of the players on C9T and DNL are all good friends of mine.
Q: What can you can provide for TSM that Xpecial couldn’t?
TSM Gleeb: Better/Positive team atmosphere. I don’t know what the team was like when practicing before I joined so I can’t comment on how Xpecial’s attitude was specifically, but from past experience on teams it is VERY detrimental having a player with a negative attitude and makes it hard for the team to improve as a whole, even if that player is individually doing very well.
Q: Are great individual mechanics equal to great duo synergy?
TSM Gleeb: They’re both important.
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