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AMA With TSM Gleeb

May 7th, 2014


AMA Gleeb


Link to AMA.

 

 

Q: Which LCS bot lane are you most looking forward to facing?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter TSM Gleeb: Thresh/Morg!

 

 

Q: What weaknesses do you perceive in your gameplay?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter TSM Gleeb: TheOddOne

 

 

Q: Can you give us some background on your LoL career?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter TSM Gleeb: No more jimmy page hair for me!

 

 

Q: Who do you think are the top 4 Supports in NA right now?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter TSM Gleeb: Don’t leak our plots please…

 

 

Q: Who are your favourite Champions, standard and non-standard?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?


Button Rioter TSM Gleeb: I know Turtle the best.

 

 

Q: Are you more nervous or excited about the upcoming summer split?

 

Button Rioter TSM Gleeb: Excited!!

 

 

Q: What do you think are your strengths and weaknesses as a Support?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter TSM Gleeb: Graduating highschool june 12th.

 

 

Q: Does your teacher call you Gleebglarb?

 

Button Rioter TSM Gleeb: Oh god no!

 

 

Q: What’s your opinion on Braum and will he be viable?

 

Button Rioter 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?


Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter TSM Gleeb: Just Gleeb!

 

 

Q: How will you and Amazing work on improving TSM’s macro understanding of the game?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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? 

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?


Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter 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?

 

Button Rioter TSM Gleeb: They’re both important.



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Xpecial

“Xpecial”

We are sad to announce today that we are parting ways with Alex “Xpecial” Chu.

 “Xpecial is an amazing player, but just because you have the best players on a team does not mean you have the best team. After we had the tryouts, I discussed it with the players and as a team, we decided that having a new support player would be better for the team. Xpecial is still a friend and it was very hard for me to have to let him go.” – Andy “Reginald” Dinh

 

 

GLEEBGLARBU

“Gleebglarbu”

 Nicolas “Gleebglarbu” Haddad will be TSM’s new support player. Gleeb is currently ranked #34 on the NA Solo Queue Challenger ladder and was the support player for the Cloud 9 Tempest Challenger team.

 One of the major reasons we chose Gleebglarbu for the role is his commitment and willingness to work harder than anyone else. Everyone on the team feels motivated when playing with him. Even though he’s a new player, we believe Gleebglarbu will help TSM become the world’s best.

 The team was unanimous in their decision to pick Gleebglarbu. The tryouts for a new support included both him and Xpecial, after which Reginald went to Curse to trade Xpecial.

 

 “After deciding on Gleeb as TSM’s new support, my one goal was to find a good home for Xpecial. I chose Curse because I believe Xpecial is an invaluable player and will make Curse stronger.” – Reginald

 Xpecial willl be joining Curse as their new support player in the upcoming LCS Summer Split. We wish Xpecial the best of luck.

 

The new TSM starting roster will be as follows:

Marcus “Dyrus” Hill – Top Laner
Maurice “Amazing” Stückenschneider – Jungler
Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg – Mid Laner
Jason “WildTurtle” Tran – AD Carry
Nicolas “Gleebglarbu” Haddad – Support

Brian “TheOddOne” Wyllie – Coach
Andy “Reginald” Dinh – Coach

Rabia “NightBlue” Yazbek – Substitute
Patrick “MegaZero” Glinsman – Substitute

 

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