ESL Interviews The Black Kakari: Rambo
Laowin: Ok so my first question is how did your team get started?
rambo: A lot of us were friends from about 10 years back, Delirium and I are childhood friends, Hirishin played with us on DOTA back in 2002. tleex0807 is someone that Hirishin knows from PSU and his IvyLoL team. Keelie and I met through league. Season 2 I put together the team and we've done ranked 5s even reaching rank 1 at one point. Then the Premier League from ESL came out and we decided to join just for fun. Oh yeah Takchiki and Hirishin both played with us, left him out lol we knew him from DOTA as well.
Laowin: So did you guys go from ranked fives straight into the premier leauge and what have your first few tornaments been like?
rambo: Yup we went straight form ranked 5s. This is our first tournament as a team. So far it's been kind of unpredictable, teams can be very good to really amateurish and sometimes the good teams don't try or the newer teams pull out a crazy strat so you have to keep your wits about you.
Laowin: So what have your first few Premier League matchs been like?
rambo: Well we lost our first match against Team Dynamic.LoL (mono esports at the time) and that was rough but it's been pretty smooth sailing from then on. We had a nice bye week and have been able to handle pretty much anything other teams throw at us if we stick with what we know.
Laowin: You metioned crazy strats, have you seen any during the Premier League so far and if so are there any that stick in your mind?
rambo: Yeah I think it was Aggression Gaming ran kennen and nunu bot and annie mid. They had a surprising amount of burst in those lanes and we were trying something knew so we kind of got caught off guard because we just underestimated them and didn't prepare for their team comp properly. The next 2 games we adjusted and were able to win out 2-1 in the series.
Laowin: Was it AD or AP Kennen?
rambo: AD Kennen.
Laowin: So have you guys gotten to play in any of the Go4LOL's and if so how did they go?
rambo: We actually haven't played in a single go4lol. premier is our first and only tournament right now.
Laowin: Understandable because you and Kara have to manage all the ESL shoutcasting.
rambo: Yep it gets in the way a little bit.
Laowin: So any teams your looking out for in the Premier League or that you are looking forward to playing.
rambo: We're pretty confident in being able to contend against the other teams. There's probably no team that we don't feel like we have at least some chance of beating. Off the top of my head, JUST4FUNLoL is going to be a big contender. Mindy Nam if Hoodstomp and MidLink play out NESL instead of focusing on CLG.b, Team EZ eSports is solid, Team Green Forestt is a big one too. We felt like our group was the toughest with Team Dynamic.LoL and Choppa In Da Car, group A seemed kind of like the easy group. Also :P WE THINK Yung Kawaii n Fresh IS GOING DOWN COME AT ME #BAYLIFE.
Laowin: Well im looking at the bracket right now and you guys are 3rd under Yung Kawaii n Fresh and Team Green Forestt, with that and what you just said in mind how do you think you will do against those teams if you meet them in the final rounds.
rambo: Team Green Forestt I feel like will be a very fun game and could go either way. I really like the Team Green Forestt guys, they are one of the cooler more down to earth teams out there and have a very solid track record. As for Yung Kawaii n Fresh we plan to crush them.
Laowin: So if you guys make it to the Pro series next season do you think you will match up to those teams?
rambo: I'm willing to get crushed 0-2 for 100 bucks a game every week in eps just saying.
Laowin: Well that sounds pretty good to me.
So you have clearly called out Yung Kawaii n Fresh anything else you would like to say on behalf of The Black Kakari?
rambo: Lol okay. I would like to thank Riot Games for making a great game and NESL for running the tournament and thanks to the other teams for not banning lee sin because we have 3 people that main him.
Laowin, Wednesday, 05/30/12 19:20
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