Interview with Fnatic Team’s Lamia and Pheilox
We had the opportunity to have a short chat with the guys from Team Fnatic, namely LaMia and Pheilox of League of Legends fame and ask them a few questions. Fnatic’s Rain and Byul were supposed to join us but in true Korean fashion, I shit you not, they were playing Starcraft II against each other during their free time and thus unavailable for comment.
BossMac: Please introduce yourself.
LaMia: Hi, I’m LaMia.
BosssMac: So that means you are Pheilox.
Pheilox: It’s pronounced Fai-Lox but you can call me Fei-Lox.
BossMac: Fai-lox it is. Haha Anyways, tell us about a bit of your history. Where did you start your pro-gaming career?
Pheilox: I started with Warcraft III. I’ve been playing for 9-10 years, I think.
LaMia: I started with DotA, I’ve been playing for 6 years now.
BossMac: So do you guys play any other game in your “off-times”?
LaMia: Mostly RPGs, Diablo III.
Pheilox: I play a bit of Starcraft II. Just the campaigns.
BossMac: No versus games for you?
Pheilox: I check out the rankings and watch other players but no, just campaigns for me when I travel or when I’m free.
BossMac: Sweet. So, how are you liking the Philippine eSports scene so far?
LaMia: I’m impressed. Back in our country, we don’t have mall events. Everything is in a venue so it’s closed off. But here, people see what’s happening. People passing by check out what’s going on.
Pheilox: Yeah and the crowd is hyped and interesting because when something happens they cheer and it gets really exciting.
BossMac: So, last question guys. Do you have any words of advice for young and aspiring gamers wanting to step in the pro-gaming scene?
Pheilox: Believe in yourself. Work on your skills and improve yourself. Check out your replays and see what you’re doing and try to improve on that.
BossMac: How about you LaMia, any tips?
LaMia: Play with friends. Just go out there, and play with your friends. It’s a good experience. You’ll eventually improve and you’ll know if you’re good at it then you move on from that. Umm yeah, play with your friends. Don’t start by wanting to be a pro-gamer immediately, because some people start with overconfidence wanting to be pro.
Pheilox: And most importantly, have fun!
LaMia: Yes, just have fun playing the game.
BossMac: Any other thing you want to say?
LaMia&Pheilox: Shout out to our sponsors MSI, SteelSeries and of course Team Fnatic!
BossMac: Okay thanks for having me, guys. Hope you enjoy your stay and have fun in your exhibition match later.