August 21st, 2012
Author: Leonardo Espada
League of Legends mid lane for Team Dignitas, Scarra, sat down for a talk about the last MLG and some mid lane tips.
William “Scarra” Li is one of the players of Team Dignitas’ League of Legends team. He plays mid, with AP carries mainly and in this interview he talks a little about what you should do when playing his role, the game, the team’s performance at the last MLG and his Alienware laptop.
He is one of the most entertaining players in the competitive scene and his stream will always make you smile and love the game as much as he does.
If you had to explain LoL to someone who doesn't know the game, what would you say?
Scarra: I would say it's a 5v5 video game that uses one unit called a champion to wage war on another team. With that champion, you have your own units attacking the enemy position, and you fight for the ability to destroy the other person's base.
What do you think makes League of Legends so popular when compared to other?
Scarra: A mix of an enormous player base, a strong company backing, and a very interesting game premise.
What do you think the last MLG event could improve on?
Scarra: A lot of things. I disliked how small the area was. Some of the rules seemed very antiquated and brought over from other games. An example of this would be that the players would play at stations literally within spitting distance of each other and you could hear all of the communication between teams if you were not on main stage.
Were you expecting a better result and was there any team that surprised you in this tournament?
Scarra: Honestly, I expected a top 4 showing, and I can't say from an absolute standpoint that placing third in a pool of extremely top teams is bad. However, the way we went out was horrible, and I was incredibly frustrated by how it happened.
I was surprised by Curse.EU because I honestly thought they would place higher.
How do you think that this change in Team Dignitas' roster will help your team?
Scarra: In the short run, losing a player hurts us a lot, but in the long run I see Crumbzz as an extremely pivotal player in our future successes.
How important is the synergy between players in a team and how long does it take to "build" that synergy?
Scarra: Synergy or teamwork is everything in this game. Just having mechanical skill and knowledge is something anyone can obtain, but communicating and developing plays with your team is what separates the great teams and the lesser ones. To build team synergy isn't something that can be quantified by a flat amount of time. It all depends on whether or not the players themselves can communicate at a high level.
What should an AP carry do in a team fight, mid-game and late-game?
Scarra: It all depends on what type of champion you are playing. Typically, an AP carry is the crux of your team's CC and burst so you rely on him to either initiate or follow-up on priority targets.
How important are your fans to you?
Scarra: The fans are the most important thing for me. Without fans, there wouldn't be anything. e-Sports only exists because of the fans that support the players.
Team Dignitas is off to Korea, any expectations concerning that?
Scarra: I don't have any expectations going in. I know the relative strength of the Asian teams, and they are extremely good. I don't want to be underestimating any of them. This time is entirely for improvement.
What are your dreams concerning League of Legends in the future?
Scarra: My dreams would be to win everything. I have my eyes locked on the Season 2 Championship, and I hope we bring in the gold there. I have no doubts we'll be trying extremely hard for it.
Who would you like to thank or what shout-outs would you like to say?
Scarra: I'd like to thank Team Dignitas for taking good care of us, my team in general for being as cool as they are, our fans for supporting my team and our organization, and our sponsors.
Thank you to Scarra for joining me and hope you enjoyed it!
Leonardo 'OgrandeLeo' Espada