The redemption run for Danish jungler Santorin has begun. He’s in the end earned some other price tag to the League of Legends World Championship along a surging FlyQuest squad.
Santorin and FlyQuest beat Cloud9 3-1 of their 2020 LCS Summer Split playoff sequence. He even earned Player of the Series honors for having sky prime kill participation with 18 kills and 28 assists within the fit.
The 23-year-old veteran talked after the sequence about his 2nd probability to turn out himself at Worlds, his evaluations on C9’s present shape, the enhancements FlyQuest needed to make in the midst of the Summer Split, and the difficulties round incomes the believe of the LCS devoted.
“I do know after the sport [against C9], I had mainly no response, however that’s as a result of I simply couldn’t take it in,” Santorin stated. “It’s been 5 years since I made it to Worlds and that is all I’ve been in need of for see you later. I wish to return to Worlds and turn out myself as a participant, as a result of remaining time round, I wasn’t able and I didn’t carry out.”
This matchup used to be massive for each groups and it understandably introduced a ton of power. Santorin stated FlyQuest had to care for retaining their composure within the face of such a very powerful sequence, particularly since they have been 0-7 in opposition to C9 in 2020.
Eventually, they proved that they have been the simpler crew this time round through outplaying them from drafts to execution. Santorin additionally identified that on this sequence, C9 saved choosing a scaling composition with champions like Nocturne, Ezreal, and Yuumi, which had by no means been a playstyle that introduced them good fortune.
“It’s all the time been them enjoying competitive, them being like, ‘Why the hell are those groups enjoying scaling? We’re simply going to weigh down them within the early recreation,’ however that simply isn’t the crew anymore,” Santorin stated. “I’m no longer certain if the meta modified and that’s why, or they only simply don’t really feel as assured.”
“I’ve by no means been a large fan of six-man rosters for the reason that entire crew id adjustments with one participant, [and] your communique adjustments,” Santorin stated. “Even if one participant is best at sure issues, as a crew you support so much quicker while you’re enjoying with one explicit participant. I’m simply glad all of us began practising even tougher and in point of fact seeking to double down on making improvements to as a crew.”
FlyQuest may well be locked in for Worlds, however Santorin is aware of his crew nonetheless has to place in much more paintings to achieve the dignity he is aware of they deserve. He believes, for instance, that he belonged at the LCS All-Pro first crew this season, however other folks aren’t normally targeted at the “different groups” in NA.
“I do know this group has had the similar mindset as me—we each really feel in point of fact underrated and wish to turn out that we’re right here to compete and dominate,” Santorin stated. “Hopefully, we will be able to stay this up and change into a kind of groups that individuals will if truth be told acknowledge.”