As G-League is coming, TLnet managed to catch up with Misery who joined LGD.int few months back and had been boot camping with his newly formed team in China for few months now. In this interview, Misery talked about his experience staying in China, recent GEST The Challenge victory and preparation for the upcoming G-League.
One of the major celebrity in European Dota community, Rasmus Berth “Misery” Filipsen was first seen in Dota All Stars with team MET, a full Danish team back at 2008. Responsible for many different tactics, strategies and playstyles, Misery is another fearsome carry and semi-carry player for the team, specializing in wiping enemy team during the mid and late game. In October 2012, LGD picked up an international squad, made up of 1437, God, Brax, Misery and Pajkatt leading the team. With plenty of former teammates by his side and a large skillset gained from years of competitive DotA experience, Misery is well equipped to continue being a major contributor to the DotA community with the new LGD.int DotA2 team.
Can you describe LGD’s training regimen? Do you have coaches?
Misery: Basically we have to practice 6 days a week, 6-8 hours a day. Sometimes our internet is unstable or we have other problems, so we end up not practicing as much as we want. We don’t have coaches, but you can say that we, LGD.int and LGD.cn help each other with different ideas or suggestions on how to improve certain strategies or play in general.
Aside from LGD, which teams do you most commonly scrim against?
Misery: We have been practicing against pretty much all teams in China. ForLove, VG, Tongfu, iG, DK and of course LGD.cn. outside of china we have played a few games vs N9 and MUFC. I personally enjoy playing iG the most, it is the toughest opponent for us to beat.
How well is the team’s positions working out, do you enjoy 4th position?
Misery: Everything is working out really great with this team. Ever since my last trip to china with EG, I have been wanting to play support, but in my former team, CLG, I kind of had to play 1 or 2. With this team though, its possible for me to play 4, and I enjoy it a lot!
You and Pajkatt were in China with EG for G-League last year, how was that experience and will it help you this time around?
Misery: G-league is probably the best and biggest tournament besides The International, it is on national TV in China and its very prestigious. It was a very great experience to play there last year, unfortunately we didn’t make it through group stage with EG last year. The fact that Pajkatt and I played there last year might help us a bit, we know the environment and we know what to expect. But it all comes down to outsmarting the enemy team and of course the performance.
Read the whole interview with Misery here and do check out the past and presents of G-League by TeamLiquid.net.