We are delighted to announce that we will be attending a bootcamp in Korea. After a long season of hard work and dedication from the players, we managed to overcome a series of unfavourable odds to clinch the third European spot for Worlds.

Being the last seed in our region means that we are likely to be drawn against some of the toughest teams in League of Legends. We have no intention of showing up for worlds just to play; our intention is fight for every game and push ourselves as hard as possible. Getting out of group stages will be no easy feat, so we took the logical step to go to Korea to start practicing now.

The players are really pumped despite the long season. We had a short break this week with Amazing and Mithy going home for a few days, and sOAZ, xPeke and Niels staying in the gaming house. We still continued to scrim but took some time to breathe between the Play-off finals and the gauntlet before travelling to Korea.

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Peke tearing up the howling abyss during some downtime

The hard work now begins all over again. We have about a month to prepare for Worlds and we decided to go to bootcamp to practice with the best teams to give the guys the best chance possible of succeeding in October. We will be flying out next week and will then get started straight away.

In the meantime, we caught up with some of the players to ask them a few questions about how they felt about the bootcamp.

Amazing

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Are you anticipating yet another shift in the jungle this season for worlds that you will want to practice during scrims?

Definitely, carry Junglers have shown to be more than effective once again with the likes of Elise, Lee, Kha’Zix and Rek’Sai gaining popularity recently. I see this trend continuing, and I anticipate to be on carry roles just like last year around Worlds.

What Jungler would you like to face during scrims?

I would definitely like to face Clearlove during scrims. He was quite mediocre last season but has turned it up with EDG this year and is potentially the best Jungler in the world. I want to test his greatness.

How effective do you think bootcamps are?

I think bootcamps are extremely effective if you have them in the right environment and the right mind-set. You shouldn’t come in to beat teams from other regions, you should come in and focus on what they are doing better than you and how you can learn their domestically specific strategies, picks and playstyles; just as they’ll learn from you.

Niels

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How do you feel about going to Korea for the first time?

Think it’s going to be exciting if we get to scrim good Korean teams, and will be fun to see how good they are and how they play. It will also be an experience traveling to Korea.

What botlane would you most like to duo lane against?

I don’t really care that much about 2v2 laning but it would be fun to play vs the best bot lanes, like SKT or LGD.

What AD carries do you think will be strongest at worlds considering the recent patches and meta?

I honestly don’t know, I think we might see a big swing in AD picks. I think picks like Ashe, Twitch, Sivir, Kalista may be important but it could also just be the usual champs and maybe even Mordekaiser.

xPeke

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What do you think the bootcamp will help the most with?

It will be great to improve both individually and as a team. During bootcamp, the training environment is much better as everyone plays a lot more and improves mechanically. Discussing games as a team and preparing strategy also becomes more meaningful as you have a short term goal: improve for Worlds.

What advice would you give to players who are attending a bootcamp for the first time?

Enjoy the experience! It’s really exhausting but really fun at the same time.

sOAZ

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What is the one area you would be looking to improve the most during that time?

I’m probably going to look to improve on trying to master more champions than just Lulu & Gangplank lel!

What do you think the team will be focusing on the most during scrims?

I think we are going to still focus on communication, how we give information, how to react to it the best we can and things like that.

We will keep you updated with the bootcamp and feel free to ask us questions below.

 

Edited by Will Kelly – @willokelly. Images from flickr – Riot Esports. 

  • Oliver Orlob

    Take me with u :O

  • Enzo Zambrana

    Everyone is going to korea pls

  • RainbowViolent

    Origengg sOAZIZGOOD xPekeLoL Amazing_EU mithyxd Zvanillan don’t go to Korea ! China will win this year !

  • Josh Holt

    Because the Korean air makes you better

  • Angelslovess

    Origengg sOAZIZGOOD xPekeLoL Amazing_EU mithyxd Zvanillan nice new U0001f64cU0001f64c

  • Jan Münker

    North- or Southkorea? 😛

  • Eduardo Diaz Suarez

    Sois unos grandes

  • Roman Rodriguez Vicaria

    xPeke’s handsomeness + Korean skill = OP. Joking XD. Go train hard!!

  • Mark Jovi Dominguez

    Say “HI” for me when you see faker

  • Ανδρέας Κασκ

    Βecause scriming Korean teams makes them better.

  • Alexis Kerr

    good move let korean challengers teach you

  • Josh Holt

    Make it was a joke, I was saying that most of the Korean teams are good…

  • Oriana González

    Good luck guys

  • Corxonero3

    Will you stream in Korea?

  • Tanguy Delmas

    I wish you a good trip ! OG will win 😉

  • Luka Rolak

    GOOD LUCK, oh you don’t neeed luck

  • Howard Ivan Casey S Windsor

    the same thing they did before xpeke got out of fnatic :v

  • UnknownSamee

    Origengg sOAZIZGOOD xPekeLoL Amazing_EU mithyxd Zvanillan oohhh very nice!! 😀 good luck boys!!

  • Waiching NG

    That was a joke

  • Waiching NG

    Everything from Korea is better

  • Simonk1wow

    WillOKelly Origengg can we talk by direct message? would like to give u a word please.

  • Chan Asaki

    A Story Never Told Before !!
    https://youtu.be/uBJN02Q2CQQ

  • Ji Librando

    Amazing post some jungle guides on lolclass!!

  • Phan Thanh Khang

    Good luck my boys

  • privatjules

    Origengg sOAZIZGOOD xPekeLoL Amazing_EU mithyxd Zvanillan YES!

  • Samy_XIII

    Origengg sOAZIZGOOD xPekeLoL Amazing_EU mithyxd will you guys do a fan meet in seoul ?

  • Josh Holt

    Say that though and god knows who will start commenting with facts and stuff haha

  • Vinc Scyllä

    Xpeke was challenger on korea guys xD

  • Klein

    I’m a fanboy! Goodluck guys! #OGWORLDS

  • Irakli Shotadze

    Origen > Korea

  • SperlNandor

    Origengg I don’t know why all teams decide to go bootcamp on korea it’s basicly saying they’re better, have faith in your nation.

  • MarceloRomero

    But, who is gonna be your new coach?

  • Zakarias Elkhattabi Tahrioui

    Yassine Kira

  • Yassine Kira

    Yep, j’espère que Peke va redevenir agressif, parce qu’en Corée ils jouent agressifs !

  • Gianluca Guerra

    #ibelive#goorigen

  • Adolfo Garcia

    buena wn !

  • Zakarias Elkhattabi Tahrioui

    J’espère aussi.. Un autre penta avec Kassadin comme la dernière fois !

  • InV_Kemper0143

    SperlNandor Origengg Korea is overall the more competetive region. For example way more people in korea play ranked compares to ÉU

  • DraceZhan

    Origengg karonmoser sOAZIZGOOD xPekeLoL Amazing_EU mithyxd Zvanillan Meanwhile Koreans going to China to bootcamp XD

  • SperlNandor

    InV_Kemper0143 Origengg they scrim anyways most of the time, but I see you reasoning.

  • ariadnapx

    Origengg sOAZIZGOOD xPekeLoL Amazing_EU mithyxd Zvanillan I wanna go to Korea too D:

  • InV_Kemper0143

    SperlNandor Origengg Yeah and most of the meaningful scrim partner are bootcamping too =D And: Would rather scrim SKT, KT or UOL, GMB? =D

  • muzztank

    Great decision guys… [email protected] dude you need to recover your individual level to the top again, I have all my faith in you…[email protected] Enjoy and improve all that you can guys.. good luck!

  • di_naya

    Origengg sOAZIZGOOD xPekeLoL Amazing_EU mithyxd Zvanillan it’s super cool , good luck boys

  • Fermin Parra

    grab coco for worlds 😛

  • wtftshirts

    Origengg xPekeLoL sOAZIZGOOD Amazing_EU mithyxd Zvanillan

  • kevin_silvaf

    Origengg xPekeLoL sOAZIZGOOD Amazing_EU mithyxd Zvanillan boa sorte !

  • Sara XD

    Muchos ánimos!! =) good luck!!

  • Alvini

    What about the coach? Do you have anyone in mind already? 
    Good luck guys!!!

  • NarcisSally

    Origengg xPekeLoL sOAZIZGOOD Amazing_EU mithyxd Zvanillan U2? With Fnatic?

  • Tabea Otten

    Stupid question: why do u have to go to Korea to play on the korean servers? 😀 but Korea is awesome of course!

  • Gabriel Fernandes

    If you.are in europe and Play on a korea server the response between the server and location Will be slow, causing the game to lag a lot

  • Tabea Otten

    Well i played in their servers and it went just fine 😀 but hey its Korea, i could not junge them 😀

  • Wooky_bear

    SperlNandor Origengg Korean internet is about the closest you can get to LAN speeds.

  • Geanella Arrese

    I wish you all the best of luck! You deserve and you make it!!!

  • PittyBambas

    maycae2 ¡Gran noticia, a revolucionar Corea! Esperamos que vuelvan con unas cuantas lecciones de Coreano bien aprendidas para el Mundial.

  • maycae2

    PittyBambas bien le vendrá seguro,

  • mechisaldivia

    maycae2 ve a cuidarlos, y dales mucho arroz 😉

  • maycae2

    mechisaldivia no puedo 🙁 Pero espero que se traigan la fuerza del arroz 😛

  • mechisaldivia

    maycae2 dicen que es bueno el arroz allí 😂😂 yo espero que les vaya muy bien. Saludos 😘

  • Nakai_Blue

    maycae2 se lo merecen, buen trabajo Origengg!

  • Oláh Ricsi

    Good luck guys! OGWORLDS

  • Mathieu Petelo

    YEAH I KNEW IT, Good luck guys and let see how your levels gonna up ! :3

  • Ranmal Mendis

    Hope it works better for you then for CLG last season.

  • Paulo Garcia

    According to some pros, a 10-20 ping is already too high for them to play in a competitive level.

  • Tim McBride

    i guess to be fair their competitive games are LAN games

  • ChaimXD

    Eu_Wars Origengg ya pueden entrenar, porque lo más seguro es que les toque una seed chunga x)
    In Origen we trust!

  • dylxno

    Origengg xPekeLoL sOAZIZGOOD Amazing_EU mithyxd OG_Niels good luck boys!! so happy to hear news U0001f498

  • Geo Jordan

    train here at Philippines ,,, for moral boost haha

  • Dakota González

    First of all its impossible that you played on a Korean server because to do so you need a social security number registered to a korean ID. They are going to scrim against Korean teams, like SKT T1, Samsung, Entus etc and they need to be in Korea to do so.

  • Tabea Otten

    Well, no its not 😀
    but anyways, going to Korea for a few weeks wont give u the kssn (or whatever this id is called), they are a pro team, and there are ways i guess

  • VictorRidaoPerez

    cojer un entrenador y llevarlo al campamento es lo mejor que podeis hacer

  • Thoronio Hermanodinger

    Yahel Romero

  • Yahel Romero

    A no mms se van a rifar mas chido

  • Thoronio Hermanodinger

    Sí está cabrón el asunto

  • DanielVlasov

    Dude you can buy an account for 20 bucks, i have one. And im spanish