Today were going to be interviewing none other than SK Wickd
SK Wickd currently plays for SK Gaming with his gifted team mates, ocelote, Nyph, WetDreaM, and CandyPanda. This interview tell you what goes through the mind of a #1 player. He is very candid and does not hesitate to tell it like it is.
5v5 Solo: 2277 rating – Won 1010 – Lost 828
5v5 Premade: 2126 rating – Won 267 – Lost 76
1st – ESL Pro Series Summer 2011
3rd – IEM V World Championship Finals
1st – ESL Major Series VII Playoffs
2nd – World Cyber Games 2010
Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself for the readers who may not know you?
SK Wickd: Well i am a player that goes under the name Wickd. i am a very positive person, and I try to do my best almost every game because i believe that if you play your best all the time. You will get used to it, and then you will start playing better overall.
Is LoL a full time job, or just a hobby? Do you study or go to school?
SK Wickd: League of Legends is my hobby. I am studying at Gymnasium currently.
What do you do spend your time doing other than LoL? Do you work or have any other hobbies?
SK Wickd: I had a part time job, but i quit because i found it very boring. Was working in a boring super market. Else i hang out with friends, and just enjoying time.
How did you get into LoL, what was it that attracted you to the game and what made you stay and continue to play the game?
SK Wickd: I was getting bored of WOW and CSS. I randomly found a league of legends beta advertisement, and i was like ow well let´s try this shit out. I got very attracted to it because it was really fun, and i just feel like the game fits me.
What did you do before you started with LoL?
SK Wickd: Chilling.
What kind of music do you listens to during matches?
SK Wickd: I actually listen to a lot of different music. Techno, DnB, Dubstep, trance and so on.
Do you read some books in your spare time? If yes which sort of books, fantasy, scifi, historical, detective etc?
SK Wickd: I do not read books because i find them boring. I do read manga though, but that is more like a magazine i guess?
Do you have any role models that inspire you to do what you do?
SK Wickd: I don´t have any role models that inspire me to what i do. I always just looked at myself, and thought about things to improve.
What has your biggest achievement in your own eyes? Is there a greater achievement or goal that you have?
SK Wickd: I don´t really have any great achievements in my eyes, and that is probably because i prefer to look more into the “now” and future. I do have goals though. My goals are to just enjoy time, and try to make other people enjoy there time aswell. I do this pretty good by streaming i believe, and since i got some fans now i really hope that i can make my fans happy by doing my absolute best in any tournament that we play.
How has the division of the European server affected your gameplay?
SK Wickd: It did not affect my gameplay, and it didn´t really affect our team as much as others i think. That is because the team i am currently in is just amazing. We do our best to train no matter our conditions. We played as much as we could on the tournament realm and those things even though it´s a lot harder to set up the scrims there.
Rumors have been circulating where you refer to yourself as the best player in the world, do you have any comments about these rumors?
SK Wickd: Rumors are rumors, but i do believe that i am the best bruiser player in Europe. I can´t possibly say that i am the best bruiser worldwide because i haven´t played much the US or Asia. I can´t say that i am the best player either since i do not play AP heroes.
What quality does a good LoL player need to have? Should they just be natural team players, be good listeners, etc.
SK Wickd: Well i believe that a good LoL player just simply gotta be better. There are too many qualities, but it´s not really about being a good listener or team player. It’s all about what you can offer to your team.
What would be your best advice to someone that is new to LoL?
SK Wickd: Enjoy the game. If you wanna get good start looking at your own mistakes, watch replays, and find out your weakness and fix them. For example i had a very hard time laning versus Udyr, and a lot of players currently call Udyr OP, but i just think that Udyr is hard to lane against.
What do you think of the Kayle rework?
SK Wickd: I didn´t really look much into it because i find Kayle boring.
What makes some champs considered stronger to EU players than they are to US players?
SK Wickd: It’s actually quite simple. So for example i main Irelia, and i play her at a very strong level, and because of that Europe thinks of Irelia as very strong where in the US for example Hotshotgg mains Nidalee and she is considered one of the most dangerous heroes that he can play. It´s all which heroes the top players like.
What can be done to fix shen?
SK Wickd: I don´t like shen as a hero since i dislike globals so i think a whole remake would be needed.
If you had to describe your team members with one word only, what word would it be?SK Wickd: I guess since you want one word only i will make the word a bit longer.
What qualities do you add to your current team that they could not be without?
SK Wickd: I add a different perspective from most players since i prefer to farm a lot while most other players prefer to teamfight a lot.
What are your expectations for Gamescom and IEM? And who do you think your biggest threat will be?
SK Wickd: My expectations are to have a shit loads of fun with everyone. I look forward to meeting so many League Of Legends players, and i just hope we can all have fun together.
What do you think of the game in its current state? What would you do to improve the game?
SK Wickd: Meh it´s fine. If something is OP I will just learn that hero so i don´t really mind if the game is balanced or not.
What do you think about the current state of the tournament servers?
SK Wickd: I think the current state of the tournament server is REALLY bad. It´s months old patches, and i really dislike that Riot didn´t update it to the newest patch. I think that this hurts me the most since bruisers are the ones that got changed the most in the patches, but i feel really sad about playing on 1-2 months old patch.
Any shoutouts you would like to do? Anything that you would like to say to your fans or sponsors?
SK Wickd: I would like to make a few shoutouts.
SK Gaming: They were one of the first big sponsors to pick up League Of Legends, and i feel like they helped shaping league of legends, and they have overall just done an amazing job.
Absolutelegends: This is a project that we are doing, and i just wanna make a shoutout to everyone working on this project. They are all doing an amazing job.
My fans: I am thankful for all the support that you guys are giving, and it really helps us a lot. Keep supporting us.
My Haters: Keep hating, it keeps me motivated.Well that’s a wrap then. Thank you for taking time away from LoL to complete this interview and good luck in the future.