Legendary Damage Carrier (ADC) and former pro player Yiliang Peter”Doublelift“Peng recently released the first episode of his new podcast titled ‘Trash Talk’. The first episode of Trash Talk featured Cloud9’s League of Legends head coach Nick”LS“De Cesare and LEC’s broadcast talent, Marc Robert”Caedrel“Lamont. Trash Talk went live for the first time on February 7.
The two-hour podcast delves into topics including the differences between the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) and League of Legends European Championship (LEC) teams, the North American Championship Queue, and options. LS’ pocket pick in the LCS.
Status of the game LCS
The podcast got off to an interesting start with Caedrel and Doublelift praising C9 for entertaining games. When Caedrel said that the only LCS game he stayed in was the C9 game, Doublelift quickly agreed and it was the only game he watched. He said, “THEalf the games in the LCS are terrible. Of course, I won’t watch.”
When Trash Talk host Doublelift asked what are the main differences in gameplay between the EU (Europe) and North America (North America), Caedrel commented that the EU is “much heavier“And that”the bottom teams get weaker, and the top teams get stronger, and the middle of the pack has always been just a dream.”
He also added that as a spectator, only the top teams play and that “None of the lower ranked teams resonated” with him.
LS also shared an incident where C9’s ADC Kim “Berserker“Min-cheol said he hates NA Singles Queue during a team meeting. When Doublelift asked if it was NA’s ping or the players, LS was quick to respond”both.”
Answer the question ‘Don’t you think it’s funny that the total prize pool of the Champion Queue is bigger than the LCS’?’ Caedrel said he’s not sure if it’s the right move to contest the prize but added that the idea of a Champion Queue is motivating players.
LS has carved a niche for itself through its unique and unusual build and picks for champions and this is evident from the very first week as a coach for the champions. C9 at LCS 2022 Spring Split. LS revealed that he played Ivern a lot in Korean scrims and blindly picked champions in different matches.
When Doublelift asked who picked Ivern in mid lane, LS said, “A guy stole my role in Solo Queue once and I kicked Ivern and I just gave him mid. When I played it, I thought ‘This isn’t so bad. Why did my car get slapped for 100 damage?“He added that he likes to experiment and then chose Ivern in the Korean practice matches to test him.
Speaking of Soraka mid lane pick, LS said, “A lot of people know this. Soraka has been on many of my rank lists for a while. ” He thinks Soraka doesn’t lose much even when the opponent is farming her in lane. “Fudge (C9’s mid laner) is very open to anything as long as I can prove it,LS added.
LS, who was a member of T1, also shared a hilarious anecdote with Doublelift and Caedrel about how T1 Faker reacted when he told him Soraka was a strong pick. “At T1, we were looking at VOD and I told Faker that Soraka was broken and his eyes lit up and he smiled. He turned to Teddy (former ADC of T1) and said ‘I told you’.”
Fans love Trash Talk
The League of Legends community in general seems to like Doublelift’s new podcast, but there have been criticisms of his hosting. One comment on YouTube reads, “After DL built his skills as a host, I could consider this a Z-tier podcast. The first episode was great :D!”
Speaking to the community, Doublelift share on twitter“Sry guys, I’m definitely not good at hosting but I’ll get better with time. Who do you want to meet in the next episodes?”
Doublelift also said that Trash Talk will not revolve around the LCS, but will instead highlight current events, life stories, and the personalities of the guests. So it’s only fair to expect the most popular characters of League of Legends to appear on the show in the upcoming episodes.
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