Singapore does not only house one pro-level Vainglory team, but two! SPOUT 360 featured Team Impunity previously, so let’s switch gears to the next team: Infamous Legion.
The team is known for being a dominant force of the Tesseract League as well as winning the right to represent Southeast Asia at Vainglory’s first World Championship tournament. Despite their busy schedule of playing against other teams and the public, we got an exclusive interview with them to talk about their past tournaments and gained some insights about their team dynamics.
On Balancing Studies With Vainglory Practice
We don’t! We play when we want to! (laughs)
Jokes aside, in order to keep our school grades up so that our parents do not oppose of us playing Vainglory competitively, we make schedules that allow us to properly allocate time to studies and Vainglory respectively.
On Infamous Legion’s Strengths
We believe that we have an edge over other teams in the region because of the internal strengths that we have as a team and the knowledge that we have of other teams. Firstly, we have analysed our competitors’ strategies through watching their previous games so we have a lot of information on what heroes they like to pick and their playstyles during the games.
This allows us to counter pick heroes that would go well against their strategies, giving us the upper hand during tournaments. Other than that, our team members are extremely flexible and can switch positions easily. With a large hero pool to play with, our strategies are less predictable and can change easily even during a game.
Vainglory Tier 10 Road to GoldDon't stop till we drop (dropped once already)
Posted by Justin Bersamin on Saturday, 25 February 2017
On Their Recent Offline Performance In Manila
We definitely have regrets about the games that we had played there because we might have been too overconfident against Elite8. However, we are determined to continue improving as we prepare for the Summer season that we are currently in. After learning from our previous mistakes in the Spring season, we have good chances of taking back our championship title in the next tournament.
On Making Competitive Vainglory A Full-Time Career
I believe that all of us would love to make competitive gaming a career in the future, however it is not viable at this point. Aside from still being students, our team is not famous enough and the game is not popular enough to support all of us. The prize pools are way lower than other prize pools that are provided for other tournaments for games such as DOTA 2. If Vainglory really becomes extremely popular in the future or our team gets acquired, we could possibly consider taking competitive gaming up full-time.