Published on Oct 15, 2013
Alex "Xpecial" Chu, Support of Team SoloMid, is the star of the 79th episode of Thorin's 'Grilled' interview series.
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Time line of topics
00:17 Did Chaox overrate himself?
01:42 How good was Chaox as an AD in S2?
02:48 The criticism that Chaox was too passive.
03:49 Does the Support have to be more aggressive if the AD is more passive?
05:18 Did the TSM 2012 botlane try to go even as a philosophy?
06:24 Is WildTurtle better than Chaox overall?
07:49 Comparing Doublelift to WildTurtle and Chaox.
09:17 How does WildTurtle compare mechanically to Doublelift?
10:23 Did playing with Doublelift in the All-star games give him a new appreciation for the Doublelift-Chauster botlane?
11:04 Has Doublelift's personality changed from his time being the student of Chauster?
11:55 What does Doublelift need from a Support?
14:17 What was Chaox's role in pick/ban and strategy?
15:18 Which was the most difficult botlanes for the 2012 TSM botlane to play?
17:24 If CLG hadn't gone to Korea would they have beaten TSM and won LANs?
18:38 Did he buy into any of CLG's stories of potential with their line-ups post S2 Worlds?
20:04 The line about TSM always losing to Asian teams.
21:27 Losing to Asian teams due to Reginald's aggressive playing style.
23:31 Did TheOddOne camp Reginald's lane too much at the S3WC?
25:11 Has Dyrus developed problems with choking just recently?
26:52 Reginald's personality as a leader.
28:54 How did the TSM botlane do in scrims and matches at the S3WC?
30:23 Is uzi the clear-cut best AD in the world?
31:31 What does Xpecial do for the other members of TSM?
32:30 Thoughts on Genja.
33:47 How does Genja succeed if his builds are sub-optimal?
34:24 Genja's positioning.
35:19 Who is the best botlane he's ever played?
36:04 Who is the most impressive Support he's ever played against?
36:53 Picking out Supports outside of NA who play similarly to Xpecial.
37:48 What did he think of Mata's failure at the S3WC?
39:04 Is MadLife really a level above other Supports?
40:22 Did Thresh coming around force Xpecial to be more aggressive?
42:20 The legend of Xpecial being capable of playing mid and top, possibly as good as players like Reginald and Dyrus.
44:24 Thoughts on Yellowstar as Support.
45:05 Hypothetical: what if Xpecial and Doublelift were a botlane for a year?
47:10 Hypothetical: Which dominant Asian AD would he like to partner with?
48:46 Hypothetical: is there an AD who doesn't have a good Support now, who Xpecial could make better?
50:14 Patoy (Dignitas)
51:40 LemonNation (Cloud9)
52:25 How were Cloud9 able to dominate NA without their laners being superstars?
53:30 Is laning not as important in NA?
54:25 Cloud9's potential problems playing all-star mids.
55:27 Does Xpecial think Europe was better than NA at S3WC?
57:20 Would TSM have won Group B?
58:26 Which was the best game of Xpecial's career?
59:52 Aliens come to Earth, kill all of TSM but Xpecial. They make him compose a LoL superteam of NA players he has never played with before.
1:03:16 Final words/Outro.