Travis Gafford, League of Legends interviewer and host, is the star of the 86th episode of Thorin's 'Grilled' interview series.
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Time line of topics:
00:19 Why become an interviewer or journalist in LoL?
03:12 Copying 'State of the League' off 'State of the Game'. Why not change the name more?
06:47 The role of drama in SotL's appeal.
10:00 Does riot in any way hinder or block SotL's return? Under what circumstances could it return?
18:34 Would Travis be where he is now without Doublelift?
23:49 Does Doublelift carry Travis, in terms of his content?
27:55 Does he ever prompt Doublelift in certain directions, during their interviews?
30:34 Does he ever steer Doublelift away from more controversial subjects?
33:51 The breakdown of game-related topics, scene talk and humourous materials in his interviews.
42:08 To what degree is Travis actually interested in the game of LoL, beyond enjoying the scene aspects?
46:02 Is Travis mainly interested in the context and storylines of LoL?
51:29 How does Travis improve, in terms of other regions?
55:20 Isn't research a core component of being a working journalist?
59:06 Does Travis desire to be considered a complete journalist?
1:03:09 Does Travis do interviews because, in any sense, he wants to be famous?
1:08:29 Does Travis seek to please his audience?
1:13:07 If Travis wanted to be employed by Riot, he either could be or could have been?
1:15:04 How does Travis go forwards without treading water?
1:22:23 Will he transition to other esports games when LoL dies off?
1:29:45 Helping people he thinks would be good for the industry and hindering those he thinks would be bad.
1:39:28 Can he understand why some people might not enjoy his interviews?
1:41:41 Travis must use a pro player as a reference point for a LoL personality.
1:51:19 Kelby a.k.a. Say0cean
1:59:54 Final words/Outro.