Worlds 2018: A Lightning Round interview with EDG’s Ray
LPL’s EDward Gaming blazed out of Group C as the second seed for the 2018 World Championship Quarterfinals. Jeon “Ray” Ji-won, who formerly played in North America, joined us for a Lightning Round.
The Group Stage is ending, but we’re still continuing on with our Lightning Rounds. These questions come from fans, players we’ve talked to, Vox Media employees and more. The questions are all a bit weird, and most of them aren’t even League related. In fact, we’re kind of shocked with how bizarre some of the questions players thought of are.
The interview below has been edited for clarity and length. Riot Games provided a translator for this interview.
What champion would you be if you had to become one?
Ray: It’s a really hard question but if I had to choose, I’ll do Camille. I’m really good at playing Camille and I like the champion. If I become Camille and I can take over the Rift.
If you were to go overseas, where would you want to go? (From EDG’s Scout.)
Ray: I want to go to UK. I love soccer and one of my goals is to watch the EPL game live.
Who do you think is the cutest player at Worlds? (From Xander Torres.)
Ray: Another hard question. I would choose iBoy. So, I don’t personally think he’s cute but all the people say he’s cute.
If you retire, what do you want to do after? (From Afreeca’s Kuro.)
Ray: Even if I retire, I’d still like to be working in the game industry because that was my dream ever since I was a kid.
Imagine you just got your milk out of the refrigerator to pour it into cereal, coffee, whatever you like. Do you shake your milk before you pour it?
Ray: I don’t shake it, because if you shake it, there’s foam, so it’s hard to drink it.
Who is the messiest person on your team?
Ray:I would pick Haro because he eats a lot of food that needs a lot of chewing, but he always leaves it around on the floor.
The Rift Herald: Oh, like a lot of crumbs?
What is one food you would never eat?
Ray: The one food I would never eat is carrots because I hate carrots.
If you could turn into another pro, who would you pick? (From kt’s Deft.)
Ray: I would pick Faker because first of all, I respect him a lot and the fact that he manages himself, and the way he plays, I respect him.
Which champion would you delete from the game if you could?
The Rift Herald: But you like Camille!
Ray, in English: But Camille is really boosted champion. A really over-powered champion.
The last task: Contribute a question to ask in future interviews.
Ray: How do players think of China?
The Rift Herald: And what’s your answer?
Ray: I think China is a good country to play, especially because there is a lot of League of Legends. League of Legends is very popular in China, so it’s an honor for me to play in China. So I think no matter where you go around the world, I don’t think there’s a country like China where you’ll feel the fervor and passion of the fans.