With a fresh face in support Adrian “Adrian” Ma in the starting lineup, Team Dignitas unexpectedly swept Counter Logic Gaming and then beat Phoenix1 2-1 during Week 6 of the North American League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS). Slingshot’s Emily Rand sat down with Adrian to talk about his role on the lineup and returning to the LCS stage.
Emily Rand: Congratulations on the 2-0 week. How do you feel?
Adrian “Adrian” Ma: It feels really good, just to come back into LCS and have a 2-0 weekend.
ER: The team is looking a lot more confident, and this was your first week starting for them. What is the team atmosphere like? And what was it like for you to step out onstage and play for Team Dignitas?
AM: I just recently started scrimming a week ago. We’re just splitting time between the four bot laners, and me and Altec were the best fit. It was really easy getting into the team. I think I’ve played with a lot of multilingual teams before: Huni and Reignover, Impact and Rush, XiaoWeiXiao. I think I’m really good at playing with a lot of multilingual players and integrating onto the team with them. I think I’m a really friendly person and I like to hang out with them a lot outside of the game, and be really friendly. I feel like we’re already pretty close as a team.
ER: So you will unlock the hybrid roster of Dignitas?
AM: (laughs) Basically. Every team I’ve been on I feel like I’ve gotten along with people and brought them to my level, so that’s what I want to do on Dignitas.
ER: When comparing Dignitas to those other hybrid teams you’ve been a part of, what’s different about this team?
AM: Compared to other multilingual teams, everyone is still really good on Dignitas but I feel like we’re still inexperienced? Maybe players had bad habits from before, or they got relaxed on Dignitas. I think we’re fixing it now. When I played on my other teams, everyone else was…