The team feels that they are in a spot to prove that they belong with the top teams. I was able to talk a bit with Mohrisbetter, the support player for unRestricted, to find out more about the team and their expectation.
Hi Mohrisbetter, tell us about unRestricted eSports. How did the team come about?
It's been a pretty long, evolved process. Rhredeyes and I were pretty much the founders of the team and we initially played under the name Team Brutal Force. Our current AP mid, Easy, was also around early on but had to break from LoL for awhile due to his work schedule. We tried out, played with, dropped and added players until finally coming to our current roster about 3 months ago. unR picked us up fairly early on in the process and has been a really great supporter of us as we've gone through the team development process.
Why did you and Rhredeyes leave TBF? I remember the runs you had in the CSN playLEGENDS cup series, it was impressive.
Oh we never left TBF, TBF simply became unR. We actually became cvg, or convergence gaming, for awhile then cvg and unR had a splitting apart. We continued on in our relationship with the unR staff and played under their name. We've been unR for probably about 4 months now. Thanks for the compliment though, we've even gotten a lot better and more consistent since TBF days.
]So you are the support player, how do you feel your bottom lane stacks up against the other bottom lanes you will see at MLG Raleigh?
I feel pretty confident. Bottom lane has a lot of interesting dynamics and matchups so it's always hard to be prepared for everything. What makes me confident is that I've been playing with our AD player, vaLianT, who was previously known as chinaselance, for quite awhile. We have really strong synergy and usually make the same moves, agressive or defensive. vaLianT is also an incredible player and he makes me look good. So that helps.
That always helps, how about your other lanes. The NA scene tends have a lot of weight put on the top lane, how do you feel that lane stacks up?
I. Love. Dreamyant. Dropping our previous top player, slayre, was really really hard for us to do. We were really fortunate to find Dreamy and picking him up has really made our top lane a consistent offensive force. Dreamy plays his heroes really confidently but he's also adjusting really well to the camp-top-24/7 meta. The amount of ganks and towerdives I've seen him turn around into double kills blows my mind. He's a really confident player and I think he'll surprise people at MLG.
Looking forward to it! Let's focus on the mid lane now, what can we expect from Easy?
Easy is probably the biggest troll I know. When he first started practicing anivia, I'm pretty sure he walled us off in a teamfight every game. Recently though, Easy has became really focused on mastering his mid lane champs and him and REDEYES, our jungler, have really developed their synergy. Easy has a pretty large roster of champs he can play and can quickly shift styles from passive-farm to super-aggro. He's developed himself as a player a lot recently and I look forward to seeing him grow further.
Nice. Now I'm familiar with RHRedeyes but our readers may not be. Can you describe your excellent jungler a little bit?
I've been playing with Rhred for about 6 months now. We've been through a lot together developing this team. I've also seen a lot of growth out of him as a player and he's expanded his jungle roster a lot since back in the day. RHREDEYES plays really aggressively. For those not familiar with him, he's known as the guy who spammed warwick games in solo queue pretty much all the way to 2400. He's our main caller for the team and his energy keeps our team's tempo up the whole game. He definitely has an aggressive style as a jungler, preferring gank-heavy or invade junglers, and has developed himself a lot in the last 6 months to know when to be aggressive or when to back off.
So, it seems that you guys have had a little bit of trouble breaking into the scene, despite some good online performances. What do you think has been the biggest stumbling block?
That's a good question. One we often ask ourselves. In order to compete against top teams you have to be able to perform really consistently and not have small mistakes throw games away. Early on, there's so many games that we threw with improper baron play, poorly planned level 1's, or just poor communication. Eliminating these mistakes has been a process. None of the members of our team have been on top teams before. We've all been on teams, but we don't have a founding super experienced leader. We've had to figure everything out ourselves. We've really developed our cohesion, our control of objectives, and a few strategies unique to our team - It's just taken a lot of time and hard losses along the way. We still have a lot of growth in us, but we're definitely ready to show ourselves off at MLG.
So, prediction time, how do you think you will do at MLG? A really good performance could land you a spot at PAX Prime you know?
We're most likely going to be seeded pretty low which means we could very easily face one of the best attending NA teams like Curse or Dignitas first round. We've actually never faced dig but have taken games off of Curse, never winning a series against their current roster, however. It's going to be a huge challenge for us but I do feel that we're better and much tighter than several of the teams attending. I could see us placing in the top 4.
Well I feel like we should leave it there. Any shoutouts?[/b]h2]
Shoutouts to all the people that have been part of our team, helped us subbed, helped us scrape our way through tournaments and scrims, and most of all shoutout to community support. The only reason we can attend MLG is donations from fans, most notably Rapier Napier and also the people that run www.doublebuff.net. We raised $2,000 from response we got to our reddit thread and consider ourselves to be playing for the fans. We have a lot of motivation and drive and fan support has only given us more. Thanks for the interview!