GBM: ‘I think Vitality has a lot more passion – and that allows for us to work hard together.’

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[hkes_show_google_ad] Lee “GBM” Chang-seok is no stranger to change, as he will be playing with his third team in three years. But his biggest switch-up might be going from mid lane to jungle as a substitute for Team Vitality. The 22-year-old Korean spoke to PVPLive’s Amanda Stevens about making the adjustment to his new role, as well as his new home Europe. “The hard thing is, I’m a beginner, so I’m learning now from everyone — watching replays or having [Vitality support Ha “Hachani” Seung-chan] teach me,” GBM said. “My start was very late, but I am pretty sure I am improving very fast, so I think I can show you good plays.” The former Jin Air Greenwings and NRG mid laner says that once he gets acclimated to his new position, which he is currently sharing with Charly “Djoko” Guillard, he feels that his past experience will give him an edge over the competition. “Compared to other players, I can see a lot of things through the lens of a damage dealer, as I’ve been in that role before,” he said. “That aspect is great. I can better see how to play out the fight during teamfights. If I am able to grow well on my new team, I’m confident that I’ll be able to have great habits and improve a lot in a season’s time.” According to GBM, he was attracted to the role because he always took on a leadership role in previous teams, and felt that he could focus more on coordinating the team as a jungler rather than as a mid laner. “The first reason is: when I was playing in NA and KR, I usually led the team on stage. I did spell timer checks, directed my teammates’ skills, and initiated,” he said. “But I believed that this wasn’t a mid laner’s job — more like jungle and support. And I chose jungle because it’s so much stronger than mid in early and mid game.” While the spring season won’t start until Jan. 19, GBM says he’s confident his new team can at least take second place, though he feels Unicorns of Love will win the season. According to him, his new teammates have a level of dedication he hadn’t seen on NRG that he feels will carry them far. “Compared to NRG, I think Vitality has a lot more passion – and that allows for us to work hard together,” he said. However, there’s one thing about his move to Europe and the EU LCS he isn’t too excited about. “The only thing I’m a bit disappointed about is the weather.” [hkes_show_google_ad]

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