League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) has just started recently. Apart from the Turkish team fastPay Wildcats, there is another important name to follow in this tournament. The Turkish player İrfan “Armut” Tükek, who is in the top lane position of the Mad Lions team and has recently shined, will be one of the players who will compete in the tournament. We also had the opportunity to have a conversation with him about both the meta of the game and the MSI tournament during this busy tournament calendar.
We Talked With Mad Lions’ Turkish Player Armut
Can you evaluate the LEC Winter season in general? How was the season for your team?
Frankly, the winter season was more wonderful for us than I expected. We became champions and now we represent Europe at MSI.
You’ve become a champion even you finished the season in 3rd place. How were the finals for you? Did you expect to win the series at 2-0?
The final series deserved and won the first game, but we deserved the 2nd game, but they took it from our hands, and this made me very angry and frankly, I thought we could beat it after that game, even when we were 2-0 behind, I made the camera 3-2 mark and I thought we could win and we had a lot of luck.
Can you give us your opinion about the organization, your coach, and the rest of the team? What is the level of that compared to TCL?
Our organization and coaching team are legendary. They helped me with everything in-game and out-of-game. I think I have improved a lot, especially in-game. I am very lucky to be among such people. If I compare it with TCL, there is a huge difference, but this is not related to TCL. I think we have the best coaching staff in LEC, at least the top 3.
You’re sponsored by Razer, please tell us what was the greatest help the team gets from Razer? As an athlete can you give us an insight about the importance of having a strong and idealist sponsor in the esports market?
Knowing that a big brand like Razer is behind us gives us strength. I was already using a razer, I was very happy in the past. When I found out that it is our sponsor, they provide me with all the equipment I want so that the equipment is very important for us in esports.
Can you detail your Razer arsenal (peripherals) for your fans in Turkey? Which item gives you what kind of advantage?
I am using Razer Blackwidow v3 and I am very pleased. I also use a rechargeable wireless mouse. Very useful and exquisite mouse: Viper
You are going to meet the best of all regions which include Turkish KMF champion – Wildcats. Anything you want to say about that?
I feel very good, frankly, I am excited to play against my country. I hope it will be a nice and enjoyable match for both sides.
Which player do you want to match against most in the tournament?
I watched many replays of our brother during Khan’s time. I want to see it up close.
What is your opinion about MSI’s new format? Which way do you think the changes will affect the team?
I don’t know much about the format.
What will the meta be in MSI? Which champions do you think will stand out during the tournament?
Lee sin top – Rumble / Morgana jungle I think such styles will come to the fore a lot and over time new ones will come.
You’ve proved yourself in a short time after the LEC transfer. What are your plans and goals for 2021 and beyond? What should people expect from Armut and MAD?
My current goal is to win the MSI championship, but also to win the LEC summer split and go to WORLDS.
Anything you’d like to add?
Thank you very much, the support behind me is incredible. I am getting a lot of nice messages, sorry I cannot reply but thank you very much.