VCS Winter 2021 is probably the most meaningful and successful tournament for the CERBERUS Esports collective when they have the first time in history to lift the domestic championship trophy. And in the composition of the team’s personnel, EGO is the biggest and most important change compared to “God Dog” in Spring 2021.
And GameK had the opportunity to talk with EGO in the last days of the year to hear the jungler named “SofM” share about the past journey as well as future plans.
EGO – jungler of CERBERUS Esports – the most important factor in CES’ championship victory at VCS Winter 2021
Hello EGO, first of all, once again congratulations to you and the CERBERUS Esports team for winning the 2021 VCS Winter. Are you still feeling happy today?
First of all, I would like to say hello to GameK readers. Currently, I am on a mid-season break to go back to my hometown to visit family and friends. I still feel very happy when I won the VCS for the 3rd time and now I am also enjoying the holidays with my loved ones (laughs).
After GAM’s main house exploded in game 5, how did you feel at that time?
I was bursting with happiness. Although for me, this is the 3rd time I beat GAM, but my feeling of joy is the same as the first time. His teammates all stood up and cheered, and the other brothers also opened the door to hug and congratulate each other. Looking back now, I’m still very happy (Laughs)
EGO joined CERBERUS Esports to the throne at VCS Winter 2021
In the deciding game, was there a moment when you felt CES could fail? Especially after GAM got the 2nd Baron of the game?
Actually, I always believed in myself and my teammates, so during the first game, I never thought I could fail. Despite losing the 2nd Baron, the team still calmed each other down and quickly re-set up the squad, controlling the lanes to continue to open the next fight to take advantage.
Spring 2021 EGO almost does not play on the field. Is your health more stable now?
I am completely healthy now. Thank you GameK for your interest (Laughs)
That was probably the hardest time for EGO, wasn’t it? So can you share with the fans what motivates you to overcome your illness to get back to playing?
Indeed, it was a difficult but memorable time for me. During that time, I always had my father and grandparents by my side to share and encourage a lot. In particular, I thank the team managers, and my teammates. They always take care of me, I feel very happy and appreciate it.
EGO went through a difficult time due to illness but made it through and made a spectacular comeback
Dubbed the “SofM disciple” and many times referencing and watching the matches of the elder, what do you think you have learned from SofM?
I learned his style of play and also his style. I really admire and respect SofM, because I consider him as my first teacher. He always took the time to talk to me about the game, so I learned a lot from him.
In 2020, the journey of SofM and Suning is extremely magical. How do you feel when you see your idol compete in the finals of Worlds 2020?
I was very proud of what Mr. SofM showed, both proud of my brother and national pride, that Vietnam also has shining talents in the international arena, not at all. inferior to anyone. Seeing Mr. SofM succeed, I also have more motivation to try harder in the future. (laugh)
For EGO, SofM’s achievement also represents an affirmation: VCS can also have international shining talents, not inferior to anyone.
Next year, SofM will join TheShy in the upper wing of Weibo Gaming. As a jungler, how do you rate the importance of working well with your top lane teammates? In your opinion, can TheShy match the style of “SofM brother”?
In my opinion, TheShy is a veteran player, has superior skills and is world class, so the fact that TheShy is a teammate with Sofm, I also find it quite interesting. Top is an important split pusher, so if there is a good combination of Top – Jungle, it will bring an advantage to the team early and snowball the game faster. I think Mr. Sofm can handle it.
If you could send one wish to SofM for the new season, what would it be?
I hope you win the LPL Spring 2022. And I look forward to facing you at the upcoming MSI 2022. I will try for that. Love you!
EGO sends greetings to SofM and WBG, see you again at MSI 2022
The ultimate goal of CES and your own in the new season will certainly still be the championship. As a player who has won the VCS championship with 2 different teams, does EGO think that conquering the championship is more difficult or defending the championship is harder?
I think it’s the same pressure. If talking about conquering, the team will be placed as the “bottom door”, then have to try a lot more than other teams. As for defending the championship, it is the “upper door” team, the team is also under pressure to achieve, to maintain performance and focus twice as much as last season. No matter what, winning a tournament for a team in a long journey is never easy.
Do you have any personal goals for the new season? And is there a player or team that you especially want to beat again?
My personal goal in the next season is to try with the team to win the Spring 2022 championship and go to MSI, then win a place to attend the 31st SEA Games and the 2022 Asian Games. And the team I’m looking forward to meeting is WBG. As for Vietnam, I think it’s GAM Esports, because now I see that GAM is still very strong.
EGO still wants to beat GAM the most in the 2022 season and affirms that the yellow – black jersey team is still very strong
Now that we are about to enter a new year, do you have any words for EGO to say to its fans as well as to those of CES?
I would like to thank you for always trusting and supporting me with CES. I would also like to wish GameK readers, fans and all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Thank you everyone.
Thank you to EGO and the CES team for helping GameK conduct the interview. Wishing you and “God Dog” will achieve more success in the upcoming 2022 season. Especially wish you and SofM will win the domestic championship together and have the opportunity to reunite at MSI 2022.