On October 2, the number 1 seed of Vietnamese League of Legends – GAM Esports arrived in New York to attend the biggest tournament of this subject, World Championship 2022. After being present in New York, the members GAM members have begun their practice schedule for Worlds. The team has about a week to get used to and adapt to the playing environment in the US.
GAM faces “Jet lag” after arriving in the US
In the US, members of GAM are having some difficulty adapting to the new time of living. Some gamers are still experiencing “Jet lag” (time zone difference syndrome) and are in the process of adjusting to match the time zone, so that they can return to their best state.
Player Tran Duy Sang (Kiaya) shared: “We are still not used to the new working hours and the weather in the US. I’m trying to go to bed earlier so I can adjust my body’s circadian rhythm to the new time zone. Thanks to that, I can practice in the best way for the upcoming group stage.”
Health is GAM’s top priority at the moment so that the players are in the best physical and mental state for this tournament. Accordingly, in addition to the practice time, GAM members also spend some time during the day to exercise.
“GAM spends 30 minutes to an hour a day exercising. When we were still in Vietnam, we were taught a lot of physical exercises and breathing techniques to keep our spirits up when competing,” said coach Phan Huy Phong (JackieWind).
GAM Esports has had experience rubbing against TOP Esports
In the group stage of Worlds 2022, GAM’s first opponent in Group C is TOP Esports – the 2nd ranked team of the LPL region. This is a highly regarded competitor in terms of expertise. Before the opening match was not easy, Coach JackieWind commented on this match: “GAM has had the opportunity to practice with TOP Esports many times, so we also have a lot of experience when facing them. Although it will be a tough challenge for the team, we will do our best to get a good result against TOP Esports.”
In addition, TK Nguyen – CEO of NRG Asia and the “boss” of this team also added: “GAM is focusing all of its focus on practice to achieve the best results at the Worlds Championship. this. With SGB having been unfortunately eliminated from the tournament, GAM is working even harder to complete the unfinished part of SGB. GAM’s goal has always been to fight hard and achieve new milestones for VCS at Worlds.”
At this Worlds, GAM players also said that they had the opportunity to meet and interact with many Esports stars from all over the world. Player Do Duy Khanh (Levi) excitedly said: “The players at Worlds are very friendly and sociable and they are also very happy to talk to us. On the flight to New York, we happened to be on the same flight with the CFO (CTBC Flying Oyster) members. They used to practice with us a lot during the domestic season. I hope to be able to meet and practice more with many good players at this Worlds so that I can learn more experiences.”
After the Warm-Up Round, the 4 representatives who moved on to the Group Stage were identified as DragonX, Fnatic, Royal Never Give Up and Evil Geniuses. According to the draw results, at Worlds 2022, GAM is in Group C along with TOP Esports, Rogue and DragonX. This is considered a difficult group for the number one seed of Vietnam when the opponents are all very strong. GAM will have the first match of the Group stage on October 9, 2022 with rival TOP Esports.