While we interviewed the rest of the Team Liquid roster already, we definitely could not leave out the team’s top lane sub, Omran “V1per” Shoura. Following the team’s win today, we grabbed him for a quick Lightning Round.
Our Lightning Rounds are pretty simple. In about five minutes, we get the interviewee to answer as many questions as we can. The questions are from a plethora of sources at this point. There’s questions from players, press, Vox Media employees — it’s pretty random now.
The interview below has been edited for clarity and length.
If you had to switch roles, which would you play? (From iG’s Duke.)
V1per: I’d probably play mid. Mid is similar to top. It’s the same champ pool kind of and you have to have similar mechanics, so probably mid.
If you could turn into another pro, who would you pick? (From kt’s Deft.)
V1per: I’d pick Deft. You know, he’s made it and he’s a handsome boy. You can’t not want to be him! [laughs]
Coke or Pepsi?
V1per: Do I have to say one?
The Rift Herald: Can you not pick between them?
V1per: I don’t like both.
The Rift Herald: That’s a fine answer, too! Do you not like soda?
V1per: Nah, I don’t.
What toppings do you get on your pizza?
V1per: Only cheese. That’s all I eat. Cheese, nothing else.
Cake or pie?
V1per: None! I don’t like either.
Which teammate would win in an IRL teamfight?
V1per: As in a 1v1 or a 5v5?
The Rift Herald: Every man for himself!
V1per: Honestly, probably Wunder. He’s looking jacked!
The Rift Herald: No, no! Who would win on Team Liquid?
V1per: Oh! An IRL team fight? Doublelift. He’d beat everyone up.
When you take off your socks, do you ever smell them? (From RNG’s Xiaohu.)
V1per: No, I do not smell my socks when I take them off, unfortunately.
Salty or sweet?
V1per: Probably sweet.
Do you like Uniboy? (From MAD Team’s Uniboy.)
V1per: [laughs] Of course I like Uniboy! He’s a cool guy.
If you had to play a different game competitively instead, which would you play?
V1per: MapleStory 2.
The Rift Herald: Dude! I’m all about MapleStory 2.
V1per: Yeah, it’s pretty good.
Imagine you just got your milk out of the refrigerator to pour it into cereal, coffee, whatever you like. Do you shake your milk before you pour it?
What’s your favorite movie? (From Vitality’s Jactroll.)
The last task: Contribute a question to ask in future interviews.
V1per: Who is your favorite pro player? Is that already in there?
The Rift Herald: Nope! And it’s a good question!