Seasonal Tournament in Legends of Runeterra begins and we have an iron in the fire - Mikuláš „Pokrovac“ Dio.
Today begins the Seasonal Tournament for top 1024 players
of the Europe. How did you prepare for this event?
I’m still preparing! (laugs) My
preparation wasn’t too different from other tournaments of this
type. I used tables, so I could choose the best decks that will have
the least bad match-ups possible.
For the fans that don’t know
LoR. How long does it take to get ready and to count all the possible
It is really complex. However,
it’s not so hard. The more time, the better. In my opinion, the
ideal time is 14 days. But there are other aspects as well. The
amount of time you put in playing each deck, mulligans and so on. So
as I said, you need to work on all aspects. And having a long-term
plan and a short-term plan.
You are talking about the plans.
Obviously, your short-term plan is winning the tournament. How about
the long-term plan?
Of course, my plan for this
tournament is ending on the best place possible. The thing you need
to realize is that you have to make a 10:0 winning streak to win the
tournament, which is extremely hard, when the maximal winrate in LoR
is 65-70 percent.
About the long-term plan…
esport system is going to be uncovered later, but my goal is to play
6/6 Seasonal Tournaments.
My main goal is constant
progress. It would take a really long time to explain my approach.
You talked about he 65-70%
maximum winrate. Isn’t it demotivating? You spend hundreds of hours
training and then you just don’t get the right cards?
This can be approached in
different ways. Either one will constantly complain about it or one
will focus on the long-term approach and will try to constantly
improve and reach the highest possible percentage.
I chose the second path myself. I
try to work as hard as possible. On the other hand, everyone is just
human and sometimes they may regret something, but you need to try to
learn as much as possible and move on. I'm trying to turn my
percentages into big wins.
You played with the guys from
Inae on EU Masters. You were the captain of the Czech Republic. Do
you like playing in a team, or do you prefer playing solo?
Personally, I prefer to play
alone, but sometimes I don't mind competing in a team competition.
Both are a little about something else. Anyway, in terms of
preparation, I like it in a larger group of people.
Like five, six.
Back to the Seasonal Tournament.
To get among the top 32 players in Europe, you need to
have a 5:0 streak. What do you think about this system?
I prefer the system that records
consistency . Anyway, I get it, it's because of time constraints. The
preparation must also comply with these circumstances and the
This is the first Seasonal
tournament ever. What is your goal? Getting between the 32 will be
enough for you, or are you aiming a lot higher?
For me, the goal is always to play
as best as I can and make the best possible preparation. The rest is
no longer in my hands, because that's the 30-35% I won't affect.
What are you doing in that
demanding preparation to actually relax? So you can omit all the
numbers and tables from your head.
I try to be a complex person. I'm
eating consistently clean, exercise, and when there are some MMA
nights, I watch them. But currently I am primarily focusing on my
complex development, especially playing, research, analysis, diet and
I also have a dog so it's
something that regularly gets me for walks, where I do 10,000 steps a
day. So I have a lot of time with everything so that I can constantly