Today we got the chance to ask sOAZ a few questions about various subjects. He’s a very seasoned player who used to play for Fnatic and now plays for challenger team Origen.
Would you like to introduce yourself to those who do not know you?
sOAZ – Hi, I’m Paul Boyer, also known as sOAZ and right now I’m playing for the team Origen.
How and when did you first get involved in eSports?
sOAZ – After playing a ranked game against YellOwStaR and kujaa. I was playing AD versus them and after the game they added me and asked me if I was searching for a team. At that time I didn’t know they were playing for aAa (against All authority) which was a really big name for the Frenchies and obviously I said yes to their question.
What do you think are your chances of qualifying for the LCS in the future with Origen and if you get into LCS where would you put Origen in the rankings?
sOAZ – I think we have really high chances. I prefer to not say we will get X place, but I do think we can get a good position in the LCS rankings.
You have played in Fnatic with the same people for a long, long time, so how are you finding playing for a completely new organisation with your new teammates?
sOAZ – I just take Origen as a new opportunity to prove myself, and the team atmosphere and organisation is really good.
How did it feel to leave a team that you have been playing with for so long? Do you miss any of your old team mates?
sOAZ – I don’t really miss anything. I really liked everyone I played with in Fnatic, but we split for a reason. I will see them all again once Origen gets into LCS and Lauri (aka Cyanide) might come to Spain at some point.
You seem to have a thing for unconventional top laners (e.g. Ziggs, Morgana). Who are your favourite strange pick(s) and why?
sOAZ – I don’t really have a favourite pick actually. I usually prefer playing teamfight champions over playing bruisers or others, so mostly AP champs just because I feel like I can do a lot more during the teamfights with these champions.
What do you find yourself doing in your spare time outside of gaming and are there things you’d like to do but don’t have the time for?
sOAZ – I don’t really have spare time outside of gaming right now, but I like going out and if I had spare time , what I would like to do is probably go to music festivals or something like that.
Which kind of music do you really enjoy? Any artists you would recommend?
sOAZ – I like different kinds of music, but right now I listen a lot of EDM and deep house like Oliver Heldens, Diplo, Martin Garrix, Alesso, Afrojack, DJ Carnage and much more.. there’s just too many artists I like!
What’s your opinion on Reddit?
sOAZ – I really like Reddit. I just think that Reddit LoL can be really mean sometimes without any specific reasons and judge people without knowing anything.
How madly in love are you and xPeke?
sOAZ – I really like xPeke, we started playing League of Legends around the same time, played almost all the same tournaments either against or with each other and it has been super fun so far. I respect him a lot.
How does salmon on your baguette sound to you?
sOAZ – Just.. TERRIBLE.
Big thanks to sOAZ for wanting to put some of his time into answering our questions and if you don’t follow his twitter yet, make sure you go do so! Also keep an eye on what’s happening in the challenger series to stay updated on Origen‘s progress towards qualifying for LCS.