In a new essay for The Players Tribune, EDward Gaming support and captain Tian "Meiko" Ye talks about the pressure he felt to bring the League of Legends World Championship home for his team, and for its many fans.
The essay explores Meiko's feelings of brotherhood for his teammates, highlighting particular strengths from each player. Park "Viper" Do-hyeon's flexibility in the bot lane, top laner Li "Flandre" Xuan-Jun's humor, mid laner Lee "Scout" Ye-chan's work ethic, and, perhaps most of all, jungler Zhao "Jiejie" Li-Jie's ability to rise to the occasion despite being a rookie.
EDG's Meiko Opens Up About League of Legends World Championship Win
"I think I’ve changed quite a bit, as well. A few years ago, I didn’t have enough energy to pay attention to anything other than my own plays, then slowly I had to take over more responsibilities as captain. I know my teammates rely on me and my instructions in-game, so I’ve just tried my best to multitask, and do whatever I can to make sure we play well together," Meiko said in his TPT piece.
Meiko also discusses how he's grown as a player, taking on the additional responsibilities of team captain and leading his cohort to victory.
You can read the full essay over at The Players Tribune.