In the midst of what has already been a very busy offseason, Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon spoke with theScore eSports about moving to North America, playing at Worlds and his time with Fnatic.
To start things off, can you tell us how the World Championships went with Fnatic?
Huni: It was a really nice experience for me and there were no big problems or anything but we did work too much so we got exhausted super fast.
You lost to Smeb and the KOO Tigers in the semifinals. Why do you think you guys lost that series?
Huni: Like I said, we were exhausted and I would say the most important was the winning of first game, I guess.
SK Telecom actually mentioned Fnatic as one of the teams they didn't want to face early in the tournament. Did you guys do well against them in scrims, and do you think you could have matched up well with them?
Huni: Yes, for sure we did a really good job and like what you said, even in scrims we had such a good, high win rate, so if we did face them I wouldn't have worried or been scared or anything.
Deilor was the first coach you ever had as a pro gamer. How was your relationship with him, and do you think he helped you get better?
Huni: Of course. He is really nice and I respect him so much because even he was new but he did work as much and as well as other old coach. I could see he is trying to be the best, so by doing that I could actually get much better. About my relationship with him, I have a really good one with him because he helped a lot with with living in Europe. We went outside often to eat and at the same time we had a really good time, even in the gaming house. He is a nice and funny guy.
What was your favorite memory on Fnatic this past year?
Huni: I can never choose just one thing, but we went to outside and ate good food because I really like eating [laughs]. And winning the split two times in a row, even 18-0.
It's come out that you will be moving to NA next split. Can you tell us why you chose not to return to Fnatic?
Huni: I would like to get more new experience. At same time, I like both regions, just I want to try again.
Are there any players in NA you really want to play against?
Huni: No. I just want to win the NA LCS.
Do you believe the team you joined can win the LCS and do well at Worlds like Fnatic did?
Huni: Of course. That is the main reason why I chose the team.
One of the biggest rumors to come out this offseason was that you would possibly be moving to AD Carry. Is there any truth to that?
Huni: Actually, I was trying because there was huge patch for ADCs. I will decide soon and I really enjoy playing ADC [laughs]
[Editor's Note: It has been confirmed to theScore eSports that Huni will play top next season]
So you can play ADC, top, and mid. Are you good at jungle and support too?
Huni: Haha I would not say that I am good, but of course I can play and if I practice a lot then I think I can change to other roles whenever I want. But not for support.
Reignover will be coming with you to your new team. Can you tell us about your relationship with him?
Huni: I have a really good relationship with him and I really like him, even personally.
Before we end, can you tell us a bit about your other FNC teammates: Steelback, Rekkles, Febiven, and Yellowstar?
Huni: Steeelback was a really nice guy, like kind and even when we told him to fix something he did really well. He was good at playing without help. Rekkles was a nice guy too. When we needed one more carry he did really well. Febiven, he is a really nice friend because he is a funny guy too and first he likes me so I could never hate him. Lastly, Yellowstar had the best schedule in the gaming house so actually I tried copy from his life and how to use time for the best. And he knows what is good food and his experience was really nice for me too.
Thank you very much for the interview Huni. Is there anything else you'd like to tell your fans?
Thanks for supporting me even though I am leaving. See you soon guys. I will try my best and for you guys too!
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger is a staff writer for theScore eSports who covers the North American LCS and Korea's Champions. You can follow him on Twitter.