Joedat "Voyboy" Esfahani, former Top laner and current Mid laner of Curse Gaming, is the star of the 84th episode of my 'Grilled' interview series.
How good was Voyboy around the IEM World Championship he won the MVP award at? What was playing with Jatt and IWillDominate like? What were the expectations upon joining CLG? How does he evaluate HotshotGG as a jungler? Does he have some special synergy with Saintvicious? What would Voyboy be like as mid laner?
Time line of topics
00:16 Voyboy's time in Dignitas.
04:50 Winning MVP at the IEM VI World Championship.
07:30 Was M5 unbeatable?
10:01 The reputation of Darien being a feeder, so doesn't that to some degree nullify Voyboy's 1v1 style?
11:45 Thoughts on performing so well at IEM.
13:33 Hypothetical: what things would have been like if he hadn't left Dignitas?
15:51 Playing with Jatt and IWillDominate
18:35 The expectations upon joining CLG.
20:21 CLG placing 2nd at MLG with xHazzard as a sub, in place of Voyboy. Did that affect expectations?
23:21 Did he do well vs. Wickd in practice?
24:46 HotshotGG as a jungler.
27:19 Evaluating HotshotGG helping out the top lane.
29:03 Thinking of HotshotGG's top lane style and what he might imagine a top laner needs.
32:30 What held Voyboy back during his time in CLG?
35:47 What was he thinking of when he said he'd become twice the player he was in Dignitas?
38:14 Hypothetical: take CLG and tweak it so that Voyboy is more of a focal point of the team. How would it go?
43:19 What he was thinking when he said, after being benched from CLG, that he didn't feel the team needed a line-up change?
46:18 What would the right move have been at that time?
50:16 Being friendly with Chauster. Was it really out of the blue that Voyboy was removed from CLG?
53:34 Did he have to relearn how to play after leaving CLG?
55:50 How good is his synergy with Saintvicious?
57:34 Saintvicious' forceful personality.
1:01:57 Is it necessary to have a personality like a Saint or a Reginald in those teams?
1:05:34 Saint's style of shot-calling.
1:09:14 Curse falling apart in LCS Spring.
1:12:20 What was the thinking in using Elementz in the first place?
1:14:42 Edward in Curse.
1:17:32 Thoughts on M5/GG from playing with Edward.
1:19:11 Does the current meta of champions suit voyboy's top lane style?
1:25:03 Hypothetical: what if voyboy played mid?
1:28:13 Since he is known to be intelligent, why is his in-game style so aggressive?
1:32:59 Hypothetical: it's only possible for all top lane match-ups to be 1v1, how well would he do?
1:35:53 Which top laner does he like the style of?
1:37:29 Aliens comes to Earth, they kill the rest of Curse and force Voyboy to make a line-up which could both be the best in the World and also make Voyboy the best player on that team.
1:47:39 Final words/Outro.
Grilled is an interview series presented by Duncan -Thorin- Shields, former editor in chief at Team Acer. Each episode of the series is an in-depth interview with an eSports competitor or community figure, past or present.
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