Rob ‘Deviilz’ Cooney talks about the UEM and new ADC changes

As the Trinity College Dublin ADC, Rob will be representing Ireland as Inter-Collegiate Champions this summer as TCD will take on Europes best at the University Esports Masters finals in Tenerife in July.

What do you study?

I’m in my final year of Computer Science.

When did you start playing League of Legends?

I started in Season 2, after a Youtuber I was subscribed to made a video on it, although I didn’t really get into it until the following year. I remembered being flamed for picking Zyra support which put me off solo queue for a while, but I ended up playing 300+ games of ranked in season 3 so I guess it all worked out in the end. What has kept you playing League of Legends? Mainly the competitive scene in Ireland and the community around it. The game itself is still enjoyable but it’s definitely tournaments that keep me coming back.

What do you think of esports at collegiate level?

I think it’s a great way to introduce players to the competitive scene, especially through gaming societies and the like. Personally, I was introduced to esports by one of my friends who wanted to make a team for a collegiate tournament at the time.

What do you think of Riots changes to the ADC role?

They’re interesting, I think they allow different champions to come into the meta which is always exciting. As of now, I think crit ADCs may have been somewhat overnerfed, considering how long it takes them to become relevant with the item price changes.

Do you think it’ll affect your play style?

For sure, I’ll be looking to pick more aggressive carries like Lucian and (theoretically) Kalista, although I think she’s still a little too weak at the moment. Who knows, you might even see a sneaky Draven pick.

Are you excited to be representing Ireland at the UEM?

Yeah I can’t wait to compete on the international stage.

Any last words?

Lane kingdom or bust.