MCe is switching over to VALORANT after more than 4 years in the professional CS: GO scene.

He retired as a player in 2018 following his time with Dignitas and started training across multiple strong groups, consisting of Rogue, The Mission, and Chaos Esports Club. His time with Turmoil from February 2020 to Jan. 1 this year is where he saw the most success, helping coach his group to numerous wins, consisting of a first-place surface at DreamHack Masters Winter 2020: The United States And Canada in December.

He’s taking control of a roster anchored by Kenneth “koosta” Suen and Shawn “Shawn12590” O’Riley that’s tailoring up to contend in the North American region for VALORANT Champions Trip 2021 through Challengers over the next a number of weeks.

After the signing ended up being official, mCe talked with Dot Esports about how he’s managing the shift to VALORANT, his time spent with Mayhem, and what he’s eagerly anticipating a lot of about contending with his brand-new group.

How thrilled are you to coach Shawn? What’s the one thing you would fine-tune about his game?

mCe: Certainly I’m brand-new in the VALORANT scene however he’s revealing huge promise as a person. He’s been incredible for us and I believe he can only improve. If there’s one thing I would tweak about his game, it would be his perseverance due to the fact that often he requires to just hold to wait on his team.

What do you think is the essential to Kenneth “koosta” Suen successfully transitioning from CS: GO to VALORANT?

I believe the understanding of how the game plays and the subtle methods it differs from CS: GO. As soon as he gets more representatives in, I think he can be a really excellent player also. Just recently though, for circumstances, he found out he might trigger Cypher cages from his cam. It has actually been enjoyable watching him learn little techniques and smart plays.

How are you handling your own transition over from coaching and breaking down CS: GO to VALORANT?

Not having the ability to be in a server all the time is definitely bothersome because it’s much more difficult to view several people at the very same time. I have actually constantly been innovative, though, and I have actually really been enjoying attempting to discover brand-new darts and various lineups and ideas for techniques. It will require time however I understand I can handle the shift well.

What have been the greatest difficulties and what do you believe will have made the modification worth it in your short time doing it up until now?

I indicate the most significant challenges are that the various methods to study the game and evaluate the game are really bad right now. There aren’t replays or anything, it’s all just watching Twitch VODs or YouTube videos of tournaments, which is type of bothersome. I’m most thrilled about the potential for Riot’s support. I think the video game can end up being a truly huge title and it will be fun to ideally experience the trip.

What was so special about Chaos this previous summer season? Did it sting for the journey to end after arguably its biggest chapter?

You had a group of guys that simply wanted to win. They were incredibly gifted and wise players who liked playing together. It is relatively rare that you get a group where everybody actually likes each other and are buddies with each other.

We had a lots of fun playing the video game together and that’s something I’ll always be able to reminisce fondly about. It was bittersweet to finally get to that point as a group where we might’ve begun getting welcomed to global competitions simply for whatever to fall apart for sure.

Are you anticipating counter-stratting a few of your old players like Nathan “leaf” Orf and Anthony “vanity” Malaspina?

Both of them are on strong teams, so I’m sure we will be seeing each other occasionally. I don’t understand if “looking forward” is the best phrasing but ideally I can have some impact in that department versus their teams.

Looking ahead to the VALORANT Champions Tour Challengers weekend, you deal with NRG, who beat you after you had actually both currently qualified. How do you get ready for a group loaded with experience and is the familiarity of facing lots of previous NA CS skill a boost?

Well ideally we appear a little better than we did and some of the important things we have actually been working on program dividends and help us out. They have some truly gifted people that if they are feeling it are extremely tough to bet. I believe you prepare the same as any other group though except for their rotations and setups will be more analyzed than a few of the other groups possibly.