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Summoning Insight - Pilot episode: Fnatic's struggles, nRated's influence on SK, KT B's fall and EDG as China's new hope

The pilot episode of 'Summoning Insight' sees Thorin and MonteCristo take a deeper look at Fnatic, SK Gaming, KT B and EDG.

On the pilot episode of 'Summoning Insight', a League of Legends talk show, hosted by Duncan 'Thorin' Shields and Christopher 'MonteCristo' Mykles, discuss Fnatic's struggles, nRated's impact on SK's success, KT B falling apart and EDG as China's hope for an elite team.

Time line of topics discussed:

  • 00:09 Intro
  • 01:00 Premise of show
  • 01:55 Fnatic's status
  • 04:09 Monte's statement at the beginning of the season that Fnatic's style wouldn't do well in this meta.
  • 07:24 xPeke's role in their ups and downs.
  • 10:42 Tying xPeke's problems with mage play to Fnatic's S2 lull.
  • 12:56 Mithy's point about Rekkles' suitability in the current ADC role of pushing down towers, not farming, and how Doublelift changed in that respect.
  • 17:35 If Monte was the coach of Fnatic, what would he change?
  • 24:15 Fnatic falling back on their strengths.
  • 29:20 Players not making the connection in when their style has fallen out of being as viable.
  • 33:22 nRated's impact on SK.
  • 34:47 nRated's struggles to find a good team in the off season.
  • 41:20 Using Krepo as an analogy.
  • 43:53 KT B taking apart a great team.
  • 50:28 The Korean trial/recruitment philosophy.
  • 55:19 KT B position-swapping inSec.
  • 1:01:50 KT B's chances at IEM.
  • 1:06:12 Would C9 be favoured over KT B?
  • 1:07:25 China needs to get their shit together.
  • 1:10:11 EDG as the Chinese team who can be elite on a world level.
  • 1:13:40 World Elite's new team and their IEM potential.
  • 1:17:40 WeiXiao.
  • 1:20:37 The old WE never getting to play more international competition in the latter days.
  • 1:23:53 Final thoughts/Outro.