‘Reflections’ with Chobra

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William 'Chobra' Cho, Global advisor for OnGameNet global, is the star of the 49th episode of 'Reflections'. This interview was conducted on July 11th.

Time line of topics discussed:

  • 00:04 Intro
  • 00:23 Diagnosing Korean LoL as a social phenomenon
  • 03:15 Conversion of Korean players to esports fans
  • 05:32 Fan backlash on players who BM'd publicly
  • 08:21 The context of Korean trash-talk
  • 10:49 Do the best players get criticism or do they get a pass?
  • 13:14 How has fan reaction for dade been?
  • 14:46 Legacy players who get a favourable reaction from the community
  • 18:05 Do Koreans rank players regardless of position?
  • 20:39 Do Koreans actually hold Western players in hold regard?
  • 24:47 How do Koreans think of the Chinese region?
  • 27:31 Will we eventually have the West flooded with second tier Koreans?
  • 33:24 The reaction in Korea if a Korean team didn't win Worlds this year?
  • 37:11 The level of Korean coaching
  • 41:47 Korean thoughts on Apdo
  • 44:15 Getting burned out as a Korean pro once you reach the top
  • 50:26 OGN intros and the philosophy of creating the stars
  • 58:21 KaKAO and the OGN Masters trash-talk
  • 1:01:25 The most hyped match in Korean LoL history
  • 1:05:32 Chobra's job now