As the hostess of the League of Legends Vietnamese Championship Series(VCS), 'Tran Nguyen Minh Nghi' is a popular figure here at the Hanoi Vietnam Convention Center.
What Minh Nghi had in common with the hundreds of Vietnamese fans that surrounded her was that their hearts possessed the same burning passion for League of Legends esports. She was just as excited as the fans to watch the different teams clash on the MSI stage and to root for her favorite teams and players.
On May 13th, our team happened upon an opportunity to meet and share a short conversation with Minh Nghi on Day 4 of the 2019 MSI Group Stage.
How long have you been the hostess for the VCS?
It's only been 6 months. I've been focusing all my time and energy to quickly progress my career.
What brought you to esports?
League of Legends is my passion, so I always wanted to do something within the esports industry. At first, I wanted to avoid being on camera, but VETV was really in need of an interview hostess for the VCS. That's when I decided to give it a try.
The 2019 MSI Group Stage is being held here in Hanoi Vietnam! How do you feel about it?
This is a huge event! I was and am very nervous. but at the same time, this is a huge opportunity for me to learn from everyone, so I'm giving it my best!
Do you enjoy playing League of Legends?
I mainly play support and I'm in high gold - I'm just a tad bit away from hitting platinum. My favorite champion is Annie.
Although Phong Vu Buffalo struggled throughout most of the group stage, they played really well near the end of it, even having defeated G2, one of the tournament favorites.
The Vietnamese community believes that PVB could and should play better. When PVB beat G2, that's when the fans remarked, "they finally did it!" The community strongly believes that PVB will only get better from here on out and continue to win.
Who are your favorite players?
My favorite players are Doublelift, Rekkles, and Rookie.
Do you think PVB can make it out of the group stage?
I say... there's about a 40% chance.
** This interview was conducted on Day 4 of the 2019 MSI Group Stage
You said Doublelift is one of your favorite players, but Team Liquid and Phong Vu Buffalo may have to compete against each other for the 4th and final spot in the knockouts. Who are you going to root for? TL or PVB?
Definitely Phong Vu Buffalo. (Laughs) But I still really want to meet and interview Doublelift.
Is there anything you want to say to your fans?
As I said, this is a huge opportunity for me. I'm really lucky to have all my fans' support.
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