Elite Global Sourcing had the chance to talk to Shiles, a famous girl gamer from the Southeast Asian Paladins community. Here’s the interview and presser from Elite Global Sourcing:
It’s not often that you find a girl gamer, and it’s even less often to find an awesome girl gamer like Leen (IGN – Shiles). She is one of those Paladins players of Southeast Asia that is hard to miss. She actively participates on Esports tournaments and also loves to interact with the community; chatting, singing with everyone on her favorite SEA Paladins discord channels. That’s why it’s not difficult to see why she is popular amongst Paladins SEA. She stands out amongst the rest.
Let’s get to know the girl even more, shall we?
Please introduce yourself.
A: You can call me Leen, and I’m from Singapore.
What’s your IGN and what’s the story behind it?
My IGN is “Shiles”. The story behind it? Oh you don’t want to know, it’s not appropriate to say. (Laughs)
Which role is most comfortable to you?
Front-line. I used to play damage then I moved on to support but now I play front-line which is the role I’m most comfortable playing.
Who’s your favorite champion?
I have one favorite for each role, for tank I like Fernando, for support I like Ying, for damage I like Cassie and for flank, …I don’t play a lot of flank champions to be honest.
What’s the name of your team? And what’s the story behind the name?
All Girls Team, but for this PGS it’s very hard to get girls to join and so we had some boys in the mix and we had to change the name temporarily to SuperLUL, it was a last a minute decision to name the team that. In the morning before the tournament we didn’t have time to think about what the name should be so we just went with SuperLUL, only because we couldn’t call our team All Girls Team for that day.
How big is the chance of your team winning PGS this week?
It’s hard for me to get girls to actually play, so for this week also the roster of our team might be different from the previous week, so every week it’s going to be different members, so I’m not too sure how big is our chance on winning it, it’s too early to tell, many good teams are joining, so.
What do you think about our SEA representative that went to Dreamhack?
I think they did great, despise it being very last minute and they didn’t have that many chance to practice as a team, for me Mimzki did very well cause she couldn’t practice that much, and because it wasn’t their main roster so I think they did pretty well.
Have you ever played in other teams before this?
A: Yes, I was in some other teams before this with players from Philippines and the other countries.
What do you like about Paladins?
I like almost everything about the game. I don’t usually play this type of game, Paladins was really new to me but I really got addicted to it the moment I started playing so then I played every day, and I also like to collect skins. We girls like to collect stuff.
What do you think of Singaporean Paladins community?
It’s very hard to get a Singaporean player, the ones I know of is Muxt and also Cess, because they’re very good players. The other Singaporean players are playing other games so I’m just hoping that in the future we will get more Singaporean players for Paladins.
Who is your favorite player or someone in this game that you look up?
I would say people that I look up to are the people that I play against in the game. I can’t name one because really it’s too many, but I can say for tank I like KingMoecchi because he’s very strong, I wasn’t really close with Moechhi before but I always thought he was a good front-liner. During the Dreamhack I really liked QGShasha, he played a really good Buck and even though I don’t play flank champions, I’m amazed by his skills. For damage player, I really like Bugzy as well.
Are you single? Married?
A: What kind of question is that? (Laughs) I’m single. (Laughs)
What’s your type of guy?
Someone who can make me laugh, definitely not someone who is too serious. I don’t like guys who are too materialistic but I do prefer the ones who can dress up. And most importantly someone who has time for me and play video games with me since that’s what I love to do.
What do you think about dating a gamer? Are you okay dating a non-gamer?
I’m fine with dating a gamer or a non-gamer but I hope that if he’s a gamer, he’s not a serious gamer because then he won’t have time for me, but then again I can’t date guys who are too cheese like Paladins Fernando.
How do you balance your job and gaming?
It’s difficult and stressful but I still have time for gaming. I do have friends who are also teachers like myself and they spend more time gaming than I do, I’m amazed at how they can manage that.
How many hours in a day/week do you spend gaming?
I play for a long time (Laughs) Usually more than 5 hours a day. I play even more during the weekend.
Your family and friends, do they see you as a gamer and what do they think about you being a pro gamer?
They don’t really care. (Laugh) They do their own business, it’s just a normal thing for them to see me playing games all day long, my family also play games but using consoles, even my dad used to play video games a lot.
I don’t call myself a pro gamer. (Laugh) I don’t have that confidence yet.
What is your dream as a gamer?
I’m not really sure but I can say that I’m quite competitive, I went overseas for gaming, I travelled to Indonesia for example, that was the first time I met KingMoecchi and team FearUs (SEA Champion team for Dreamhack 2017).
If you were a champion in Paladins, who would you be?
I think Cassie. I love champions that use a bow. When they changed the bow to crossbow I thought well that’s it, now I’m playing tanks.
Out of all the skins that you collect, which one is your favorite?
Oh that’s a tough question. I really like Ying’s Snapdragon cause it’s red and Convention skin for Ying also. And the blue skin for Fernando ‘cause I love blue so much, and Fernando’s mastery skin.
What’s your favorite movie?
I like action movies. I would say that I also like horror movies, but I’m the type of person who is scared of ghosts but I still watch horror movies, with my eyes closed and I always regret right after watching it. Every single time.
What’s your favorite food? Sports?
I’m a very picky eater, so I eat simple Asian food like chicken rice but Spaghetti Bolognese is my favorite. I don’t eat seafood. About sports, I used to play hockey for my school, from a young age I played hockey and net ball. Hockey was a rough sports, I played against overseas teams like Holland, and I was small compare to those players.
What do you do in your free time?
I don’t like to be alone so I would ask my mom to go shopping with me.
Do you have any pets?
I used to have a lot of fish, but not anymore. (Laugh)
Do you have any secret ritual before any match?
(Laugh) I know Moecchi drinks milk! (Laugh) But for me I don’t really have any rituals, I usually just go with it.
Tell us the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear these names.
KingMoecchi: Omg is it going to be published? (Laugh)
Muxt: Because he is very tall.
Cessnex: Laid back. He talks very slowly and such a sleeping beauty. He sleeps a lot even during last week’s PGS while waiting for the next match.
Agnical: Disappearing boy. Missing in action. (laugh)
Do you have any tips for girl gamers out there?
Build your confidence by playing the game a lot with friends who can help you, like in my case I play the game with many of the Indonesian players and they give me tips on how to play. And when people start shooting at you, don’t panic, just keep shooting and try to stay calm, so really just build your confidence is the key in my opinion.
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