Armel Identifies the Toughest Mid-Lane Opponent He Has Encountered

Author: Kalyan Ganguli


Published at: 10 Feb 2024

During an interview held at the BetBoom Dacha 2024 Dubai on February 6th, Armel “Armel” Tabios from Team Aurora engaged with tournament organizers, addressing a range of topics including his perspectives on the event, Valve’s measures against smurfing, and naming the most challenging mid-laner he has encountered. The interview, showcased during the Aurora vs. LGD Gaming series, provided insights into Armel’s mindset amidst the competition.

Setting the Scene: Armel Speaks Out
Seated for the interview on February 6th, Armel from Team Aurora delved into various aspects of the BetBoom Dacha 2024 Dubai tournament. Regarding their expectations, Armel disclosed that Aurora harbored no lofty anticipations for specific outcomes. Instead, the team’s focus remained on continual improvement and performance enhancement amidst formidable competition. Armel stated, “We probably don’t have a lot of expectations from this tournament in terms of results. I think we just want to play our best game. We are determined to make progress, because there are many good teams here. If we show good performance, great; if not, we’ll gain experience.”

Amidst discussions, Armel revealed his admiration for Team Spirit while admitting to not closely following the previous iteration of BetBoom Dacha in 2023.

The Ultimate Challenger: Armel’s Take
In a candid moment, Armel disclosed the mid-laner he found most formidable: Quinn “Quinn” Callahan from Gaimin Gladiators. Recognizing Quinn as one of the premier mid-players in the current scene, Armel praised his skills, remarking, “Maybe Quinn. I think he’s probably the best mid-player right now. I’ve watched a lot of replays of his games and he’s pretty good.”

Notably, BetBoom Dacha 2024 Dubai includes a solo mid-tournament with a $100,000 USD prize pool, attracting 38 participants eager to showcase their prowess.

On a Different Note: Armel on Valve’s Crackdown
Shifting gears, Armel shared his views on Valve’s crackdown on smurfing, expressing support for the measures taken. He deemed the bans on smurfing as just, acknowledging the detrimental impact on fair play caused by such practices. Armel commented, “I think it is a very right decision. It was a bit unfair on other players who are not smurfing.”

Despite Aurora’s impending exit from the tournament, the team remains committed to their final match against Team Falcons on February 8th, showcasing their professionalism and dedication to the end.