Scottish mid-laner Ronan ‘Chemera’ Stewart says his friends joke that he’ll be ‘the next Snoopeh’, but that he’ll have to achieve something outside of the UK first.
The League of Legends mid-laner (aka ‘the Scottish Faker’) played for London Esports in the UKLC last split and has now moved to MNM’s UKLC roster as a sub.
When Esports News UK’s Dom Sacco heard that Megalodontus was interviewing Chemera, we had to ask him to pass over the following questions: What’s it like to be one of few prominent League of Legends players from Scotland? And was former pro player Stephen ‘Snoopeh’ Ellis a big inspiration to you?
“Scottish Faker was something I got called back when I played on Phelan Gaming in reference to a series I had against Excel UK,” Chemera answered.
“I find the term pretty funny and like to use it in my posts for comedic effect (even if I’m ‘inting’!).
“Regarding being one of the most prominent players from Scotland, I hadn’t actually thought about it too much.
“In Scotland, it was always a bit taboo to play video games so LoL was a guilty pleasure of mine, and not even some of my close friends knew about LoL until I started competing more. I do sometimes reflect on that, which helps me feel better about myself when I’m, and one day I’d love to be known as the best player to come from Scotland!
“Snoopeh was one of the first players I started watching and some of my friends joke that I’ll be the next Snoopeh, but I don’t think that will happen until I accomplish something outside of the UK!”
And speaking of League of Legends and Scotland, Scottish LoL YouTuber RossBoomsocks recently spent $250 turning his child-like drawing of Urgot into an actual plushie – and it might be the greatest thing ever.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.