On day 38 of the 2022 LCK Summer split, DRX defeated Nongshim RedForce 2-1 in the first match of the day. It was a match between a team that almost secured their spot in the upcoming playoffs vs a team that struggled to find their footing this split; despite this, the series was very neck to neck.
After the match, Cho “BeryL” Geon-hee joined Inven to share his thoughts on DRX’s current level of performance, as well as his thoughts on his lane partner, Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu.
Thoughts on the victory tonight?
We were on a losing streak; we really hoped to beat Liiv SANDBOX, but were disappointed that we couldn’t beat them. I’m glad that we were able to break that losing streak with tonight’s victory.
DRX went to three games against Nongshim tonight, a team that not only were eliminated from playoffs contention, they’re also a team that struggled to find their footing throughout the season. What are some of the things that were disappointing in DRX’s gameplay?
Overall, our teamfight set up was very lacking. I believe that the reason why we lost in game 2 is because we got really greedy. We just had to give them the Rift Herald, but we tried to force ourselves to contest too hard.
Whenever things seem dire for DRX, Deft tends to play Jinx.
Deft is good at every champion he plays. No matter what he picks, I have complete trust in him.
Compared to the other teams that have qualified for the playoffs, the consensus is that DRX will be weaker. What does the team need to work on?
We have to reduce the number of individual mistakes that we make. As a team, we need to communicate a lot, as I feel that the team that can communicate the best is the strongest in the current meta.
Next match is against Kwangdong Freecs, direct competitors for a playoff spot. How do you foresee the match?
It’s an incredibly important match. We need to beat them to lock in our spot in the playoffs, so I’ll make sure we win.
Lastly, is there anything you’d like to say?
Our recent performance has been much poorer than we expected. There were a lot of matches we should’ve won, but ended up losing. We’ll all make sure to win our upcoming matches.
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