On the 8th (KST), DAMWON Gaming faced off against APK Prince in the 2020 LCK Spring. With a backdoor ending by Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon in game 1, they used the momentum from the victory in game 1 to snowball the game early in game 2 and took the victory.
After the match, Heo “ShowMaker” Su joined the Press Room for an interview to talk about the victory.
How does it feel to take the first victory of the season?
I’m not too satisfied because both games weren’t clean. For some reason, I do well in practice, but it doesn’t transition well on stage. I’ve yet to figure out the reason why.
On a scale from 0 to 10, how do you rate yourself tonight?
Tonight, I'd give myself a 0.3. Whether it was my games with T1, I feel like even when I win, I’m just getting carried, and when I lose, I feel like I have zero presence.
What were the comms like during the backdoor in game 1?
Nuguri made the call, and when he was going to backdoor, the enemy came in once more to pick a fight, so I initially thought that we were going to trade inhibitors. However, the speed that the towers were falling was really fast, so we told ourselves to stop their recalls and it worked out.
How was the feedback from the coaching staff?
They told us that we’re playing too scared, and that we need to be more proactive.
In game 2, you really kept the enemy Lissandra in check.
The enemy’s comp had 3 AP champs, so I just did what I had to do. There was that level 2 gank by Canyon as well.
Your next match is against Gen.G.
We’ll make sure to improve as much as we can and try to put on a good performance.
What are your goals for this season?
Last year, it was Worlds semifinals, but based on our performance now…(laughter). We’ll make sure to give it our all each match and see what happens.
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