On the 16th (KST), Griffin faced off against Hanwha Life Esports in Round 2 of the 2020 LCK Spring Split. With a set score of 2-0, Griffin took down HLE in a fashion that was reminiscent of the team’s golden era. With Griffin’s run in the regular season now coming to an end, the team now heads into the LCK Relegations tournament, where Griffin will be facing SANDBOX Gaming and two teams from Challengers Korea.
The POG for the series, Viper and Ucal, joined the official LCK broadcast for an interview.
Congratulations on the victory. How do you feel?
Viper: I’m really happy that we won tonight, especially because it’s against HLE.
Ucal: I'm disappointed that we couldn't drag down HLE with us to the Relegations tournament, but I’m still glad that we won before the tournament.
It must have not been easy to mentally prepare for tonight’s match.
Viper: We accepted the fact that we are heading into Relegations, so we just decided to give it our all.
Ucal: Since we were already heading into Relegations, we told ourselves to give it our all and have the mindset of returning to the LCK in the Summer.
The team flashed the Invictus Gaming emote during the game.
Ucal: Since the original Griffin members lost to IG at worlds, I flashed it to motivate the team.
Out of 10, how would you rate Ucal’s Zoe tonight?
Ucal: I’d give myself a 9/10.
Viper: I agree!
Viper’s Varus ban/pick rate is 100%. What do you think about the Champion?
Viper: I think he’s a really good champion right now. He’s easy to play and really strong.
Out of 10, how would you rate your Varus tonight?
Viper: I’ll also give myself a 9.
Ucal: I’ll admit that his Varus was really good tonight.
Can you share your resolutions for the upcoming Relegations tournament?
Ucal: Now that the Relegation tournament is inevitable, I’ll make sure to prepare like I’m preparing for the finals.
Viper: Not only we’ll return to the LCK in the Summer, we’ll make sure to improve on the things that we’re currently lacking right now.
Lastly, a word to your fans.
Viper: We’re unfortunately heading into the LCK Relegations tournament, but we’ll make sure to win, improve our team synergy and perform better in the Summer. Thank you.
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