SKT T1 won 2-0 against Samsung Galaxy today, marking its 7th victory of the season. The team boasted its still solid macro and coordination, and Sanghyuk "Faker" Lee stood in the middle as Orianna and Corki. He shared with us his self-reflection on today's performance, upcoming matchup against kt Rolster, and also why Junsik "Bang" Bae had to stop at 999th kills.
Below is the post-match press interview with Faker.
How does it feel to win against SSG and sit on top of other teams?
SSG is highly regarded as a strong team, and it was a really important matchup today. I am glad we won this one.
kt Rolster won decisively against SSG in the last match. Did that make you more nervous?
It is true that we want to be better because kt Rolster is a strong team. However, that was not what motivated us to win today.
Are you satisfied with your performance today?
I don't think I did so well today. I have been really tired lately, and I think that had negative effect on my play.
Some people say that you prevented Bang from achieving his 1000th kill today. What's the truth?
He kept asking me to give him kills, and I said no because I thought it was too risky. He should have done so after at least dealing more damage on enemy Nexus, but he just kept trying to dive. [laughs]
You are not participating in IEM. Is it because you have to prepare for the matchup against kt Rolster?
I don't know the details behind that because it was the team's decision, but I do regret that I can't make it to IEM this year.
You are going against Wonseok "PawN" Heo in the next match against kt Rolster. Do you want to take the revenge for when you were solo-killed four times in a row in the past?
I am amazed that the four solo kills is still being an issue. I don't think I ever lost since that day. I will focus more on macro and the match itself in the upcoming match rather than the mid lane showdown.
I will prepare myself and come back with satisfactory performance.