On the 19th (KST), DragonX took down Gen.G with a set score of 2-1 on Day 3 of the 2020 LCK Summer split. In the two games that DRX won, Pyosik was able to show much proactivity around the map.
Hong ‘Pyosik’ Chang-hyeon joined Inven Global for an exclusive one-on-one post-match interview to share his thoughts on the match.
How does it feel to take down Gen.G after T1, the top 2 teams of the Spring split?
I’m very relieved to be able to take down the two strongest teams of the league. I think we’ll be able to play the upcoming matches with a bit more ease in my heart.
How did you prepare for this match against Gen.G?
We tried to play the way we did, minimize our mistakes, and played with the mindset of learning new things and gaining experience.
In game 1, it seemed that the team was adamant to focus on top lane.
The game state didn’t look like our bot lane was unable to survive a dive, so that’s why we decided to focus on the top lane.
Gen.G pulled out Malphite for game 2. DId you expect the pick at all?
We completely didn’t expect it. Because of the pick, we couldn’t snowball the game. I think that it was a pocket pick especially prepared to counter our team composition. Not only is it good against Wukong, our bot-mid were immobile champions, so it perfectly fit the enemy comp.
What kind of feedback did the team receive from the coaching staff after game 2?
Our head coach, cvMax, told us that we lost because of the draft. I was able to feel the apologetic tone in his voice (laughter).
Game 3 was very even for most of the game. What kind of in-game calls did the team give to one another?
There wasn’t anything specific we talked about. Our team usually doesn't talk about much inside the game other than lane priority, so I just played accordingly.
Is there anything specific you learned from your losses during the MSC?
I learned that I needed to expand my champion pool. In the past, I was the ‘pillar’ of the team, where I was playing champions like Trundle and Sejuani, but Seo ‘Kanavi’ Jin-hyeok played very aggressive champions in the tournament. Not just I, but the whole team learned about such team comps and champions.
You said that you’re good friends with Kanavi, so would you like to send him a message?
Although I might’ve lost in the MSC, things will be very different at Worlds.
What’s the team’s goal for this split?
Our goal is winning Worlds. For this Summer split, I want to hold the title of being the best jungler in Korea. If I do, my team will naturally hold the LCK championship trophy and the World Championship trophy high in the air.
Lastly, a word to your fans?
Although we’re playing better than we have in the Spring split, I believe we’re still far from perfect. We have a long way to go, so please continue to cheer us on. Thank you.
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