On the 12th (KST), Team Dynamics took down T1 in the 2020 League of Legends Champions Korea Summer Split. It was a close match while the third game ended near the 50-minute mark. Top laner Lee “Rich” Jae-won and bot laner Seo “deokdam” Dae-gil were the players of the game for the match. After the match, they were interviewed by the casters’ desk.
Congrats on today’s win. How do you feel?
Rich: The schedule was hell, but having this one win is really valuable. We’ll try to keep this momentum and continue this flow to the next match.
deokdam: My recent form was really bad so we had a lot of worries. I think I’ve recovered a bit by doing well in the last set.
We heard your teammates praise you in the comms at the end of game 3. Are you satisfied with your performance today?
deokdam: It was really satisfying. Especially, I feel good since it feels that I did really well.
Rich played top Lucian again today. People don’t consider it as a good pick anymore, but you still played him.
Rich: Lucian is a pick that can do well if picked when confident. Since Canna likes playing Jayce, I had been practicing playing Lucian to play against that. I was thinking which to pick between Aatrox and Lucian in game 2, but since T1’s playstyle is quite passive, I picked Lucian to be aggressive. Things went well.
Do you feel that Lucian was buffed?
Rich: I hit the opponent with my Q during the laning phase when I used it on a minion. Canna had to recall and Teleport first so, yes the buff is recognizable.
The three games were all Ezreal-Bard vs Aphelios-Thresh.
deokdam: We were saying that we should try to get Ezreal. So we gave them Aphelios and picked Ezreal and cover for his weak laning with Bard.
Game 3 was really long. Did you think you’ll win? It was really close despite that you took most of the objectives.
deokdam: It seemed hard as the game went on because Aphelios’ items were good, but we thought we would be able to push them away by poking them with Zoe and Ezreal.
GuGer has been doing well recently. How’s the synergy?
deokdam: GuGer helps me well. He tries to make me comfortable.
It seems that Rich is done adapting to top lane. You were seen showing confidence after solo-killing Canna.
Rich: It was because I thought I did well in the Kennen-Sylas matchup. Since I lost in game 3, I’ll shut up. [Laughs]
The schedule is really hell. Gen.G-T1-DAMWON Gaming-DRX-Gen.G. You were already talking about your next match against DAMWON Gaming while hitting the Nexus.
Rich: If we lost today, we would have had zero confidence, but since we won, I think we might be able to do it.
How do you think it’ll be against Nuguri?
Rich: I think it’s going to be a big struggle. I’ll be trusting deokdam.
deokdam: After winning today, Rich told us that he’ll smash Nuguri so we should just hop on the bus.
Rich: [Laughs] It was just to encourage everyone.
Anyways, Rich showed confidence. How about you, deokdam?
deokdam: I beat Teddy today. There’s no reason I wouldn’t be able to beat Ghost. [Laughs]
The three-game losing streak would have been difficult, but with today’s win, fans should have found hope. A word to them?
Rich: Although there were difficult times, I’d like to thank everyone who kept cheering for us.
deokdam: We’ll show more improved performances so please keep cheering for us.