On the 6th (KST), T1 swept SeolHaeOne Prince in the 2020 League of Legends Champions Korea Summer Split. It was their 4th straight win and their 10th win overall. Bot laner Park “Teddy” Jin-seong had a great performance and was voted as the Player of the Game for game 2. It was the second POG of the season for him, which was quite unusual. After the match, Teddy joined Inven Global for an interview.
How do you feel about today’s win?
We won 2-0. I had fun in today’s match, and I’m happy that I even got the POG.
It has been a long time since you got your last POG. Don’t you want to get more?
Actually, I didn’t mind not getting any POGs, but recently, I started to think that I need to play with more ambition. Since my teammates played so well recently, I think they deserved it. Recently, I started to think of the POGs as a motivation, that I should be able to carry as much as my teammates do.
It’s your fourth straight win. The team atmosphere seems good. How is it?
As much as we’re on a 4-game winning streak, the atmosphere is great. But we can’t be careless. Even with the winning streak, we’re trying to stay tense. I hope we can go on without being stopped.
Clozer has been doing amazing. Did you predict that he’d do this well?
I wasn’t much worried since he’s a great player. But even if he’s really good, he could get nervous in official matches. The environment could be unfamiliar. I’m proud of him for doing so well.
Did you give him any advice?
He was already very good to give him any advice. All we did was give him some feedback on things he could improve.
In game 2, he picked up two straight solo kills after a death. What do you usually tell him in those situations?
We don’t praise him too much during the game. The praises come after the game. When he dies, we just tell him that it’s alright. He died a bit often today in game 2. When he did, I just said all’s well and that I can carry.
Caitlyn was buffed. SeolHaeOne Prince picked her today. How often do you think she’ll appear in the pro scene?
Caitlyn is a champion that has to be played well in terms of moving and positioning. She can die very easily. Although she has good range, her survivability isn’t that good. It might be difficult, but if played well, she’s really good. She can appear in official matches often. It’s kind of a high-risk-high-return pick.
Effort isn’t hitting the Nexus and urging teammates to do so anymore. He even dove the Obelisk today. What changed him?
He might have gone nuts since I talked to him too much. I try to play more aggressively and he tries to help out. About hitting the Nexus, it seems that he’s given up and is enjoying the win with everyone else.
You’re always considered one of the best ADCs in Korea. Do you think it was a good choice to become an ADC?
It was definitely a good choice. It was a lot easier to raise my ladder points when I played ADC. It’s a position that is a perfect fit for me. If I played a different lane, I probably would have become a top laner, diving 24/7, blaming the jungle when I die. [Laughs]
Do you think you would have been able to be considered one of the best top laners if you picked top laner?
I’m purely thankful for being even considered one of the best in my position. I think fans are just saying that since I won the championship three times. Anyways, if I were a top laner… I’m not sure. [Laughs] Many people say that I’m a gifted player, but I put in a lot of effort as well. If I did play top lane, I probably would have been quite good. I’m not sure about being one of the best though; I’d say the possibility would be less than 50%.
You’ll be facing Team Dynamics in the next match. They beat T1 in the first round.
In round 1, we lost to stronger teams and to Team Dynamics as well. We did lose to Gen.G in round 2, but I’d like to have revenge on all the teams that beat us. I really want to do well.
Any last comments to the fans?
The coronavirus pandemic is going very long. I wonder when it’ll all be gone. Despite the struggles, thank you for cheering for us. It’s a difficult time, but I hope everyone is well.
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