[TMI Interview] JDG Kanavi: "You react faster when your Flash is on D."

Source: Riot Games China


After Seo “Kanavi” Jin-hyeok rejoined JD Gaming in November of 2019, the team became a totally different team. From placing 10th place in the 2019 LPL Summer split to becoming LPL champions in Spring, JDG now looks to topple TOP Esports once again in the LPL Summer finals to win the Summer split as well.


As part of the ongoing TMI interview series, Kanavi joined Inven to speedrun 50 questions.



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Seo Jin-hyeok.

Date of Birth?


Nov. 12th, 2000.

Place of Birth?



Blood Type?


Type A.



My personality? Pretty calm-mannered.

Favorite color?



Favorite food?



Favorite snack?



What do you do in your free time?


Watch movies.



What gives you energy?


Support from my fans.

Your childhood dream?



What would you be doing if you weren’t a pro gamer?



Would you be a pro gamer in your next life?


Yes, I’d be a pro gamer again.

A habit while playing LoL?


A speech habit? Ah, while playing LoL… I press tab a lot.

Favorite champion?





She’s fun.

Least favorite champion?





You just die when she ults you.

Favorite skin?


Muay Thai Lee Sin.

When did you first start playing LoL?


Grade 6.

First tier you placed into?


Silver 2.

Favorite pro gamer?



Favorite player on JDG?



Favorite aspect of being part of JDG?


My teammates are very friendly.

Is there anything you’re dissatisfied with?


If I really had to choose one, it’d have to be about my sleeping quarters.

Happiest moment on a normal day?


When I finish everything for the day and am resting..

Favorite music?


Western songs.

Favorite movie?


Movies with a lot of fighting. Action movies.

Most memorable moment of your pro gamer career?


When I won LPL Spring.

When’s the toughest time of your pro gamer career?


Summer split of last year.

Why did you decide to become a jungler?


When I hit challenger for the first time, the jungle champions were easy to play at the time.

Is there a player that you really want to be on the same team in the future?


Hmm… Chovy.

Lee Sin vs Nidalee?



A time period that you’d like to delete from your life?


Last year.

Do you look up your own pro game montages?


I watch them if my friend shows me them.

A Youtube channel that you like to watch?


I just watch the popular videos.

Favorite streamer?



Flash on D vs F?


Flash on D. I think that you react faster with D-Flash, so I think it’s better.

What’s the one thing you’d like to do on a getaway?


I want to go to the ocean.

A meta that you’d like to see return?


Karthus-Nunu and Yi-Taric.

How do you hope to live after 10 years?


After 10 years… I just hope I live a happy life.

A message to your fans around the world?


Thank you for your continued support.

Your thoughts on this TMI 50/50 interview?


It seems long and short at the same time.

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