On March 4th (KST), ROX Tigers defeated Jin Air Green Wings 2-1 in the second matchup of Day 24 LCK Spring Split 2017, held at Sangam OGN eStadium, Seoul. Notably, Seonghwan “SeongHwan” Yun on Rengar dictated the flow of the match from Game 1. Despite Jin Air’s target jungle ban, his Kha’Zix pulled off phenomenal plays and contributed to victory.
Below is the post-match press interview with SeongHwan.
It was a hard-fought victory for the first game in the second half of the split. How do you feel?
It feels good to get a winning streak going. I hope we can keep this momentum.
People have been saying positive things about your performance. What changed?
Head Coach gave some hard lectures after we lost to MVP. I think we cleared our mindset and gave our best before the match against bbq.
I think the team’s playstyle is becoming clearer. We saw you often diving in the midlane. How did you come up with the style?
One of our playstyles is to play midlane-oriented games. I’m not sure why we’re suddenly doing better. I think the fact that we all think one more time before executing the play made the overall performance better.
What did you think about Jin Air specifically target banning jungle?
In the current meta, I felt like we’ll be fine as long as we play to our strengths. I have no gripe with the draft, but there were some issues with how we actually played. Giving off double kill was a huge loss.
What did you say to each other when you gave up a double kill?
We only talked about how it was the wrong judgment call. No one mentioned Lindarang’s missed skillshot.
What are your thoughts on jungle champion tiers?
Rengar is still powerful. With Kha’Zix and Rengar nerfs, Graves got bumped up in tiers. Different teams favor either Rengar or Graves depending on their playstyles. Connecting Sonic Wave makes or breaks Lee Sin’s impact on the game.
Most victories so far have been against bottom teams. Are you confident enough to defeat mid to upper teams?
As long as we play to our strengths, I think we have more than what it takes to get wins from mid to upper teams.
Lindarang has been a starting player in recent games. Any chances of seeing Shy?
Since we practiced most with Lindarang for IEM, he’s usually the one who plays these days. Still, Shy can make an appearance at any time.
Anything else you’d like to say?
We’re growing by leaps and bounds. We’re on our way to show our true colors, so I hope you keep your expectations high.