On March 16th (KST), Longzhu Gaming defeated ROX Tigers 2-1 in the first matchup of Day 33 LCK Spring Split 2017, held at Sangam eStadium. Notably, Dong-woo “Crash” Lee contributed to the victory by pulling off solid plays in Game 1 and 3.
Below is the post-match press interview with Crash.
It was a close series, but you managed to come out on top. How are you feeling?
I’m not entirely satisfied with my plays today, but it still feels good to win.
Was Game 2 the problem? Someone may say you’ve improved a lot though.
I’m working hard to remedy some of my shortcomings. It’s natural for pro players to address those issues, but I can’t seem to get rid of them completely. I guess I’ll have to keep reflecting on myself to improve.
Longzhu is on a winning streak again, thanks to your form returning.
Previously, I didn’t even pull my own weight. I think the jungler has to do his part in order for the team to win in the current meta. Luckily, I’m more or less doing my part. That’s why the team's winning.
Will you retrace back your steps in Game 2 to see what went wrong?
We were doing well before a single overextension completely ruined our chances. It was an inexcusable mistake. You cannot counter-jungle without a credible intelligence, but I overextended by jumping in. I still kick myself when I see that play now.
You rebounded in Game 3. What mindset did you have?
I played with a sound intelligence. Having more confidence in my plays also helped.
I understand you’ve been going through a bit of a rough patch. You look much better these days though.
Since I’ve played poorly, I felt guilty toward my teammates in many regards. Not feeling this way almost made me like an insensitive person. Coaching staff gave me immense help, and nowadays I’m getting better in many ways.
Anything we missed you’d like to say?
I’d like to thank the fans who cheered for us, as always. I’ll work on one flaw at a time to grow as a player. Also, I want to thank my teammates for not giving up on me.