TSM Bjergsen shares his idea on how to beat SKT T1.
On May 12th (PDT) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Team SoloMid picked up a dramatic win against G2 Esports in the first match during Day 3 of the Group Stage of Mid-Season Invitational 2017. After the game, Søren "Bjergsen" Bjerg was interviewed on stage for his thoughts after the match.
To start, Bjergsen was frank about their struggle during the game.
"We struggled in the mid game and trying to push our leads. In my opinion, that was the reason why we lost against Flash Wolves yesterday.
However, I think everyone was more aware of that, and although we didn't fix it completely, we had better communication and more contribution from everyone. I believe we'll solve the problem faster and improve throughout the tournament [after the loss against FW]."
As for the call that led to the nail-biting conclusion of the match, Bjergsen trusted his instinct.
"It was crazy. The situation was something that you cannot really practice. You just have to make a call [in those situations], and it ended up working for us."
Looking forward to the second half of the group stage, Bjergsen was more optimistic.
"I don't think we've been doing well throughout the group stage, but the fact that we were able to have a lead against G2 and win the match shows that we can get out of the group stage. I feel we are not playing close to our level, and if we do, we should be able to beat all other teams.
Though, SKT is looking really strong, they put us in the dumpster in the yesterday and have a good chance of beating every other team. However, if a team has a good early game against SKT and can snowball cleanly, they can still win."
Finally, as a European pro playing in NA, Bjergsen was more reserved about the 'NA vs EU' narrative.
"I don't want to trashtalk because I don't think we had a convincing win. I don't think we really showed that we were the better team because the game could have gone either way down to a few auto-attacks on the Nexus. I think it'll show in the second game if NA is better than EU."