WE Xiye expects the semifinals against G2 to go as well as it had been in the group stage.
On May 14th (PDT) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Team WE defeated SK Telecom T1 in the sixth match during Day 4 of the Group Stage of Mid-Season Invitational 2017. Hanwei "Xiye" Su was interviewed on stage after the match for his thoughts.
Xiye was very well prepared with his Lucian pick: "I felt pretty comfortable with mid Lucian, since I've played it in the ranked games and scrims. Also, Lucian was pretty good against SKT's composition, so that's why I picked it."
Just as Condi mentioned previously, WE was prepared to go aggressively in the early game: "We prepared a lot of tricks going into the SKT match. It involved getting mid and jungle fed and then helping the bot lane for more advantage."
However, Xiye was still cautious about facing SKT in the knockout stage: "It's still going to be tough facing them in the knockout stage. SKT is a strong opponent, and they'll probably prepare better in that stage. So we'll try our best, and hopefully we'll win."
In comparison, Xiye was more confident about facing G2: "We 2-0ed them in the group stage, so I feel pretty confident facing them."
Finally, Xiye ended the interview with a cautious prediction about the tiebreaker between TSM and FW: "I personally support TSM, but both teams are very strong - it really depends on the composition and how the game is played out. Still, I think TSM has a slight edge."