SKT T1 secured their first victory after Worlds.
On November 29th(KST), during the quartetfinals of the KeSPA Cup, SKT took down Griffin with a score of 2-1.
Although SKT has won, Griffin left their mark by showing performances that few to none anticipated. By utilizing strong poke-oriented team compositions, they took many advantages throughout the series. They also took a large advantage near the Elder Dragon during the 3rd set... but as if Faker was a guardian angel, our world-famous midlaner made many crucial plays on his Azir that eventually led his team to secure the victory.
The following is an interview done with SKT's midlaner, Faker.
It's been a while since we've had an interview. How have you been post-Worlds?
To prepare for 2018, we took a very small break before beginning to practice again.
Team Griffin definitely proved themselves by showing fantastic performance in today's match - and the previous one before today's. How was it facing them?
Griffin wasn't too different from what I expected. They indeed played well, but I think we made too many mistakes on our side. I was thinking about how we could and should refine our weaknesses.
Both Bengi and PoohManDu have returned to SKT as coaches. Especially for Bengi, seeing your old friend as a coach could feel pretty "new". It hasn't been long since he's joined, but how is it?
He's a coach with a background of having played as a professional gamer in the past. So his insight regarding the game could be very helpful for the team.
Today's series was Effort's debut. Could you tell us your opinion regarding his performance?
He played very fittingly for the team. He didn't exactly "shine" today, but I believe that he could perform much better next time.
We took notice of how you've been practicing a lot of Zoe recently.
To prepare for possible Zoe matchups in the future, I played her frequently to have a better understanding of the champion. It might be because we're still in the preseason, but she seems pretty unbalanced right now.
Yeah... she is quite strong...
While watching your stream, I noticed how you've been having difficulties playing 'Getting over it'. Is the game too hard for you? (Laughs)
I don't think the game is too hard. The control scheme is a bit different to the more trending games, so it took me a bit of time to get used to it. I don't think it's a hard game.
Lastly, could you give us a word regarding the upcoming KeSPA Cup semifinals that you'll be playing in?
Our team competed in the KeSPA Cup to show the fans how we've been developing. But I still want to win. We didn't exactly show the "best" performance during the quarterfinals, but we'll show better performance in the upcoming games.