2017 was a great year for Khan. He joined Longzhu Gaming to eventually win the LCK title in the Summer, and as a result, LZ, as an organization, qualified for their very first Worlds. Even outside of Korea, Khan made a name for himself as he had held his own against the best toplaners from around the world.
But the year also had its disappointments. During the group stages, LZ seemed invincible, but during the quarterfinals, they had everyone in shock as they had lost 0-3 against SSG. Everyone on LZ had learned a valuable lesson - especially Khan, as he wasn't able to show everything that he could've while playing against CuVee.
Whatever the case may be, the "new" LCK will begin next week. And currently, the meta favors aggressive champions in the toplane, which brings excitement to Khan's fans; as Khan is well-known for his carry-oriented toplane picks.
The following is an interview done with Kingzone DragonX's toplaner, Khan.
Q. What are your opinions regarding the new name of your team, Kingzone DragonX?
It was really the best that could've done... and personally, I kind of like it. I don't know how the fans might see our name, but come on, isn't it kind of cool? "Kingzone DragonX!" I hope you guys see it as a cool name... (Laughs)
Q. The Spring Split will begin next week. Has your team been preparing well?
Unfortunately, for personal reasons, I won't be able to attend the games at that time. In place of me, Rascal will play. Even from my perspective, he's a great player. You guys can expect great things from him.
Q. What kind of mindset and resolution will you maintain for this season?
In regards to the Summer Split of last year, I evaluated and deemed myself a good player. For the upcoming Spring Split, I'm planning to do even better. To achieve that goal, I've been practicing a considerable amount, so please continue to watch me.
Q. Have you been practicing more tanks?
Tanks? Nowadays, tanks rarely show up in the toplane. It feels like the meta shifted in my favor.
Q. Lastly... what pose did you make for the photoshoot of the opening ceremony?
I just crossed my arms... is it too plain? (Laughs)