On the 17th, SKT T1 beat ROX Tigers 2 to 1 and started the spring split with a win. On the second day of 2018 LCK Spring Split, SKT T1’s Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok and rookie, Lee “Effort” Sang-ho’s performance was impressive. Also, Lee “Wolf” Jae-wan played in the jungle and Bae “Bang” Jun-sik all played well, proving that they still were one of the favorites.
Below is the interview with Faker, after the match.
Q. How do you feel winning the first match of the season?
Our team was tense because it was the first match. I’m satisfied with the results. Still, there were some flaws in our performance so we’ll be putting in more effort to deliver better performance.
Q. How did you feel after losing Game 2, even though you played spectacularly with Ryze?
We were confident in our late game macro, and we seldom allowed the opponent to turn the game around. There were no big regrets since the game was already tilted to their side. However, a few of the plays were a bit regretful.
Q. In Game 3, your picks were new, along with a different member. How did you feel?
We or any team can show many different strategies, there’s nothing special to that. We think that we prepared more than any other season before.
Q. Are you satisfied with Wolf’s perfomance today, and is the synergy good between the two of you?
Personally, I think Wolf is good in the jungle. His mechanics aren’t that good, but he does a lot of research in jungle. If he maintains his performance like today, I think he can get better in the future.
Q. You were struggling in the laning phase. What was the problem?
I was struggling because I didn’t study Azir enough. The standard procedure would be pushing the line before doing other plays, but I tried some unique plays, and the mistakes didn’t affect my plays much.
Q. The underdogs are performing well this season. How do you think the season will go?
It’s just the beginning. I don’t think it’s upward leveling; I think that some teams have 100% conditions and some don’t.
Q. How do you think the next match against Jin Air Green Wings will go?
I think they will be playing similar to ROX Tigers. If we play like today, and make less mistakes, we can win 2 to 0.
Q. Lastly, do you have anything to say?
This season is related to MSI and Worlds, so it’s very important. I will make sure I deliver good performance in 2018
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