On the 1st of March, the 2018 LCK Spring Split match between kt Rolster (KT) and Kongdoo Monster (KDM) was held. KT defeated KDM 2-0 with ease. Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho accumulated his 1,000th LCK career kill in the match.
The following is the interview with Smeb.
Q. How do you feel getting your 1,000th career kill?
I’ve heard that I’m close to my 1,000th kill. I was wondering when that day would come. I wasn’t really conscious of the record; I knew after the game when the coaches congratulated me.
Q. It was really close, why weren’t you conscious?
When I was aware of the record, I wasn’t able to get kills, so I emptied my mind.
Q. Did you think that other laners might catch up with you, since they are getting more kills?
I wasn’t worried much about that. I thought that since I’ve played for a long time, it would be difficult for others to catch up with me.
Q. Didn’t you want to get MVP along with your 1,000th kill?
Well, it’s too bad. I wasn’t mad when I didn’t get it, but it didn’t feel good when Mata got MVP instead of Ucal, who had his debut. (Laughs)
Q. What can you say about Ucal?
He was born in 2001. Before Ucal came, Deft and Pawn were the youngest in the team, but they don’t act like they are. (Laughs) Ucal is really the youngest now.
Q. After losing in the last match, KT was criticized severely. How did you prepare today’s match?
While preparing for the last match, we did really well during practice and scrims. We thought that we’ll be able to win Worlds in that condition, but soon enough, our performance went down significantly. We just emptied our minds and prepared for today’s match.
Q. The following matches are against SKT T1 and KSV. Both teams are delivering inconsistent performance. How do you think it will go?
The next match is in the 8.4 version. Since we have enough time, if we put enough effort, we can win. We’ll prepare without worrying about their consistency.
Q. Any last comments?
Many fans were looking forward to my 1,000th kill. Thank you for cheering me on, I’ll continue to do my best and become a player that can get 1,500, 2,000 kills. Thank you always.