On the 3rd, at the Seoul LoL Park, the 15th day of the 2019 LCK Spring Split took place. The second series of the day featured SK Telecom T1 and Hanwha Life Esports, a series in which SKT took a dominating 2-0 victory. Throughout the series, Faker once again played tank champions in the mid lane to add strength to SKT's teamfighting capabilities.
The following is an interview with SKT Faker.
How do you feel about your dominating victory today?
As we had to lost SANDBOX Gaming and Griffin before today's match, we needed this victory. It's a relief that we were able to win. I'll be able to rest easy over the holiday.
A lot of SKT fans were worried when you had lost to Griffin. What kind of feedback did you receive after the Griffin match?
We made a lot of mistakes as a team. We went over the details of what we did wrong.
What led SKT to take their dominating victory today?
Each member of our team performed extremely well as individuals. We did better than our opponent during the laning phase as well.
We've seen a lot of different champions played so far this split. It's definitely an unpredictable meta. But as for you, you've mostly played tanky champions that support the team. Isn't it a bit regretful? Don't you want to play assassins and/or DPS champions in the mid lane?
The tank champions are definitely boring to play, but we still have a lot of time; there are a lot of other different picks that we've prepared.
A lot of fans are questioning why SKT rarely play Akali. What is your opinion on that champion?
If the situation calls for it, we're fully capable of playing her.
We made the decision that we don't need to reveal and use too many different strategies. We have a lot of diverse strategies prepared; it's a bit unfortunate that we've only shown a fraction of what we have worked on.
I can, however, say that the fans can expect a lot more moving forward.
In a previous interview, Pawn said that he'll need to defeat you in order to become a top 3 mid laner here in the LCK. Do you have any predictions on your next match against Kingzone?
There's no pressure.
Our team already played against SANDBOX and Griffin - two teams who are extremely powerful this split. With what we learned from playing against them, I believe we'll be able to play against the other remaining LCK teams very confidently.
You're known to be very conservative with your money. If you receive Lunar New Year allowance this holiday, what will you spend it on?
I don't know if I'll receive any allowance... but if I do, I don't think I will spend it. (Laughs)
Do you have any last words for your fans?
Many fans cheer for SKT, so in return, I want to show them great plays. Please continue to cheer for us!