On the 14th of February (KST), DAMWON Gaming defeated Afreeca Freecs in the 2019 LCK Spring Split Week 4 Day 2.
Although DAMWON was on a losing streak, they rather easily defeated Afreeca 2:0. Their prowess for today's victory indeed came from their mid laner, ShowMaker. This prominent player went for Le Blanc and Zoe for this series. He constantly pressured the opponent in the lane phase and was also a big threat in the mid game using Le Blanc-Zoe's poke. After the match, DAMWON's jungler and mid laner, Punch-ShowMaker were interviewed.
The following is the post-match interview with Punch and ShowMaker.
What're your thoughts on today's victory?
ShowMaker: Our team atmosphere wasn't that good since we were on a 4 game losing streak. I feel happy that we've won.
Punch, how have you been? It's been quite a while... Do you have any words for the fans?
Punch: Well, I didn't know I would be able to perform today. So, I was a bit nervous. It's a big relief that the game went as we planned.
You went with the Frostfang after your potion. Why?
ShowMaker: If your go for your gold item first, it only gives you 10G. That's why I think it's better to by your potion first and gain some CS.
What are your thoughts on Zoe building gold items?
ShowMaker: Right now, it's good for every single AP champ. It's fun since I earn money when I deal damage. Since I'm not that good on farming CS, so this meta goes quite well with me. It's a bummer that it'll end soon. (laughs)
Nuguri had a difficult time in the early game during set 1.
ShowMaker: He told us that he was sorry after dieing. When our team gained the advantaged he said, "Thanks for the carry!"
You were solid on Lee Sin. Did you prepare a lot?
Punch: Whenever I want to win in solo queue, I pick Lee Sin. I was confident today.
During the second set, the competition in the top lane was quite fierce. You helped out Nuguri quite a lot.
Punch: I secured a kill since Nuguri aggressively traded damage in early in the game. But, soon he got solo killed and I thought, "What's happening..." Still, Nuguri performed well in lane phase even though he got killed. Next time, I hope he'll solo kill the opponent.
How should you play on Lee Sin in the jungle?
Punch: To be brief, you should keep on creating 'situations' early. Focus on ganking in the early game.
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