It has been a long while since anyone sat down to interview Optic Gaming mid-
The following is our interview with Optic Gaming mid-
Q. It has been such a long time since you had an interview with the press.
I was quite afraid to do an interview. I had been thinking it would hurt me a lot if I saw the fan’s bad reactions or comments on my interview.
Q. Why did you decide to go to America
I didn't want to continue being a pro-player in Korea anymore and considered two places to go; the LCS and LEC. Although it probably sounds very weird to the fans, I just wanted to find the version of me that I lost during the time I suffered. I lost my bright side, my positive personality, and so on. [The move] wasn’t not only for the comparative game
Q. It seems like you really cared about the fan's reactions on the internet.
Frankly, I didn't care about those things before. If I saw [something online] and I agreed with it, I would just think "Yeah, I need to advance further." But for some reason, they started to stick with me. Since I had been addicted to reading bad comments, I had lost my confidence and accepted their groundless criticism as fact.
Q. Now you have been in America for a month. Are you satisfied with your life here?
I am totally satisfied with it, but I still need more time to adjust. I need to be more fluent at English too. But I am happy that I started to get a more positive attitude; I’m more relaxed with this life. It's also good for me to have more time personally.
Q. Have you become familiar with your teammates
I have to be more friendly with my teammates but I'm still lacking in my English. DHOKLA and BIG always treat me very nicely. They always come to me and make jokes for me. If I don't get the meaning of the joke, they always teach me until I understand it.
Q. Round one of the LCS just concluded. What do you think about Optic Gaming's current situation
Q. What’s it like adjusting to the meta in NA?
It's pretty hard. There is no one right method to win in this meta. I'm not sure which way is best. With the LPL at the last Worlds, they could win because they were good at team-fights. And now with the LEC, they could get a victory through macro play. It's simply the better team that wins. I think I need to keep a close eye on the patches and how
Q. As you may know, your former team, Gen.G Esports is not doing too well these days. Do you have any thoughts on this
Q. This is the very first time you’ve been introduced to the Optic Gaming Fans. Could you say something to them