On the 28th of February (KST), SANDBOX Gaming played against Afreeca Freecs in the 2019 LCK Spring Split. It was the first game in the LCK with the 9.4
The following is an interview with Summit and OnFleek.
You stopped the losing streak and won. How do you feel?
Summit: It was a bit hard after the 2-game losing streak, but I’m happy that we were able to win 2-0 and I think we did well.
Afreeca and Kiin gave you a loss in Round 1. How was playing against Kiin again?
Summit: I always thought that Kiin was good, and he was good today as well. But I think I did whatever I needed to do well today.
(To OnFleek) How do you feel about today’s win?
OnFleek: I think the momentum is important, so I’m happy that we won today.
Rek’Sai wasn’t picked today. Why do you think he wasn’t picked?
OnFleek: Looking at the opponents’ comp, I thought Lee Sin would be better than Rek’Sai. Rek’Sai is still pretty good, but we went with Lee Sin. (Is the team preparing Rek’Sai and practicing as well?) Yes.
Urgot was nerfed and many people are saying that Jayce is now the best top lane champion. Which champion would be good against Jayce?
Summit: There are champions that can play decently against Jayce, but he can still take at least half against any champion. I guess Sion would be able to take about half.
(To OnFleek) In Game 2, you put up a pink ward at 4:32 and it was there until about 20:07; the ward was up for more than 15 minutes.
OnFleek: That place is very good according to the theory of divination based on topography. (Laughs)
Your solo dragon made up for what the team lost from the top gank. How were the calls?
OnFleek: Our bot lane had priority so they called for it. I was a bit worried, but the opponent didn’t come to check the vision on the dragon, so I think that was why I successfully took the dragon.
Not only the dragon, your performance today was very aggressive. Did you think you need to win no matter what?
OnFleek: After our loss to Afreeca [in Round 1], we came back gnashing our teeth. I think that was why I was so aggressive.
Many people thought that SANDBOX was on the downfall after Camille was nerfed.
OnFleek: We still think Camille is a decent pick if the team comp is suitable. With the proper champions, she’s still reliable. The reason we lost was because of mistakes; the patch didn’t have that much influence. (Which champion other than Camille are you confident at?) I’ll pick Olaf which brought me the MVP today.
You would be aiming to stretch today’s win to a winning streak. Any last comments?
Summit: It’s only the beginning of Round 2. Since we won against Afreeca, we’ll start a good flow and do well in the remaining games.
OnFleek: With today’s win as the base, we’ll deliver better performance from now on.