On the 8th of March (KST), in the second match of 2019 LCK Spring Split Day 31, kt Rolster squeezed by Gen.G Esports in a close 2-1 victory. They lost Game 1, but in the following two games, Smeb and Score carried the team to victory. After the match, they were voted as MVPs and were interviewed.
The following is an interview with Smeb and Score.
It’s been quite a while since you won. How do you feel?
Smeb: I feel good because it feels like it’s been forever since we last won. I’m kind of nervous because it’s been long since I’m doing an MVP interview as well. (Laughs)
(To Score) How are you recovering after your surgery?
Score: I’m not at full condition, but I’m recovering well.
KT had a 2-week break. Did you concentrate on practicing Gragas?
Score: Our head coach predicted that the opponent will concentrate their bans in mid lane, so we did prepare the Gragas pick.
Cuvee picked Gnar three games in a row. Did you predict he would pick Gnar?
Smeb: I saw that Cuvee practiced Gnar a lot in solo queue. I did predict that he could play Gnar, but I didn’t think that he would play Gnar in all three games.
The last teamfight in Game 2 was impressive. How was it?
Score: I was a bit nervous since it’s been quite long after the last time I played. I think we won that fight because my teammates did well even after I died. When I died, I thought that we lost that fight. (Laughs)
Smeb: Since Score took up all the aggro, I became free. I think that’s why the teamfight went easier.
What was the most memorable moment in today’s match?
Smeb: The solo kill I had while split pushing. I predicted that Gnar would come that way and since my teammates made him use Flash already, I was able to kill him. I didn’t think it was a chance to kill him, but Bdd told me to Teleport and go get him. (Laughs)
When Gragas ganked top, what were the calls like?
Score: Smeb said that we can dive top, but I was quite afraid to use E because I thought I might die. I think the gank went well though.
Lastly, a word to the fans?
Score: It’s been long since I’ve played and so long since I did an interview as well. I’m here because of all the fans that always cheer me on. Thank you. I’ll do my best to deliver good performance in the future whenever I have a chance.
Smeb: There were many people who were worried about me because I wasn’t doing well in Round 1. I’ll put in more effort so that we can go back up. Thank you always.
Your next match is against Afreeca. How will you prepare?
Smeb: In Game 1, my performance wasn’t very good maybe because I was still nervous. We’ll prepare well for the Afreeca match as we prepared for today’s match so that we can win.
Score: I showed too much bad performance in Round 1. I’m not completely satisfied with today’s performance, but I’ll be delivering better performance in the future.