On the 9th (KST), in the 2019 LCK Summer Split match between Griffin and Gen.G Esports, Griffin had their revenge by defeating them 2-1. Game 1 was very one-sided, completely dominating their opponent. Gen.G struck back by substituting in Lee “Rich” Jae-won in Game 2, but it wasn’t enough to take the game. Griffin won Game 3 and gained their 10th win for the summer split. After the match, the MVPs of Griffin, Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon and Lee “Tarzan” Seung-yong were interviewed.
You got your revenge against Gen.G Esports. How do you feel?
Chovy: All of our remaining matches were important, and we needed to win them all. It feels like we’ve turned a corner today.
(To Tarzan) What did you talk about with your teammates before today’s match?
Tarzan: The team’s form has improved recently, so we were confident and I thought that we would win.
In the first two games, Chovy played Jayce and Renekton, both playing for the first time this summer.
Chovy: I didn’t plan to play them. I predicted that they would ban Akali and Aatrox and I was thinking about other picks, but it seemed right to play those champions so I picked them.
Jayce’s damage in the late game was amazing. Were you surprised?
Chovy: When I was playing, I didn’t know, but seeing it again… It’s really strong. (Laughs)
Did your team praise you after the game?
Chovy: No one said much. I was just proud of myself quietly. (Laughs)
Game 2 didn’t go quite your way. How was the feedback?
Tarzan: We should have won it. We weren’t at our best and we weren’t able to snowball what we could have done.
In Game 3, you picked Olaf.
Tarzan: Olaf doesn’t have a very good win rate in the LCK, but I’m personally very confident playing him, and it’s comfortable as well.
In the LCK, Olaf has a 7-21 record. Among those 7 wins, you have 4 wins. What’s different about Tarzan’s Olaf?
Tarzan: For today, I picked Olaf because he’s good against Skarner, and I think that’s why I was able to win.
There was an amazing dive in Game 3. Who made the calls for the dive?
Chovy: We all planned it carefully. I saw Tahm Kench use Devour, so we were able to cut off Ezreal and fight well.
They didn’t give up the dive easily, but did you think it was possible?
Tarzan: Renekton was a bit far away and Lehends caught that well and engaged perfectly.
Chovy played against Rich today. How was it playing against him?
Chovy: It hasn’t been long since Rich transitioned to LoL. I was surprised that Rich's basic skills were at a very high level. He was a lot better than I thought he would be.
Your remaining matches are against Kingzone, Jin Air, and Hanwha Life. What are your plans?
Chovy: Each and every match is important. We need to win them all to go comfortably… I’ll do my best in the remaining matches.
Tarzan: We lost a lot recently, but our performance is coming back up. In the remaining matches, we’ll do better and rush in more aggressively.