On the 13th of March, at the Gangnam Nexon Arena, the 36th day of the 2018 LCK Spring Split took place. On the 1st series of the day, Kingzone DragonX clashed against ROX Tigers and won with a score of 2-1. Throughout the series, Peanut consistently stayed on top of the enemy jungler -- leading his team to victory.
The following is an interview with Peanut.
How does it feel after taking that victory?
The match proved a lot more difficult than what I had initially expected. I'm glad that we won.
What exactly proved difficult?
We had made mistakes as a team. Also, I made individual mistakes. As the mistakes piled on, the match became difficult.
Skarner's winrate has been dwindling recently. What do you think about him?
I find it hard to pick Skarner if there's Olaf. Personally, I think Skarner is a good champion. Also, he's a good pick into Sejuani.
He's good, as long as the mid and botlane has the lead.
In game 2, the level difference between the two junglers was large. Why? Is it the limit of Nidalee that we so often hear about?
That's why Nidalee rarely sees play in tournaments. But I played her since I'm confident on playing her. In the early-game, none of my laners had the lead, so I focused on jungling. Having been caught out near Baron was clearly my fault. During the mishap that happened near blue, we had communication issues.
There were a lot of jungle bans. How were you planning to deal with it?
There indeed was a lot of jungle ban, but we were preparing for that.
ROX played very aggressively today. Did it surprise you in any way?
We were at a very big disadvantage in games 1 and 2. Instead of becoming surprised by the enemy's aggressive plays, we took advantage of that and looked for openings.
Your next opponent is KT Rolster. Any predictions on that match?
We can't play then like how we did today. We can win as long as we don't make any mistakes.
Is there a champion that you have yet to show the fans on stage? Can you tell us if there is?
I can't talk about it in detail, but I've got some picks that fit well into the current 'red-smite' meta.
If your team makes Finals this split, it'll be your 5th consecutive Finals.
I believe that I'd be the very first in the history of LCK to enter the Finals 5 times in a row.
I think I achieved it very quickly, and it'll be a good thing to describe myself with in the future.
Any last words?
We have 3 matches remaining for the regular season. We'll definitely find and refine our weaknesses and defeat KT. I'll also do my best to meet the expectation of the fans.