On the final day of the 2018 World Championship Play-Ins Knockout Stage, G-Rex defeated SuperMassive Esports 3-1 and qualified for the group stage.
Against a tough opponent, G-Rex met their fan’s expectations and qualified to the next stage of the World Championships. Playing a diverse array of champions such as Cassiopeia, Irelia, and Aatrox, G-Rex Candy helped carry his team to victory.
After the series, we got a chance to talk with G-Rex’s mid laner, Candy. Below are the interview responses.
¤ How do you feel about the win?
Although my performance today was not the best, I am still very pleased that we won 3-1. Because I made a lot of mistakes in today’s games, I had a lot on my mind throughout the series. Thanks to my teammates cheering me on and motivating me, I was able to not tilt and keep a good mental.
¤ How did you prepare for matchup in the mid lane? Were you surprised when you saw GBM pick Ahri?
While I did not expect the Ahri pick, I was even more surprised that she was first picked. We prepared and went about our draft with the basis that GBM will not pick Akali. But then right after, GBM picked Akali. I assumed GBM will play champions in the likes of Kassadin, Galio, Zilean, etc. I never would have thought he would pick an assassin.
¤ What are your thoughts being placed in Group D?
Despite others telling me it is a good group to be placed in compared to other groups, I believe that all the teams in Group D are extremely good when compared to ours. It made me realize that I need a lot of preparation.
¤ If you were to pick one team that you fear the most and one team you are most confident against, which team(s) would you pick?
My idol for the mid lane has always been Rookie. The fact that I get to meet him at Worlds is an honor. It may be that I have never seen 100 Thieves play, but I would like to think winning against them will be very doable. In my opinion, I think both the team Rookie is in, IG, and Fnatic will do very well.
¤ Is there anything you want to improve after playing in today’s series?
I have a lot of regret due to the several individual mistakes I made in today’s series. I need to reduce the frequency of me dying and dying too early to help out my ADC.
¤ How far do you think G-Rex can go?
At first, my personal goal was to make it to the group stage. Since I have already done that, my only wish is to not place last in groups. My goal for groups is to place at least 3rd.
¤ Lastly, is there anything you want to say to your fans?
Because I have made it to the group stage, I will try my best not to disappoint you guys.
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