On the 12th, Invictus Gaming took the victory against ahq e-Sports in day 1 of the group stages, and showed their dominance as the defending champions. Song ‘Rookie’ Eui-jin, the midlaner who was named player of the match, joined the LCK broadcast for the post-game interview.
He first commented that “Our journey to this year’s Worlds was rough, but playing on this stage was very exhilarating.”
IG had a rough Summer split. They’ve squeezed their way into this year’s Worlds via the gauntlet. On this topic, Rookie said, “Although we’ve won Spring, because of my absence in the Summer due to personal reasons, I didn’t have a good showing in the Summer. I’m really sorry, and since we’ve somehow made it here, we’ll do our very best. Our preparation went well, so we’re confident.”
About today’s game, he commented,“We were confident that we could beat the enemy team in all points of the game. Even though there were mistakes early, we won because of superior team composition and individual prowess.”
Finally, when Rookie was asked about facing SKT, he explained, “If we have to play against SKT, I want to meet them as late as possible. Although we’re the defending champions, they're way too strong.”