Griffin came back with a 4-0 run on their last day of Group Stage at the 2019 LoL World Championship. After defeating the three other teams in order, they reigned over G2 Esports in a tiebreaker for the first seed out of Group A. As of this match, Griffin will be heading to Madrid to face a second seed team. In a post-match interview with Park Jeesun, Choi “Sword” Sung-won spoke of how he felt to get to the quarterfinals.
How do you feel reaching the quarters as the first seed?
I thought it would be hard to play against G2 since we lost the first time, but I thought the loss was just because we were nervous. We were able to win after adapting properly.
G2 is considered as one of the favorites. How did you prepare to play against them?
We tried a lot of different things. We prepared the picks & bans for not only the red team, but the blue team as well. Our preparation was very thorough so we were able to show very satisfying performances today.
You played Ornn. What made you pick Ornn?
The recent meta has the top lane play tank according to the opponent composition. G2’s comp lacked skills to move around, so I thought we would be able to start fights whenever I want if I pick Ornn.
Lehends’ performance was amazing today. Was he cocky today again?
Lehends is always cocky, so I understand. He’s very confident in playing Rakan and he really did well so I think he deserves to be cocky on his Rakan performance today.
Any last comments heading to the quarterfinals?
We did beat G2 today, but all the teams that reach the quarterfinals are strong teams. We’ll prepare more for it. I’ll do my best to adapt well to the stage in Spain.