T1 and KT Rolster faced off in the first round of the 2023 LCK Spring Split at Roll Park in Jongno on Tuesday, with T1 coming out victorious after a close three-set match. In this match, the team’s captain, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyuk, proved once again that he is an iconic player in the LCK by recording the most assists in his LCK career. Speaking about the telecom derby victory, head coach Bae “Bengi” Sung-woong said that the team’s success was due to the fact that their opponents didn’t give them the compositions they wanted.
Here’s his post-match interview with T1.
Q. How did it feel to win the Carrier Derby against KT Rolster?
Bae: We have a vacation from tomorrow, but it feels good to have won two games in a row. We lost the first game, but we played the other two games the way we wanted to, so we prepared for the game with confidence.
Keria: With the change of KT Rolster upper body and supporters, it’s not easy to predict how the opponent will play, but I’m happy to have won today’s match. I think they took the game plan they wanted in the first set, so I tried to break it in the second set.
Q. What was the most important thing for you in the second and third sets? Many people think the ban pick was important.
Bae: There were setups that we thought our opponent liked, and there were setups that we thought we had an advantage. The most important thing was to play our game except for what our opponent was confident in.
Q. (To Keria) In all three sets, the bottom line was intense. What did you focus on the most on the bottom? What did you like and dislike about today’s match?
Keria: In the first set, my opponent used Jerry and Lulu very well. I don’t think I should have given him that setup, so I took it away in the second set. In the second set, I think I didn’t play the way I wanted to play because it’s been a long time, and I gave him a lot of chances, and I was very disappointed with that.
Q. You used an ash supporter (against Keria). What made you decide to go with the ranged dealer support?
Keria: First of all, there was a durability patch, and then the tanky support got nerfed a lot. If you picked a tanky support, you had no initiative and your opponent could easily roll the game, so tanky supporters became less common. Moreover, at the last World Championship, ‘Beryl’ used Heimerdinger, and tanky supporters became really rare. This led to a meta where ranged dealers were used as support.
Q. Is there anything you need to work on to win the next match?
Bae Sung-woong: Since the tournament has just started, each team has a different tier organization. We also organized our tiers, but I don’t think it’s perfect. So we’re still thinking about the tiers.
Q. How do you congratulate a player on reaching the most assists in their career?
Bae Sung-woong: I think he’s been playing for a very long time to get this record, and I hope he can break other records as well.
Keria: It’s motivating to have a player like that on the team. I will work hard to surpass those records.
Q. What are your goals for this year?
Keria: Until last year, my only goal was to win the Rold Cup, so I think I put a lot of pressure on myself when I went to the multiples. I still want to win the Rold Cup, but I’ve realized that I want to enjoy the process. I’m really happy to be playing with the support of the fans right now. My goal is to take advantage of this opportunity and have fun playing.
Q. Who has been your favorite team to watch play so far?
Keria: The team that I thought was better than I expected and could do well was Guangdong Freaks. Coach ‘C-Mac‘ returned after a long absence, and I was wondering if he knew the current meta well, but watching him play yesterday, I felt like I was watching the old Griffin player. I think the color came out thanks to coach ‘C-Mac’.
Bae Sung-woong: I think Hanwha Life Esports and D-Plus Kia are strong teams. Both teams have no holes, so I don’t think I can see any shortcomings in the future.
Q. What are your thoughts for the next match?
Keria: We’re playing against the Guangdong Freaks. I think it’s an anxious game, so we’ll play our best. We’ll work hard to continue our winning streak.
Bae Sung-woong: It’s still early in the league and it’s important that we don’t break the streak. I think a win against the Guangdong Freecs in the next game will be very important for our team to get into the flow. 카지노사이트 We will prepare hard to win against Guangdong.