SK Telecom has finally been stopped after a dominating five-match winning streak to begin the League Champions Korea summer split, falling 2-1 Friday to the second place Jin Air Green Wings. History has repeated itself, with Jin Air stopping SKT like they did in the spring split.
Jin Air’s mid laner Lee “Kuzan” Seong-Hyeok described the victory as “unbelievable” during the post- match interview with casters Kim Dong-Jin and Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-Woo.
“We prepared champions that we were good at,” he said in the interview, describing their method to victory. “And because we were allowed to play them, we won.”
Jin Air stomped out SKT in the first set with surprising ease, but SKT struck back with the ferocity of a champion to take the second set. Despite the loss, Kuzan said the team was more concerned about the last game.
“We forgot about set two and decided to play Game 3 with a brand new mindset,” he said. “We also said that if we could take Ezreal from SKT, we could win.”
The casters mentioned Kuzan’s proclamation of defeating Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok, and he laughed saying that he “never knew it would actually happen.”
Kuzan also addressed the longer games of Jin Air, citing that poor game management was the reason.
“Up until now our game management was poor, which dragged the games out,” he said. “I think our management becomes the best when facing SKT.”
Kuzan also credited Jin Air’s jungler Park “Winged” Tae-Jin as the hidden MVP for Games 1 and 3.
“Winged did a really good job today,” he said. “His play is also excellent in solo queue.”
He concluded the interview with an ambitious comment for Jin Air’s future.
“We will continue to work hard and change our initial goal from second place to ending at first.”