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Ambition: “The fundamental mindset of Korean teams is to not make mistakes.”

Crown says Samsung Galaxy has a "zero percent" chance of winning the LCK in its current form.
Crown (Lee Min-ho) says Samsung Galaxy has a "zero percent" chance of winning the LCK (League Champions Korea) summer split in its current form.

Samsung Galaxy has put a stop to its string of defeats after taking down ESC Ever in Friday’s 2-1 win. Despite a shaky start that gave away the first set to Ever, Samsung was able to pull together a win on the backs of Lee “CuVee” Seong-Jin, Lee “Crown” Min-Ho, and Kang “Ambition” Chan-Yong.

Ambition told Inven’s Kim Byung-Ho that despite having the same 6-3 record at this point as Samsung did during the spring split of League Champions Korea, he was somewhat disappointed.

“A lot of the victories during the spring split were hard won,” he told Inven. “On the other hand, there were a lot of games in this split that we won with superior gameplay. It’s disappointing that we still ended up with the same record as last season.”

Ambition’s biggest regret are the three losses, but of them Ambition took defeats to Longzhu Gaming and KT Rolster particularly hard.

“I regret that we fizzled out against Longzhu,” he said. “Even in the match against KT, I thought we could win at least one set, but we lost to easily. I’ll work hard so that we beat them in the next season.”

With the second round of the split coming up, Ambition said that the 6-3 record is rather comfortable for Samsung to be in.

“If we don’t be too greedy, I think 6-3 would be an adequate record,” he said. “But if we were to be more ambitious, I think we can take 7 matches. It’s frustrating that we lose many games to KT. I aim to defeat them this coming round.”

Ambition also shared some insight in the lack of comeback victories compared to the past, with many games ending with the the team who had the lead winning outright. He said that the difference is the shift in mentality.

“The fundamental mindset of Korean teams is to not make mistakes,” he said. “When something big happens in favor of a team, they immediately think to not give an inch to the opponent. When faced with such a strategy, the only way to win is to make super plays, but it’s difficult to see those types of plays often.”


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