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CuVee: “I guess practice never betrays you.”

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.

With Samsung Galaxy claiming victory over Longzhu Gaming in a decisive 2-0, it now claims first place in League Champions Korea’s summer split. Samsung’s top laner Lee “CuVee” Seong-Jin was acknowledged as the MVP of both sets, and in an interview with casters Kim Dong-Jun and Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-Woo, he said that only one thing doesn’t betray you as a pro player.

“I don’t feel like there’s an amazing improvement (in my play),” he said. “But as I kept practicing I think I got better. I guess practice never betrays you.”

CuVee showed a great performance in particular as Gnar, tying up opponents and making great plays. According to CuVee, part of the allure of Gnar is the lack of a clear counter pick against the tiny yordle.

“There isn’t a clear counter to him right now, which makes him popular,” he said. “The only counter that comes to mind is Yasuo, but he’s not the strongest pick. I could also play him (into Gnar) but I might get yelled at.”

CloudTemplar was curious about the details behind Samsung’s rough start in Game 2 as Kang “Ambition” Chan-Yong gave up first blood to Longzhu. However CuVee revealed that there is a certain Hulk factor to Ambition, as the anger seems to fuel him.

“When he dies, I think he get better because he gets mad,” he said. “We did tell him that it was ok and that we could win (when he gave first blood.)”

With Samsung switching up its play style to a smarter, textbook type of game management, the question shifted to exactly who on the team makes the most amount of smart calls. The casters seem to credit either Ambition or Samsung’s support Kwon “Wraith” Ji-Min, and CuVee would agree with the latter.

“I think Wraith is the smartest in the team,” he said. “He makes a lot of smart calls that determine the outcome of games. He’s just a good player all around.”


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