The ROX Tigers took down their up and coming rivals Samsung Galaxy on Saturday with a commanding 2-0 victory. The wins were attributed to mid laner Lee “Kuro” Seo-Heang and jungler Han “Peanut” Wang-Ho, as they both took MVP nominations for each game. Peanut in particular showed his usual amazing amount of confidence in the post-match interview with casters Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-Woo and Kim Dong-Jun.
“My game play today was a 10 out of 10,” he said to an excited crowd. “When I managed to take two jungle camps away from (Samsung) I told my team that I was carrying that game and to follow me.”
Peanut did add as flavor that he was rather confused as to why Kuro was nominated as the MVP of Game 1. The moment that Peanut was talking about, which was shown during the interview, was Kuro dying to a zealous Hecarim gank while Peanut was making a play at the top side. Kuro laughed and replied to his teammate’s diss.
“You cannot possibly survive that,” he said, looking at Peanut. “If you played Hecarim before, you know that it’s not possible.” However Peanut did not relent on his verbal takedown.
“If I had not made an equalizing play in the top lane, that would have been a free kill to (Samsung,)” he said. “(Kuro) shouldn’t have died. That’s what we commonly call a misplay.”
CloudTemplar turned the conversation around to ask Kuro more in detail about playing the recently reworked Malzahar, and Kuro broke it down very simply for the viewers.
“Usually when you play Malzahar, you can take down a mid, AD Carry, or jungler with the full ultimate combo,” he said. “I just ulted targets first so make something happen.”
Caster Kim then asked Peanut about his stellar play on Nidalee, who got the snowball rolling quickly with aggressive plays. Turns out there is at least one crucial difference between his Nidalee and the other pros.
“I use magic penetration runes, while most pros use straight damage runes,” he said. “I do suffer in the early game for it, but if I make sure to get as much out of the jungle as if I had damage runes, I scale harder into the late game with the magic pen.”
Lastly Peanut showed even more moxie while going into detail about their strategy of picks and bans.
“We need to anticipated the picks and bans of the opponents anyway, but our head coach gets ready for every possible situation,” he said. “So far in competitive games though, the picks and bans have been super easy and went into our favor a lot.”
He also added that he pulls “at least two bans” for himself, which he said “helps the team.”