The ROX Tigers are smooth sailing in League Champions Korea right now, taking down ESC Ever on Thursday in a clean 2-0 victory. The boisterous jungler of the Tigers, Han “Peanut” Wang-Ho, was acknowledged as the MVP of both games against Ever, and in the post-match interview with casters Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-Woo and Kim Dong-Jun, Kim “PraY” Jong-In was also invited after getting his 1,000th OGN/LCK kill, second only to Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok.
“I really thought they would at least ban Nidalee, and leave Elise open,” Peanut said. “But they kept Nidalee open, so for me it was like ‘thank you.’ I was very happy.”
CloudTemplar shifted the questions to PraY next, asking about his play on Jihn and what he thought about the latest meta trends
“I think (Jihn) is one of the better picks when Sivir is banned out,” PraY said. “I can play him in a variety of angles, so I’m pretty confident. I think that right now the AD Carry role isn’t in a good spot, but I still hope we will get our day. (Riot) keeps saying that they’re working on making ADC’s better, but I don’t think they ever did.”
PraY also of course had to comment on Peanut’s performance, since Peanut did get two MVP nominations. PraY was a little conservative with his words.
“I think (Peanut) knows what I think about how he’s doing,” he said to laughter. “He’s very gutsy and acts like he did a lot of damage even when he didn’t, but he’s doing well.” When caster Kim brought up that Peanut did indeed out-damage PraY, PraY came back almost immediately by saying “a good senior loses on purpose to boost the cute juniors up.”
On the topic of his 1000th kill, PraY is certain that the team didn’t care at all, even mentioning that Peanut told him at the end of Game 1, that PraY “could’ve gotten the 1000th if (they) had set it up” for him, and PraY told the casters that they didn’t set it up because they didn’t want to.
When asked about the slight Game 2 setback, Peanut took charge by saying that it was the fault of all five players rather than just one, but also quickly added that “anyone would think ‘Peanut did really well’” after watching today’s match.