The ROX Tigers maintained their spot atop League Champions Korea after defeating ESC Ever on Thursday with a satisfying 2-0 victory. jungler Han “Peanut” Wang-Ho showed more dominant performances in the jungle on his signature champions, and AD Carry Kim “PraY” Jong-In made history by racking up his 1,000th OGN/LCK kill. The Tigers’ head coach Jeong No-Chul was of course proud of his players and happy to continue to be on top, writes OSEN’s Ko Yong-Jun.
“The game went much more smoothly than I thought,” he told OSEN. “The goal was to disrupt the opponent’s team composition, and things went incredibly well in our favor.”
Head coach Jeong also had much to say about the recent comments from rivals SK Telecom T1, as SKT’s head coach Choi Byung-Hoon maintained a cautious stance and Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok went as far as to say that the ROX Tigers had a better chance of winning the summer split.
“It could be one huge joke, but I think the SKT coaching staff and players are over-cautious,” he said. “I’m sure they don’t even mean what they say. Rather than think too much about SKT, we’ll be focusing on our own performances. Now that we have a good break period, we will rest well and come back with more energy.”
The Tigers have two fewer games to play and the same number of losses as SKT. They don’t play again until next Friday and do not have a game remaining against a team higher than fifth in the standings. The same goes for SKT’s remaining opponents.
Coach Jeong lastly congratulated PraY on his 1,000 kills and said “rather than thinking too much about coming in second, (PraY) should feel pride of his achievement over a long career.” He hopes that both Faker and PraY continue to show the world their skill in the future.