The ROX Tigers asserted their dominance by defeating the Afreeca Freecs with a clean 2-0 on Saturday. Showing superior management and team fighting ability, the ROX Tigers are now 7-2 in their first round of League Champions Korea. The Tigers’ jungler Han “Peanut” Wang-Ho told Inven’s Park Bum that if this trend continues, this split might be the one where the Tigers take home the gold.
“As long as the top tank meta doesn’t make a comeback, I think it’s very possible for us to win the split,” he told Inven. “At the beginning of the season, it was bad enough that the coaches told us to ‘wait one more week’ until our meta came.”
He also elaborated that the tank meta was one that they just couldn’t do as well in, but turned it around as the supportive AD Carry meta made Kim “PraY” Jong-In’s “accurate play much more effective.”
With a decent amount of time between the first and second rounds, Inven asked about Peanut’s plans, and he had some interesting pastimes in mind.
“Even if I go outside I don’t have much to do,” he said. “I can’t drink because I’m still under aged. I imagine I’ll be in the gaming house. I do want to go reservoir fishing. But I know that even if I’d ask no one will come with me. I think pro gamers don’t tend to do active things much. That’s why I’m always sick.”
On his chances of making to the end of the season All Stars event, Peanut is still hopeful but unsure.
“I definitely want to go,” he said. “But I know I won’t be able to. There are others on my team that are so popular. Since only two players from the same team can go, it’ll be tough for me. For jungler I think (Bae “Bengi” Seong-Woong) or (Kang “Ambition” Chan-Yong) will make it. I am very confident in All-Stars’ 1-v-1 mode. Also since (Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok) will be in Spain, I’d love to play alongside him too.”
Peanut concluded the interview complaining about the schedule of the ROX Tigers, saying that they “didn’t get enough practice time” and that “it’s difficult to show the fans all that (they) are capable of” under such circumstances.