KT Rolster has finally taken down SK Telecom T1 in the playoffs of League Champions Korea to make to the finals of the summer split four years running. After coming back after losing the first two games in the best-of-five series, KT made the miracle reverse sweep, and the entire team was invited to a live post-match interview with casters Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-Woo and Kim Dong-Jun.
Top laner Kim “Ssumday” Chan-Ho actually had a reserved attitude after the win, despite a commanding performance in the last three games, and showed immense gratitude toward his team.
“I didn’t do well today so I was worried I might be a burden to the team,” he said. “ But I also know that it is not the strongest that survive, but that those who survive are the strongest. I’m very happy. I gave up a lot of kills because of my mistakes, but even in that situation my teammates picked up the ball and led me to victory.”
Support Ha “Hachani” Seung-Chan was acknowledged for his kill participation and keeping the team afloat with his varied support play as Taric, Bard, and Tahm Kench. When asked how he prepared for SKT, he showed confidence worthy of a champion.
“I didn’t get nervous at all,” he said. “No matter we go up against, in the realm of lane matchups, we took kills when we had a good one and played conservatively when we did not.”
KT’s midlaner Song “Fly” Yong-Jun seemed to still be in a daze, as he responded to caster Kim’s question about mid lane by simply saying that “(Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok) is really good” multiple times.
“The teammates didn’t dwell on my (farm deficit),” he said. “Faker played around the lane, so I thought “Man, he’s good” and went to other lanes.
Of course the man of the hour had to be the AD Carry No “Arrow” Dong-Hyun, who played a monstrous Jhin in Games 3, 4, and 5. He didn’t die even once over the course of three games and made some memorable plays with his ultimate. Arrow said that his choice of Jhin was based off of confidence in Game 3.
“At Game 3, it was either Jhin or Ashe, and I wanted to go for Jhin because I was more confident playing him,” he said. “After we won, we just kept going for Jhin.”
At the end of the interview, KT’s jungler and team captain Go “Score” Dong-Bin held both microphones and said that they “finally got revenge” on SKT, and promised the fans that the finals match against the ROX Tigers will be even more exciting.