Starcraft: Brood War legend Lee “Jaedong” Jae-dong said that he wishes to have a finals match against long time rival Lee “FlaSh” Young-ho.
With the AfreecaTV Star League underway, Jaedong has been able to make it to the round of 16 past the preliminary stages of Brood War as the two Zerg players left in the tournament. In a video interview with Fomos, Jaedong said he would like to have a finals match against FlaSh.
“While watching the other members (of TaekBangLeeSsang), I felt that it would be a great moment if I was the one who did the best out of all of them like before, because all the other players are still playing very well,” he said. “I think that I was falling behind a bit, and I want to prepare as hard as I can to have a match against Flash at the finals.”
The road to the round of 16 wasn’t easy for the legend as he was sent to the loser’s bracket by Do “Best” Jae-wook, but he said that being back on the stage has still revitalized his competitive spirit once more.
“I made it to the round of 16 in the Afreeca Star League, but I was very concerned about a lot of things,” he said. “I even went through the indignity of dropping in the first round of preliminaries, so I thought I needed to at least make it to the 16. Thankfully despite difficulties, I was able to do so. I also played my first broadcast game today and I thought it was really fun to be able to experience the stage again and I also felt that I want to play even better games at a higher stage. I plan to hone and prepare myself before my next game so I can show the ‘tyrant’ Jaedong to the fans again.”
Surprisingly, he also said that he didn’t have the goal to win the entire tournament at the beginning, but it slowly came to him as he found himself playing competitive Brood War.
“As I played in the tournament, I started to want to win, as well as wanting to play better,” he said. “When I first played in the preliminaries, I didn’t feel this way but I think I started to want to go as high as I can with winning being the ultimate goal now.”
You can find the full interview with subtitles here:
Video and interview courtesy of Fomos.