Amid the massive rebuilding of Korean League of Legends teams, at least one veteran League Champions Korea player is more focused on the status quo.
KT Rolster’s jungler Go “Score” Dong-bin said in a video interview with Daily eSports that looking ahead to next season, he was most cautious around the teams that didn’t go through substantial roster changes in the last few months.
“I am mostly concerned about the teams that haven’t had large changes in rosters,” he said, “In that perspective, SKT had a change but not a large one, so they are still an opponent to look out for. Samsung as well.”
The interview as a whole was conducted in a jovial manner, and at one point Score was asked which new teammate was the most surprising in a negative way. Score answered with a broad smile, albeit while giving glances to the side off-screen.
“I share the room with Smeb, and he has a habit of sleeping with no clothes on,” he said. “It was kind of concerning because it doesn’t seem like he washes all that often.”
In terms of his coordination with Smeb in-game, Score seemed satisfied as he described their dynamic “near perfect,” and also gave a general rundown of each of the new members of KT.
“From the top lane, (Smeb) is very dependable in game but is far from dependable out of the game,” he said. “For the mid laner Pawn (Heo Won-Seok), I think we’ll do very well after we coordinate well in game and outside of the game he tends to stand up a lot, so it’s kind of worrying to see. I hope he gets treatment for his back. For Deft (Kim Hyuk-kyu) the AD Carry, he is worthy of his title of “best ADC in the world.” He’s great overall, and he’s kind of quiet out of game but he’s a good friend. He’s the real deal. As for Mata (Cho Se-hyeong), I don’t really need to say this because it’s obvious, but he’s crazy. He’s a very interesting player. I think playing with him will be fun.”
To close out the interview, Score promised the fans a paradigm shift for 2017.
“I aim to show the fans an age of KT, no longer the age of SKT,” he said.