SK Telecom T1 top laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon had some strong words to say Wednesday in a post-match interview with OGN casters Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-woo and Kim Dong-jun, as CloudTemplar mentioned fans’ concerns regarding Huni’s infamous play style in the top lane.
“When you’re a good player, you can play dealer or tanks very well,” he said.
Huni’s unorthodox picks in the top lane were news items during his time in Europe and North America, with top lane Lucian being his most infamous pick. His reputation traveled with him back to Korea, but he proved — at least in a season-opening win against the Jin Air Green Wings — that he was more than capable of playing tanks, as he had commanding performances as Poppy and Maokai.
He didn’t trail too far from his style, though, as he left open the possibility of carry champions in the top lane in an interview with Fomos’ Choi Min-sook.
“I’d like to play Camille,” he said. “I can also play Quinn, Lucian, Graves and Jax as well.”
When it came to the choice behind the champions in top lane, Huni said that it was a conscious choice that was based on the composition and trust in his new team.
“First, I had faith in my team, and second, I thought the team comp was very important,” he said. “Right now, there are very strong support and jungle champions, so even if the top plays a supportive role, if the bottom lane props up the rest of the team, and I play my role well, seeing as the team is made up of the world’s best, I think we won because I did what I was supposed to.”