KT Rolster’s support Cho “Mata” Se-hyeong said that he was most cautious about SK Telecom T1’s jungler Kang “Blank” Sun-gu in an interview with Fomos’ Park Sang-jin.
“I am most wary of Blank,” he said. “He’s been playing very well, and unlike Peanut (Han Wang-ho), he seems to have become one with the team.”
Mata’s statement seems to mirror that of his teammate, Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho, who previously said he feels both Peanut and himself are still “lost” while the rest of the old ROX Tigers members are doing well. Similar concerns are cropping up from SKT fans, citing that Peanut’s performances haven’t been up to par compared to his time with the ROX Tigers, while Blank, though heavily criticized in the previous season, has had an entire year to work with his teammates to maximize his synergy.
KT members have also been streaming on Twitch as of late, and AD Carry Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu, mid laner Heo “Pawn” Won-seok, and Smeb all streamed Saturday morning, while Mata and jungler Ko “Score” Dong-bin streamed earlier this month. On the topic of future streams, Mata didn’t seem too enthusiastic.
“If the team decides on it, then we have to stream,” he said. “Even if we don’t decide on what platform to stream on, I don’t intend to stream all that often.”
With his return to Korea after his career in China, Mata said that it’s good to be home.
“In China I had some discomfort in the food and living situation,” he said. “But now that I’m in Korea, the best thing about it is that I’m comfortable.