Samsung Galaxy coach Choi “Edgar” Woo-beom does not seem satisfied even after a stunning open to the League Champions Korea summer split.
Samsung defeated reigning LCK champion SK Telecom T1 2-0 on Wednesday, reaffirming its status as one of the stronger teams in the league. After the victory, Edgar told OSEN’s Ko Yong-jun he has no intentions of being happy with just that win.
“I hope the players don’t become satisfied and continue to look at higher places,” he said. “You can’t improve when you’re satisfied with the present. I scolded them a lot lately, but since we are doing much better, I hope they think of it as a good thing.”
Edgar said he scolded his team because of poor performances during practice. Leading to the split, he said that the team suffered a 12-game losing streak and that Edgar “didn’t expect to win today” because of that. It was so bad that Lee “Crown” Min-ho said his team had a “zero percent chance” of winning the LCK with its current form. But Edgar did say practice improved as the games approached.
Kang “Ambition” Chan-yong started instead of Kang “Haru” Min-seung, one of the break-out junglers of the previous split, on Wednesday. Edgar explained that “the player with the better performances in practice” was put up on stage and that he was happy with his choice. In a post-match interview with OGN casters Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-woo and Kim “Dangun” Ui-joong, Ambition shared his thoughts on Samsung’s practice.
“Honestly when we practice we make too many mistakes, so I think we made less because we were mindful of that,” he said. “We won’t get too confident that we beat SKT and keep practicing hard.”
Lee “Crown” Min-ho also shared his thoughts on his own evaluations, saying that “when we (practice) well, we play like we did today, but when we don’t it really doesn’t work out,” echoing the difficulties the team faced leading up to their first match against SKT.