For Samsung Galaxy support player Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in, being acknowledged as the MVP in League Champions Korea games doesn’t really matter.
Samsung defeated the bbq Olivers 2-0 in Wednesday’s LCK match, and though the match had some slight hiccups, it went overwhelmingly in Samsung’s favor. In an interview with Daily eSports’ Lee Yoon-ji, CoreJJ was asked what he thought about support players rarely getting MVP nods, and he said he didn’t mind.
“In order for the support to get the MVP nomination, the whole team needs to assist the support,” he said. “So I think it’s not bad to never be the MVP of a game. It means my teammates are consistently performing well.”
During Game 1, Samsung made some small yet noticeable mistakes, such as a team fight in front of the Baron at the 23 minute mark. Samsung was lost in terms of either turning to kill members of bbq that came to stop them, or just finish hitting the Baron after bbq backed off. The mistake led to bbq getting a free dragon, and Samsung wandering the map.
According to CoreJJ, those mistakes weren’t really a big deal. In a time period of trying to reinvent themselves and trying something new, mistakes were bound to happen.
“It wasn’t a big deal because it was a mistake we made while trying to try something new,” he said. “We talked about how we’re making good attempts, and to reduce the small mistakes.”