Afreeca defeated the ROX Tigers 2-1 in Wednesday’s League Champions Korea match, and in the post-match interview with OGN casters Kim “Dangun” Eui-joong and Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-woo, TusiN shed some light behind the decision in Game 1.
“At first I was happy about getting target-banned, but I realized I couldn’t really pick anyone,” he said. “So I said that I would be able to play support Galio if he gets countered in the other lanes, since he doesn’t really have a counter as a support.”
Lee “Kuro” Seo-haeng, who was also nominated as an MVP of the match, chimed in by saying he was supposed to play Galio in the mid lane until TusiN “told me he didn’t have anyone to play,” which resulted in handing over the pick.
The casters also pointed out the farming numbers of Jang “MaRin” Gyeong-hwan, who was frequently seen farming both in and out of lane. Kuro said MaRin has always been a farming player even before they were teammates, and it had a negative consequence on another player on the team.
“He’s good at looking for and taking CS,” he said. “He’s always been good at taking the jungle camps too. Back in 2015 I used to think, ‘Wow, he’s taking all of those camps,’ when I faced him as an opponent. Now our jungler doesn’t like it, saying that he doesn’t have any camps to take. When I asked him later, he said he took the Krugs about eight times.”
Kuro’s play as Corki in the match was quite the sight to behold, as he was able to burst enemies down while still being able to roam up and down the map. According to Kuro, Corki is quite valuable right now with “a lot of crowd control and tankers in the meta,” which ups the value of squishier damage dealing champions that have escape spells.
The two also shared banter as TusiN poked fun at Kuro by saying that “our mid is just so bad at Galio.” Kuro was then quick to put the blame on the bottom lane, saying that rather than his own failings, the AD Carry Lucian pick was the wrong one.