Longzhu handily defeated the bbq Olivers 2-0 in Thursday’s League Champions Korea matchup, with both Khan and Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyeon invited to the post-match interview with OGN casters Kim “Dangun” Eui-joong and Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-woo. During the interview, Khan explained his ritual for the night before matches.
“The night before a match, I spend about three hours wondering what I should talk about or if I would come off weird if I manage to be an MVP of the match,” he said. When asked if he expected the MVP nod, he added, “I initially planned to just get carried today and give the MVP spot to someone else, but I guess I have to take it now.”
Khan has been a player of note as of late, with his confident play often attributed to Longzhu’s newfound success in the summer split. In Thursday’s match, he played a phenomenal Jayce in the top lane, netting him the MVP nomination. Khan said Jayce is simply a strong pick right now, and he advised any teams watching that he thinks “it’ll be good to ban him away from me.”
The surprise of the match belonged to GorillA, who played a support Kennen to great success. As the previous originator of the innovative Miss Fortune support pick against SK Telecom T1 during last year’s world championships, GorillA explained the basis behind the Kennen support pick.
“With Rakan being a vert hot pick as a support, I was wondering what I should play and thought that Kennen would be good for initiation and counter initiation,” he said. “I was afraid that too many people would play Kennen support, though, so I just played Kennen top and used him as a support in practice games. Playing him in the top lane did prove to be good practice though.”
Playing with two veterans such as GorillA and Kim “PraY” Jong-in is quite the “honor,” according to Khan, but he also explained that when he first got to the gaming house, the two veterans were active in comfortably communicating with their younger teammate, and even bought him a meal. Khan went as far to say thank you during the interview, showing the kind of respect he has for his older teammates.