Kwak “Bdd” Bo-seong and Moon “Cuzz” Woo-chan, the two youngest players for Longzhu Gaming‘s League of Legends team, had high praise for their teammates when assigning credit for Longzhu’s League Champions Korea championship.
In the first part of a series of video interviews with Daily eSports, Bdd and Cuzz had a chance to reflect on their breakout success in the summer split. Both players were quick to attribute this season’s results to their teammates, whether it be their laning prowess or meta-game decision making.
“I think Bdd’s (role in the team’s success) is about 30 percent,” Cuzz said. “Our top and bottom lane have a much larger share of (our) success. Bdd does take up that much since the mid lane necessitates mechanical skill and he was able to play really well. I think he’s the No. 1 in mechanical skill, honestly.”
“The PraY-rilla bottom lane and Khan — even though he’s a returning rookie — are very skillful players,” Bdd added. “Cuzz has been doing very well despite being a rookie, so I think I can give him 30 percent.”
Although both players are humble, they both had strong performances this season. Bdd had an standout split with the a KDA of 11.3, which not only put him far ahead of the competition, but also in the unique position to pose a threat to the previously uncontested Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok. Cuzz’s season wasn’t incredibly impressive, but considering that this was his first split as the starting jungler, it’s notable to see him be second in KDA only to the legendary Go “Score” Dong-bin with 288 assists during the regular season.
Longzhu’s bottom lane of Kim “PraY” Jong-in and Kang “GorillA” Beom-hyun also solidified their roles as the “parents” of the team as the two oldest and most veteran players. Bdd said the duo is quite skilled at knowing what the other players need and when.
“They’re really aware of when to give the stick and the carrot, which makes me like them more,” he said. “The person with the stick is different each time, but GorillA is more often than not the one with it. When PraY has the stick, GorillA gives us the carrot.”
“I don’t really remember feeling like they take care of me in detail, but GorillA asks me if I shaved before I go to a video or photoshoot, and pays attention to what I’m wearing,” Cuzz added. “I think PraY takes care of us quietly once in a while, throwing out comments here and there which really gives me the feeling of being ‘healed’ each time.”
Top laner Kim “Khan” Dong-ha also became a player of note with his incredibly aggressive and mechanically-intensive play style in a meta where tanky top laners were dominant. Cuzz boiled down what he thought about Khan’s performance to the most simplest terms possible.
“I think Khan is the No. 1 top laner in terms of mechanics,” he said. “He’s honestly good enough to go to any role, not just top. It would be more accurate to say that he’s good at LoL, not just the top lane. As for the bottom lane, they are of course very skilled, but they also make very good shot-calls since they are very experienced players. They’re just perfect. They’re why we won the summer split.”