SKT coach: “It takes a large toll on the players especially when they were in every finals game for the past year and a half.”

SK Telecom T1 coach Choi Byung-Hoon showed great confidence in the coming League of Legends Champions Korea summer split, writes Inven’s Im Hye-Sung.

Although SKT took the Mid-Season Invitational championship over the weekend, SKT’s journey to the finals was rocky at best. After having a less than stellar prelims record and finishing fourth, SKT still managed to get used to a meta it were clearly not used to and regained its dominance at the tail end of the prelim stages, using a ganking-centric strategy jungler Kang “Blank” Sun-Gu.

Choi thanked the fans for their support, and commented on the tight schedule they have ahead of them.

“It’s true that we don’t have a lot of time with LCK Summer coming up next week, but it’s always been like that for us,” Choi told Inven. “Last season we wanted to hit the ground running, but it didn’t really end up the way we wanted it to. So this season, we want to bring up our game steadily.”

He continued to show great confidence in SKT’s performance for LCK Summer and beyond, saying that their final goal is to win the World Championships once more, working through the LCK’s tough schedule.

“It’s going to be tough in the beginning stamina wise for both the players and support staff, but we all promised to support one another the best we can,” said Choi before adding, “It takes a large toll on the players especially when they were in every finals game for the past year and a half.”

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games.

Slingshot staff writer and Korean League of Legends expert who also owns a Pikachu-themed iPhone case. You can reach him at Andrew@slingshotesports.com

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