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SKT coach: “Our opponents did their picks and bans just like we anticipated, which led to smooth victories.”

With SK Telecom T1’s dominant win Monday against spring season rival ROX Tigers, SKT shot to the top of the League Champions Korea standings again. Head coach Choi Byung-Hoon chose Bae “Bengi” Seong-Woong as the starting jungler again for both games, and spoke more into detail about Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok’s Anivia with OSEN’s Ko Yong-Jun.

“We knew that ROX was going to ban out Azir for both games,” he told OSEN in an interview after the match. “Our opponents did their picks and bans just like we anticipated them to both games, which led to smooth victories. We sensed the Azir ban coming out, and our prepared Anivia against a likely Vladimir pick did very well.”

Choi continued to say more about the Anivia card, commenting that Avnia “isn’t technically a counter to Vladimir,” and that the great success that SKT had was “because Faker was playing her more than anything else.” He concluded his thoughts by saying that “there is still much to think about how to deal with Vladimir’s in-lane sustain.”

With SKT’s next opponent being Samsung Galaxy, which is also 3-0 to start the summer split, Choi again showed some actual confidence.

“Samsung is gaining momentum, so we have to prepare for their play,” he said. “I don’t know exactly who to choose to compete, but both Bengi and (Kang “Blank” Sun-Gu) are both performing well, so I am confident we can win no matter who we send out.”


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