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Wolf on SKT’s strong start: “Playing many foreign teams at MSI (gave) us a lot of good lessons and erased the period of adjustment.”

SK Telecom T1 stopped Samsung Galaxy’s rampage with a quick 2-0 win Saturday and stands alone atop League Champions Korea. The bottom lane was the topic of discussion again, with Bae “Bang” Jun-Sik getting an MVP nod, but support Lee “Wolf” Jae-Wan was crucial to the lane’s success. But Wolf was also impressed about his opponents, writes Fomos’ Son Chang-Sik.

“I can’t say much since we didn’t really fight in the bot lane that much,” he told Fomos. “But I think they are an overall strong bottom lane.”

Wolf also showed off his famous Nami skills as well, but Wolf said she still leaves much to be desired.

“It’s very uncomfortable to play Nami,” he said. “Lane opponents can easily dodge her skillshots, and she has no escapes that make her easy to play. But if the coaching staff told me that she was needed for the team so I went for it.”

When asked what other supports he had in his pocket, he pointed out Leona, Annie, Braum, and Alistar. Especially Annie and Leona “since they can get kills off of Nami very easily.”

SKT is looking strong from the beginning of the season unlike the spring split, and Wolf attributed the early success to their experience in the Mid-Season Invitational.

“I also thought the early stages would be rough,” he said. “However by playing many foreign teams at MSI, it ended up giving us a lot of good lessons and erased the period of adjustment.”

With SKT already being lauded as the automatic victors of the LCK summer split, Wolf is more concerned about his own team than anyone else’s.

“I understand that this may sound insulting to other teams, (but) I’m more concerned about the form of my team,” he said. “Rather than concern ourselves with what others are doing, we look at ourselves and improving.”

In response of Lee “Duke” Ho-Seong’s comment on someone getting scolded, Wolf simply said that there is only one person on SKT that gets scolded but didn’t reveal whom.

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games.


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