Jin Air coach on playing SKT: “I’m thinking we have a 5 percent chance of winning.”

The Jin Air Green Wings won an important match Tuesday the Afreeca Freecs, 2-0, moving on to play current League Champions Korea front runner SK Telecom T1 with some wind under their feathers. Jin Air’s mid laner Lee “Kuzan” Seong-Hyeok had an impressive showing with massive amounts of damage dealt in both games, and according to coach Chun Jeong-Hee, it’s the meta that makes him a good card to play in the mid lane.

“The current meta has made mid lane into an important role,” he said in a post-match OGN interview. “Kuzan has better laning phase than (Jin “Blanc” Seong-Min) so we invested in him with the LeBlanc and Shen pick (in set 1.)”

Despite the praise and good showing, though, the coach said Kuzan’s play “isn’t great,” and that he has “much to learn” in regards to ending games in order to challenge the top LCK teams.

When asked about his image about being a very strict, coach Chun didn’t agree to his public perception.

“I don’t think I’m overly strict, but just have a strong personality” he said. “I tend to point out things that are lacking in our players. I don’t get angry, I just bare my fangs without drawing blood. I only get scary when I play the game myself.”

The coach spoke more about the ban-pick phase, saying that the picks and bans were “almost perfectly” anticipated in the first game. In Game 2, the strategy was to match their composition to go against Afreeca, and because “the players had it in their hands,” they were able to pull out a win.

With the game against the best the world, SKT, in their next game, the coach didn’t have an optimistic view, but he shared something to look forward to.

“I’m thinking we have a 5 percent chance of winning,” he said. “We do have a prepared strategy against them, but I don’t know if it’ll work,” and later said “(I) shouldn’t have said that,” with a laugh.

Finally on the topic of what would be the most important in the game against SKT, Chun said the focus will be on the carry lanes.

“The mid and bottom lanes will be without a doubt, the most important,” he said. “We don’t have anything to lose, and since (SKT) might be a little complacent, I think we can try something there.”

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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