ESC Ever maintained its spot in League Champions Korea with a 3-0 win against CJ Entus on Saturday, relegating CJE to the Challenger scene in the process.
ESC’s head coach Kim Ga-Ram and top laner Kim “Crazy” Hae-Hee were invited to the post-match interview with casters Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-Woo and Kim Dong-Jun, and the head coach shared his thoughts after his team’s decisive victory.
“It’s good that we won, but rather than happy, I am relieved,” he said. “Since we remained in the LCK with a 3-0, we want to work hard next split.”
Crazy was praised for his carrying performance against CJ, but CloudTemplar pointed out the amount of criticism he has gotten before. Despite a stellar performance, Crazy remained humbled by both his critics and his past performances.
“When I practice lately I didn’t do well so I wasn’t all that confident,” he said. “But seeing how our bottom lane was doing better, I thought I could also improve and perform better. The criticism I received was because I couldn’t perform in practice and on stage, so I will work hard so I don’t get criticism like that again.”
Caster Kim asked the head coach who his hidden MVP was for the team during the promotional tournament, and the answer was mid laner Kang “Tempt” Myung-Ku and AD Carry Lee “LoKeN” Dong-Wook, who showed massive amounts of improvement over the course of the tournament. Head coach Kim also mentioned that “Everyday was like hell,” when talking about relegations.
The head coach concluded that he believes all of his players are good, and that “the fault mainly lies with (him)” for not being knowledgeable on what to do, and that with this victory, both he and the team will do better the next split.