Chae “Piglet” Gwang-jin explained that Team Liquid signing Kim “Reignover” Yeu-jin had an impact on his decision to stay, in an interview with Fomos’ Son Chang-sik.
“I have received offers from other regions, but because Team Liquid takes good care of me and respects me, I have decided to stay,” he said. “When I heard that they were bringing in (Reignover), that solidified my decision.”
Piglet also had high praise for Reignover, saying that he was impressed with the Korean jungler for some time.
“I always felt that Reignover got better each time I saw him,” he said. “Now that he’s on my team, I think he’s doing even better than I thought. I have an exciting feeling that we’ll do better in the next season.”
In Liquid’s latest match in IEM Gyeonggi against Giants Gaming, Piglet chose Vayne in the bottom lane in Games 1 and 3 and explained why he decided to twice choose a champion that doesn’t completely fit in the current meta.
“In Game 1, I just really wanted to play Vayne,” he said. “I chose her because it was my first game in Korea in a long time. In the last game, I asked the coaching staff if I could play her because I wanted to exact my revenge against Giants Gaming. I think Vayne is the best marksman if you don’t fall behind in laning phase.”
Piglet also said that it was “a lot of fun to play in Korea,” to the point that his emotions prevented him from showing the fans his “proper abilities” in the match.
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