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KurO on new Afreeca Freecs head coach: “He’s amazing, and he has my respect.”

MaRin injured his hand while riding a bicycle and said he's "taking solo queue slowly" while recovering.
The Afreeca Freecs top laner MaRin (Jang Gyeong-hwan) injured his hand while riding a bicycle and said he's "taking solo queue slowly" while recovering.

Afreeca Freecs mid laner Lee “KurO” Seo-haeng spoke highly of his new head coach Choi “iloveoov” Yeon-sung in an interview with Fomos’ Kim “Kenzi” Yong-woo.

“I heard that he was very strict, but he’s actually very fun and talks to us very well,” he said. “When I talk with the head coach, it’s at least for one hour. I was reminded that he’s something special. He doesn’t know much about LoL, but he plays a large role in the team. He’s amazing, and he has my respect.”

Iloveoov is a former StarCraft professional who joined the Freecs in the offseason. There were some internal concerns as the Freecs entered into their first League Champions Korea game Thursday against worlds runner up Samsung Galaxy, but KurO explained that strife was calmed by the start of the match.

“I’m happy to win my first game after my move,” he said. “Our scrims weren’t that great a couple of days before the match today. However the support staff gave us a lot of energy, which allowed us to win. I’m very thankful.”

KurO also addressed fan concerns about the bottom lane and said he hoped Thursday’s game might be able to do away with overly negative comments.

As he drew parallels between the Freecs and the previous ROX Tigers, KurO said he hopes his new team can continue the momentum going forward.

“At the beginning (of ROX), I didn’t know how successful we’d be,” he said. “I also had a familiar feeling of the Tigers when I joined the Afreeca Freecs. There were some issues in the team since the scrims weren’t going well, but the coaching staff gave us good advice. I think we can ride the wave of the Tigers like I did before.”


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