Ambition: “I practice more when I feel like I’m falling behind.”

Samsung Galaxy’s veteran jungler Kang “Ambition” Chan-yong said during an interview with Fomos’ Park Sang-jin that he recently increased the amount of practice out of spite toward his lackluster performance.

“I practice more when I feel like I’m falling behind,” he said. “When I am confident in my skills, I also spend time to spectate. With the recent patch, the ‘Strength of the Ages’ mastery is gone, and I’ve been having trouble since. I’ve been working hard, feeling that I’m lacking something. I hate it when I cannot perform well.”

With a much more impressive performance against MVP in Tuesday’s League Champions Korea match, Ambition confessed that perhaps the losses he had to go through did away some of the mental barriers he endured.

“I’ve never switched out in between games before,” he said.” I was constantly aware of each game because they all had gravity or importance. In fact, losing twice actually did away with the pressure of losing and made me feel more comfortable. That pressure was what held me back, and with less of that, the game went well.”

Ambition also spoke candidly about Samsung’s loss last week to the Afreeca Freecs and how it served as an important lesson.

“I personally think that the season has already taken shape,” he said. “We lost to Afreeca because we made a lot of mistakes. Everyone was overconfident thinking that we would win. There are no teams to take lightly.”

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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