KT Rolster AD Carry Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu said that his League Champions Korea showdown Wednesday against the “PrillA” lane was a triumph of sorts during the post match interview with OGN casters Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-woo and Kim Dong-jun.
“The bottom duo’s we’ve faced so far been comparatively easy opponents, but PraY (Kim Jong-in) and GorillA (Kang Beom-hyun) have a reputation from last split along side players like Bang (Bae Jun-sik) and Wolf (Lee Jae-wan),” he said. “I think I played hard today to take some of that for myself.”
KT’s 2-0 win against Longzhu Gaming had a narrative of old teammates clashing as PraY and GorillA faced off against Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho — all of whom they played together with the ROX Tigers. Longzhu’s Song “Fly” Yong-jun was a part of KT until his move last December. KT captain Go “Score” Dong-bin said it was like facing a family member.
“I don’t think the whole team thought about the narrative, but I thought that I would be facing off against ‘our son’ Fly,” Score said. “He told me to keep good care of my head (because he wanted to come take it),” he said. “So I did keep good care of it.”
With Longzhu opting to go for a more aggressive top lane with AD Kennen, it was clear that Smeb was having a tough time by himself. Score seemed to be indifferent but praised his top laner nonetheless.
“The matchup was just one that Smeb had to be beaten up in lane,” he said. “I left him alone to deal with it for a time. When it looked like a kill was possible I came up to help him out. I think he did a good job in holding the lane.”