Longzhu Fly on Talon pick: “In solo queue, there was a Talon master with a win rate of over 70 percent. I was curious why no one else was playing it, so I tried it out and realized he was really strong.”

Longzhu’s mid laner Song “Fly” Yong-jun and top laner Ku “Expession” Bon-taek were invited to the post-match interview with OGN casters Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-woo and Kim Dong Jun after Longzhu defeated the Afreeca Freecs 2-0 Saturday.

In both games Fly chose Talon as a surprise mid lane pick. Fly said that he was inspired by a particular master and tried his best to keep it hidden.

“In solo queue, there was a Talon master with a win rate of over 70 percent, ” he said. “I was curious why no one else was playing it, so I tried it out and realized he was really strong. That’s how I started playing Talon. I did practice him on my super account so that no one could know.”

In Game 2, Expession made a highlight of walking all the way down from top lane to the bottom lane to clean up a skirmish, but apparently the intent wasn’t to make big plays.

“At first I was going mid, but I noticed the fight in the bottom lane, so I told the team to take it slow because I was on my way,” he said. “It started out as a mid lane cover, but I didn’t know it would end so well for us. I got a little greedy, and that worked out in my favor too.”

Game 2 was also particularly exciting as Longzhu almost lost, if not for the miracle save of the last surviving member, Lee “Crash” Dong-woo. Expession confessed to almost giving up.

“I thought we lost,” he said. “I told Crash that it might be tough, but the whole team just said to do what we can. Crash did really well with just a ‘Do it’ call so he created the platform where we could win a fight and push in.”

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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