The heavily anticipated first match of the ‘Telecom Wars” in League Champions Korea ended with SK Telecom T1 earning a 2-1 victory against KT Rolster on Thursday. After the match, the MVPs of SKT Bae “Bang” Jun-sik and Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon were invited to the post-match interview with OGN casters Lee “CloudTemplar” Hyun-woo and Kim Dong-jun, where Bang talked about the team atmosphere leading up to the match.
“When I got to the arena, I was nervous because we made so many mistakes during scrims,” he said. “Since about a week ago, the coach asked about my win rates, but he couldn’t bring himself to ask yesterday. I think we were able to win because everyone was aware of making less mistakes and we did.”
Huni also agreed with Bang’s assessment, joking that he “nearly collapsed” in the middle of the game, though he managed to carry his team in Game 3 with an impressive performance as Rumble. But he remained humble over his performance, offering a smiled apology on stage.
“I could have lane pressure, but that also came with a fair bit of risk,” he said. “On the same coin, if I play smartly, having lane pressure means I can proactively look for the jungler, and even if I don’t see him, I could back off and still farm well. Due to my small mistakes I mentioned before, I wasn’t able to do so effectively. Next time I’ll play more smartly, and with more thought. I’m sorry.”
For a brief, comedic moment, Bang spent a couple of minutes talking about the amazing usefulness of the Ninja Tabi, as he was asked why he built it on his Ezreal. He went as far to address Riot’s balance team.
“Right now Ninja Tabi are broken,” he said. “They need to nerf it. If the balance team is watching this, I hope they nerf it. If it’s a little complex, they should nerf the shoes and then also nerf Lethality. It’s hard for damage dealers to go for defensive items given the builds, it’s easier to go for magic resist. Ninja Tabi is a very good choice.”
With another match against KT a mere two days away, fans have another clash of the titans to look forward to.