Owner’ Moon Hyun-joon predicted Gen.G as the final opponent.
On the 1st, the 3rd round of the ‘2023 LCK Spring’ playoffs, T1 vs. Gen.G, was held at the LCK Arena located in Lol Park, Jongno-gu, Seoul. 카지노사이트
On this day, T1 showed performance worthy of ‘1st Emperor’ and defeated Gen.G with a score of 3:1, confirming their advance to the finals and ‘2023 MSI’.
In an interview with Xports News after the game, Moon Hyun-joon shared his feelings about victory, his thoughts on Viego, whose global ban was recently lifted, and what the team needs to improve.
The following is the full text of the interview with Moon Hyun-jun.
Congratulations on your victory. How do you feel now that you have decided to advance to the finals and MSI?
I am surprised and happy that I have entered MSI because of today’s victory. I think it’s more meaningful because we’re advancing to the finals for the fourth time in a row, and since the playoff format has changed, there’s a chance we’ll meet Gen.G again in the finals, so I think we need to prepare well.
What have you improved since the match against kt Rolster?
It was the first time I met kt in the playoffs, and since it’s been a while since the multi-premise game, I couldn’t stay calm, so I made a lot of mistakes. About that part, we said, ‘We can make mistakes, but let’s reduce them’. A week was a long time, so I was able to prepare a lot as a ban-pick.
What strategy did you prepare ahead of Gen.G?
We considered bans and picks that would allow us to take all three lines to our advantage, and if possible, we prepared two lines out of the three lines comfortably.
Gen.G used a variety of champions, did you have any difficulties?
Since Jarvan IV appeared in the tower, he had little to do with me. Olaf didn’t seem to come out, but he came out and was surprised. I was worried because I didn’t do the Sejuani-Olaf composition, but I’m glad it turned out well.
I’m curious about why you took Viego so quickly in the 3rd set and the ‘owner’ player’s personal evaluation of Viego.
We struggled to win the 2nd set, and it was difficult in combination, so we thought about what it would be like to play agile while taking Viego over Sejuani. Viego is very good at jungling and combat, so if he can make good use of that, I think he would be a good champion.
Gen.G swapped top and mid in the 4th set, how did you try to solve the game as a jungler?
It’s been a while since I’ve seen the top and mid lane swapped, but I thought it would be difficult because I didn’t know the composition in detail. However, because (Choi) Wooje made calls well, I was able to successfully top gank and play comfortably.
T1 seems to be getting stronger as the match goes on. Is there a secret?
It seems that the quality is high when practicing. Rather than discarding a game or a game, I study a lot of champions and compositions. As the team members work hard together, naturally, there are more champions that can be used, and it seems that it is advantageous in terms of ban-picking.
Which team do you think we will meet in the finals?
I think Gen.G or kt will come up, but I think Gen.G will come up. I think I will stick with Gen.G one more time.
What should T1 improve in the future?
I did well today, but there are a lot of exciting moments, so I think I will grow more if I fix that part.
Lastly, please say a word about your determination for the finals.
Assuming we win the final, MSI remains, but I think I need to manage my condition well and practice well.