2012 GSTL ST_Bomber representing Team StarTale
Q: How does it feel getting the all kill against New Star Hoseo?
A: I want to thank the coach who trusted me enough to put me as the first player. To be honest, I did not expect to be able to get the all kill. It’s really unexpected.
Q: How many kills were you expecting to get in that case?
A: During practice, I wasn’t doing very well on the map for the first game. My winning rate was not even 50% for that map. I thought that if I could win the first game, I should have been able to get about 2-3 kills.
Q: This is the first best of 9 all kill in the history of eSports. Was it not physically straining?
A: Because I usually practise a lot, it was not too bad for me.
Q: What was the hardest part of the all kill today?
A: It was the second game. I had originally planned a marauder hellion rush, but it was scouted very early by the overlord. It made the game really complicated, and I wasn’t able to play to my usual standard.
Q: At which point did you expect yourself to be able to get an all kill?
A: I thought about the possibility of an all kill after the third game ended, which is why I did that ceremony in front of Jjakji, because if I wanted an all kill, I would have to get past him.
Q: Your form hasn’t been very good ever since winning at MLG. What do you think is the reason for that?
A: The players who have played in many foreign tournaments should know it quite well. Apart from the big tournaments, I also had to play in several events and had to leave the country frequently. This played a part in affecting my play. I think it should be the frequent travelling that led to my drop in form. However, people like MC and DongRaeGu also travel quite a bit, and they still manage to get good results. Perhaps, part of the problem lies with me.
Q: Do you think today’s all kill would become the turnaround point for you to pick your form back up?
A: Firstly, I need to advance from Code A, and then remain in Code S. I don’t think it’s really meaningful just surviving in Code A.
Q: As compared to your prime period, how is your current condition and performance?
A: I think I have probably recovered to about 80%. As seen from the second game, I am still not as stable and solid as players like MMA and MVP. I still have to continue raising my own standard and improving my skill.
Q: Today’s match is the debut of your new coach, Kim Kwang Bok. (Thanks mizU for the transliteration!)
A: That made me play harder today.. I really wished to present a victory as a gift to the coach in his debut. He put me as the first player also with the hope that I would get at least 2-3 kills. I am glad to have fulfilled the expectations of the coach.
Q: How high do you think is the possibility of another best of 9 all kill?
A: For this season, I think that apart from me, there should be another two players which have the possibility of all killing. For Terrans, it would be MVP and MMA. For Zerg, it’s DongRaeGu. For Protoss, I do not see any possibility for the time being.
Q: Who do you want to face in Round 2? TSL or IM?
A: It would be slightly easier to play against TSL. From an objective point of view, team IM is really strong, and so I hope to play against TSL first. However, I think that IM should be the one advancing.
Q: There is the possibility of playing against Mvp should IM advance.
A: Previously, when I was in bad form, I frequently lost to Mvp. However, I think I stand a chance against him if we were to play now. I will take revenge if we had the chance to play against each other.
Q: Any last things to add?
A: I want to thank the players ST_Hack, ST_Sound, ST_Virus who practised with me all the way until dawn. I also want to thank our sponsors BenQ, Zowie Gear, and Joy Gear.
Congratulations to the coach for a victory on his debut, and also thank you for trusting me enough to put me as the first player. I also want to thank the League of Legends team who are cheering for us in the team house. Finally, I want to thank Coach Won Joong Wook, who has always been working really hard for the team.