2012 GSL S1 Code S RO4: Winner’s Interview 1
Q: At last, you made it to the Code S Finals for the first time.
A: I never expected to actually win 3:0. Even though it feels good to win in this easy manner, I feel a bit sorry because aLive is like a brother to me.
Q: What did you expect the score to be?
A: I thought that it’d take at least 5 games for us to decide the winner.
Q: Why do you think you managed to get this unexpectedly easy win?
A: aLive played overly safe, which made it easy for me.
Q: In the second game, your void ray strategy was scouted, but you still managed to win.
A: I started attacking the bunker before the void rays were charged up, and the damage couldn’t keep up with the repair speed. As I was about to pull them off, I realized they were already charged. aLive also decided to come out of his base to engage my army. As a result, I was able to win.
Q: Depending on the results of the next game, your opponent could be your team mate DongRaeGu.
A: I hope he advances, because that way, my victory in the finals is guaranteed (laughs). Other players find it difficult playing against DongRaeGu, but as I demonstrated in the round of 32, it’s easy and relaxing for me to play against him.
Q: This is your first finals ever since you won in Blizzcon 2010. What’s the secret behind your sudden uprising this time?
A: All this while, I didn’t set my goals too high. I was satisfied just with remaining in Code S. My father’s encouragement was my motivation. His encouragement motivated me to work and practice harder, and also to set my goals higher. I am thankful for that.
Q; If DongRaeGu advances, the change to phoenixes in patch 1.4.3 would be good for you.
A: I can win easily even without the patch (laughs). So it doesn’t matter to me whether or not there’s a patch. From what I saw, he didn’t seem to practice much even though it was the semi-finals. There’s a small part of me that wishes he gets sniped, but I’m not sure what the actual results will be.
For the finals, I actually want to win 4:0, but I will give him some face, and let him win 2 games.
Q: What if GuMiho is the one who makes it through?
A: Terrans are too imba. In Code A yesterday, all the Protosses lost to Terrans, and those Protosses were good players too. I think it’ll be really difficult if GuMiho advances.
Q: Say something about you being called “foam”.
A: I’m ok with that. Anyway, it’s a nickname that my fans gave to me. I appreciate the nickname even though it might not be too good.
(T/N: Foam is like a figure of speech describing something that looks like it is prospering on the outside, but is actually not something substantial. This has been translated over-rated by some translators on TL. I hope I correctly translated this.)
Q: Any last things to add?
A: Thank you to 주훈 (T/N: Transliterated as Ju hoon. No idea who this is. I think he took part in GSL October Qualifiers, but was knocked out by Golden. Same name as previous SKT1 manager.) He helped me the most. Also thankful to the other players who helped practice. I saw Keen’s celebration yesterday. Unless he wants to end up like DongRaeGu, I hope he doesn’t act so recklessly in front of me.