WARNING: SPL`15 spoilers ahead. DO NOT read on if you haven't watched KT vs Jin Air Postseason Playoffs yet.
Dear KT fans:
I really am sorry about the way KT went out this season. After defeating SKT in the finals last year and winning the whole thing, this 4th place finish must be really demoralizing for you guys. Believe it or not, I am actually upset that KT went out this way. With a stacked roster consisting of Flash, TY, Zest, Stats, and Life, it makes no sense for KT to perform the way they did this season.
But as disappointed as you may be, you guys should be proud of how much you were able to achieve in Round 4. Down 1-3 in the regular season with playoffs hopes looking slim to none, you guys went on to win 3 matches in a row and advanced into the playoffs with a final score of 4-3 (3-0ed Samsung in the final match). Then you went on to take down SBENU, CJ, and SKT in the round playoffs and grabbed first place. As pissed off as I was about SKT's loss, I fully acknowledged the beauty and finesse of KT's performance that round. The better team deserved the win, and the better team got it in the end.
Going into the postseason playoffs, I liquibetted for KT to win easily against Jin Air. So the fact that you guys went out 0-2, and on top of that, to a reverse all-kill no less, really does suck hard. In the first match, Super was the only player to grab a win while your core four went down way too easily. And then in the second match, a Flash all-kill was denied. Just how cruel can fate really be...?
Why am I writing this? It is because SKT and KT are rivals. I truly believe that the telecom rivalry is the single greatest thing about eSports team leagues. We hate you and you hate us. But we bring out the best in one another, and SKT vs KT is rarely ever disappointing. SKT wouldn't find their drive or ambition to become a stronger and better team if they didn't have a rival like KT Rolster. You guys are the reason why SKT works so hard. There won't be a SKT vs KT finals this year for Proleague, but KT will always be a strong team, so don't lose hope.
Pick yourselves back up. Learn from this. Become stronger. Become faster. Become smarter. Come back next year fully prepared and stronger than ever. We will be waiting for you on the grand finals stage.