Q: You got your first win of the season, were you nervous?
A: I was pretty anxious. As I was watching from the bench, it wasn't much, but as soon as I actually got up to play, I broke down.
Q: Why were you nervous?
A: I haven't played on TV in a long time. It felt like I was a new player again, like I had just debuted? But not quite that nervous.
Q: How has the team atmosphere been since hite and CJ merged?
A: Not bad. It's not as bad as before. To tell the truth, when we first heard about the team merge, the atmosphere was pretty confused, but once the new players arrived and everybody practiced together, it was pretty nice.
Q: What benefits have come from the merge?
A: It's all been beneficial. The hite players all have excellent personalities and they play good Starcraft. We can learn a lot from them.
Q: Today's match took longer than estimated.
A: When we had an advantage, we didn't capitalize quickly. When we wanted the games to end, they just didn't end. And that's why the match took so long (haha). Since I took initiative in my match, my opponent had no choice but to repeatedly harass, so I had to primarily defend the harass.
Q: Goal for the season?
A: Play in 50 games. That's not win 50 games - it's play 50 games. How about winrate 80% too (haha). Dreams should be high.
Q: Anything else?
A: The coaches have really helped me a lot. They can teach everyone lots of things. I'm truly thankful.
Q: You helped the newly merged teams to a good start.
A: This is my first televised game after the merge, so if I had lost it would have damaged the atmosphere. I'm really happy that I helped our new team take the victory. With the union of hite and CJ taking the victory, people are thinking our new team is quite strong.
Q: Did the new team have high anticipation for your arrival?
A: If I deserve anticipation, then you could say that. Right now, I don't know how well I'm actually acclimated, so I'll be anxious. However, as I practice more, I think I'll be able to do better than last season.
Q: The merge of hite and CJ has eliminated weaknesses.
A: Exactly; before, hite and CJ each had holes, but now they have disappeared. The players trust each other more than ever, so I think we will play better. To me, beating Hwaseung is not something of ages past anymore, so I'm very happy to be able to win. I hope the new Hite Entus can be Hwaseung's archrival.
Q: Looking at the match, it seems that you had a tough win.
A: Hiya's TvT is really good; often when I play Hiya, he defeats me in one fell swoop, so I was under severe pressure. I remember losing to him a lot. However, practicing with Skyhigh has drastically improved upon these weak points, and my TvT is now stronger.
Q: People have been anticipating the multiplier effect from your practice with Skyhigh.
A: We're learning from each other. If we are successful, we can make Hite Entus the team with top Terrans. We could even beat Flash (haha).
Q: How is Hite Entus' atmosphere?
A: Very good. We heard that CJ's atmosphere was quiet, but once we joined together the mood instantly became very lively, which is also helping our players adjust. After a while, the atmosphere will erupt.
Q: Season goal?
A: 50 wins. Last season, it was also 50 wins. Making this goal happen isn't easy at all, but in this season I'll definitely hit 50. I feel like I'm definitely capable of it.
Q: Anything you want to say to the fans?
A: After the merge, I hope that we will still hear the fans cheering for us. We are a stronger team now, and I hope I get to taste the feeling of support from the fans.
Q: You won a televised TvZ
A: Winning a TvZ match has made me especially happy. I'm glad to start off the season with a TvZ win, and I hope that over the season my TvZ will improve further.
Q: Before, in the OSL Ro36, you faced Killer.
A: I won that time too, so I only had memories of victory (haha). I have more confidence now in my matches. No matter who I face I'm confident, but the real question isn't confidence, it's actually playing well.
Q: Did you practice a lot of TvZ in the offseason?
A: TvZ and TvP were my main points of practice, but I don't know if I can make them as successful as my TvT. I hope that I can make all three of my matchups equally successful. (haha)
Q: Did you want to play a TvT today?
A: I don't want to be a TvT sniper anymore, but the lineup wasn't my decision. Today I wanted to play some TvT or TvP. TvT I play well, and I practiced a lot of TvZ and TvP, so I feel like it should be no problem. To be honest though, rather than playing a game I want to play, I'd prefer the win.
Q: People are heavily anticipating the multiplier effect of your cooperation with Leta.
A: Leta's had greater success in matches than me. This type of talk is only because of Leta. I will also win more in the future: recently I've been learning a lot.
Q: Learning what?
A: Leta sits next to me, and watching a player from another team is really helpful for learning new things. Because I can see a lot of styles, I can create some big improvements.
Q: People are saying that the new Hite Entus has become much stronger in lineups.
A: In terms of a Bo7, our team does have a large advantage. Although we have serious competition, our team's improvement is obvious. Hite Entus' lineups are definitely powerful.
Q: Season goal?
A: I missed last season's goal of 30 wins; this season, I'll set a goal of 40 wins. Once I break this goal, I'll set a new one.
Q: Anything else?
A: I hope the fans come out to support us more. Hite Entus will perform very well this season.
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