- This is your 8th time, and 6th consecutive time advancing to MSL Ro4.
▲ I'm in a good mood, but I'm not particularly happy or anything. Although I made such a record, I will still keep going towards higher grounds. Even if I haven't made such records I will still want to write a new page in esports history. I don't really care for records like these, I will only look forward.
- Your results in May wasn't anything to write home about, are you satisfied with it?
▲ I originally thought it was just an unlucky April and then May came along (laugh). My form hasn't been good and there are still things to be resolved. Hopefully I can recover soon (laugh).
- Your performance wasn't perfect today either.
▲ I have also felt that recently, it is very hard to maintain the best possible form all the time. In my defence, my body hasn't been feeling well lately, and I feel very tired. To reach my strongest level of competitiveness is very hard. I'm at my worst period right now, I hope I can conquer it. Once I get over this period I will perform better.
- Was it really hard to play on La Mancha?
▲ After R5 I personally wish that La Mancha can be dropped (laugh). I don't want to play on that map again (laugh). It was ok in practice, but whenever I play live match on La Machina I lose.
- Your Ro4 opponent will be a zerg. Last season you lost in Ro4 to Hydra.
▲ I think this is a good opportunity. This is the same as last season, playing ZvZ in the semis. I didn't want to be eliminated again, and I still feel the same this season. This time I will prepare well for each and every game, I won't make the same mistake I did last season.
- Today you don't look like your were comfortable with your eyes.
▲ My eyes are feeling especially dry today, if I have time after R5 ended I should go pay the doctors a visit. I had a sight correction surgery recently, the weather has been hot and it's not comfortable.
- Any thing else you would like to say?
▲ I have lost too many times recently, and I could no longer face the fans. Everyone had put so much faith in me and yet I did not perform, I am very sorry, I will work hard to regain better form. Also, our team is in a low point right now, we lost the last match and didn't win the ace game, I am truly sorry to all my team mates and my coaching staff. I will work harder to fulfill my role for the remaining SPL matches. Also, I need to thank all the protoss team mates that helped me with practice today, I will treat them to whatever that they wish to eat (laugh).
So apparently I can play ZvT too...
- Thoughts on your consecutive qualification into Ro4?
▲ I had little time to prepare, but I did everything I could to concentrate on practicing, therefore I'm even more satisfied (laugh).
- You lost to Mind in SPL and also dropped the first set to him.
▲ I feel like the SPL game is just a one off, and in the first set I was abit unlucky and was abit disadvantaged, so I didn't really put much notice onto them at all. I was not shaken by the losses and I was still very confident during my preparation.
- Are you confident in your ZvT?
▲ My semi final opponent will be either Leta or Flash, if I can get over this hurdle then I will go to the final. I hope I can change the image that I am bad at ZvT, and I will work hard to prepare for it.
- Who do you hope to face in Ro4?
▲ I haven't thought about 'who would make it easier for me to advance', but since I have yet to face any team mates in televised games yet, I'm thinking it would be pretty interesting if I have to play against Leta hyung. However Flash has been very hot recently, and he is a really great player, so I look forward to him too. So no matter who it will be, it would be great (laugh). I've only had my mind on preparing for Ro8 so I haven't thought about the semis yet. I think they are both exceptional terran players.
- Your team has been on a roll in SPL lately, has that inspired you?
▲ It's not so much inspired, it's just that that before our winning streak I was under alot of pressure to perform and it makes me feel burdened. But all my team mates are now doing very well, and I don't want this to change, so I'm putting in even more effort into practice sessions, and also the preparations for individual leagues. I hope this will be good for the team and that everyone in the team can continue to ride the momentum to extend our winning streak.
- So far the only zerg in your team who has gotten pass Flash is EffOrt, do you have ambition for that title?
▲ If Flash advance to the Ro4, I will definitely seek help from a certain "practice partner" who has convincingly beaten Flash before (laugh). If I can obtain sage advice from said "practice partner" for my preparation, I have every chance in the world to play well (laugh).
- Anything else you would like to say?
▲ We had a break yesterday, but BByong and Rush helped me alot. It was only because of them that I could advance today, so I really want to thank them. Also, I want to thank the coaching staff and the head coach for giving me heaps of advice and support for the match. Finally I want to thank all the fans who has been cheering for me.
Edit: Added the other interview
I'm still the Tyrant, bitches.