- It's your first individual league final.
▲ Because it's my first final, I still can't really believe it. I feel like I've won just another match, and I'm a bit shaken up.
- You seem to be playing a lot better after your first Ro8 game against Calm.
▲ From the second game of that series, I played with an empty mind. Thanks to that, I got the jitters out of my system and I could play like I usually do in practice.
- You beat your nemesis Jaedong.
▲ I didn't lose in the individual leagues because I faced Zergs - rather, it was because I played poorly. So that part wasn't really on my mind. Against the other Zergs, I beat them often in practice but I always seem to lose in live matches. However, against Jaedong, because I always lose in practice, I thought that maybe I could win in live matches against him (laughs).
- Your mindgames really shone.
▲ I always lost when I tried to outthink my opponents. So this time, I let everything go and left Soulkey in charge of everything. Soulkey told me to go 9pool so I did just that and somehow, it worked. I think although Jaedong read my mind, I used Soulkey's strategies, and that's why I could win. Soulkey doesn't really think a whole lot, so it must have been hard to predict my play today (laughs).
- People tend to say that you have a weak mental state.
▲ I kind of have to agree. When I reflect on myself, I can see strands on that. But like I showed people today, I think I can really show my true skill in live games too, and not just practice.
- It seems like you'll need Soulkey's help again in the finals.
▲ Soulkey's help really was a big boost in this series. Regardless of who comes up, he'll be a big weapon on my side. If Hydra comes up, he can act as a practice partner, and if Flash wins, he can give me advice on how to play. Ahh.. if Flash wins, I hope that Crazy-Hydra and Coach Kim Sang-Hoon, who recently transferred to KT, doesn't give him too many tips (laughs).
- Who do you want to face in the finals?
▲ It will be fun to face Flash. If it were the semi-finals, I want to face Hydra but because it's the finals, I want to play a ZvT.
- How are you going to prepare for the finals?
▲ To be honest, I was supposed to get knocked out in the Ro8 but somehow I crossed destiny to make it to the final. Rather that try to win, I'll try to show all the skills that I possess. I hope the result is good.
- The final venue is Kwang-Un University
▲ It's the school that our old teammate Special went to, so it's somewhat of a special place to me. I've visited their ice skating rink a few times, so as soon as I saw the venue, I wanted to make it to the final.
- Final words?
▲ I want to thank the fans that cheered me on. It's our first individual league final appearance since the team's inauguration, and although it's really late as a first final appearance for both me and the team, I'll practice well so I want to tell the fans that they can count on good games. Thank you to all my teammates for helping me practice, and I'll return after this interview and buy them food so I hope they leave my credit cards alone for the time being (laughs).
edit: forgot link: http://fomos.kr/board/board.php?mode=read&keyno=117705&db=interview