The 8th team: "Despite the lack of facilities, our hearts are at ease."
The 8th team's practice house and hostel has been unveiled. An Itaewon apartment the size of 175 sq metres (1900 sq feet or 58 pyeong), has been converted into a practice house/hostel for the 8th team which operates under temporary KeSPA consignment. There are 4 bedrooms in the apartment, each with 2-3 players staying in them.
Besides Director Joo Hoon, who is married and commutes to the hostel every day, Coach Han and the 9 players of the team live in the hostel to prepare for the upcoming season.
The team's practice schedule is from 10am to 10pm daily. In addition to that, players voluntarily put in extra practice hours. Because they had spent 2 months resting in September and October, the players are eager to squeeze in as much practice time as possible in order to catch up to the rest of the teams.
Besides PCs, the interior of the apartment is largely unfurnished. However, the players expressed that they are grateful to be able to continue gaming and actually feel more at ease now than when they were living under a corporate sponsored team.
Said Jaedong: "Although the current practice house is lacking compared to that of Hwaseung Oz, all the players are committed to practicing zealously" and "as each team's ace player has gathered here, the practice level rises every day so good results can be expected in the coming season."
Articles with interviews with Jaedong and Sea are linked below, someone else please translate: