You won the first match in the season.
▲Stork: We came here yesterday for the opening ceremony, and I thought if this many fans would also come today. In the end there were many spectators today, and we also won, so I'm really happy.
Jangbi: After the OSL there was a blank period, so I really wanted to play more matches, but then there was a delay. Winning the first match after my OSL victory made me very happy.
Reality: I was very excited to play my first match after 3 months, so I'm very satisfied with my win.
Did you feel pressured in the Proleague after your OSL win?
▲Jangbi: If it was before my win, I would feel quite stressed out, but now I have experience with it, I won't feel pressured anymore, regardless of the numbers of haters. I got a good start in the new season, so I hope the following weeks will be quite smooth.
You ended your 5-loss streak with the win over Zero.
▲Stork: This map is very hard to play against Terrans, but their Terran already played, so I felt quite comfortable. On the contrary, I was very to happy to not play a Terran, it's difficult to play Terran on Sniper Ridge.
The commentaters said that Stork likes to complain about maps.
▲Stork: Our team worked very hard during the offseason, when we focused on this map I found that my winning rate is quite horrible, so when I played the match I hoped that I didnt think about whether the map is favoring me. Today i felt that Zero was even less comfortable with the map than me. I won today, but I still think the maps is difficult.
You say the maps are unfavorable towards Protoss, but Samsung relies on its Protosses.
▲Stork: Even if they are unfavorable, but I played on many difficult maps before, so I wont be negative. If you prepare well, you still can win. Compared to the other races I dont know how long we have to endure these difficult times, but we still will prepare vigorously.
Reality: Yesterday and today all Protosses won, so I cant believe its that hard for you. [laughs]
Stork: You still won against a Protoss.
You won in the last match.
▲Reality: When I saw the line up, I thought we could win 3-1, but it still went to Ace.
Jangbi: Now there is no more Ace match, or you wouldnt have gottent he chance to play. [laughs]
Reality: I know. [laughs] But it still is the last match, so I was quite stressed, but thankfully I won.
What are your thoughts on the removal of the ace match?
▲Stork: During the season we won Proleague it was all BO5, so I'm quite happy. When I looked at some forums, many said its a balance patch, without ace match there is not much difference between teams with and without aces. Every team can perform well, so no ace match benefits everybody.
The return of Jangbi strengthens Samsung even more.
▲Jangbi: I was very confident in the begining of last season, but I kept on losing, so i got used to it. I now know how defeat tastes. [laughs] But now I won my first match, so I will try to keep the taste of victory.
Last season the rookies met the second year curse, did you also experience that?
▲Reality: I was very confident during offseason, but right before the season something started to feel wrong. Its only my second year, but my hands feel stiff. I will work hard to shake of this curse.
Jangbi: I didnt get much attention during my debut, instead I got better results in my second year.
Stork: I fell under the curse because of WOW. [laughs]
What are thoughts on this season?
▲Jangbi: Last season I played very bad, so I want to change that. If I only play 21 matches, I want to win at least 15.
Reality: I dont want to set too high goals, our coach suggested a win rate over 50 %.
Stork: My goal is also a positive win rate, there is no ace match, so I wont set a specific number of wins. I want to help our team to get good results, going to the finals is my real goal.
▲Jangbi: Its quite boring that the individual leagues havent started yet, I hope the OSL starts soon. I never went to the group drawing as first seed, so I'm looking forward to it.
Strok: You need to wear a suit, and also prepare a intro, its quite difficult. 2 hours go by fast, you need to prepare well for it.
Jangbi: I dont have much confidence in the intro, I dont know how to do it. But everybody does it so well, I just hopes it starts soon. I want to play it while my spirits are high.
Did you thought about sponsoring a OSL with your prize money?
▲Jangbi: Can you do that? But compared to Jangbi cup, wouldnt a Leessang cup be much better? They have to give out some of the money they won. [laughs]