Effort himself probably didn't imagine his return from retirement to be so successful. Despite worries that he would need some time to adjust to broadcasted games, Effort has gone on a tear with three consecutive wins, doing even better than before he retired.
Hydra went on a 3-win streak as well, contributing to the team's upward momentum. CJ has so far shown that it packs a powerful one-two punch in Hydra and Effort, but Hydra said, "Three wins is nothing," showing his desire to continue his win-streak.
Q It must be even more exhilarating to win in the city of Busan.
A Effort=I was born in Busan, but this is only my second time coming here. Every time I come, people are surprised to see me, but I am happy to win. I thought I would be nervous but everything went smoothly in-game, so I am happy.
Hydra=It felt so warm as soon as we got off the KTX. The weather's nicer than in Seoul, so I was happy. It's my first time going away for a game, but the team took extra care of us so we were able to play in our best condition, and I think that led to us performing well.
Effort=I think even my brain got fat [from all the food] so I can't give an answer as eloquent as Hydra's (laughs).
Q Both of you ended the game with hydras.
A Effort=I didn't prepare that specific strategy. My opponent caught me off guard with an early two-gate push, so I had to alter my game-plan on the fly, but I am happy that I won.
Hydra=Because the map I played on was a three-player map, I tried to play safe. But upon seeing Brave mine out the backdoor, I was pretty sure he didn't have high templars so I went ahead with the hydra bust and won.
Q Did you expect to do so well before the season started.
A Effort=Even I'm surprised by how well I'm doing. During practice, I lose a lot, so I've been worrying but I guess I perform better on stage. I just want to get better. I should get accustomed to the new LCD monitors quickly, too (laughs).
Hydra=After my 10-win streak last season, this feels like nothing. I just feel like I've been doing well since it's the beginning of the season.
Effort=Hydra you got big while I was gone son (laughs).
Q Samsung players have a knack of going gateways instead of the standard FFE. Thoughts?
A Effort=I don't get a lot of chances to practice against a gate-first opener, but it's actually better for me to play reactionary Starcraft. Personally, I have more fun playing against something I didn't expect.
Hydra=I can't decide whether I like FFE or gate-first openers better. His stargate went up quickly so I tried to get hydras out as quickly as I could. If protoss users can get in the opponent's head with it, I think it's good to [change up the strategies]. Also, I think gate-first openers need some luck in spawn positions.
Q People say you are close to Brave.
A Hydra=He's probably the progamer I am closest to because we knew each other before going semi-pro. We talk to hyvaa a lot as well, so today in the bathroom I talked about how I was worried that Hyvaa was on a losing streak. However, Brave responded by saying "at least he gets to see some action, unlike me," so I thought Brave wasn't playing today (laughs). I shouldn't be friends with such a liar (laughs).
Q Any last words.
A Effort=I want to thank all the fans that came to Busan to cheer for us. I will prepare hard for the interview next time, and hopefully give a funny interview, so look out. Also, Hydra you big now (laughs).
Hydra=It was my first time playing here in Busan, but our coaching staff and administration planned our schedule carefully, so we were able to play comfortably as if we were in Seoul. I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart. Also, it feels awesome to be here at WCG. Watching players from all across the world compete makes me want to play as well. Hopefully I can participate in the festivities sometime in the future.
Source: Daily E-sports
-This time FOMOS must have used the same interview as DES, as both have pretty much the same content. Opti's translation should be up in a few days.