Woongjin's very own free has been on a tear since receiving surgery on his wrist. Even though he only has a meager 2-1 record yet, he was fielded in the final set of SKT vs Woongjin on the 14th and crushed Bisu to signal his revival. After surgery, free has said his wrist is no longer in pain, and added that "even though I'm not in perfect condition, I am glad that that there is no strain during practice. I want to continue this momentum and show an improved version of myself."
Q How does it feel to close out the match for your team.
A During practice, I aimed to not lose to any SKTelecom T1 Protoss users, since they are so strong these days. I am happy that my determination shone through today. I lost to SKTelecom Protoss' a lot in the past, so I always wanted to win.
Q Did it pressure you that your opponent was Bisu.
A I always enjoy playing against the opponent team's ace. Since he did not show in the first few games, it became clearer and clearer that I would be matched up against him. If anything it made me feel more comfortable.
Q How much of the past dragon can we expect to see in free this season.
A I practiced hard last season but my game play was unsatisfactory so I was very disappointed at myself. This season, my goal is to play games that I am satisfied with. Results will follow naturally then.
Q How do you think Woongjin will fare this season.
A It feels like every team got a huge boost in their lineups. We were able to acquire sHy, but for some reason a lot of fans think our team is weak. We have a stellar veteran pool and shy is already looking promising, so I have no doubt we will perform well.
Q Why did you let your opponent come back from a disadvantage and win last game.
A I was constantly afraid of an all-in bust so I cut probes often and ended up giving him a big economic advantage. That made me nervous and I committed to a timing push prematurely.
Q ZerO is now on a three-loss streak; any words of encouragement as a senior.
A Zero still has time. This season there are no ace matches nor winners league, so there is no doubt that three losses in the beginning will be detrimental to competing for the most-wins title. Also, since Neo.G_Soulkey is on a three-win streak, Zero might even have a hard time retaining his position as the team's ace. However, I remember when I was in a big slump, once you break the losing streak, it's not too difficult to start winning again. Zero has a strong foundational basis and lots of experience, so he will undoubtedly regain his form. He just needs to break the streak as soon as possible.
Q How has the surgery affected you physically and mentally.
A I am much more relaxed due to the lack of pain during practice. I'm still recovering but as of now it hasn't caused me any trouble during my games and I can finally concentrate on playing, so I am happy.
Q Your goals this season.
A Getting Woongjin to playoffs. Personally, I will try to go for the most-wins title.
Q Any last words.
A Zero is still crushing during practice, so it's hard for me to believe that he is 0-3. Our next match is against Team8, so I hope to play against Jaedong and deliver an awesome game.
Source: Daily E-sports