Within Team 8, there’s a player whose results have fallen far short of expectation: BaBy. Though his round 1 results weren’t good, he’s definitely showing a different face in round 2. BaBy’s revival boosted team 8 to 6th place, where they’re once again dreaming of the post-season.
While facing Last, who has a strong 5-1 TvT record this season, BaBy flaunted his signature wraith play to seal his team’s win. BaBy said, “I’m glad I won, but I’m much more proud that I closed out the match for our team,” adding that “I want to help team 8 reach the post-season.”
Q: You closed out the win. How do you feel?
BaBy: I lost a lot of confidence from losing so much earlier in the season, so to win like this great. I think I can play the next match with confidence. I’m confident because we play STX again right away.
Q: It must be disappointing to not perform up to expectations
BaBy: Even though I feel like my skill’s steadily increasing from my WeMade days, this season I kept having exceptionally bad luck in the early game and losing. So I practiced against early game rushes over and over, and now I’m confident I can repel those strategies. From now on I’m not going to helplessly lose games.
Q: A lot of people are saying team 8 will do well if its terrans come to life
BaBy: It’s true the terrans aren’t doing as well as the other races. However, since in practice our terrans do just as well, I believe our terrans are going to rise up again.
Q: Any words to Sea
BaBy: Yum Bosung hyung! Today I stomped an STX terran. Next time show me how you win against an STX terran, too (laughs)
Q: You lost to Last in round 1.
BaBy: Actually, before he played me I remember he beat [my ex-teammate] Mind, so I’d gone in wanting to avenge him. I was sorry I couldn’t. Still, it’s a good thing I won today.
Q: Do you keep in touch with your Wemade comrades
BaBy: It sucks that both Mind and RorO lost today. I wish them better results in the future. But I trust they’ll do well.
Q: You meet STX again on the 14th.
BaBy: Personally, I want to meet a zerg. Since I’ve been practicing with Jaedong and Killer, I feel like I’ve gotten better [at TvZ].
Q: Any last words
BaBy: I want to extend this momentum and definitely reach the post-season.
Daily eSports reporter Lee Sora – firstname.lastname@example.org
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