In the 2nd round, CJ Entus had a record of 2 wins 5 loss, a poor record. In the 3rd round they even lost their 1st match and fell below a 50% win rate, enough to affect the players’ condition. Especially for EffOrt, after returning to Proleague he had his first 3 game losing streak and told he revealed that he a tough time dealing with it.
EffOrt says, “In our last match against Team 8 to thank the fans I did the ‘기역시옷’ ceremony [TN – the consonants for Korean word Thank You, Gam Sa (감사) separately] but it was seen as a thumbs down ceremony so it created some misunderstanding. It was originally from a cable program called ‘Comedy Big League’ and he got the hand motion from that so I want to make that clear”.
Q. You guys beat 1st place Samsung KHAN easily.
Leta – I think we won because he had our mascot Onester. He helped our team atmosphere and I hope he will continue to cheer for us.
(CJ One is a subpart of CJ Entus I believe)
EffOrt – I’ve been passive recently. The team or me, we lost enough. It was time for us start going up. I’m happy beating the 1st place Samsung Khan, as a starting point we will gain back our 1st place. It seems like a hard goal to accomplish, but if we try hard enough a good result will come forth.
Q. To be called a race’s expert craftsman you did so well today.
Leta – When you use wraiths while hunting down SCVs there are situations where you can shot down by goliaths. But today I maintained my four wraith group. Jo Ki Suk (Sharp) put on a late scan and today all the things worked out for me, even when I look at the game it gives off a finish of a craftsman.
Q. Why do you use wraiths often?
Leta – While controlling wraiths to make my opponent focus on them, I can play more comfortably. With them you can control the game’s pace. Also the air unit’s specialty is scouting the other person’s concept and easier to play against it. I think it is the same for when Zergs use mutalisks.
Q. You’re on a 4 game winning streak.
Leta – By trying my hardest, it is being shown in my results. I think fortune has found me. I believe in the saying, ‘Luck follows to the person who tries his best’. Not letting go of this opportunity, I will keep my condition in top shape.
Q. In the past your Sparkies’ days, around the post season you were strong.
Leta – That kind of spirit, I think it increased a little. The fans have given me the nickname ‘miracle’ like play; I have to answer these expectations the fans have of me so I try even harder. The pressure is big but I will become a better me to not disappoint my fans.
Q. You played with Park Dae Ho (TurN)
EffOrt – We were winning 2-0 so I expected Song Byung Goo (Stork) to come out but Turn came out. I feel like he prepared against me so I also prepared according to Turn’s aggressive play. I thought I would win if I played safely.
Q. Did you prepare a strategy for TurN?
EffOrt – Nothing special. I think if I played safely and block him that I would beat him.
Q. EffOrt also has an aggressive play style
EffOrt – Recent trends have changed a lot. When Zerg plays just attacking singularly, there are situations where there are holes in the style to exploit. Teammates gave me advice to focus on my defense, so I kept that in mind.
Q. When did you confirm your victory?
EffOrt – The reason I won is because Turn maintained his play style to the dot. After my scouting attempt zergling was caught, I thought the Terran’s army would come up the ledge but only three marines were in the natural’s front. So I used my zerglings to reduce the marine numbers, which helped a lot. I tried catching more marines but could not out in the center but I predicted his game concept, which lead me to victory.
Q. You were in a 3 game losing streak.
EffOrt – After returning, it’s my longest losing streak. Personally I had many disappointing games so it affected by mental condition. After I pulled the set out with a win, I think that all that pressure was lifted.
Q. The team is at 8 wins 8 loss.
EffOrt – Until the extent of our ability we will try to stack up our wins. It may be hard to rise back to 1st place but we will try our best to at least enter the post season.
Q. Your thoughts about Onester. --> + Show Spoiler +
Say hello to RAINBOW BURGER -_-!!!!
Leta – Onester arrived at the match for the first time so it was a bit awkward. I think Onester has not adjusted to the match atmosphere just yet. As soon as it adapts, I think it can show great teamwork with me.
EffOrt – Other teams got Bunkie and Flashcot, I think our mascot can help create a fun atmosphere also. I want to do ceremonies with Onester and entertain the fans that comes to the matches.
Q Any last words.
EffOrt – I want to clear something up. Our last match with Team 8 game after I beat Lee Jae Dong (Jaedong) and did a ceremony, people named it as the ‘thumbs down’ ceremony and I received a lot of flak for that. That was not the intention of the ceremony. In a cable TV program called ‘Comedy Big League’ they had a hand movement that represented ‘기역과 시옷’ (consonants ㄱ and ㅅ) a meaning to thank the fans so I copied that. But they misunderstood my intent so I felt sad and falsely accused. I hope the fans learn of ‘Comedy Big League’ more now.
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Translated by Kimoleon
Onester not troll enough like bunkie. Yay Leta ^^.
Edit - argh keep forgetting to link source huehue.