Samsung Khan's mighty Protoss trio defeated Woongjin Stars to claim the 2nd place in this Proleague season. Khan's Protoss line made up an incredible 60%+ of the season's lineups and contributed greatly to their 2nd place position. Samsung Khan's Stork, Brave, and JangBi played a part in their joyous victory.
Stork promised, "We're definitely going to make the finals and show some fun games," while Jangbi said, "Up until now, every time I lost, our team lost, so from now on, I'm going to focus, and we'll win for sure," psyching himself up. "Every time I tell my mom I'm getting sent out, I lose, so today I didn't say anything to her, and I won," said Brave. "I guess from now on I'll have to keep my matches a secret from her," he said, causing everyone to burst out in laughter.
Q: Your team has secured 2nd place.
Stork = Trying to calculate the playoffs conditions hurt my head, so I just thought that we should win, no matter what. I was worried because I often show weak form against the Woongjin Zergs, but I won so I'm really happy. We've prepared so well for all our games leading up to the finals, so I really want to make it to the finals this time.
Brave = At the very least, it's nice that we finally have a little break time now (laugh). If only we had concentrated a little more during the season, we could have made it straight to the finals, so we're still pretty frustrated about that.
Jangbi = We couldn't get 1st place, but by winning today, we got 2nd. It's a little disappointing, but this is still good too. I want the playoff games to start soon!
Q: Your team is on an upwards trend (good momentum).
Stork = The best part of getting 2nd is that we get a decent amount of time to rest, which I think is fortunate. At the start of the 3rd round, there were a lot of matches that were only 3 days apart, so it was hard to get any rest and we were rushed.
Brave = Our team spirit is important. If we can never go on a winning streak, we fall into a losing one (laugh). If we win, or there's a lot of rest time between matches, then we'll do well in the next match. We won today and now we're getting a break, so we'll make it to the finals for sure.
Jangbi = I couldn't lose today. There's been so many times where I lost and so the team lost, and I'm very sorry for that. We were in good shape to get 1st place, but because of me, we got 2nd, and I feel bad. We'll get to the finals and win step by step. From now on, I'll focus hard on all my matches.
Q: Give us an assessment of your games today.
Stork = The strategy I used today could be blocked if the zerg dealt with it well, but I didn't actually expect it to be blocked so easily, so I got a bit flustered. But then after my opponent produced mutas and scourge, I knew what to expect. So I switched into a two stargate build and it worked out nicely. Lately it seems that if a good strategy comes up, ZerO has a hard time dealing with it.
Brave = Grape was the one who originally came up with my build. Since I come out on Chain Reaction so often, I needed to stay unpredictable with a new and different strategy.
Jangbi= I guess I just won with skill (laugh). [lol wtf jangbi]
Q: Which team would you like to make it to the semis?
Stork = We get to choose the 1st and 7th set map, so that's good. What's more important than which team we meet is which players we face, but... Woongjin is always quite strong against us, so it would be nice if KT could make it.
Brave = I really hate facing the Zerg-strong Woongjin. I want to play KT (laugh).
Jangbi = Since we get to pick the 7th set map, we can shut out Flash, so I'd like to meet KT too.
Q: For the playoffs, the Bo7 Ace Match format was reinstated.
Stork = We always lost in the ace match. I'd like to end the match before it gets to that point.
Brave = I don't really care that much that there's ace matches now, but it's good for us because we have many cards that we can play.
Jangbi = Our team has an unusual passion when it comes to the playoffs. We get totally fired up compared to the regular season (laugh).
Q: What do you think of your chances of winning PL?
Stork = We managed to get 2nd place in the regular season, so I think our chances of winning it all is positive. I think SKT is the best opponent for the finals. Lately the finals have just been battles between KT and SKT, but isn't that a little boring by now? (laugh) We want to end that pattern. If we make it to the finals, I really want to play a great game against Bisu.
Brave = If we make it to the finals, our opponent will be SKT, so we'll practice even harder for it.
Jangbi = We're really strong at the 2-part season league format, and since they split up the season this time, I'm confident we can win. I'm hoping to have a Kong-line showdown with Fantasy in the finals.
Q: Anything else you'd like to say?
Stork = Our match today was really important, so I'd like to thank everyone that helped us prepare. And to our fans, we'll meet again in 2 weeks (laugh).
Brave = Every I tell my mom that I'm going to play, I lose, so I told her I wasn't getting sent out today. From now on, I'll have to keep my matches a secret from her (laugh). I'll practice hard for the playoffs, so we'll make the finals for sure.
Jangbi = We secured 2nd place, so now we'll probably get to take a short break, rest up well so we can head down to Busan.
holy shit this one was long x_x ;;
A big congratulations to Khan on making 2nd place! Hope to see you guys in the finals :D