Q: How do you feel after having won both the KSL and ASL?
A: I had barely any expectations when the league first began. My left arm wasn't well. I entered the league with the thought of merely playing up to par, but thankfully results went my way and I was able to go all the way because because my injuries got better over time.
Q: What was the hardest moment for you?
A: When I was preparing for the round of 16, the pain in my left arm was getting worse. It hurt every time I pressed the keyboard, and it was a nightmare to deal with. After seeking medical help and managing the pain, it got a lot better.
Q: Does it hurt even now?
A: I'm currently taking pain medications, and I also had injections to deal with the injuries. It's okay. I'm holding on.
Q: How long do you think you can keep participating in tournaments in such a condition?
A: I will do everything in my power to keep participating. I will make sure to enter the next tournament as the defending champion, and I will manage my injuries to the best of my abilities.
Q: How did you prepare for the finals against Mini?
A: Mini likes to harass a lot. To counter his style, I used wraiths to shut down his shuttle play. Wraiths are better than turrets against such a style because you can scout on top of being able to defend against Mini's shuttle play.
Q: So was it your plan to overpower him after shutting down his harassment style?
A: Yes. I felt as if I would have the upper hand going into the mid and late game if I didn't fall prey to his shuttle harassment.
Q: You repeated your proxy factory strategy versus Rain against Mini as well on Block Chain.
A: I used a similar strategy, and I knew that I won once the proxy factory landed successfully.
Q: You became the first ever player to win both the KSL and ASL. What's next for Last?
A: I enter every tournament with hopes of winning it all. I've heard that I am the first player to become the champion of both the major leagues ever since the era of ASL and KSL began. I hope to give performances worthy of such a title.
Q: After defeating Sharp, you mentioned that it is a minimal requirement to win in a tournament without Flash, if you wish to claim to be the second best terran in the world, how do you feel having accomplished that requirement?
A: I've been the second best terran around for quite some time (laughs). I'm glad to achieve my minimal requirement of winning a tournament without Flash participating. I will try to catch up to Flash's legacy by entering future tournaments also.
Q: Do you think Flash will enter the next ASL?
A: He was seeded into this tournament, but didn't enter it due to his wrists hurting. I hope he manages his condition, and compete besides me in the upcoming ASL.
Q: Are you willing to share any tips for managing your wrist and arm pain?
A: I'm sure Flash knows better than me. He even had surgery to deal with his pain way back in the days.
Q: Any final words?
A: I know a lot of fans had been worried about my worsening arm pain. I think I won due to their support. Thank you all for your support.
Translation Credit: Letmelose