Iris (T, CJ Entus)
- It's your first ever finals
▶ I always thought of the Starleague in terms of stages and rounds. Other player seemed to be the most excited and happy when they won in the semifinals. When I was a rookie, the scenes of players advancing to the finals from the semifinals left a strong impression with me. I wanted it to be me in that place, and I accomplished that today.
- You took care of Stork easily.
▶ Coming into the game, I sometimes thought I would lose. I decided that even if I do lose, I would to do the things I wanted, to do everything I prepared. So I went in with my mind at ease. That helped me attack well. At first, when the matchups were decided last week, I though tI would win. But preparing along with Proleague was very tough. Yesterday I was joking around with Savior about this and that. I'm happy to win 3-0, because I feel that my win over Savior is justified.
- You opened with 2-fac for all three sets.
▶ I actually prepared 2-fac for all five sets. I was pretty nervous [using a risky strategy]. I prepared 2-fac openings so that win or lose, I made my move before Carriers were in the air. Once carriers join ground forces, they're unstoppable, so I wanted to end the games earlier.
- The moment you clinched victory, what did you think?
▶ When all of Stork's dragoons died and his probes came out, I realized I won. But I felt sorry to see him dismayed.
- It's your first finals since debuting.
▶ I once heard that as you get older, it costs more and more to miss a chance. If you can't win a finals it only becomes harder next time. This finals has come at a crucial time. I've set my goals to win a finals at 22 years old.
- What was the most difficult moment getting to the finals?
▶ While I was preparing for the semis, I thought that facing Stork would be the hardest. But afterwards, I realized that in the end playing Savior was most difficult.
- Who would you like to face in the finals.
▶ I think it would be fun to play Flash. He's been gettings wins over all the players with strong reputations these days. But I feel that if you want people to say you have a strong TvT, you have to beat me first. I havn't even had a chance to play him in private.
- What are your goals going into the finals.
▶ A finals appearance has been my one desire for the entire three years of my gaming career. Reaching this stage has not been easy at all. I pour all my passion into this, and whoever my opponent is, they cannot match my passion. I will be a player who can back up his words.