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You made it to the fourth round of the losers' bracket. How do you feel?
I don't feel that good about it since I had to kill a fellow teammate, EffOrt hyung. I'm going to do my absolute best with EffOrt hyung in mind.
How was your first team kill?
I never got nervous even once. I have no burden but, I felt something else entirely. It feels mucky to win and I really hope I never have to go through another team kill.
You played a very aggressive style today. What was the reason for that?
Today's concept was this: strategically play using gas and attack with macro. My approach worked out well so my games also went well.
Thanks to the WCS tournament, it seems you've gained a lot of confidence.
I do well in WCS but I lack confidence for ProLeague matches. I am worried since I am currently on a losing streak. I'm in panic mode since I'm on a losing streak on a game that I really believed in. I do well in WCS but do terribly for ProLeague so I'm torn up mentally.
If you win one more time, you become a representative for Korea.
I really should have won my first match during the Ro32. The losers' bracket is so exhausting. It's my first tournament but I seem to have gotten used to the MokDong studio. But it would have been so much better had I remained in the winners' bracket.
Your next opponent is a rematch against Protoss player, Puzzle.
After playing against Puzzle, I found out that he's actually pretty playable against. I think I'm going to be able to have a fun match with him. I have a good momentum right now so in my current condition, I have a lot of confidence.
Even if you lose, you still have the 9th - 10th place matches.
It's a nice road to fall back on but I think it would be much better for me to just win it. It's just much better to go the easy way.
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You've made the fourth round of the losers' bracket with two straight victories.
I didn't really expect anything today. I felt like I was going to get really nervous today. I still haven't adapted to the televised studio environment. Actually, after playing with a clam mindset, I felt like I got less nervous. I think it's going to be better for me to keep on not expecting anything. But if I'm in an advantageous situation, getting nervous is inevitable.
In game one, you had a bit of crisis towards the end against the Terran's attack.
It's because I got nervous. As soon as I pushed his base, I couldn't see the screen. My professional friends from BW told me that you really can't see anything and think well during the first game. I used to think those were lies. But I now know that it's true. If you're put in an advantageous situation, you really just can't see what's in front of you. You just get it all up in your head that you're about to win so you can't see anything and start to get really nervous. It's dangerous.
In game two, you had the better build order and grabbed the lead. Did you get nervous from the get go?
Normally I evaluate my opponents' ladder games and VODs and memorize what their weakness are. I've studied aLive's style through his online games and ladder games. With that in mind, I would purposely lose to him if we met in ladder matches so that I could use that against him during tournament matches. He relies way too heavily on his marines. I normally do not get zergling speed that early but this time I purposely aimed for it. I thought that for sure, he would play that certain style for game two. so I didn't get as nervous. If I see that the game is going my way, I don't get nervous.
If you win the next match, you become a representative for Korea.
Regarding every match up, I always wait until I find out who my next opponent will be. Then I obtain his replays and then dissect them. I'm going to do my absolute best so that I can become a representative for Korea.
For the first time, you will face RorO, a KeSPA player. Is there any burden?
My burden level is at 200x right now. I really just want to forfeit (laughs). RorO uses a bar code ID on ladder so I don't even have any info on him. And also, since it's going to be a mirror match up, I have a feeling it's going to be a fight of pure basics. I think I'm going to lose depending on build order wise and strategy wise.
Even if you lose, you still have a chance to become a Korean representative through the 9th - 10th place matches.
For now, I know that our skill level is similar to that of KeSPA players, but since community members react so harshly when GSL players lose, I think I'm going to have to win my match. But I do know that RorO is at Grand Master league level so it's not going to be weird even if I lose to him.
How do you feel about the pace that KeSPA players are catching up?
I actually don't think it's that fast. They're pro gamers just like us so of course I knew that they were going to catch up by this much.
How are you going to get over your televised matches nerves?
I think I'll be fine as long as I keep following my pattern. Game twos seem to be going my way so I don't think it really matters all that much. The problem is when games aren't going my way. In order to overcome that, I just need to keep playing in televised matches.
Anything else you would like to say?
I'm going to do my absolute best to become a representative for Korea. Also, if I do end up losing, I'mg going to have to request that I don't get so much crap about losing to a KeSPA player.
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How do you feel about making it to the fourth round of the losers' bracket.
Thing weren't going that well for me during my practices so I was feeling uneasy but I won easily than expected so I feel relieved. I feel really good that I won by a score of 2:0.
In game one, his reaper revealed your dark templar build. How did you feel about that?
Thanks to that reaper I almost got screwed over. But I felt like he would only defend his front so I warped in to his base to make sure the reaper scouting me didn't effect me that much. Warping via vision was also something I had already planned on doing.
In game two, you blocked a 5 rax marine attack.
I hadn't fallen victim to an all in in a while so I got a little flustered but his marines arrived later than expected so I kept wondering what this whole thing was. I had great stalker micro so I was able to block it. I don't know if it's because I hadn't experienced it in a while or what but the marines arrival time was different than what I had anticipated. My build order could have lost to his build order but my stalker micro saved the day.
You showed a ceremony with nexuses. Was there a specific purpose?
I think people are going to give me crap about that so I'm actually wondering if that ceremony was worth it. I attempted a ceremony like that so that I could thank all my fans who had kept on cheering for me all this time.
You have conveniently killed three KeSPA players already. Can we label you as a KeSPA killer?
I don't think I should be labeled as a killer just yet (laughs). I just played without underestimating them so I think that's why I've been winning.
Your next opponent is Polt. What do you think will happen?
Personally, I hate Polt's style. I think I'm going to have to prepare extensively for him. As soon as I get back home, I'm going to start preparing.
As far as we know, you are to leave on the 23rd for the upcoming MLG. So is tomorrow the last match for you?
In my situation, that's pretty much what it is. I had already been registered for MLG so before I participated in the WCS, the MLG officials told me they'd be very patient about it. It's a shame that I can't finish the tournament.
You must be yearning to win tomorrow so that you can become a representative for Korea.
Absolutely. I don't get an opportunity to become a representative if I lose so I absolutely must win no matter what. I think I can manage it if I just get some confidence in myself.
Anything else you would like to say?
I want to thank our sponsors The Little App Factory, Twitch, and RAZER. I want to thank Jinro for coming with me again today. I also want to thank my parents for always watching my games and cheering for me. I want to thank TaeJa, jjakji, TheStC, and Sting for helping me with practice. Lastly, even if I do have to end up forfeiting the rest of my matches, I want to ask that my fans never stop cheering for me