Source: This Is Game
How do you feel about making it to the Ro4 of the OSL?
Honestly, I am really dazed. Like I previously stated in the other interview, I honestly didn't expect to get so far in the OSL. But for some strange reason, my games seem to be going really well for OnGameNet.
After your elimination from the GSL in the Ro16, you only have OSL remaining.
I didn't want to become unemployed so I did play a lot of games. But instead of doing a specific practice routine in order to take down Oz hyung, I just practiced through ladder. Oz hyung has such a peculiar style so I figured trying to match it would only decrease my chances of winning.
Today's games one and two were not your best.
Oz hyung came with such well planned early game builds. I talked to him after the match and I saw that that strategy was indeed and unbeatable one. Honestly, if my play hadn't worked on Entombed Valley, I would have lost that one as well.
You were exposed in games one and two because you were shaken up too much in the early game.
For game one, I already figured he would go for a harassing build. That's why I killed his probe, only to find out he already had a pylon at my expansion. So I got really flustered.
In game two, Oz hyung played so well I had no choice but to take damage.
What was the secret to your comeback in game two?
When Oz hyung moved out with a immortal, sentry, blink stalker composition, I bought as much time as possible and kept on getting out infestors. I pretty much figured I could still win even if my expansion died because I still had an army of infestors.
In game three, you decided to attack first.
Oz hyung lead the games too well for the first two games so I was afraid that he would come out with something even scarier. I decided to attack first so that Oz hyung couldn't do his plays that he had planned.
You will face MC in the Ro4. How do you think that will go?
Honestly, it's going to be troubling. He is an excellent player and I've also lost to him before in the GSL by a score of 0-3. And the maps are not great for Zerg either. In order for me to go to the finals, I am going to have to prepare extensively.
You lost the last GSL because you took all of MC's hits.
I had all these plays prepared but then the thought that I absolutely had to make it to Busan became my downfall. I just played like my hands instructed me to and then I ended up losing my composure. I played badly so I suffered a massacre. It seems like I've even started a kind of slump after that match.
If you win against MC for the OSL, it will be like getting revenge right?
I don't think I can say that it will be like getting revenge. I've played MC many times and you win some and you lose some. We're just playing a game.
Recently, people have been saying that Rain could win both leagues. What do you think about that?
If Rain plays well enough I think that's highly a possibility. If you compare Rain to the top of the top GSL players, he could be one of them. I would like to prevent that if possible but first I have to take down MC. That's why I think I'll be gaining more confidence.
The Ro4 will be a bo7. How do you think it will go?
Since I have to play a maximum of seven games, it will be important that I plan each game accordingly and work on keeping my mentality in check. I'm going to prepare for this as if I was preparing for a finals. In fact, this pretty much is a finals.
Zergs seem to be struggling on the maps for this season? Do you think you'll be able to overcome this obstacle?
Honestly, I'm not that confident. But I've always been like this. Even when it seemed impossible, I would just keep on practicing until I saw an opening. I hope this also happens for the Ro4.
A KeSPA vs GSL finals is inevitable.
In the early days, that kind of thing was apparent. But nowadays, we're all just the same kind of gamers. I'm not going to put a lot of weight on that whole KeSPA vs GSL concept. I'm just going to view all my opponents as people I must absolutely win against.
Anything else you would like to say?
I want to thank the Protoss teammates for practicing with me. I also want to thank the coach, his family, my friends, my family, my acquaintances, my girlfriend, and my fans. Lastly, I want to thank our sponsors Lotte, RAZER, and partner MYM.