World e-Sports Masters 2012
Translated from http://s.163.com/12/1028/15/8ETNCICN00314D0E.html
Congratulations Leenock on being the champion of WEM. Thank you for accepting this interview with s.163.com and "Electronic Sports" magazine. What are your thoughts after winning the tournament?
Thank you. Because this is my third time winning a tournament (first two times were at MLG), the feeling isn't as strong and exciting as the first time I won a tournament, but I am still very happy to have won.
You only danced a small portion of Gangnam Style rather than the whole thing after winning (laughs)?
I haven't actually practised Gangnam Style, and I felt quite shy while dancing. I also didn't know if I was dancing well, and so I just stopped dancing (laughs).
You faced a cannon rush from JYP in the first game. How did you end up winning?
The situation then was unfavourable for me (third base was destroyed by cannons), and so I counter-attacked with a Nydus worm, and finally managed to overwhelm him with my unit production.
In the second game, your zerglings disrupted JYP's rhythm. When did you start feeling that you would be able to win?
JYP chose to apply pressure at the front, and as a result, his base wasn't well defended. When I successfully did the zergling runby, I knew that victory was mine.
Which was the match that you were most satisfied with in this WEM tournament?
The match against Nestea. Because I lost the first game, and after that I used different strategies, and after making the comeback I just felt like I played so amazingly.
You've won US$12,000. What are your plans for it?
As I am still underaged, things like prize money are still passed to my parents to manage (laughs).
You've played Starcraft 2 for already 2 years plus. Do you think you can make a living from this?
As of now I can still live off my winnings. But if I just play Starcraft 2 alone, I probably still have to get more prize money in order for it to work.
With the addition of WEM, you've received approximately US$130,000. What target do you want to achieve before you are satisfied?
It's very hard to fix a target. In general, if I can make US$50,000 a year, it's already pretty good.
Who do you think are the five best Zergs in Korea?
Nestea, Life, DRG, Symbol, and myself (laughs).
What do you think of Life? You're 16, he's 15, and both of you are young Zerg champions.
In terms of ability, there isn't a huge gap between us. Life is also an amazing player. I think really highly of him, and also really admire his strength.
Your ZvP wasn't strong. How are you overcoming that?
I've heard some evaluations regarding my ZvP being weak, and I just keep practising, and so my level has risen.
Do you have any specific tournaments that you specially want to win in the upcoming days?
Rather than tournaments, I have players that I specially want to play against. That's because I am the sort of person who really wants revenge if I were defeated by any particular player,
As for now, I especially want to go up against Rain, He's in really good form recently, and is also currently the hottest player [T/N: No not that type of hot]
Have you watched the OSL finals between DRG and Rain? Do you feel like the infestor broodlord composition is really unsolvable like Rain says?
I haven't watched OSL. From my viewpoint, even though the infestor broodlord composition is really strong, it's not an unbeatable composition. As long as the Mothership doesn't get neural parasited, there is a chance for Protoss to win.
Any last things you want to say?
This is my first time in China, and so I'm very thankful to the agents and staff for taking care of me. I also hope that the fans would really look out for our games, and I will use the best games to repay all the fans.
Edit: Bonus material!! Leenock dancing to Gangnam style