Source: This Is Game
You took your team to the Round of 4 with four kills.
It's nice that we're in the semifinals, but we'll have to win in order to be satisfied. Still, I'm in a good mood after making four kills.
When you were sent out on the third set, how many kills did you feel you had to perform?
To be honest, I've played so well in my games lately that I felt that I would beat everyone. Both yesterday and the day before that, I did astoundingly well in practice. Way back when, I did well during practice before the 2011 GSTL Season 1 Round of 16 playoffs and stated that I thought that I would win if I were sent out, and it was just like that this time, too. I think that I do particularly well during times like this (laughs).
Out of your four games, which one would you say was the hardest?
The most difficult one was my match against LosirA. I scouted him with my Probe but couldn't find a single worker at his natural. That is a 100% sure indicator of an all-in, so I warped in Photon Cannons to defend, but my tech was late because of that. When I went for an attack after building an army, I was blocked and ended up at a disadvantage. After LosirA stopped my army, he went for the counter-attack. The game would have been more difficult if he had built more Drones and added Infestors to his unit composition, but I was given an opportunity after he lost his army during his attack.
Against YongHwa, you did a 5 Gate all-in.
This is a build that only I knew since several months ago. I have a lot of builds that I want to show off in broadcasted matches, but I haven't had the opportunity to do so. I haven't been able to use them because I haven't been able to play in the GSL, but I have a lot of powerful hidden builds.
Were you certain that your 5 Gate all-in would succeed?
I used the same build twice during the IPTL, and it worked both times back then, too. He would have blocked the all-in if he had seen those matches, but he wasn't aware of it.
This match feels just like the one during the Round of 6 of the 2011 GSL Season 1 playoffs. Is there a reason that you are so strong against IM?
There isn't any special reason. As I said before, I start to do well at times like this; I become better at the game and perform well during my matches.
Whenever MVP participates in the GSTL, your team reaches the Round of 4 100% of the time. Did you know this?
I did know, and it's unfortunate that we've recently lost whenever we reached the Round of 4. The most regrettable part of dropping out of the semifinals was my team losing the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas. Because I was invited to IPL 4 and had to go by myself, I felt lonely.
Your opponent at the semifinals is TSL. How do you think things will go?
TSL's Zergs are incredibly powerful. I think we will be able to win if we focus on our matchups versus Zerg. I don't think that their other races are as strong.
You're participating in the GSL Code A qualifiers tomorrow. Are you confident that you will advance?
I did expose a lot of my play style today, but I have so many strategies that I don't think my opponents will know which ones I will go for. I'm not only confident in my prepared builds but also in my macro play. If they worry too much about my all-ins, I will defeat them in macro games. As long as I plan my matches well, I think I can move up.
Now, you'll have to play in the GSL in addition to the GSTL.
My affinity to the GSL isn't that strong. I've participated in the Code A qualifiers for two years and lost five times at the finals, but I think I can advance if I can seize just one opportunity. I think that I can earn good results in the GSL, too, as long as I can keep up my momentum.
Do you have any last words?
A lot of people became interested in me after last year's GSTL playoffs, but I ended up falling off the radar. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to do well despite everyone's expectations, and I will make sure to work hard in order to rise up to them in the future. I'm also grateful to my parents for believing in me, and I would like to thank all of my friends and fans for cheering for me. Finally, I want to thank my team's sponsors, Lotte Chilsung, Razer, and GOMTV, as well as our partners, MYM and Wayi Spider.