Source: Daily eSports
How do you feel about winning?
It took three matches but we finally grabbed a victory. We were the new team on the block so there was a lot of pressure for when we would grab our first victory but we were able to make a clean sweep like this today so I feel good. I feel so good that there are no words that can describe how I'm feeling right now.
Is there any pressure behind the fact that people are saying that EG-TL are championship contenders?
Of course there is pressure. Just the fact that our team looked to be so powerful from the get go and that we were labeled as championship contenders before proleague even began really did put a lot of pressure on us. I feel like we can pull of great results though through the performance we just showed today.
During game four, you lost your natural without even being able to utilize it once.
I let my natural die but we were in cross positions and my zergling speed was done faster than his. I also felt like I wasn't at that much of a disadvantage because I didn't lose any workers. I knew that the game was still perfectly playable.
In the previous match, EG-TL went all the way to the ace round but ended up losing. Did you feel any disappointment at the fact that you weren't chosen as the ace?
Not at all. TaeJa has far more experience in the world of SC2 than I do. I acknowledge that he has more experience than me so I wasn't disappointed. I'm sure people view our team as a pain in the butt since we have so many talented players we can choose as aces.
How do you feel about the new team you've joined?
I am receiving a ton of feedback regarding my game and I am also learning so many new things I never even knew existed. I am the oldest member on the team so I feel like my teammates follow me well. I am having no trouble whatsoever adapting to this new team. My teammates help me out well and I have fun everyday.
You took a game for EG-TL today. How many wins do you think you will secure for Round 1 of Proleague?
All the other teams got a head start in preparing for Proleague. Which is why I don't really have big expectations for round one. Personally I think it's best that we're trying to gradually grab results. Today's atmosphere was better than I thought it would be. I think we'll be able to show our gradual progress from here on out. I think our overall score will be around 4-3 or 5-2. I am very excited for it. I think our victory held a lot of meaning today.
Your personal goals for this season?
I want to be the player on my team with the most wins. Even if I can't achieve that, I still want to be able to make performances where I can be satisfied within myself. I also heard that they will be giving out awards for each race. I want to receive the award for Zerg.
You must be excited for IdrA and Stephano joining the roster in a month.
They are players who are notorious overseas so I really think people will tune in to Proleague even more with their arrival. I also think overseas fans will also watch Proleague more so I am excited. Stephano and IdrA are internationally acclaimed Zerg players. I know they will be able to teach me a lot of things so I am very excited for their arrival.
It was announced that you were going to stream tomorrow.
I feel the pressure because of that announcement but none the less I still want Korean fans and foreign fans alike to tune in (laughs).
Anything else you would like to say?
I was preparing so vigorously for today's match that I ended up catching a cold, fell ill, and wasn't able to practice a lot. Especially yesterday since I did nothing but rest. I want to thank the manager and the coach for taking good care of me and I want to let the coach know that I very much enjoyed the coffee. Every time we come out for Proleague I feel like the crowd cheer on the hardest for us. I want to thank the fans for regularly coming out to cheer us on. I promise that we will pay them back by putting up great results.