Source: Daily eSports
How do you feel about being the first foreigner to grab a victory in 2748 days?
Personally speaking, I want to give myself the credit for taking this victory for my team since this win had more meaning to me than the hundreds or thousands of days that passed since the last time a foreigner won.
Before the match began, you stated that you had confidence.
I wasn't obsessed over winning. I figured I had to have that kind of mentality in order to play with a peaceful mindset.
Did you practice a lot with Classic's style in mind?
No at all. I spent a lot of time figuring out how to play on the map and on how to best utilize my plays. The map itself was a concept map.
It is difficult for the foreign players to grab victories for Proleague.
When it came to SC1, Korea had a huge advantage over anyone else. There was a skill level gap between Korean players and foreigners. Even for SC2, Korea is dominant. But I don't think that it's impossible to win against them. I was really nervous for my proleague game today but never the less, it went well.
You said that the map was a concept map. How did you prepare for it?
I pondered a lot as to which strategy would be the best. I used my practice time with my teammates to come up with a good strategy, decrease the amount of mistakes I could make, and worked on preparing for a long macro game. I was satisfied with my performance.
It looks like you'll be sent out a lot for Proleague. Was today's victory indicative of what's to come in the future?
Proleague is all about the mind games. I think I was able to overcome any mental blocks with today's game. As long as I can focus on utilizing my strategies to their fullest and work hard so that I can win, I should be able to make good results.
How many victories are you expecting?
I want to have a 50% win ratio.
Foreign tournaments will resume soon. How do you plan on managing those with Proleague?
There's going to be a lot of tournaments opening up in America and Europe. I don't really have plans to attend that many tournaments. I don't really like traveling on an airplane. I just want to make the best results I possibly can for each tournament I attend.
How is Korean food?
I love bulgogi and kimchi. I also can handle spicy foods really well.
How is the EG team house life?
A big key factor is that I can't sleep all that much. But I've had past experiences with team houses when I was at the WeMade team house so I understand that the team house needs me to be active and that I need to learn to adapt to my living conditions.
Anything else you would like to say?
I want to thank the fans for cheering me on even though I was at three straight losses. I don't really want my fans to send me messages over the EG home page or the TeamLiquid website. Honestly, I don't really post on community sites. I plan on using twitter to update my statuses.