Source: Daily eSports
Tell us how you feel about securing the victory for your team.
Stephano was doing so well that he impressed me. But then I ended up winning (laughs). I am glad that I was able to contribute to my team's victory. Everyone on the team is working hard to show great games so I hope the fans will cheer hard for us.
You've returned to a 50% win ratio.
People around me were telling me that I am good at the game but I had a lot of losses so I was breaking a lot of people's expectations. Since there are still a ton of games to come in the future, I'm not going to dwell on a one win one loss record. I am still practicing really hard with the expectation that my record will improve one day.
Were you feeling pressured by the fact that Stephano was your opponent?
Every Zerg player feels inspired whenever they see Stephano initiate a build order. I can't help but think that Stephano is probably the best player when it comes to decision making. There are not a lot of foreign players like that. So I have wanted to play him at least once but I had no idea that that opportunity would arrive that quickly. After seeing him take two games off of us, all I could think was that I wanted to hurry up and face him.
How was the game against Stephano?
After I forced Stephano to retreat with his zergling/baneling army I went for a counter attack and figured I had the advantage when I saw that he had a lot of spine crawlers. But then I noticed that his roach speed was already finished. I was able to realize once more that his decision making skills are really fast. But I was able to put on a bit of pressure with my own roaches so I think that's why I was able to progress through the game on an advantage.
It felt like you prepared really well for the final game.
With the map alterations, the destructible rocks no longer have armor and the armor on the neutral assimilators have been reduced. So I figured the build order I am using is the best one for the map. Even from a Zerg's perspective, the armor has to get a buff.
You will be the starter for the next match.
For the next match, I am up against hyvaa. I am friends with hyvaa, just like I'm friends with JYP who I faced today. I feel like this match will be different though since I get to play again right after I just played the ace role for my team. I'm friends with hyvaa but winning is winning so I am going to practice extensively so I can show a great game.
Anything else you would like to say?
I want to thank my teammates for helping me with practice. These days, we are practicing so hard that I think we've all improved. I will make sure that I keep showing great games from here on out.