1. About SPL and the Losing Streak
“I’m learning. I have been a player for a long time. I thought I could be a good coach but everything was against my will. When I practiced as a player, I forgot time. Sometimes I had a hard time understand my players. I have told them the standard strategies and builds but they have their own ways. They don’t accept.”
“Our record in the first round was decent, but then players started to pick maps. Because players who pick maps are the better performed ones, I thought it would be ok. But it turned out as a big problem. The other teams started to capitalize on this and countered it. The games were difficult”
“When I returned to SKT, I hope I can do my best to deliver more convenience to the players. But similar things happened just like Slayers. I was not a person who likes to give bad face to players, but because of this, I started to blame players (translator: it seems contradictory but the text is like that). During the middle of the season, I even sent some players back home. Players don’t have a sense of crisis, so I want to build a system of competition. I want to make sure that players don’t have the thought like ‘I’m in a list of big names, I can perform well even I just be a practice partner (or playing coach).’ ”
2. About SlayerS
When he was in SlayerS, Boxer was asked by a player “Bro, have you ever done anything for me?” It was a big controversy. Boxer hopes this wont happen again.
“I love my players back then and now. I was hoping the players in SlayerS can get well, but it was not a good end. I was very hurt. I don’t want to bring up the old days. But if players want to prove that their words and actions were correct, then they should be professional—to prove it with your performance.”
3. About Bisu
“Bisu was actually very good in Wings. But during his signing of the contract extension, the salary negotiation got to a stalemate for a very long time. Here was when things went wrong. It probably affected his practice. When he was back to the team, he was behind other players a lot. And that was during the middle of round two. There was still 1.5 round left, so I looked for the long-term and convinced him to practice HOTS early.”
After hearing this, Bisu was not upset, and practiced as Boxer said. Actually, Bisu was the first one to practice HOTS among the whole team.
“I just think this kind of things don’t need to get public. During HOTS beta, Bisu was actually ranked first in grandmaster. I hope Bisu can perform well more than anyone.”
During the missing period of Bisu, team’s performance also went down. Boxer was under controversies. He almost felt that he was depressed when facing all the criticisms.
“I dyed my hair not for looking but for covering my grey hair.”
4. About iloveoov
“Of course I want him back to SKT. He is better in managing players. He can act more like a father and say mean things. Some players want him back as well. As a Terran, his back will have double effects with me.”
Iloveoov will finish his military service in later this year. It’s a long time but Boxer – iloveoov combination will be powerful.
“His back to SKT is not a thing that I can decide on my own.”