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CJ Entus ByuL
Source: inven eSports
How do you feel about grabbing the championship with a three kill performance?
I still haven’t come to grips about it. I had no idea that a day like this could also arrive for me. It’s even better because I got to see my teammates’ happy faces.
You were sent out as the final boss for today’s matches. How did you feel?
I was sent out when we were down 1-3, so I told myself that we were screwed. But then I decided to approach my games with a calm mindset and I think that ended up working out well for me. But I wasn’t anticipating going up against Rogue so my first game was the most difficult.
Were you flustered when you went up against Trap?
I was expecting sOs to be sent out, so it was actually more comforting for me to face Trap. It’s cumbersome to play against sOs because he’s a player with such an unpredictable style.
Your final victory was rather easy. Can you explain your build?
I prepared a lot of responsive build orders based on the situations that would arise. And especially for KSS, I had a feeling that he was going to go for mech so I went for a strategy that could respond to that and it ended up working out well.
CJ lost 0-3 to Jin Air in the final match before playoffs began this round. Did that loss affect your momentum?
When we were down 1-3, I thought to myself, “Are we just going to lose like this again?” But since I had prepared so well beforehand, I calmly approached all my games without any pressure so I was able to play well.
You secured three kills in an all-kill format. You must have felt something very different than all the others.
This was my first time performing this critically on a large stage. As I was coming out of my booth after I took down Maru in that last game, the fans started chanting my name. It was electrifying.
Was there pressure when you were chosen as the ace?
There was none. I was feeling confident because I had done so well during practice.
Anything else you would like to say?
I am so glad that I was able to secure the championship through my own hands. I want to thank HyuN hyung for coming to cheer us on and for giving me a lot of advice. Also, the CJ Entus corporation officials came for today’s match so I am twice as happy that I was able to deliver them an awesome performance.
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