Source: Daily eSports
You were the final Terran to advance through.
I'm the first one to advance through after defeating someone not playing the same race so I feel proud (INno and aLive both advanced through after winning a TvT). I feel good after seeing my name among the small amount of Terrans that made it through.
It's been 2 years since you advanced into an offline individual league.
Honestly, I feel dazed today. I had no thoughts about making it into the league at all. I only came to Korea so I could secure my visa for a Chinese league I'm competing in for January 3rd of next year. I'm amazed that I participated in this.
Were you feeling confident that you would make it through today?
I saw my first opponent and saw it was Reality. So I thought to myself "Well, that's as far as I'm getting." (laughs)
You've been mostly MIA all this time.
Honestly, I was not in good health. I had no confidence in my own skills and phenomenons where a tingling sensation in my hands would occur while I was playing would keep coming up. So I wasn't able to participate in qualifiers either. (I checked out ByuN's FOMOS interview because sometimes different things are said in different interviews. In the FOMOS interview, ByuN talks about having bad wrists as well.)
You will face soO in the Ro16. Do you feel confident?
SK Telecom players started practicing for LotV late but I still think I'm going to lose. soO is an unbeatable force until the finals (laughs). Since ladder and tournaments have nothing do with each other, rather than think that I will win no matter what, I'm just going to approach my games with the mindset that I'm going to have fun.
You joined the Chinese team, X-Team.
I participated in a lot of Chinese online leagues and I've won most of them. X-Team saw my performance during then and so they contacted me and I ended up joining.
Do you plan to participate in GSL qualifiers as well?
Just because I go through the SSL qualifiers doesn't mean I am automatically confident that I will get through the GSL qualifiers as well. But I still would like to attempt it at least once.
How do you feel about LotV?
It's fun when I win and not fun when I lose (laughs). Since I've been winning, it's been fun (laughs). You know, according to my standards (laughs).
Anything else you would like to say?
I played a practice match against XiGua yesterday and I found out that 120,000 viewers watched that match. That made me feel so good. Something I can brag about (laughs). I had no idea myself but apparently I'm really popular in China. That's also something I can brag about (laughs).
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