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‘Owner’ Moon Hyeon-jun (T1), who returned from the shooting range, swept his heart. While acknowledging that he lacked preparation for the KT match, he was determined to show better performance in the winner’s game based on the income from the game that day.
T1 won with a set score of 3 to 2 in the second round of the ‘2023 LoL Champions Korea (LCK)’ Spring Split Playoffs (PO) held at Lol Park in Jongno, Seoul on the afternoon of the 25th against KT Rolster. Those who advance to the winners match will face off against the winner of the head-to-head match between Gen.G eSports and Hanwha Life ESports to advance to the finals.
Prior to the match, 13 LCK experts unanimously predicted T1’s victory. However, T1 played an unexpectedly difficult game that day. In the 5th set, which was 2-2, they lost consecutively in the early stages and were driven to the brink of defeat. If they hadn’t been able to concentrate with their captain, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok at the center, they would have been the victim of an accident.
Moon Hyeon-jun faced the reporter with a somewhat exhausted expression. He burst out laughing when I greeted him saying, “You’ve worked hard.” I felt a sense of relief and relief at having decorated his long and fierce battle with victory. “It was just after the game, so I was distracted,” he said. Anyway, it’s good to go up to the winner’s game. I feel proud that I won.”
Moon Hyun-joon pointed out the anti-pick aspect as the background for pointing out against 3rd place KT, not 5th place Hanwha Life Esports in the regular league. However, he explained that the ban-pick prepared by KT that day was much more difficult and had a hard time. “I never thought it would be such a difficult match,” he said. We made a lot of mistakes, and KT seems to have prepared very well, so the game stopped a lot,” he added, “I suffered a lot when a champion like ‘Twisted Fate’ appeared that didn’t come out well recently.”
Moon Hyeon-jun revealed that although the defeat in the 5th set was dark, he tried to maintain concentration based on the combinational strengths that were good at fighting. The turning point was the victory in the first Baron encounter. He said, “From then on, I thought I could make use of the strengths of our union. I thought that the opponent’s combination would gradually lose strength, so I thought I had all the victories, but I was so excited that it seemed (a tough match) this far.” Laughing and working leisurely under pressure is also a factor in winning. Moon Hyun-jun said, “It seems that all of our team laughed and played the game after 20 minutes in the 5th set. I think it worked well (with good results) to try to keep my concentration while enjoying it.”
Moon Hyeon-jun explained that there were many harvests from the victory that day. He said, “I think there were a lot of things we missed in terms of ban-picking. There were games in the regular season that we won easily, so we were careless. I think there are a lot of things that have exploded due to inadvertent carelessness, so I think I can prepare well with awareness of that part.” “With today’s game, we found a lot of our problems. I gained confidence because I won after 5 sets. We will check whoever comes to the winner’s bracket and win and go straight to the final.”
On the other hand, Moon Hyun-jun predicted Gen. Ji as the opponent for the winner’s match. At the same time, he said, “Hanwha Life Insurance is also Hanwha Life Insurance, but I honestly do not feel it because I think the playoffs have too many variables.”
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