“I am upset with the defeat, but I gained a lot.”
They clashed over the position of ‘1st Emperor’. As the clash between the ‘2nd round’, which was considered the championship candidate, was a great game that made every game sweat. At the end of a close-to-close battle, they finally tasted the bitter taste of defeat. Coach Chun-Joo Choi, the head coach of the D-Plus Kia team, expressed regret over the result, but promised revenge in the second round.
Dplus Kia was defeated by T1 with a set score of 1-2 in the Saturday Showdown, the first special match of the ‘2023 LoL Champions Korea (LCK)’ Spring Split held at LoL Park in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 28th. Dplus Kia, which was trying to solidify its ‘exclusive 1st place’ by climbing to the heights of 4 consecutive victories, was knocked down by T1 in one shot.
Coach Choi, who met with reporters after the game, said, “Of course, the goal was to win, but I feel very regretful, angry and upset.” “It was clear what was lacking. I think I will have to work hard by supplementing that part well.” Regarding the lack of points, he said, “There are many things that are lacking, but one thing that comes to mind now is that the winning plan is different when a combination with a long arm and a short combination meet. Short combinations have to win based on engagement ability, but today, that part was lacking,” he explained.
In the 3rd set of the day, T1’s ‘Keria’ Min-seok Ryu took out his support ‘Calista’ for the first time in the LCK history and increased the number of wins. Dplus KIA may have been embarrassed by the unexpected pick. And it led to defeat.
Director Choi said, “I expected (Calista pick)” and said, “Keria is famous for using a variety of picks. I lost because it was not enough by a single margin. Our players also have experience, so we weren’t too embarrassed.”
At the same time, he also gave a positive opinion, saying that it was a game with a lot of gains. I am determined to polish it well and take revenge on T1 in the 2nd round. Coach Choi said, “The outstanding part of our players that I saw in today’s game is that they prepare various compositions from ban and pick to prepare for a match. In fact, when a combination ban/pick was made in a match, the ability to lead the line or game within it was good.” 메이저놀이터
Finally, he said, “Personally, today’s results are upsetting. Still, I think I have gained a lot, so I am thinking positively,” he said. “Based on today’s defeat and what I gained, I definitely want to take revenge (in T1) in the second round. The fans will be upset, but I hope they will look at it favorably and support it.”