Players, coaching staff will stay together until ‘Packers’ return
T1 was swept 0-2 by Genji Esports in the second round of the League of Legends Champions Korea Summer 2023 at the Grand Seoul LCK Arena in Jongno-gu, Seoul, on April 8. After suffering a series of bad luck, including the injury of Lee “Faker” Sang-hyuk and the voluntary resignation of coach Bae “Bengi” Sung-woong, T1 lost to rival Genji and fell into a two-game losing streak in the league. In a post-match interview, acting head coach Im “Tom” Jae-hyun talked about the game and his plans for the future 토토사이트순위.
▶T1 Acting Head Coach Im “Tom” Jae-hyun
“Even though we changed the roster, we came with the mindset of trying to equalize in the Genesis, but it was a bit disappointing to lose 0-2. In the first set, I think we made a few mistakes. I originally planned to eat the dragon quickly and roll out, but it didn’t work out. In the second game, I think I dragged it out operationally, so I think that was the main loss.
Now that I’m the acting head coach, it might be a little more chaotic, but the goal is the same. We’re going to work hard to win the championship, and we’re going to do it with one mind.
With Lee “Faker” Sang-hyuk out, we are lacking in some areas, such as line-swapping between the top and middle. The team as a whole is also shaky, so it’s hard to put a score on our performance right now, but I think we’re just trying to do the best we can under the circumstances. In the middle of the second set of today’s match, Yoon “Fobby” Sung-won was struggling, but Moon “Owner” Hyun-joon made the lineup easier by ganking. I think it was good to have that kind of change.
When I heard that Lee Sang-hyuk was out, I didn’t think twice about it, but I think it’s important for the players and coaches to focus on treatment so that Lee Sang-hyuk can heal quickly and play together.
We have a match against Nongshim next week, and I personally think Jeong “Ji-woo” Jung is a good offensive player for Nongshim. We’ll have to think about that a lot and prepare well so that we can reward him with a win against Nongshim.
In the mid lane, we’re not thinking about switching between Lee “Nice” Chan-hyuk and Yoon “Forbidden” Sung-won right now. Initially, we brought in Yoon Sung-won after comparing him to Lee Chan-hyuk, and the decision was made after a meeting among the coaching staff. So far, that hasn’t changed.”