D+ Kia coach Choi Cheon-ju said, “I learned a lot from the loss in the T1 match.”
Diple Kia lost 1-2 to T1 in the 2nd week of the 2023 ‘LoL Champions Korea (LCK)’ spring season regular league held at the LCK Arena in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 28th. Those who suffered their first loss after opening three consecutive wins gave way to T1 (4 wins, 0 losses, +6).
Diple Kia won the first set thanks to Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu and “Showmaker” Heo-soo, but couldn’t carry that momentum into the next set. During the last set, Heo-su was damaged by a mid-ganking, and in the gap, he allowed Sang-hyeok “Faker” Sang-hyeok to roam, resulting in a come-from-behind defeat.
Coach Choi and Heo Soo, who visited the press room after the game, responded to the interview in a calm tone. Director Choi said, “I am frustrated and regretful as much as I aimed for victory,” but “I think it was clear what was missing and what was not. I think I will have to work hard on that part and work hard in the future.”
Director Choi commented that the difference in performance of the victory plan was the difference between victory and defeat. He said, “When a combination with a long arm and a short arm meet, the winning plan is different for each. The short side somehow has to win based on engagement ability. I think that part was lacking today,” he explained.
Coach Choi also viewed positively that the analysis of the team’s lineup was correct. He said, “When preparing for a game, we prepare various compositions starting with ban-picks.” He praised the ability to lead the game.” 토토사이트
He revealed that he was expecting T1’s surprise pick Kalista in the 3rd set. Coach Choi said, “‘Keria’ Min-seok Ryu is famous for using so many different champions as supporters. I think I lost because I was lacking in (skill).”
Diple Kia’s next opponent is Genji. Coach Choi said, “Even though the roster has changed, Gen.G is still a well-balanced strong team.” mentioned.
Right before the end of the interview, Director Choi voluntarily grabbed the microphone again. He said, “The results are upsetting, but I think we have a lot to gain today, so looking at it with a long breath, it’s positive.” “Based on what I gained from today’s defeat, I want to take revenge against T1 in the second round. Fans may be upset, but I hope you will see a lot of good things and support me.”