Here's a rough transcript of the video interview
Q: It seems like even you didn't know you'd come out on the FA market
AL: Uhhhh.. yeah. *awkward laughter*
Q: Are you going to convince your parents to let you stay?
A: Um yeah, it's that kind of situation.
Q: A lot of people think that you were overworked on Hwaseung, what do you think?
A: I think that a lot of people think that I'm carrying a heavy burden on my shoulders, and I'm having a hard time. My parents think so too. But me personally, as always, I've been having a great time with my teammates and coaches, and even though I've had a packed schedule and sometimes it's a bit excessive on my body, even if i'm tired physically, I'm still having a lot of fun, and just living with the people I love was very happy and fun, I didn't even know time was passing as we went through the season. I wish people would realize this, and know that I don't feel that way in my heart.
Q: What does Hwaseung mean to you?
A: For me to grow like this, and become a top gamer, it's because of all my teammates and coach who were always helping me from my side. I consider the people who were always silently helping me to be my teammates and my coach, and I believe that without them, I wouldn't be anything.
Q:Is Lee Jaedong indispensable to Hwaseung?
A: Well, right now... (sheepish smile) yes.
Q: Do you understand your parents' worries about you?
A: Yes, I understand thoroughly. It's all for my sake, looking into the future and caring for me, so I understand completely.
Q: You weren't able to practice enough because of the FA ordeal?
A: (Smiles) Well actually, I started practicing just yesterday. On Thursday, all day I was just wrestling (with the negotiations), all day, and at night I felt so empty, with a lot of emotions overlapping, it was just so hard on me I couldn't even hold a mouse. But my teammates helped me out, and my coach looked realistically towards the final, and from Friday I came to my senses and I was able to practice. Actually after WCG (prelims), I wanted practice properly, but things outside the game kind of weighed me down, but still it was ZvZ that I'm confident in, so I think that's why the result was good.
Q: There's a lot of attention on where you're going to go.
A: Yeah, a lot of people seem to be wondering about, and interested in where I'm going. Just keep watching, and trust in my choices, please.
Q: A word to your fans?
A: Thanks for the cheers, and uh.. (makes heart shape with hands) I love you guys!
Here's my liberally edited translation of Daily E-sport's own text summary. After watching the original video, I can say there's a decent bit of paraphrasing going on here, but nothing to distort the facts.
Jaedong: When I get back to Ulsan (his hometown) from the finals, I'm going to convince my parents to let me stay at OZ. Until my last day as a progamer, I want to be with my OZ teammates, Coach Cho Jeong Woon, and Coach Han Sangyong. If I hadn't been with Hwaseung, it would have been difficult for me to become the great player I am today. Of course I'll discuss my future with my parents, but I'll let them know for sure that I want to remain with OZ."
Jaedong: Everyone knows that parents care about their children. I think all this controversy comes from my parents worrying about what appears to be me taking on a heavy burden. (The first two lines are ambiguous, the original article's use of quotation marks is terrible). My parents were probably looking into the far future when they declared my FA status. They want to make sure I have a successful future, and I respect their effort to try and guarantee that for me.
Jaedong: My tough schedule really does exhaust me physically, but mentally I'm at my best because I'm truly happy. Working with the people you love is a truly wonderful thing, and it's what gave me the strength to get through such a long, hard season. I don't want to lose the happiness that comes from being with the people you love."
Jaedong is still 19 years of age, and cannot negotiate contracts without parental permission according to Kespa regulations.