As always, it is important to note about the things that lost during the two translation processes.
Q: Do you know that people call you God?
Flash: I have good result in BW. I win lots of championships, so I was called "God Young-Ho". But after transition to SC2, I am not there yet. So calling me "Commoner Young-Ho" is more fitting now.
Q: Flash, have you played LoL? There is rumor that your LoL skill is as good as your Starcraft skill.
Flash: The first time I played LoL is when KT formed its LoL team. That was when the LoL players came to KT's team house. So our Starcraft players started to learn LoL and our LoL players started to learn SC2. They have recommended champions like Ryze and Ezreal to me. I think they fit my play style after playing with them. No matter it's LoL or Starcraft, I like to increase the kill count and lead our team to victory. As to the rumor that I am that good at LoL, it's just a rumor.
Q: What's interesting about LoL?
Flash: LoL has 5 positions. This is interesting. We used to have special force team and that game had only 2 positions. The team play and interaction are the the interesting factors about LoL. And the large amount of champions is a good aspect too.
I have also played many FPS games such as Counter-Strike, Rainbow Six, Medal of Honor, etc. As to RTS, I have played Warcraft3.
Q: You are supposed to be in the university with young people with the same age. Do you regret being a progamer?
Flash: Of course I envy the college student. You can have people introducing girlfriend to you if going to college. I envy dating a girlfriend. There are times I want to have a girlfriend. When my friends all go to meet girlfriends, I am very envious. Being a progamer doesn't give you too much time. When there are several tournaments, you don't even have enough time to practice. Even after the end of the tournament, I don't know want to do. There was a week-long vocation since August 5. But I was in the training room for 2 days. I am not a person who knows how to go out and have fun.
Q: You were standing on such a high position in SC1. But you didn't make to the same height in SC2. You must have some different views.
Flash: It's a pity. When I was dominating in SC1, every time I played a game, it was exciting. But now I can't experience that environment. Although I miss SC1, there is no way to go back. Instead of turtling in the past glory, I think working hard to make SC2 more popular is a better thing to do. Accepting the reality and improving on what's lacking.
Q: LoL's LCS has more prize money and is bigger in size. What do you think?
Flash: When transition to SC2, I did find that the size of the tournament should increase. LCS makes advertisement around the world. There will be tens of billions of prize money (in Korean won). So players’ purpose becomes very clear. I think WCS should increase size and prize pool to give players more incentives.
Q: Terran is the strongest race in BW. But Protoss is stronger in SC2. Have you thought about changing race?
Flash: I am still regretting about that even to today. When I first played SC2, I was already thinking that Protoss is really good. Even now I still think that. The management of SC2’s Protoss is exactly the same as BW’s Terran. First, you defend, then you produce your composition, and then move out. The most urgent thing about SC2’s Terran is to ameliorate mech. In BW, going bio or going mech is a choice and will make your opponent guessing and confused. But now SC2 is 100% bio, so you can’t play mind game and you don’t have strategic choice.
Q: Will your ruler get a sponsor?
Flash: There was a time when my fans like to give rulers to me as gift. Before every game, I use a 30CM ruler to measure my mousepad, the height of the Mouse Bungee, the distance between monitor and keyboard, etc. When I saw the rulers from my fans, I realized for the first time that there are so many kinds of rulers. Sometimes I receive 5-6 rulers everyday. And they are all different.
Q: What do "Esports" mean to you?
Flash: It's a very important thing to me. It is like that in the past, in the present, and will be the same in the future. It's a field that makes me famous. I want to contribute my power to develop it. In order to not regret choosing esports and being a progamer, I will work harder.
Credit goes to fzy