Perhaps you've heard! Perhaps you haven't! Today, Liquid`TLO boarded a plane at Stockholm's Arlanda airport and is now heading East to return to training in Korea. It's a move that's been a long time in the works, perhaps you could say ever since TLO last left Korea with his wrist injury.
His return doesn't mark the end of all of his issues, but it signifies that TLO is back on track and ready to dominate again. Watch out Korea! Right before he left, TLPro chatted for a bit with TLO to check his mindset and his plans for his stay. See below for the full interview!
Excerpt from the interview.
Thanks for taking time out of your moving preparations to speak with us! You must be busy!
Liquid`TLO: Haha not really, I will probably pack my luggage the morning I leave and then I will be in Korea. Not so busy except usual practice.
When exactly will you be touching down in Incheon?
Liquid`TLO: 10:50 local time on the 16th of May! That's only a 13 hour trip! Pretty neat!
It will have been over a year since you were last in Korea, what is the first thing you're going to do?
Liquid`TLO: Eat for two hours straight and not feel horrible about it. Not even feel lazy afterwords because Korean food turns you into a machine.
You left Korea two years ago because of your wrist problems. At the time you were a reliable GSL qualifier, and known as one of the most creative and strongest foreigners in the game. How do you view yourself in coming back?
Liquid`TLO: A lot of things have changed of the past two years. Competition has become harder, my results haven't been as consistent as back then. But above all I feel much stronger, a lot more experienced and more motivated than I have been in my life to do something meaningful with it. Going to Korea is a mission to me, It feels like going back into the past and fixing the mistakes you made, because now you know better.
Players taking their competitive fates into their own hands. Saying, "I'm not getting the quality of practice I need to improve and win", and doing what they need to, to make needed results and quality gameplay happen. I've been preaching about people being professional. Part of it is improving youself in your field. I love seeing this in players.