Source: This Is Game
You've successfully taken WCG 2012. Please tell us your thoughts.
I was naturally guaranteed to be the victor, so I don't feel too excited. I'm simply glad that I was able to preserve Korea's championship victory record.
During the first set, you quickly scouted your opponent's proxy Stargate. Had you anticipated this in advance?
My opponent's Gateways were supposed to be up and running when I first scouted him, but he wasn't producing any units out of them, so I was sure that there was a proxy building somewhere. When I checked the 6 o'clock position, I found the Stargate.
During the second set, you confronted your opponent with a Phoenix composition followed by Immortals. Didn't you feel vulnerable?
Had my opponent been a good player, I would have felt vulnerable, but I believed that I would easily be able to block his attack and win the game. After seeing with my Phoenixes that my opponent was going for Blink Stalkers, I decided to use the power of Immortals.
Even though it feels as if Koreans are taking all of the StarCraft II tournament medals, you alone were able to earn a gold medal [at WCG]. Why do you think that the other Koreans failed to take the other medals?
I think the reason is that the other Koreans got careless. If they had stayed on guard, they would have been able to take bronze at the very least. Meanwhile, I made sure to watch all of my opponents' most important VODs, which was of great help to me.
You had a difficult time making it to the finals, dropping a set during each of your matches.
It's true. I realized during this tournament that it's possible to lose even against players who haven't won tournaments before if you underestimate them. I went into the final series with the mindset that I needed to focus and make sure not to let my guard down.
After winning the BWC, you were able to take the WCG victory that you desired.
My original goal this year was to win three tournaments, and I've gotten close after winning the BWC and WCG. To be honest, I created new goals for myself once I won the BWC. I wanted to become the undisputed world champion by taking WCG, as well as show a proper performance at the GSL Grand Finals. With these objectives ahead of me, I felt very eager and excited. I want to complete my objective of winning three events with a victory in the GSL Grand Finals.
Do you have confidence that you will take the GSL Grand Finals?
I am indeed confident. I think that it'll be just like winning WCG 2012: aside from Rain, I've had experience defeating all of the other players, so I think I can manage to win. I've lost to Rain before at WCS Asia and the OSL, so I want to face him at the GSL Grand Finals and make sure to get my revenge.
Please tell us anything more that you would like to say.
First of all, I would like to thank ESC, our team's director, as well as our manager, Kim Kwang-bok. I also want to send my thanks to my mom and tell her that I love her. I'll buy something tasty to eat for my teammates with the prize money I've earned. I want to thank my team's sponsors, Red Bull, Zowie, and Joy Gear. I feel as if I'm flying sky-high thanks to the wings that Red Bull has given me, and I'm glad that my tournament results are rising up through the atmosphere.