Source: Daily eSports
How do you feel about winning?
Classic - I feel good cause I snapped my losing streak. If I had lost again today I was planning on heading down to a river to get drunk on soju (laughs). So I practiced with that kind of mindset. My record is still not very good right now so I plan on working even harder so that I can go on a winning streak.
Trap - This is my first ever interview for this season of Proleague. I feel good because I haven't done an interview in a while. Our team is finally on a winning streak but in order for us to catch up to the top ranked teams we're going to have to keep on working hard. If I could just exert my true skills then I think our team will be able to make it to the top.
hyvaa - I am glad that I was able to finish off the match. I feel good that I was able to get our team on a winning streak. This win was able to put me in a positive mindset.
Compared to last season, this season has been going very poorly for you.
Trap - As I stated in the previous season, my potential had exploded for that season. My skills came out at 200% and luck followed me well. For this season, while it's true that luck hasn't been following me, I think my true skills have finally come ou (laughs). For some strange reason, my televised matches have not been going well.
Why is this so?
Trap - I think I feel a lot more pressure than I do during practice. I also can't think as well.
Right now, you both have more losses than wins.
Classic - Within my team I'm doing well, but for televised matches, I'm just not pulling it off. I'm not finding any luck and I'm on a losing streak so I think those things keep making me more nervous. But I was able to gain some confidence with my victory today.
hyvaa - I don't get nervous during televised matches. However, I can't focus. That fact keeps showing up in my performances and it makes me realize just how much I'm lacking in certain areas. My games go really well during practices and I can think a lot but the minute I come out for televised matches I lose focus and my results come out badly.
You are the lone Zerg player for STX. Isn't this burdensome?
hyvaa - Right now the system is all about sending out the best players so I'm not really burdened. I don't feel burdened by any Zerg player responsibilities, I feel burdened by the fact that I am representing my team every time I get sent out. I try my best to put my mind at peace but the team's current results and the fact that the atmosphere is bad all add up and just keep pressuring me.
How did you prepare today's build?
Classic - Recently, as I tried to implement strategies that I came up with, I would just end up losing to my opponent's strategies instead. So I was searching for other strategies and once I found a build that I liked and felt good about it, I just kept on practicing.
Do you feel motivated to do well after seeing rookie Dear do so well?
Classic - My Proleague debut was earlier than his but I'm falling behind him so I realized that I really need to work hard.
Trap - Dear plays a completely different style than I do. Because we have differing styles, I am learning a lot of things by observing Dear when he plays. If Dear's style and my style fused together, then we could become the ultimate player.
hyvaa - Dear is kind of stubborn and set on his own pace so he will either do well or crash and burn. He's doing well right now but I wish he would listen more to the advice of people around him. I think he could become a much better player that way.
How did you expect today's match to go?
Classic - The team's atmosphere has been really good these days so I full believed that we were going to go on a winning streak.
Trap - I saw that everyone had prepared really well so I told myself that we would be able to take the victory no matter what as long as I was able to win my game.
hyvaa - Personally, I think everyone was matched up really well. And I think that's why our televised match result went really well. Personally, I was really happy that I didn't meet a Zerg (laughs).
Why are you so weak at ZvZs?
hyvaa - Ever since I started SC2, I noticed that ZvZs were difficult for me. When I was at the top of the ladder, Zerg was such a good race that I had to play a ton of ZvZs. Honestly, I was really confident on ladder. But when I would meet a really good Zerg opponent and that made me felt like I had hit a wall. We also only have three Zergs on our team so I didn't get to practice ZvZs a lot. As of now, I still don't know how ZvZs work for SC2.
Your next opponent will be Woongjin Stars.
Classic - I think it's going to difficult since Woongjin has really good momentum right now but we have good momentum as well. I am going to prepare with the mentality that we have to win against Woongjin no matter what since that victory will add on to our momentum.
Trap - Woongjin is doing really well right now but I have a lot of good memories from when we faced each other. As of late, I've been practicing really hard so I think as long as I can prepare well, then I should be perfectly capable of winning.
hyvaa - As long as I don't face a Zerg, I am confident that I can win. However, I do have the desire to face ZerO hyung again. Since it's inevitable that I won't be able to avoid ZvZs forever, if that's the case then I might as well prepare extensively and try to grab revenge. There's still a long way to go this season so I want to keep beating team after team and help make our way to the top.
We heard that Last is in a lot of pain.
Classic - It's not that bad. He's going to the hospital because of his wrists but he's getting care for it so I think he'll be back in no time.
hyvaa - If you're a pro gamer, it's common to have to deal with CTS so I think that it's just Last's turn. But Last's desire to come back to televised matches is really strong so I think the fans will see him back in no time.
Anything else you would like to say?
Classic - I had four losses just like PuMa so we both agreed that we would end our losing streak with our next matches but I won that race. So I want to let PuMa know that he should keep his chin up and keep trying.
Trap - After I put my head down the last time I lost I got a call from BaBy. BaBy and I are both not doing really well right now. I hope that we can both regain our strength and play our roles properly so that we can start grabbing wins for our team. I am grateful to BaBy.
hyvaa - I was messing up a lot during the last couple of games but I am glad that I was able to pull it off this time. I want to ask that the fans keep on cheering for me since I'm going to make sure that I can always close it off whenever I'm given the chances. I'm glad that Classic won but I'm even happier that PuMa lost (laughs). I hope PuMa had a good time watching our match. We were in a competition with EG-TL today so I am glad that we won but I do hope that JYP, Revival, and everyone else on the team will start doing well together. Also, a lot of fans kept on supporting us even though we were on a losing streak. I want to thank those fans for that. During the previous rounds, we all stated that we would go on a winning streak after winning our previous matches but we kept on failing. This time, we're going to take our two match winning streak and keep on going.