"I want to meet Flash at a later round"
Source: This Is Game
Jjakji's signalled his rebirth by progressing to the Ro16.
On the 5th at the GOM studios at Gangnam, as part of WCS KR Season 3 Premier League, Jjakji (MyInsanity) lost to Flash (KT), but beat First (LG-IM) to make it out in second in his group.
How do you feel, progressing from your group in second to the Ro16?
This is the first time my father has come to the studio since the GSL finals. I'm very happy, and I want to use today to show better results in the future.
How did you prepare for today's match?
In Group E, I had all 3 matchups but I mainly prepared for Protoss. I got lucky by meeting First twice. Although many of the players I knew helped me practice, I found Zerg hard to practice for and mainly practiced on ladder. I thought that if I beat First I would progress from the group in first place, but I lost in the winners match so anti-climatically. I feel like I've learned from that. I thought that hyvaa would beat First in the losers match, but with First winning I was able to advance comfortably.
You showed us some worker based cheeses today (SCV Pulls)
Normally I approach the Protoss matchup pragmatically. While I was practicing, I watched VODs of First and I saw him crumble to these all-in attacks against Bomber. So I decided to prepare some all-in strategies.
Was it helpful having the WCS replays released?
I watched the VOD of each match about 3 times, so I don't feel like it helped a lot. I feel like for players like Bomber and others directly involved it's going to have much more of an impact.
You've made the Ro16 for the first time in 8 seasons. Since this is first Ro16 in a long time, it seems like you'll be wanting to progress further. How would you like the group selection to go?
Originally, I wanted to form the Group of Death. But as I was falling asleep last night, I decided that with the season finals at stake I should make my decision based on what's best for my personal interests. That said, if there's a player that wants me in their group I will not avoid them. As I prepared for the Ro32 I had to prepare for all 3 matchups, so I am confident regardless of which players end in my group. There isn't anybody I want to avoid. I dreamed of becoming a progamer watching Flash win the Bacchus Starleague. I want to meet Flash on a bigger stage.
This is the last season for the year. If you want to make the global finals you need to win the season finals.
I am looking toward the season finals. If you're greedy it affects your results. I feel like I was able to have good results today by playing relaxed. Even if I fail, I will look toward next season.
Any thing you'd like to add?
I want to thank my sister and my father for coming to the studio. I'm practicing at home and my family supported me. I also want to thank Madbull, Sage, San, Seed and Tear for helping me practice.