2014 GSL Season 3 Interviews:
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2014 GSL Season 3 Grand Finals Winner
SK Telecom T1 INnoVation
Source: inven eSports
How do you feel about winning the GSL championship?
I am glad that I was able to win a championship after not having done so in a while. I was feeling uneasy because I started off with a disadvantage early on but I am glad that I was able to make a comeback.
You lost games one and two too easily to roach/bane/ling all-ins. How come?
I underestimated roach/bane/ling all-ins. In the case of game one, I didn’t respond well even though I knew what soO was intending to do so I ended up losing.
Towards the middle of the series, your two rax strategies shone through. How did you prepare for those?
Since I ended up losing games one and two, my overall scenario that I had painted in my head got screwed up. That’s why I ended up using it twice at the intention of bringing back the atmosphere into my favor.
Were you flustered during your game on Foxtrot Labs because of the early spawning pool?
When I saw that he didn’t have a hatchery at his natural, I figured I that I could end up losing. But soO hyung’s response was not as good as I expected it to be so I was able to win.
Around when did you anticipate your championship victory?
Game seven was going to take place on Overgrowth but that is a good map for Zergs. So I told myself that I had to win before then but that moment where I knew I had it won never came. Although I did get the thought that I had to end things no matter what on Deadwing.
What were you thinking as soon as you won the championship?
I just keep getting the feeling that I dodged a bullet (laughs).
With your championship victory you now have 3225 points and are placed at 15th in the WCS rankings. You now have quite a high chance to make it into the WCS Global Finals.
There’s still Hot6 Cup and DreamHack Winter left. Even if my participation in the WCS Global Finals gets taken away, I won’t really be concerned about it.
Overall, how did you practice for the finals?
I practiced with my teammates by focusing on certain aspects of the game. I was able to practice with only Dark but he worked so hard in helping me with practice that I was able to win the championship. I am grateful.
The championship prize money is $70,000. How do you plan on using your prize money?
On the inside I want to buy a car, but I plan on just saving up (laughs). I also want to give each of my little brothers a gift.
Anything else you would like to say?
Throughout all this time, a lot of my fans really wished for me to make it back to the top. I want to thank those fans for believing in me until the end. I will work hard so that I can become the kind of player who can keep his place at the top. Lastly, I want to thank my fans and my family members for coming to the finals location.
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