Praise was pouring in from experts and fans that it was an all-time great game, but Choi Cheon-joo, who suffered a come-from-behind defeat, couldn’t hide the complicated look on his face. Head coach Choi Cheon-joo mentioned that the season is long, and he expressed his intention to take this loss as a lesson and develop further from a ‘long-term perspective’.
Dplus Kia, led by coach Choi Cheon-joo, lost 1-2 in the first round match against ‘2023 LoL Champions Korea (LCK)’ Spring T1 held at Lol Park LCK Arena in Jongno, Seoul on the afternoon of the 28th. They took the first set with Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu at the center, but were unable to maintain an advantageous composition in the early stages of the second and third sets and lost the league lead to T1. In addition, the opening 3-game winning streak has come to an end.
When asked about the general opinion of this match, coach Choi Chun-joo, who met with reporters after the game, said, “It is regrettable because we aimed to win. I’m upset and upset. Still, we could clearly see what we lacked, and what we lacked and what we lacked. I will work hard by taking good care of that part.”
In response to a question about what was lacking, coach Choi said, “There may be many things, but the winning plan is different when the short arm and the long arm meet. So the side with the short arm has to win based on engagement, but we were lacking in that part,” he explained. 스포츠토토
When asked if he expected the Kalista supporter, who was chosen as the last pick by T1 in the 3rd set, he said, “If you say you expected it from the losing side, you expected it. This is because Keria is famous for using a variety of champions. I expected it by using various picks as supporters, but I think I lost because I was lacking by a margin. I wasn’t too upset. The same goes for the players.”
In addition, Coach Choi said, “Although we lost, the part where our players stood out was that in preparing for the match, we prepare various compositions from the ban-pick. In fact, when the combination and ban-pick were organized according to the composition prepared for the game, the ability to lead the line or game within the composition we had set was good.” ) bots are an important meta. I think the difficulty will be relatively easy if you bring the one-deal champions first and organize the combination based on those champs.”
D+Kia’s next opponent is Gen.G. Head coach Choi Cheon-joo said, “If you look at Gen.G’s recent tournament, I think they are a strong team with a very good balance even though the roster has changed. When I first started practicing, I was a bit uneasy, but looking at the matches these days, it is a strong team that is very well kept in check.”
Lastly, coach Choi Chun-joo said, “Personally, I am upset about today’s performance and the result. I think we have something to gain. Looking at the long breath of the season, I think positively. Based on today’s defeat and what I gained, I really want to take revenge in the second round.” Thank you for your support,” he bowed his head and asked for the support of the fans.