T1 had a devastating victory against RNG when Gumayusi was resourced, Faker and Zeus also played well with Jayce 0/8 in the quarterfinals 2 of Worlds 2022.
T1 had a victory over RNG in the rematch of the two teams after the MSI 2022 final. But this time the result was different, T1 was the team with an overwhelming 3-0 victory, including a comeback. Satisfied with the ultimate carrying capacity from Gumayusi. After the match, Gumayusi, Faker and Zeus had interviews about the previous victory and the upcoming opponent JDG.
Interview with Gumayusi
After the final match at Worlds 2020, the LCK finally defeated the LPL in a Bo5 match. How does it feel to be the one doing this?
I’m happy to win 3-0 today and be reminded that Bo5 is a physical battle.
It was the rematch of the last MSI 2022 final. Is that what you think before the game starts?
It’s been a while since that match, so I think the performance of both teams has changed. In today’s match, I think both teams have changed a lot but I’m still happy for the opposition. First, winning this time paid off the summer debt.
You don’t die in most of your matches at Worlds. Are you trying to stay in position and not lie down to keep yourself a good KDA?
I haven’t laid down yet in games 1 and 2, so I thought I’d do the same thing in game 3. Unfortunately, I got knocked down twice, so it’s a bit disappointing.
Many people said that T1 prepared very well for the Bo5 match today, with picks like Ashe – Heimerdinger on the blue side in game 1. What was the most important factor when facing GALA – Ming?
We practiced and tested a lot of pairs in the bot lane. There isn’t a single bot lane pair that can keep up with our champion pool, so diversity is key to giving us the edge in bot lane.
Game 2 was a tough match, but T1 had a miraculous comeback by winning the teamfight at the Old Dragon Cave. Do you feel pressured to carry the team with Xayah at the end of the game?
I had a much better lead before farming, but Kai’Sa’s catching up with CS made me a little nervous. However, it’s not difficult for Xayah to deal damage in teamfights with RNG and I also have Renata as a support, so in terms of difficulty it’s not too high.
You look so relaxed after winning that game. Do you remember how you felt at that time?
During the mid game, I had a feeling that this game could be won, so I was nervous, excited, and at the same time shaking my hands because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to do it. We won in the end, so all the negative emotions were completely eliminated. We all felt the same way and focused on game 3 after that.
In game 3, you not only showed great dodging ability, but also demonstrated that you have a very large champion pool. How would you rate your form at the moment?
I don’t think I played Ashe that well in game 1, but I think I did well in the other two. I’ll give myself 80 [trên 100].
T1 will face JDG in the semi-finals. Another great war between China and Korea between the two regions LCK vs LPL. How do you think the match will go?
In interviews and information we know, JDG repeatedly says that they don’t want to face us. I will demonstrate why they are so afraid of us. We will make sure to prepare well to win that match and make it to the final.
Interview with Zeus and Faker
Congratulations on your win. This matchup was a rematch of the MSI finals, but the difference from that point on was huge. What is the biggest change in T1’s gameplay compared to the previous defeat?
Faker: We’ve improved a lot in picks and bans and the team play and morale. Our team spirit is also very strong, that’s why we produce good results.
Zeus, game 2 was an unbelievable win. How did you manage to get back in game 2?
Zeus: Ever since MSI, I thought that Wei was really good at ganking to the top lane, so I tried my best not to die, but Breathe traded really well in lane and I ended up dying a lot. much. I almost lost my spirit but because the crowd cheering for us was so loud, I was able to keep playing.
Zeus, being able to compete in the international arena with someone like Faker who has a lot of international experience, how do you feel?
Zeus: [Cười] Uh… He radiates a winning aura around him that makes me feel very trustworthy.
On the other hand, how does it help you, Faker, to have such a young player by your side?
Faker: Each of them has a unique play style that stands out. I think that is the great strength of T1. For Zeus, he’s a rookie of the tournament but doesn’t play like a rookie at all.
[Tới Faker] T1 and RNG have been going head-to-head since 2013 and you’re a part of that rivalry every time they go head to head. What was the biggest difference for you as a player from 2013 to 2022?
Faker: Everything is different. Not only have all the players changed since then, I’ve also gone through a lot of big changes since 2013.
[Tới Zeus] Your next opponent is JDG. A lot of people are looking forward to your match against 369. What do you think about this match?
Zeus: Their top-jungle pairing is very strong. 369 is very good with damage-resistant champions, including champions like Gragas. We will need to prepare and play well.
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[Tới Faker] You were there at a time when the LCK dominated the international arena. However, there have been more wins for the LPL region in recent years. What do you think about this year’s LCK vs LPL rivalry?
Faker: I think the competition in the region or outside the region is not so important. I think we have to look at the teams and based on how we play at the moment. I think T1 will be able to beat any team that gets in our way.