KT Rolster head coach Kang “Hirai” Dong-hoon expressed his disappointment after the loss to T1.
KT Rolster lost to T1 3-2 in the second round of the 2023 League of Legends Champions Korea Summer Playoffs on Tuesday at the LCK Arena in Grand Seoul, Jongno-gu, Seoul. After finishing first in the regular season with a strong performance, many were predicting a win for KT, but the team was swept by T1 in a full set and fell to the loser’s bracket.
In a post-match interview, head coach Kang “Dong-hoon” Kang said, “There were too many bad looks overall. I don’t know what Banpik was talking about when he went up there, but I don’t understand it,” he said, adding, “Even in the in-game, I wondered what he was doing play-wise. This should have come out during the season, but it’s unfortunate that it came out now.
“In practice, you’re not at 100 percent, and when you keep winning like that, you lose your nerves, and sometimes you can win no matter what you do. “Luckily, today, psychologically, my opponent did a better job, and I think it was all connected. I think I was hit harder than he was.”
Kang Dong-hoon was not at all satisfied with his team’s performance in the banpik. And it wasn’t just the combinations, but also the details of certain combinations. “Even if you take the second set out of the equation because it was too big of an accident, the rest of the sets we lost were not satisfactory combinations-wise. “I think we need to go back and talk to our coaches and players,” Kang said, “and even if we did make 스포츠토토 changes in our preparation, we should have done so while utilizing the points in those combinations, but we lacked detail in those areas.
KT will now face the loser of the winner-take-all matchup between Genji Esports and Hanwha Life Esports. “I think we need to regroup and talk a lot about what we need to fix,” Kang said, “The players must have felt it too. We don’t need what we did well during the season. It’s all about now. We’ll wake up quickly and play as well as we can.”