KT Rolster coach Choi Seung-min opened up about the fuzz that occurred against Genji.
KT Rolster came from behind to defeat Zenith Esports 2-1 in the first round of the League of Legends Champions Korea Summer 2023 at the Grand Seoul LCK Arena in Jongno-gu, Seoul on September 9. After winning the first set with a devastating performance, KT failed to win the second and third sets in succession. In particular, the game was a messy one, with a fuzz related to item purchases occurring in the second set.
스포츠토토 In a post-match interview, Coach Choi Seung-min said, “We lost one-sidedly, so I don’t have anything to say. The fuzz took a long time, and I would like to apologize to the fans for that,” he said. “We had a lot of issues, but I think Genji prepared well and played well, so I think we lost,” said Son Xiu, who was also present.
On the day, KT won the first set overwhelmingly, but faltered in the second and third sets. “I think the combination was better planned by the opponent than we thought, and in the third set, we made a fatal mistake on the first bottom dive, so there was nothing we could do with our combination, so I think it was a difficult match,” said Choi about the loss.
In the second game, Kim “Aiming” Haram purchased a banned item, “Dagger of Static,” which resulted in a 40-minute fuzz. “In the case of the second game, I thought it was worth it if we could still go if we had an accident in the tower because the late-game value was good,” Son recalled, “but we were talking about it in the game, saying, ‘Let’s go for the late game,'” he said.
“We were familiar with the ban, and I think ‘Aiming’ made a mistake,” Choi continued, “but when we were told to sell it, we thought it was not just a wave loss, but a game-breaking loss, including the wave loss, so we took a little longer to do it.”
Coach Choi Seung-min concluded by saying, “I’m going to make sure the players understand what happened today so that it doesn’t happen again,” but added, “This is not the first time this has happened. In last year’s selection, there was also a situation where the fuzz came out for a long time, but I think the rules should be a little more detailed. It’s unfortunate that there are rules like losing a cow and fixing a barn.”