Week 4 of EU LCS brought a shift in dynamic in the league as our team was leapfrogged at the top of the table by fnatic, who took advantage of our slip-ups against Schalke 04 and Vitality. One point separates G2 and fnatic, and as we approach the mid-way stage of LCS, one of them could get a significant boost going into the second round of fixtures as they will go head-to-head tonight.
For some, it is all about the playoffs. But Kang-yun “Trick” Kim is determined to see the team back at the top way before that, and nothing better that a win over a tital rival to get back on track after some mixed results.
“I think this will be a very important week for us,” the Korean jungler said. “We need to reclaim first place. I want this to happen, and then we can keep improving the level of the team.”
As we touch on the subject of the team’s current form, Trick acknowledges the problems in getting past those first 20 minutes unscathered. “Sometimes players get caught and we cannot focus 100 per cent,” he said, adding that the general level of EU LCS has improved with the off-season changes. “Many news Koreans have come, and teams have changed many players. Overall, I would say that the level is higher than in the Spring Split.”
Following the departure of Kim “Emperor” Jin-hyun during the off-season, Trick was left as the sole Korean player on the starting roster, but that soon changed as Ki “Expect” Dae-han took over Mateusz “Kikis” Szkudlarek’s spot.
“I have known Expect for three years already, we are very good friends,” he said. “I give him good feedback so that we can improve our synergy ingame.”