Nongshim hurts Genzhi but fails to win: “You need to master designing for variables”

After a disappointing loss against leader Genji Esports, where they played confidently in every set but were unable to secure a victory, Nongshim Red Force (Nongshim) has revealed their thoughts on how to improve.

Nongshim lost 0-2 on set points to Genji in Game 1 of Day 3 of the second week of the ‘2023 League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) Summer Split at Roll Park in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 16th.

After the match, head coach Heo “Sylvie” Young-cheol and Lee “Sylvie” Seung-bok participated in the following interview.

How did you feel after the match? 메이저놀이터

Coach Heo Young-cheol: In the first set, until the 15th minute, I thought that the players would be able to make a difference even though they were at a disadvantage, so I thought that they would be able to make a difference in the second half, but they were distracted and lost sight of their opponent’s position and became impatient. In the second set, I made some mistakes in the beginning, but obviously Genji is a good team, so they continued to play well and put pressure on us, and we easily collapsed.

Lee ‘Sylvie’ Seung-bok: In the first set, I thought we didn’t play badly until the beginning, just like the coach said, but after that, we couldn’t find what to do and we fell apart. In the second set, I was disappointed that I didn’t follow through more after I pushed Bai away.

What are your regrets from Week 2?

Heo Young-cheol: I think the design was lacking. When I felt the lack of scrimmage, I told the players that the design has strengths for various situations, but when I tried it in the match, I felt that I tripped over my own ankles because of the lack of detail in checking the variables for the opponent’s response. Of course, I keep practising, so I can see that I am improving, but I think the players need time.

As a player, what do you feel is your weakness?

Lee ‘Sylvie’ Seung-bok: I think I’m not finding my role after 14 minutes, so I need to work on that.

Any final words?

Coach Heo Young-cheol: DK is our next opponent, and we will come back with a good performance, just like Brion did yesterday.

Lee “Sylvie” Seung-bok: We’ll work hard to prepare for DK this Sunday and show a good performance.

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