On Sept. 18, Gen.G flew out to Shanghai to participate in the 2020 LoL World Championship. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Inven was unable to catch up with Gen.G at Incheon Airport. However, we were able to speak with the mid laner, bot laner, and the interim head coach for LCK’s #3 seed — Gwak “Bdd” Bo-seong, Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk, and Ju “oDin” Yeong-dal respectively — over the phone, to hear their thoughts on this year’s Worlds.
Bdd“They say that the LPL teams are the strongest, so in that sense, I’m very happy with our group.”
How are you feeling right now?
Recently, I had to get up early to get myself checked up for COVID-19. I’m a bit tired, but I got some good sleep after, so I’m feeling good. Mentally, I was feeling a bit exhausted after our playoffs loss, but I’ve recovered a lot since then.
You’re returning to Worlds after three years, the last time being in 2017 with Longzhu.
Honestly, it all still seems surreal. They say that the LPL teams are the strongest, so in that sense, I’m very happy with our group. I think we’ll do well.
The mid lane competition in this year’s tournament is at its fiercest. How do you think you’ll fare against the other mid laners at Worlds?
I’m always confident in myself. After reading the 10.19 patch notes, I don’t think there’ll be any major changes in the mid lane meta. I’ll work hard to put on a great performance in the mid lane.
Lastly, is there anything you’d like to say?
The team talked about how we have a great shot at winning the tournament. I really want to win. There’s still some time until our matches start, so we’ll all be working tirelessly to play well. Thank you, and please continue to support us.
Ruler“I do believe that I’m in my prime once again.”
This is your fourth appearance at Worlds after qualifying for the tournament in 2016-2018. How do you feel?
There was that one year gap where I didn’t make it to Worlds, but I think it just made me have a stronger mindset. I’m confident in my own form right now, and I really hope that we’ll win.
Due to your monstrous Summer split performance, they say that it’s the second coming of Ruler.
I personally thought that I got a lot better since last year, but doubted myself due to my blunder in the Spring split. However, things worked out so well in the Summer that those doubts have all disappeared. I do believe that I’m at my prime once again.
Gen.G is in the same group as TSM and Fnatic, and you’ll be playing against Doublelift and Rekkles. How do you feel about your opponents?
I’m aware of how good they are. You have to be very nimble in the laning phase, and since they’re veterans, I won’t be taking them lightly.
Lastly, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
Fans sent me so many supportive…
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