Acting ‘Tom’ Shows Faith, “I think our players are strong for big games”

T1’s acting head coach Im “Tom” Jae-hyun has a lot of faith in his players.

Acting head coach Lim “Tom” Jae-hyun attended the media day for the 2023 League of Legends Champions Korea Summer Finals at the Grand Seoul LCK Arena in Jongno-gu, Seoul, on Saturday. During the event, Lim spoke about his preparations for the final match against KT Rolster, his thoughts on multiplayer, sniper vans, and more.

T1 will take on KT on the 19th for a spot in the finals. The two teams have already met in the second round of the playoffs, and Lim is determined to win the rematch. “Although we beat KT in the second round, they are a tough opponent,” he said when asked about the situation ahead of the match. “We will build on our last game and improve on our deficiencies so that we can win.” 메이저놀이터

“After the last game against KT, we won, but there were some incorrect bans, so we reminded them about that,” Lim said, adding, “It’s hard to say too much about the strategy.”

In the middle of the second round of the Summer Season, T1 faced a crisis. The team’s centerpiece, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyuk, was sidelined with a wrist injury, and coincidentally, T1 suffered back-to-back losses around the same time. However, with Lee’s return, the team bounced back and carried that momentum into the playoffs. As such, it’s been said that T1 is a multi-talented team.

Acting CEO Lim Jae-hyun also expressed his strong belief in T1’s multiplayer experience, saying, “Most of our players have a lot of multiplayer experience and international tournament experience.” He emphasized, “I think we are strong in big games, so even if we lose one or two sets, I think we have enough focus to win the series.”

Meanwhile, sniper vans targeting specific lines have been a frequent feature of the LCK Summer Playoffs. In fact, T1 showed a van pick that targeted Kim “Aiming” Haram in their last match against kt. While there’s a good chance we’ll see this type of banpicking in this final, Lim expressed that he’s not too worried about it.

“The difference in OP champions between blue and red teams isn’t that big, so I think sniper vans will come out for every team we play,” he said, adding, “Even if they do come out against us, we’re not too worried because we’ve been preparing a lot throughout the week.”