OK Savings Bank Brion lost 0:2 to DRX in the second round of the regular season of the 2023 LoL Champions Korea (LCK) Summer Split on March 3 at Jonggak Roll Park. With the loss, OK Savings Bank Brion fell to 4W13L -17 and was eliminated from the playoffs due to goal differential. They had a relatively easy schedule in Weeks 8 and 9, but losing all three games against Eastern teams was a setback.
Here’s the full interview with head coach Woo-bum “Mumty” Uhm Sung-hyun.
Q. How did you feel after today’s game?
Coach Choi Woo-beom: When you come to a game, you have expectations. How can we play well, can we win, and is this game worth playing? However, our performance hasn’t been too good lately, so I came with the idea that it wouldn’t be easy today, and that’s how the game turned out. We lost lethargically, and I don’t think we played well 안전놀이터.
‘Mutti’: I feel sad every time I give feedback. I get a lot of feedback that one little thing ruined the game. When I hear that one mistake at a low level cost them the game, it’s devastating. Today, I think I lost the first and second sets when I had the advantage. It’s very unfortunate.
Q. Why did you think it wouldn’t be easy?
CHOI Woo-beom: Our recent performance and scrimmages were not good. It felt like we were back to the beginning of the season. It felt a lot like when we were on a losing streak from the end of spring to the beginning of summer, and I think we have a set of picks that we’re good at, and when they’re banned, we don’t play very well. If we play a pick in the first set, and they ban it in the second set, we don’t play as well. I think there’s a big difference between playing our favorite picks and not playing our favorite picks.
Q. How are you preparing for the last game of the season against Genji Esports?
Coach Choi Woo-beom: It’s a tough opponent, but I think we have no choice but to play well with a good atmosphere. Of course, we want to win, but the players will be more eager than me. After losing today’s game, we have to play Genji Esports, so the players will be under pressure, but I hope they will come out confident, win or lose.
‘Mumty’: There have been a lot of powerless games lately. I was often swayed by small things that could have a big impact. I need to minimize the damage and do what I need to do, and that hasn’t been going well. I’ll try to improve on that and do my best in the final match.
Q. Do you have any final thoughts?
CHOI Woo-beom: We have one game left. The players have been struggling a lot lately, but we are professionals and we have to overcome it. I think if we focus on our own play and not just on winning, we will play well. I hope we can focus on that and play our last game.