On the 24th of December KST, KT Rolster showcased their newly rebuilt roster in KeSPA Cup. Ray made his debut in Korea, while Kuro played his first match since his return from the LPL. Their opponents, KeG Ulsan, was a team composed of DragonX trainees and substitute players. While the KeG team showed some proactive plays in the first game, the experienced KT lineup was victorious in the end.
Kim “Aiming” Ha-ram and Kim “bonO” Gi-beom were interviewed following the match.
They have changed everything about themselves. Many had their eyes set on the newly rebuilt KT. Amid all that attention, KT Rolster was successful in winning their first match with a 2-0. We will be meeting 2 of their members, Aiming and bonO! Congratulations!
Aiming and bonO: Thank you.
I believe this is the first time you are being interviewed as a KT player. Your performance has been quite outstanding, that you were the recipient of many praises during the match. How are you feeling right now?
Aiming: It has been a while since I last played, as well as this being my first match with my new team. I was a bit nervous, but I also enjoyed playing on stage again.
It seems your nervousness didn’t affect your plays at all! Your plays on Miss Fortune has been quite awe-inspiring. Unlike many other AD carries, who deal damage from the, you prefer to position yourself in the frontline, while managing to make it back alive. Where does this confidence come from?
Aiming: Usually, positioning yourself in the backline would be the standard way of doing things. However, there are situations where you are required to be in the frontline in order to deal damage. I was able to correctly assess where I should position myself during teamfights, which brought good results.
While you’re an aggressive player, the same goes for your support TusiN. How is your synergy with him?
Aiming: TusiN is very good in lane, as well as being great at finding angles for kills. He’s also able to keep an eye on how the rest of the team is doing while playing aggressively.
We will be talking with bonO now. Congratulations! How are you feeling right now?
bonO: It has been a while since we last played, and I’m glad it worked out so well. I think it was a fun series.
The first game has been quite a close game. When you came in for the second game, did you feel any pressure?
bonO: I was watching the first game backstage. I guess my teammates were a bit nervous since this was our first match, which is why it became such a close game. Because I was preparing to come in for the second game, when I was subbed in I was able to play without any problem.
In the first game, there were moments where the early game could have been better, but in the second your team managed to blow up the top side. Was this due to a change in strategy?
bonO: I thought our draft went in a very favorable way for us, that I thought to myself “we are going to win this” as we started the game.
The formation of a new team. While the team didn’t have too much time to build up synergy between players, certain parts of the team, like top-jungle, and mid-bottom lane, had previously played in the same team. How coordinated is the team overall?
bonO: While there are still areas to work on, I believe we will get better with more time.
Going into the 2020 season, fans are looking for a redemption arc from KT Rolster. Do you have any words for them?
bonO: I’m always thankful to the fans who support us. We will make sure to come back with our plays improved. I would also like to thank the coaching staff, as well as the staff members.
Aiming: I would like to thank head coach Kang “Hirai” Dong-hoon, rest of the coaching staff, and other staff members. They treat us so well and I think the fans can expect great things [from us] in the future.
Thank you for the interview!