‘Keria’ says no mental issues, “August will show why T1 is T1”
T1’s Ryu “Keria” Min-seok says he has no mental issues despite the losing streak.
T1 lost 0-2 to KT Rolster in the second round of the League of Legends Champions Korea Summer 2023 at the Grand Seoul LCK Arena in Jongno-gu, Seoul on Monday. In both the first and second sets, the team was overwhelmed from the laning phase. Ryu Min-seok teamed up with Lee “Kumayushi” Min-hyung against KT, but they were unable to prevent their team from losing.
In a post-match interview, Ryu reflected on the loss to KT Rolster by saying, “We play with a ban-pick that we’ve been preparing for a while now, but the compositions we’ve been thinking about in practice are coming out differently in the tournament,” and “I felt uncomfortable in that part of the game, and the difficulty of the compositions increased.” 토토사이트
As he said, T1 has been experiencing an extreme slump lately. With the team unable to break their losing streak, there has been talk of adapting to the meta, including the absence of Lee “Faker” Sang-hyuk. When asked about the meta, Ryu “Min-seok” Ryu agreed to a certain extent. “I’ve always thought that our team has strengths and weaknesses,” he said, “but now I think it’s a meta that shows off our weaknesses. I think we need to do better.”
In the spring season, T1 had a lot of gains based on strong lane fights on the bottom. However, this hasn’t been the case in the Summer. In fact, even against KT, they lost the lane battle to the opposing duo of Kim “Aiming” Haram and Son “LiChenz” Xiu.
“Right now, the bottom meta itself is purely dominated by 2v2 laning, and there isn’t really a champion that can make up the difference. “I think it’s important for champions to play 3v3 and 4v4 engagements rather than lane battles, but I think they tend to lose in lane battles because they keep losing a lot,” he said, sharing his thoughts on the recent slump in bottom lane battles.
During the recent losing streak, some fans were worried about his mental state due to Ryu Min-seok’s dark expression on the broadcast camera. However, Ryu Min-seok said that he has no mental problems. He said, “It was hard when we lost three games in a row, but I’m fine now. I don’t know why, but I have faith that I can do well in the playoffs. I don’t know why, but I have faith that I can do well in the playoffs,” he explained.
“Also, I don’t usually cut my hair short because I’ve heard that my eyebrows make me look angry,” Ryu Min-seok continued, “but this time I cut my hair short and many people said that I look angry even though I have no expression. So I think a lot of people are worried about my expression,” he added with a laugh.
Lastly, Ryu Min-seok vowed to do well in the playoffs. “We finished the July games, and I personally haven’t experienced a losing streak like this since my debut, and I’m sure T1 hasn’t experienced this many losing streaks either, so I apologize to the fans,” he said. “It won’t be easy in August, but we’ll prepare well to show that we’ve improved a lot in the playoffs. So in August, we will show why T1 is T1,” he concluded the interview.