DRX “couldn’t capitalize on favorable situation” despite starting changes, first loss of the season

DRX talks about their first game against the Guangdong Freecs, where they tried to introduce new plays by playing both rookies, but ended up with a loss.

On August 8, DRX lost to Guangdong 0-2 in straight sets at Roll Park in Jongno-gu, Seoul on Day 1 of Week 2 of the 2023 League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) Summer Split.

The following is a post-match interview with head coach Kim “Mok-kyung” Kim and Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee.

How did you feel after the first game?

Coach Kim Mok-kyung: We came to the game with the idea of winning, but the mistakes we made in practice came back to haunt us, and the result was not what we had prepared for. However, I think the rookies showed their strengths and weaknesses.

Kim Kwang-hee ‘Rascal’: There were times when we had the advantage in the first set, but I was disappointed that we couldn’t capitalize on the situation and win, and I think we have a lot to work on in both sets.

How far do you think the team has come compared to your goals?

Coach Kim Mok-kyung: It’s true that we’re not quite there yet. Rather than changing the team color or direction, we have been giving strong feedback to the rookies about their lack of basic skills and the need to make the necessary plays according to the flow of the game. Overall, I think we need to get to the point where we can call ourselves a first team 먹튀검증.

How would you characterize the play of the two rookies?

Kwanghee ‘Rascal’ Kim: I think both of them showed the same ability to read the game in the moment as they did in practice. However, I think there were some situations today where they didn’t know what to do because things didn’t go according to our initial plan.

Coach Kim Mok-kyung: I think it’s a good thing that ‘Yehu’ tried to take advantage of the situation in both sets by cutting one person out of sight, but when the game didn’t go according to plan, he didn’t do his best in his position and didn’t protect his movements. ‘Paduk’ Park Seok-hyun also did a good job in the engagements, but he was nervous and didn’t make the most of his kills or measure the distance.

What are your thoughts on the anniversary of Rascal’s debut?

Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee: It was my sixth debut anniversary, so my family was there and my fans were cheering me on, so I really wanted to win, but it’s a shame I didn’t. However, I would like to thank my fans for their support over the past six years.

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