DRX’s Kim “Rascal” Kwang-hee was disappointed to end the first match of the Summer Season with a loss.
DRX lost 0-2 to Guangdong Freecs in the first match of the team’s 2023 LoL Champions Korea (LCK) Summer Season regular season at the LCK Arena in Jongno-gu, Seoul on Monday. The team made an unconventional move by starting third-stringers Kang “Ye-hoo” Kang and Ko “Paduk” Seok-hyun in place of Yoo “Fate” Su-hyuk, but their lack of experience was evident.
With such a young roster, veterans Kim “Kwanghee” Kwang and Jeong “Beryl” Gyung-hee had to take the reins, but the game didn’t go as planned. In the first set, they were swept by a one-man show from Lee “Dudu” Dong-ju (Xanthe), and in the second set, they lost the momentum from the start and lost helplessly.
At the post-match press conference, Kim Kwang-hee was particularly disappointed to have dropped the first set. “In the first set, we had some favorable situations. We did a lot of good things. It’s a shame we couldn’t win that set,” he said. “Actually, there were a lot of things that we lacked in the first and second sets,” he said, adding, “We need to work on (the poor play).” 메이저놀이터
As for the newcomers to the first team, Kim praised their instantaneous judgment. “Both players were able to catch sharp angles in the moment,” said Kim. Even in practice, they are able to recognize instant kill and initiation angles.” However, he added that the team needs to work on getting lost when the game doesn’t go according to their plan.
In fact, veteran Kim Kwang-hee had his own reasons for wanting to win this game. “We had a lot of family and fans here today, so we really wanted to win, and it’s a shame we didn’t,” he said. “But we’ve come this far because of the fans who have been supporting us for six years. I want to thank them once again.”