“We played well against a strong DK team,” says coach Heo Young-cheol
The sixth day of the Spring Split of the ‘2023 LoL Champions Korea (LCK) was held at Jonggak Roll Park on April 25. In game one, Nongshim RedForce lost to DePlus Kia, snapping their opening three-game losing streak. Despite playing with a roster made up entirely of rookies, the bar was too high in the LCK.
Heo Young-cheol, the head coach of the Nongshim RedForce, said, “The players did better than I expected in the beginning. I was worried because we really struggled in the beginning against DPLUS KIA in the scrimmage. In the first set, we did well in the pre-line phase, leading to one hit, and we even won one hit. I wish we could have done better in that area.” He summarized today’s game.
When asked about the psychological impact of back-to-back losses, He said, “The players’ mentality is good right now, and they are motivated,” but added, “I think the sooner we get a win, the better. If we can get one win, I think our performance will improve from there. Our next game is against DRX, and we’ll do our best to prepare and win.”
His teammate Jung ‘Peter‘ Yoon-soo said, “When we played against a strong team called DePlus Kia, we had enough to win, but our lack of experience showed. I think we’ll be able to do better as we gain experience,” he said. “However, we lost the bot lane battle. I felt like I needed to talk to ‘Vital’ Hain-sung, and I think it was because we didn’t prepare well.”
With five rookies on the roster, Nongshim Red Force is in desperate need of a leader to center the team both in-game and out. When asked who fills that role, Peter said it’s him. “Losing today didn’t dampen our spirits. It’s a mindset of having fun, but making sure we get something out of it. 카지노사이트 We’ll show it all in the next DRX match,” he said with confidence.