After a dominant 2-0 weekend, Team Liquid are the first team in the LCS to guarantee a spot in the 2019 summer playoffs. Upcomer had a chance to sit down with Team Liquid toplaner Jeong “Impact” Eon-yeong to discuss his recent car crash, opinions on the meta, and goals for Worlds.
I finished practicing and left to go home. I was like two minutes away from home and was watching my phone when the Uber driver went through an intersection and some other guy just hit us. The car spun and I realized I was in a car crash. My neck really hurt at that time and I couldn’t move it around at first. I got out and they said they were really sorry so I couldn’t say anything.
We went to the hospital at twelve A.M., and honestly American hospitals were really slow. I don’t know why they’re so slow! *Laughs* It took an hour and forty minutes for the ambulance to come, then we went to the hospital and had to wait another five hours. Around five AM the doctor said it’s fine, it’s just going to be sore for a bit.
Yeah, just muscle pulled. I think I can play, so it’s fine. I was scared because when I focus on the game my neck goes down which hurts now. I can’t bend my neck anymore and I can’t go down too much. It’s awkward, but today was better.
I think no one cares about breaks. We just focus on the game. We have one day a week of break anyway. I think some people will complain, but not us. I like that a lot. Everyone is just focused on the game and time is pressed. Also, I also don’t like taking breaks in the game. I get too bored.
Oh yeah, Normally. I normally play solo queue or TFT, but I really suck at TFT now.
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Bronze… I haven’t played enough games, but that game is shit. No, that game’s good, I’m just shit *Laughs*. That’s what I hate, because I like when I play good! So I don’t like that game too much, but I like playing with my friends.
Well Peter (Doublelift) plays a really good Sona, so that’s why we keep playing it. I wanted to play Jayce, and I kind of have to when we’re playing Sona. I’ve been practicing this pick a lot. I think the reason people ban it against us is because they’re scared of it after what we did at Rift Rivals. If we lost at Rift Rivals with Sona, then people wouldn’t be scared. We would lose early, but it didn’t matter because we could always just come back in the games. Teams now don’t want to take the risk.
Jayce, but next patch I think he’s gone. Maybe I will play Kled. I like that champion too. Mostly I like Jayce, but I’ve also been practicing Olaf. Also Swain, Kled, and Gangplank.
Shit... NA can’t possibly make it spicy *laughs*. It doesn’t matter unless we’re doing bad. If we’re doing bad, then I’m scared, but if we’re doing better, then I’m not. I think we’re the best team in NA.
Yes, of course. I mean it’s not even just NA vs EU, or a rivalry matchup. It’s just about who’s the best team in the world. I think with MSI there was more rivalries with Korea vs China, and NA vs EU, but Worlds is different. I just want to prove that Team Liquid is the best team in NA.
I think there’s a chance. Everyone has a chance. Look at EU winning MSI. People thought that Korea would win Worlds again, but it was EU vs China in the finals and China won. Then this MSI people thought China would win, and it was EU vs NA in the finals. You really don’t know, right? It’s going to be spicy.