Palette to CoreJJ: "I watched your games a our next game, we may upset you 3-0"

Palette lays down the smack talk in this MSI interview.

League of Legends's Icon Parkes Ousley · 3 May 2019


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The silent carry for his team, Nguyễn "Palette" Hải Trung came up huge in Phong Vu Buffalo’s final win over Fenerbahce today, assisting in 23 out of 25 kills for his team. Despite advancing to the knockout stage, he remained calm, perhaps already focused on the next series against Team Liquid, or perhaps just tired from yet another long, drawn out day.

Whatever the case, he is confident in his matchup with the North American representatives this upcoming week, and he told Upcomer that he looks forward to facing off against CoreJJ.

You just won a big tiebreaker. What is your initial reaction?

Palette: In our last game, we had a better mindset and felt more confident, but the engages were not up to our expectations, so I feel a little disappointed in that.

Were you nervous at all going into the game then since you lost to FB earlier?

We didn’t really worry much actually. Winning all depends on whether we play well or not, it doesn’t depend on the enemy team.

Does this win today feel any more special since you’re playing in your home region?

I don’t think it matters where you play, what matters is your mindset and your confidence in your play.

You had a lot of fans cheering you on all day today and yesterday of course, did that give you energy in your games or make it more nerve wracking to perform well?

Yeah, since we’re playing in our homeground, we did have all those fans cheering. It’s a big energy boost for us.

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Do you feel like that will continue against Liquid and in Hanoi if you make it to the main event? Do you think you can get more cheers than some of the really famous players like Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok and Song "Rookie" Eui-jin?

I think that after we defeat Team Liquid and go to Hanoi, the fans will be even more excited and crazy. But I do think Faker is still more famous and plays better though, so he will probably still get more cheers.

Now you have a two day break, how do you plan to utilize that? And what do you think it’ll be like playing against Yiliang "Doublelift" Peng and Jo "CoreJJ" Yong-in, such a strong bot lane?

Doublelift and CoreJJ are a really strong bot lane duo, so we will just train even harder so we can defeat them. I feel pretty confident.

Phạm "Zeros" Minh Lộc showed me his confidence as well. So other than CoreJJ, there are some more famous supports, like Cho "Mata" Se-hyeong, so how do you feel about playing against them?

I’ve never met them before, so I can’t really say. But I still feel confident that I can lane against them pretty equally.

Leading up to the event, Zeros and others on your team got a lot of hype, but I feel like you have been silently carrying your team with a lot of your incredible support plays. Would you agree, or do you think your carry players deserve the majority of the hype?

I think Zeros is a very high skilled player who can play in both winning and losing matchups very well. But we all don’t really care about what people say, we just try our best and train hard so we can win our games.

Lastly, do you have anything you’d like to say directly to Team Liquid before you match up against them?

Well, CoreJJ, I watched your games a lot as I transferred to the support role, but in our next game we may just upset you 3-0.

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