In the last match of G-League 2012 Group A, LGD and DK met in a battle to the death of the titans. The loser of this match would be out of G-League S2 2012 entirely. Ultimately, LGD took the match and the last group advancement spot in a hard-fought 2-1 victory over DK.
Afterwards, we got a hold of Sylar for an interview, and he shared with us his joy after their victory and some post-match thoughts.
Q: Congratulations to LGD for the win over DK, allowing you to successfully advance from your group. Please say hello to all your fans out there!
Sylar: Hello everyone, I am the carry player from LGD — Sylar.
Q: Can you tell us your feelings at the time?
Sylar: Very happy! Once again we have the chance to make it to the finals.
Q: Watching the match today, we got the feeling that your team’s bans and picks were quite educated, what preparations did you make beforehand?
Sylar: Because after we lost the first game, we realized that if we did not first pick Lone Druid, they would certainly go for him. So we banned Lone Druid, then we managed to grab Anti-mage first, meaning we wouldn’t be afraid of playing it out to late game. Yet, in the second game we still made mistakes, otherwise we could have ended the game earlier.
Q: In the third game you selected a relatively less-seen Undying, what were your considerations in selecting this hero at the time?
Sylar: Actually, Undying has been a good pick recently, where he was either picked or banned constantly. But lately perhaps because of changes to their systems, various big teams have picked him less. Still, this hero is very strong in trilanes where you need to protect someone.
Q: Now that you’ve secured advancement from your group, you guys have a few days of down time, any plans?
Sylar: We should take a small break, and then we’ll be looking for a team to do some training, to prepare our next matches.
Q: Any plans to have some fun around Shanghai here?
Sylar: Maybe, will have to look at the team’s arrangements.
Q: Tomorrow will see B group matches kick off, can you give us your view on the four teams there?
Sylar: IG should be pretty familiar to everyone, they’re a very strong team. And then there’s MUFC, I don’t know if it’s the version with Hyhy, that version of MUFC is stronger. TongFu is also a strong team in China, but they haven’t played much with us lately so I don’t really know what they’re like now. Even though VG is a new team, they are still quite good, in scrims with them we win some, lose some.
Q: In the end, any words for your supporters and fans?
Sylar: Thank you to all those who support LGD.