Q: Prior to the season’s start, many people evaluated your team as being relatively weak. Any thoughts regarding this after today’s victory?
Shy: Our preparation for this series went very smoothly. In fact, we hardly lost a single scrim in practice. Yesterday, all of us were wondering why our games felt so good. Today’s series even exceeded those expectations, we played very well.
Q: Your team composition in game 2 was rather unique. How’d you come up with it?
Shy: Lulu’s very adept at negating the enemy team’s damage and bolstering our own ADC’s damage output. Even if our ADC’s doing poorly, Lulu can rescue him back into relevance in the game. Thus, I never thought that lacking a tanky champion in top would be a big weakness. Our ADCs ended up performing very well, so I felt like there was no way we would lose.
Q: How’d you prepare for this series?
Shy: The essence of toplane is a pillow fight between tanks. Practice was no different – Lissandra and Rumble were on permaban, so my opponent and I were always forced to pick tanks.
Q: In game 2, Faker pulled out Ahri. Did you feel threatened?
Shy: Our teamcomp had multiple ADCs, so we got a pretty bad shock when they picked Ahri. But in the game itself, we overcame it easily. The pick never ended up being a big threat to us.
Q: Of course a lot of factors go into a victory, but what would you say was the biggest reason for your success today?
Shy: Today, before the match, the coach sat down and told us “You’ve got nothing to lose, so play like it.” This one sentence gave us great motivation. In all seriousness, even if we went 0-2 today, people would have just thought “yep, that’s the expected result.” Just like the coach said, there was nowhere left to fall to.
Q: Even though you’ve crossed this major hurdle today, you still have a lot of strong opponents left to face. What’s your objective this season?
Shy: I think if we play well, we can set our objective as 1st place in the first split [t/n: unsure]. We’ve scrimmed against most of our opponents before, and we won today’s match, so our confidence is restored. We’ve historically done very well in scrims but performed poorly in actual matches, so I felt like when we scrimmed, our opponents didn’t play seriously. But today’s match showed us that isn’t the case.
Q: In pick/bans, you let Gnar through but didn’t prioritize him in pick phase. Why?
Shy: There isn’t really a champion that can shut down Gnar, but at the same time it isn’t a champion that fits me personally. Also, even if they pick Gnar and we lose, I wouldn’t feel like it’s because the Gnar. I guess it just isn’t a champion that matches my style.
Q: Is there a team you’re especially being cautious of?
Shy: GE Tigers. We lost to them in preseason and they’ve been outstanding in scrims.
Q: Anything else?
Shy: Even though it was preseason, we have been on a huge losing streak, and I’m very sorry and humbled for showing that kind of performance. Today we solidly stood on the winning side [t/n some weird slang here, unsure, it literally says “solidly stood in front of the rice noodles”], so I’m overjoyed. Also, to the management and organization, who waited through our long losing streak, thank you. Right after preseason ended, the coaches ran into some tough times, and we the players had to practice on our own for a while. Even in those conditions, our team’s drive never wavered, so I’d lastly like to thank my teammates for their support.
source: http://lol.duowan.com/1501/284894168929.html (original source is Inven, Chinese sites are awful at linking back)