There was no miracle Miracle Run. OK Brion, who had lost three straight games, was the first to suffer the bitter consequence of being eliminated from the Top 6. Head coach Choi “Woo-bum” Woo consoled the players and asked them to adopt a professional mindset for the final match of the regular season against Genji, saying, “I want to see a confident performance regardless of victory or defeat.
OK Brion lost 0-2 in 58 minutes against DRX in the second round of the ‘2023 LOL Champions Korea (LCK) Summer at Roll Park LCK Arena in Jongno, Seoul, on Wednesday afternoon.
With the loss, OK Brion suffered its 13th defeat of the season (4 W, -17 L) and failed to qualify for the playoffs and the LOL World Championship (Rold Cup).
“When you come to a tournament, you come with expectations. I came to the stadium thinking, ‘How can I play well, can I win, is this match really worth it,’ but I came to the stadium thinking, ‘It’s not going to be easy,’ because our performance has been so bad lately, and I think that’s what happened. I think we lost helplessly, I couldn’t do it, and the players couldn’t do it,” he said, giving a general commentary on the DRX match.
Choi added, “I came to this game with the opposite expectations. Not only our recent performance, but also our scrimmages were not good. It felt like when we lost back-to-back games at the beginning of the season, and when we lost back-to-back games at the end of spring and the beginning of summer.” “The first set went relatively well according to the strategy we prepared, but when the opponent reacted and banned picks, our performance dropped. When a good pick gets banned, you’re not playing as well. I think there is a big difference between the highs and lows of each champion,” he said with a heavy expression.
The loss eliminated OKBryon from not only the playoffs, but also the selection process, which was their last chance to qualify for the fall feast, the Rold Cup. Despite the pressure and the fact that they still have one game left to play against powerhouse Genji, coach Choi Woo-bum ordered his players to play with renewed confidence regardless of the outcome. Knowing the players’ desire for victory, Choi ordered them to overcome their mental struggles.
“We have one game left, and all the players are struggling these days, but I think they should overcome it because they are professionals. I want them to focus on their play rather than trying to win the last game. If they focus on their play, I think they will perform well. 스포츠토토