After the primary round-robin of the 2021 League of Legends World Championship group stage, PSG Talon is 2-1 and sits in 2nd place in Group C.
The #1 seed from the Pacific Championship Sequence dropped its first match of the group towards Royal By no means Give Up, however bounced again with an upset win over Hanwha Life Esports and continued to roll towards a Fnatic who has been weakened by the unavailability of AD carry Elias “Upset” Lipp.
PSG Talon mid laner Huang “Maple” Yi-Tang sat down with Inven World following his squad’s huge win over Hanwha Life Esports to debate how PSG took down the South Korean facet and the parity between the 4 groups in Group C.
PSG Talon simply pulled off a superb win towards Hanwha Life Esports. What was the sport plan to your workforce in attacking HLE’s weaknesses to get this win?
We picked Yuumi and tried to play a Yuumi system, principally: in case your bot lane is ready to farm up and develop, you then turn into very sturdy within the late sport.
Within the mid lane, we additionally anticipated that they might decide the Azir to counter our LeBlanc. We allowed them to take action as a result of we knew it could be very arduous for the Azir to go away lane, and that simply meant that our bot lane would have a neater time attending to its powerspike. As soon as we have been farmed up, our composition might deal with theirs fairly simply.
Talking additional in direction of that bot lane matchup, HLE picked Draven and Pyke to attempt to kill the Yuumi lane earlier than you scaled. Was that anticipated as effectively?
We did anticipate that they might decide this duo. Each Deft and Vsta are very well-known within the ranked ladder for his or her Draven and Pyke, so we did anticipate that in addition to anticipating that they might invade at stage 1. We had the Teleport on our Talon jungle so he might come into the bot lane and defend it, however we had some mishaps and that did not actually occur. [laughs]
Total, assuming you are selecting PSG Talon as one of many groups to flee Group C, who do you assume is most certainly to affix you in avoiding elimination within the group stage?
I believe proper now it is vitally arduous to inform as a result of the entire groups in our group are on such equal footing. I believe it relies on the efficiency on the day. I would not be shocked by anybody beating anybody.
That is the primary time in over a 12 months the place PSG Talon has gotten to compete internationally with its full beginning roster firstly of an occasion. How a lot of a distinction has that made, in your opinion?
We’re positively extra snug with Unified. Once we had Doggo at MSI 2021, we have been full strangers, so I solely received to know him on the occasion itself. We’re extra accustomed to Unified and he’s steadily taking part in higher and higher.
Is there something you’d wish to say to the PSG Talon followers or followers of the PCS typically?
I hope everybody can proceed to assist us. [laughs] I’ll attempt to discover a approach to make it out of this group.
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