Damwon Gaming has defeated ahq e-Sports Club to secure their first win in Group Stage of 2019 World Championship.
Riot Korea interviewed Jang “Nuguri” Ha-gwon following the match.
We will be meeting with Nuguri, who has recently won his match against AHQ. Congratulations on your victory today! We managed to meet once more in the Group Stage. How are you feeling after your win today?
Nuguri: While we unfortunately started off with a loss, we were able to get a win for ourselves, which I am happy about.
Can you tell us how you prepared for today’s match? There were some comments that your plays today weren’t quite as spicy as before and I was wondering if there were a difference in preparation.
Nuguri: Because we were playing right after the first game, there wasn’t much preparation, but mostly feedback about the first game. Outside of that, we just played as we usually did.
A topic that can not go ignored in this year’s World Championship is your love for Kleptomancy. A lot of top laners have expressed wonderment at your choice of rune. Can you explain once more why you favor Kleptomacy so much?
Nuguri: Inspiration tree have a lot of runes with utility, such as Magical Footwear, Biscuit Delivery and Time Warp Tonic. Kleptomancy allows you to build a gold lead while giving you advantages through utility.
However, it doesn’t always bring the best of results. Did you receive any feedbacks for those matches?
Nuguri: There were certain matches where Kleptomancy wasn’t the most optimal choice, but I decided to pick it anyways. Because of that, our coach told me to better discern for myself on when to pick Kleptomancy.
In a previous interview, TheShy claimed that Vladimir needed Phase Rush for teamfights, and that you won’t be able to pick Klepto against him. Do you have any word for TheShy?
Nuguri: I’ll pick Kleptomancy once more if I see an opportunity to. I hope we have a good match tomorrow!
Thank you for the interview!