This is your fifth The International event with Invictus Gaming. Are you proud of that?
I feel very lucky to be able to participate in so many TI events because it has not been easy. A lot of luck and coincidence came into factor.
Since you came so far with iG, which iG squad do you think is the strongest one for you with the exception to this year's?
If we use results to judge, it is obviously The International 2. I mean if you win, then it is everything but if you lose, there will be nothing for you. So finishing as champion at TI2 means that we are the strongest.
What do you think about the iG coming into The International 5? I'm sure you guys practiced a lot in China prior to coming here. How was the practice?
We practiced a lot against Chinese teams and they practiced a lot as well. I feel that we are lacking something in comparison to the western teams. So, we don't exactly know whether it is good or bad because the playstyle we use to play against Chinese teams could be different to how we could defeat the western teams. I'm not sure if the things we trained for would be the best or perhaps the western teams have a superior playstyle. I guess we will have to wait and see.
Prior to The International 5, most of the tournaments end up with the western teams like Secret and Evil Geniuses winning. Did you try to learn the way they play?
I think all the Chinese teams tried to learn from their playstyle to pick AoE heroes to push the lanes, kill the neutrals and then find chance to kill heroes. After trying out the playstyle, we found out that the playstyle is not exactly suitable for us. Not exactly sure if we didn't play it well or unsuitable in fact, so we just revert back to our usual game plan which is a lot more efficient for us.
iG recently added KingJ as coach. Can you tell us on how he became your coach?
BurNing recommended KingJ. At that time, we have no coach and BurNing is really close to KingJ and after some discussion, we decided to let him be our coach.