Following a win against Team Liquid, 100 Thieves AD carry Cody Sun sat down with The Game Haus for a quick interview.
Talk to me about tonight’s game, how you think it went and give me some of your takeaways of the match.
“So since we’re playing against TL and they’re first place, it’s a pretty important match for us. And it was pretty important for me personally since they had three of my former teammates and I was supposed to start over Doublelift until they picked him up. I was kind of nervous going in.
I think our team played really well. I think our macro and communication was definitely on point. But for me, I played most of the team fights pretty poorly. I knew when Pobelter’s Azir ultimate was coming and I was like, ‘Be prepared for it,’ but somehow he still got me, like on the edge, or something. That was pretty sad. And the one around middle, we just didn’t know they were there. I should have still been more careful and back.
Overall, I really like how our team played today.”
Going back a bit, is there part of you that wishes you got to play with your Immortals teammates on Team Liquid?
“I’m still really good friends with all of my Immortals teammates, especially Olleh. It would have been great to play with them on Team Liquid, but I’m just enjoying my time on 100 Thieves. If they’re going to pay so much money for Doublelift, then there’s nothing I can do about it.”
Moments ago you claimed that you want this season to be “your year.” What kind of personal improvements do you feel like you need to make for this to come to fruition?
“It’s just to be constantly on the grind. I’ve been playing this game, not just professionally, for a really long time. To improve, you just have to constantly work on your gameplay and yourself, and do a lot of self-reflection during your off time. Nobody plays this game perfectly, there’s always things to improve.
I think, especially in North America, no matter how much you achieve in our region, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. When you go to Worlds, you open your eyes to so many better teams and better players.
I know I’m not close to where I want to be, but just having a goal to constantly work towards everyday feels pretty nice.”
What has it been like laning with a veteran support like Aphromoo with the leadership, experience and championship pedigree he brings to the table?
“I think Aphromoo is a fantastic teammate, leader and support player. He does so much for me, actually. He probably actually did a lot for the previous AD’s he played with. I’m pretty sure any AD that plays with him will instantly look a lot better because he looks out for you in every aspect of the game. Since he played AD carry himself, he knows what your role wants and he just helps you out. I feel like I can do so much more when I play with him.”
Now you’ve played for coaches with two very different backgrounds. Tell me about how playing for Prolly has been and how it compares to SSONG from your time with Immortals.
“Compared to SSONG, I think they have polar opposite coaching styles. SSONG is a lot more assertive. I think, because he comes from Korea, he obviously brings in the Korean culture when it comes to coaching. He’ll just pick you your champion and won’t really ask your opinions that much on the picks. He’ll do an entire draft and everything.
For Prolly, he’s a lot more democratic with his coaching style. In review, we have a lot more discussions. Our reviews take a lot longer than on Immortals, which can be a good and bad thing. I think we’re still trying to figure out the best way to do reviews as a team. It’s just different.”
You’re now 3-0, coming off an impressive win against Team Liquid. How do you guys stay on top?
“It’s just the start of the season, I think with everyone, all the veterans on our team, nobody is getting really hyped or anything. We could have just as easily lost the three games that we won, and it’s not like we’re this super powerhouse team or anything.
The best part about this team is that nobody has an ego. Meteos, Aphromoo and even like Sssumday and Ryu, they’ve won really important matches and they got really far in playoffs. Everyone just understands the process and wants to get better week by week.”
What are your impressions of Cloud9 and how do you feel like you’ll match up against them tomorrow?
“For C9, I think they’re also trying to mesh with each other. They have Licorice, he’s a rookie, and I know how it is to play as a rookie. It takes a pretty long time to get used to everything. Even really veteran players, I’ve asked Aphromoo, and even he gets nervous on stage, sometimes.
We’re probably just going to try to play our game. Be really macro-focused and not do anything too crazy. I think C9 is just as strong as Team Liquid.”
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