Jung “Chobi” Jeong-hoon showed a strong will to win as he led Genji Esports to a sweep.
Genji swept DRX 2-0 in the second round of the League of Legends Champions Korea Summer 2023 at the Grand Seoul LCK Arena in Jongno-gu, Seoul on Thursday. Showcasing a performance worthy of the No. 1 team, Genji won 12 straight games with solid performances in both the first and second sets. Even their opponent, Kim Mok-kyung, praised the team’s performance, saying, “I had a strong feeling that the opponent was solid.” “It’s great to continue our 12-game winning streak with a 2-0 victory over the DRX,” said Jung-woo-hoon in a post-match interview. 안전놀이터
True to his word, the team’s 12-game winning streak set a new team record. Despite sharing in the team’s monumental milestone, Jeong was humbled. “I think I’ve had a 12-game winning streak before,” he recalls. In fact, he had a 12-game winning streak in the Spring 2019 season when he was a member of Griffin. Funnily enough, the team that stopped Griffin’s 13-game winning streak at the time was Jeong’s current team, Genji.
“It was a monumental 12-game winning streak for the team, but I’m not a team,” he says with a laugh. “That’s why I don’t think it’s so inspiring,” he said, adding, “I’m just happy to win, and I’ve always wanted to win, and it’s nice to feel like I’m accomplishing that.”
Although he jokingly said that he was not a teammate, he was not overly excited about his 1,700th career LCK kill. “I reached 1,700 kills, but I think it’s more like a winning streak,” he said. “It just comes naturally when you play a lot and see good results. It doesn’t really mean anything to me,” he explained. He continued, “What means a lot to me is winning. That’s the most valuable thing,” he emphasized.
Recently, Genji has been on a winning streak, with all of its players performing exceptionally well. As a result, the team’s ace, Jeong Ji-hoon, has been relatively invisible lately. “My teammates are doing a better job, so I’m getting buried, but at the end of the day, my number one priority is to win the game,” he said. “I just need to do my job, and I hope I don’t ruin the game by trying too hard to show something.”