T1's coach autumn had Q&A session on the stream after they qualified and there were some interesting takes. He's the content of the whole stream:
He was flamed by the viewers for calling timeouts and not talking, but this is a misunderstanding because he actually does talk but the camera catches him after 40 seconds, after he's done talking.
There be more 3rd party tornaments later this year and next year.
I usally call timeout to block opponent's momentum and talking about leading during timeout.
T1 had lots of option when getting into franchaise and they decided to pick up players who's used to Korea.
Carpe's really professional on his mindset.
Our playstyle's rolemodel is PRX
Xeta's igling is exceptional
We had NA bootcamp to before this season to gain fundamentals
At lockin all region had different read on the meta; Asia had the best understanding and NA had the worst. (But result says otherwise: fundamental issues...)
We changed our read after having scrim with loud.
We had long term view this season to qualify into masters.
At lockin since we didn't have much experience, we tried to play considering every possibility so it was difficult to gain results.
Joe Marsh (T1 CEO) is really good with us
We want to play with every teams in master
We played against almost every team in the pacific region in scrims but we never get to scrims
with DRX, GENG and Dplus. We tried to but we got rejected.
All pacific teams are really good on scrim but the most impressive teams were EDG, PRX and JDT(Japan Challengers)
EDG is really a strong contender
JDT had better result against us in scrims. We improved alot by having lots of scrims with them and they are almost like our partner team. I think JDT is the strongest team in challengers.
When ASE's ace player is on their high's, we cannot stop them
It is sad to see Zeta picking mostly ascent&haven. (Maybe they had better result on other maps against T1?)
If PRX ban away maps properly, they are No.1 in the pacific
Playing split against DRX is giving away the map. Also I don't think DRX is hiding strats last match.
Mako's No.1 controller
RRQ is a good team
I think chamber can be used in lotus
Munchkin's aim was so good in NA bootcamp that people thought that he was cheating
Leaf is the best player in NA