Travis Gafford at Yahoo Esports interviewed Jake “Xmithie” Puchero and Trevor “Stixxay” Hayes about the team’s quarterfinal win against Team Liquid, the upcoming semifinal against Team SoloMid and more. There were jokes to be had.
Team Liquid made a surprise decision in the middle of the series to sub in Phil “Jynthe” Vu at AD Carry. Stixxay said CLG thought at first it was former pro mid laner Justin “Jintae” Dinh, but once they recognized Jynthe from solo queue he said “I didn’t even realize he was on TL,” which, as a Team Liquid fan, same.
Also same? This extremely relatable quote about my solo queue games.
Then the interview turned into nearly a line-by-line reading of Team Liquid jungler Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett’s now-famous comments after CLG’s regular season win over Liquid.
Xmithie quoted the claim the game was a fluke.
And Stixxay quoted Dardoch saying Team Liquid is the better team, with perhaps the winning quote of the interview.
Well, we knew they were the better team, so we found new ways to cheese them so we could fluke our way to Toronto.
And finally, Xmithie again: “He’s just a better player. He’s in the all-star team, I’m not, so...”
You can watch the rest of the interview here, or go over to Yahoo’s page.