Throughout 2008 he has consolidated himself as one of the top Warcraft3 players and played a key role in the growing Orc domination we have seen throughout the year.
SK.Lyn: No, I did not think about it that way, I was tired of studying and when I was looking for something else I found out being a progamer is the easiest way to escape my studies, but actually it's pretty hard to survive in this business. For a lot of players it is a dream to earn their living from gaming, so if you wanna chase that dream you have to sacrifice a lot.
Is it worth spending your life playing games if in 15 years it can happen that no one will remember the game of Warcraft 3 and its champions?
SK.Lyn: I think it is worth it because right now I am travelling around the world, gaining friends from all over the world and having a lot of fun.
Of course after a while people will forget the game but the Warcraft 3 community is quite big so it will take a while until people forget about the players and for me, considering my age, it is really good money that I earn through my salary and prize money.
How has pro gaming changed you as a person?
SK.Lyn: Before I became a pro gamer I was kind of shy and was not very communicative, but after I got to know some other pro gamers I changed. Now I like to hang around with other people and having fun with them.
SK.Lyn: No, I would not allow them to become a pro gamer because right now it is a really tough business. It might change in the future but in this business you will only survive if you are one of the best, like I mentioned before.
Looking back at 2008 you could say that it was a very successful year for you. You won several major titles and received a lot of money. Is there anything that you think you could have done better?
SK.Lyn: Yes, I could have done better, for example in the Korean WCG qualification I was knocked out by Sung Sik 'ReMinD' Kim because of a mistake. Another example is ESWC, I could have made my way to the finals but I was in a bad shape and was sick.
WCG and ESWC are kind of the biggest events in esports for every esport title so I am pretty sad that I could not manage to achieve good results in either of those events.
Which of the titles that you have won means the most to you?
SK.Lyn: KESPA Cup in 2007 (when I was in World Elite) in Korea when I beat Jae Wook 'Lucifer' Noh in the finals because before that in 2006 I took a break and did not play at all because I wanted to focus on my studies. After that it got better and better in my career. In my time in SK the biggest title I won is no doubt the Extreme Masters title.
How did you make the jump from a top player in 2007 to one of the absolute best in 2008?
SK.Lyn: I guess I kept on trying my best and kept on training. I attended a lot of events in 2008 and got more confidence so I guess that made me better, I earnt my experience.
SK.Lyn: To win WCG or ESWC, or better: both.
Does it bother you that you're missing a World Cyber Games or an Electronic Sports World Cup medal in your collection?
SK.Lyn: As I said before I am very sad to not win either event but if I could choose I would want WCG medal first, then ESWC.
Where do you place yourself among the best players in the world? Are you on the same shelf as Sky, Grubby or Moon?
SK.Lyn: I think that I can catch up on their skill level but I guess it will not be possible for me to be as popular as they are. All of those three have been in the scene for ages and I got to my peak just over a year ago.
How close are you to being a perfect player?
SK.Lyn: I'm missing 30% out of 100% to become the perfect player, I guess no one is perfect, that is why this business is still alive. If we would have a perfect player in Warcraft 3, there would be no sense to attend any event because that perfect player would win it over and over again.
SK.Lyn: I guess my strength is that I am in good every matchup. In every clanwar I give my team-mates the opportunity to choose their favourite map and I will play the map which is left. The map does not matter for me.
What are your flaws / weaknesses (and how can they be fixed)?
SK.Lyn: I have some problems in mirror, it has a lot to do with luck and I have problems to pick up items because in most games the other hero steals my items although I pressed on the item before...
Do you think you would be a good Night Elf, Human or Undead player?
SK.Lyn: I guess I could be good with Human or Undead. I used to play Human in the past and back in those days Orc was pretty weak so I changed to Orc to get some fame. But right now with all those patches it changed but well, I am fine with that.
Who is your favourite WC3 player of all time and why?
SK.Lyn:I am sorry but I do not have a favourite Warcraft player ;)
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