Hanwha Life’s top laner Hwang “Kingen” Seong-hoon is a player who stands out for his ‘team fight’ led by tank and damage-tank (mixed dealer and tank) champions. At the time of winning the ‘2022 LOL World Championship (Lold Cup)’ last year, Hwang Sung-hoon’s Aatrox and Orn were truly ‘win cards’. He took the lead in teamfights and made a plan for key dealers to hit.
It was Hwang “Kinggen” Seong-hoon’s tank pick that saved Hanwha Life Insurance’s combination stability, which was struggling at the beginning of the spring season. With Orn in the 2nd set and Scion in the 3rd set, they sank the ‘giant’ T1, who was racing for victory after the opening. According to Hwang Seong-hoon, Hanwha Life Insurance rotated the pick for stability because it already has outstanding midfielders and distance dealers. Still, Hwang Seong-hoon said, “I also like dealers. He can take it out at any time,” he said, not forgetting his confidence.
Hanwha Life Insurance won the 2023 LOL Champions Korea (LCK) Spring Season T1 in the first round, 2-1, held at the LCK Arena in Lol Park, Jongno, Seoul on the afternoon of the 2nd. With this victory, Hanwha Life Insurance escaped the crisis that could completely ruin the first round, and achieved a rebound in the atmosphere. He had a full set match against Gen.G, and this time he won the T1 match and improved his performance.
After the match, Hwang Seong-hun of ‘Kingen’, who responded to OSEN’s interview, expressed his satisfaction with the victory in the T1 match, saying, “It is much more meaningful than a simple 1 win.” According to Hwang Seong-hoon, Hanwha Life’s ‘turning point’ was the last Gen.G game. Hwang Seong-hoon said, “During the scrim (practice match), I felt that his teammates were improving. In particular, after the match against Gen.G, we were able to see the pace of our team. If we maintain our performance today, I think we can continue our winning streak.” 스포츠토토
The unusual appearance of Hanwha Life Insurance was revealed from the first set. He did not get tired of T1’s fast snowball and carried the game until the second half, and won the second and third sets with outstanding performance. Particularly impressive was the part that was not caught up in the shaking of the T1 at all. In addition to Kim “Clid” Tae-min’s meticulous jungle design, Hwang “Kingen” Seong-hoon’s tank pick shined.
Regarding the 2nd and 3rd set tank picks, Hwang Seong-hun said, “It is undeniable that your performance will improve if you choose a tanker.” As director Choi In-gyu said in an earlier interview, “I formed a combination in the form of a strong mid-bot with the top supporting it,” Hwang Seong-hoon’s clothes that fit him are likely to continue. Hwang Seong-hoon said, “If I play as a dealer, noise may occur throughout the team. Our team’s dealers are so good,” he said, “but I have a high preference for dealers, so I can take them out at any time.”
Regarding Hwang Seong-hoon’s choice of Sion, coach Choi In-gyu said, “The bot line dive roaming design is quite good. The synergy was good,” he praised. Hwang Seong-hoon explained his unique angle, “I was inspired by seeing Sejuani in the second volume of the ‘Raccoon’ chapter.” Hwang Seong-hoon said, “At the time when there were a lot of top Sejuani, I saw him heading to the bot line at a certain point. He added that it was applied as a psionic.”
Hwang Seong-hoon pointed to T1 as the team he wanted to win in the second round as well. Hwang Seong-hoon said, “T1 will be considered the best team in the second round. If our team wins from the 1st round to the 2nd round, we can think of it as having an ‘absolute advantage’. So, in the second round, we are also aiming to win the T1 match.”