DRX’s long road at the 2022 League of Legends World Championship has come to a glorious end. After conquering the Play-In Stage, the Group Stage, the quarterfinals, and the semifinals, the LCK team hoisted the Worlds 2022 trophy with a victory over T1. Following the victory, DRX spoke to international media about the successful run. The questions have been sorted according to whom the question was asked.

Note: During the press conference, on-site translators only translated answers to English if the question was asked in English. Questions asked by Korean-speaking media and Chinese-speaking media could therefore not be included in this article.

Whole team

Q: Which champion do you want to give your Worlds skin to?

Kingen: Aatrox.

Pyosik: Kindred.

Zeka: Akali.

Deft: Caitlyn.

BeryL: I’m not sure because she already has so many skins, but I want Ashe.


Q: A few days ago, I asked you if you were confident in facing Zeus. You were pretty confident and you proved it today because there was a bit of a top gap. Have you always been this confident in your career?

A: Prior to Worlds, I was a person that was pretending to have a lot of confidence when I didn’t. But after playing so many matches here at Worlds, I realized that I’m solidifying myself as a player. After going through all of the hardships at Worlds, I thought, “Here at Worlds, it’s not about fighting against each top laner. It’s more of a battle against myself. I’m a top laner that can lose to anyone, but at the same time, I can beat anyone.” So, it’s all about my mindset. I think this motto, this direction of my life, has impacted my performance positively. I was able to solidify my performance. It also was reflected in my performance today.


Q: There were a lot of steals in key moments today. How were you able to stay cool on such a big stage and under so much pressure?

A: In this series in general, the objectives were so important. But somehow I always got my objectives stolen. I almost tilted. But at the same time, thanks to my teammates, who were encouraging me and saying, “It’s ok,” I was able to keep my mentality strong. Our composition was pretty decent. We could go to the late game. I was able to stay strong and trust my teammates.


Q: After travelling and competing across Mexico and the United States, what are the things you have enjoyed the most from this journey?

A: We started our Worlds run in Mexico and we were not expecting to our fans, you know? We were questioning whether we were gonna have any fans out there. It turned out that we had a lot of fans supporting us. We were absolutely able to have a great start over there. As time went by, the more games we played, the more fans we gained. So, we were also really proud of ourselves. We usually didn’t have many fans.

Q: Coming into today, it felt like the crowd in the stadium was largely behind T1. But by game 5, it felt like the crowd had completely flipped and was behind DRX. Could you feel that, or were you too focused on the game?

A: We kind of already experienced this magical thing in the semifinal after losing game 1. Then, after we won game 2, we took our headsets off and I could feel that the atmosphere completely changed. They were all behind us, they were supporting us. Heading into game 5 here, we could feel that we had way more fans supporting us.

Coaching staff

Q: The team’s journey has been called a Cinderella story. You beat a lot of huge teams. How was the process of making sure the team doesn’t lose focus or get in over their heads with the victories?

A: We got to play a lot of best-of-five series and we figured that the presence of mind, being calm and collected, is the key factor. Even though we could drop one or two games, I wanted to make sure that we still focused on our opportunities. We were looking forward to what would happen in the upcoming games. I just wanted to make sure that they had the best mental fortitude in order to pull off the best performance possible. I also wanted to make sure that the players were taking care of each other, to pull off their best moves. I think that impacted it the most.

DRX’s opponent in the Worlds 2022 grand final, T1, also gave a press conference. You can find it here.