ShowMaker almost fell into the “deep pit” of form in the LCK Spring 2023 Group Stage, but was able to return before the group stage ended.
DK had an admirable acceleration period at the end of the group stage with 4 consecutive victories to compete for the top 2 position on the rankings. Previously, this dreamteam had spent days “rolling” in 5th and 6th place on the rankings when one of the two held the role of the “backbone” of the team that slipped in performance – ShowMaker.
ShowMaker had an extremely “dull” early season. Saying it is “dull” because if you can’t say what he did at the beginning of the season is good, especially with a top mid laner in the LCK. But that performance wasn’t too bad, ShowMaker still supported his teammates and DK still won, but the prominence and difference of ShowMaker has gone.
ShowMaker is back strong and has reached 600 POG points, matching his Canyon teammate. Sharing about the past journey and current performance, ShowMaker shared: “When I used to play well, in my opinion, I have a lot of confidence and ability. I will see risks and rewards for succeeding in that situation and making a decision.In many situations I see that if I go in, I might get knocked down but if I succeed, that’s the key situation where we can lead. against the opponent and win the match.
I’ve had moments like that, moments of brilliance. But this year, I’m not confident about my form, I’m not confident anymore. There are too many thoughts in my head after a few failed mutation situations “maybe I shouldn’t die from this”. From there, I’ll be more inclined to do the things that are planned and low-risk. When choosing mages that lack mobility, I just stick to the lane and farm. I also feel like I’m a bit inferior compared to other mid laners.”
To be able to return to the present, ShowMaker experienced a very strong internal struggle: “But now I have changed my mind, ‘I can’t keep playing games like this.’ I created more mutated, more efficient, and somewhat back to the risk-taking situations of the past.”