SK Telecom T1’s AD Carry shared a story with Fomos in a video interview, where he describes a touching story the coach Kim “kkOma” Jung-gyun.
“I’ve never been a fan of someone so I never really understood what it feels to be a fan, but recently heard about a meaningful event,” he said. “Our coach was having a meal in a local diner. A young man, who I think recognized the coach, paid for his meal. I was able to feel what it really means to support someone, how it could make the fans happy to see me perform in the game. I think it’s a good and fun experience. I noticed a lot of cool and influential people as celebrities or streamers, so I was able to feel what that means.”
On the highly publicized denial of his 1,000th kill during the match against Samsung Galaxy on Thursday, Bang said that could have been a blessing in disguise.
“It’s disappointing, but it’s going to happen at some point,” he said. “I think it’s actually better, since I’ll be more focused for my next game.”
In regards to his character switch during his recent streams on Twitch, Bang continued the personal narrative of putting the streaming persona and his persona on stage as two different entities.
“I don’t like being compared to (my stream persona),” he said. “I hope people don’t compare that third-rate streamer with a first-rate professional like myself. I just hope people have fun with (my persona’s) streams.”
Bang also talked briefly about his disappointment on missing out on IEM Katowice based on his past experience.
“I remember having a comfortable time at IEM last year, despite us having more difficult experiences in international tournaments,” he said. “We played well too, but we have such a tight schedule that prevent us from going (this year) which is disappointing, but it’s ok.”