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SKT’s Bang on getting solo killed: “I think I tend to die in stupid ways, so I’m trying to fix that.”

SK Telecom T1’s AD Carry Bae “Bang” Jun-Sik dished out large amounts of damage as Sivir in a 2-0 win against the ROX Tigers on Monday, overcoming a slight hiccup of getting solo killed while seemingly buying items while recalling. Bang clarified the moment but still seemed embarrassed, writes Inven’s Park Bum.

“Strictly speaking, I wasn’t looking at the store, but at the top lane,” he told Inven. “I think it was the worst possible mistake I made as a pro. After getting killed I focused even harder. During the feedback after the first set, the coach told me that I let him down. Honestly though, the top lane was fun to watch. I’m still reflecting on my actions, and I hope the fans (aren’t) too critical. I think I tend to die in stupid ways, so I’m trying to fix that.”

Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok also pulled out a surprising Anivia in both sets, and Bang gave some strategic insight on the Anivia.

“Right now Vladimir is very popular,” he said. “We knew that Anivia is a counter to Vladimir, so if we couldn’t take away Vladimir, we were planning on using Anivia.”

Bang also commented on the preparation process of their match against the Tigers, and how SKT prepares for their games in general.

“We never prepare around on our opponents, but practice to not make mistakes on our end,” he said. “I think the difficulties of games change by the number of mistake we do or don’t do. When facing a good team however, the pressure becomes greater.”

With a match against Samsung Galaxy, co-leader of the summer split of League Champions Korea, coming up next, Bang will be facing Samsung’s super rookie ADC Park “Ruler” Jae-Hyeok.

“There were so many great players at the earlier parts of the season, so I’m looking forward to seeing if Ruler can remain consistent,” he said. “I think it’ll be fun to face him. I also understand that his nickname was initially “Bung,” and it didn’t really feel all that nice. I enter each game intending to show my opponents the true ADC, so I promise to show a great performance against Ruler as well.”

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games.


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