Bang apologizes for disconnecting early

SK Telecom T1’s AD Carry Bae “Bang” Jun-Sik has apologized for disconnecting early before the end of Game 4 of Saturday’s League of Legends World Championship finals.

Bang wrote on his personal Facebook after the finals that he realized he disconnected early and offered an apology to his fans.

“I just realized that I disconnected before the conclusion of a game just now,” he wrote. “I’m being honest. During my four years as a professional gamer I have never done such an unsportsmanlike thing such as disconnected during a rank game, let alone a professional one,  so I am angrier at myself because of my own disappointment whether or not I disconnected unconsciously.”

Bang went onto describe that though he was unable to verify the validity of his early disconnect personally, he was able to deduce what had happened based on his team’s reaction and apologized to the fans.

“I couldn’t believe it at first, so I asked Riot if I could see my personal screen again, but my teammates have also said that they were surprised by my action in the middle of the game, so I do think I did indeed disconnect,” he wrote. “I am sorry. Thank you for cheering for us.”

SKT lost Game 4 to Samsung Galaxy, which evened the best-of-five series at 2-2, before eventually winning Game 5 to claim its third world championship.

Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games

Slingshot staff writer and Korean League of Legends expert who also owns a Pikachu-themed iPhone case.

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