Samsung Galaxy’s AD Carry Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk said that he was very much looking forward to laning against the aggressive Royal Never Give Up’s AD Carry Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao.
In a video interview with Fomos, Ruler was asked what he thought about facing Uzi in the group stage. As a fellow AD Carry who likes to play aggressively, Ruler said the match up will be enjoyable for him.
“I think Uzi’s style is one that thinks about everything he can do in a game, and can go aggressive while pulling out super-plays when his team is on the backfoot,” he said. “He’s a very talented player. I also enjoy hitting my lane opponents whenever they move up to farm, so I think laning against Uzi will be fun.”
Ruler’s brand of lane-aggression has been a style that has defined him as a player, very much willing to jump into the thick of fights instead of staying safe. Uzi is one of China’s most well known players for his sharp mechanical play and aggression. The bottom lane will be something that the fans will want to look out for in order to see who comes out on top.
Although Samsung is considered to be one of the strongest stables in the LCK this season, it was close to missing out at worlds, having to fight for the third seed in the regional tournament. Although Samsung clinched the last spot to worlds, Ruler seemed like he felt some responsibility.
“Our team had so many different ways that could have given us a worlds spot more easily, but missed them because I made too many mistakes,” he said. I am releived that we’ll be going at the end of the season though.”
During the spring split Samsung did end up looking quite shaky, as the once sturdy mid laner Lee “Crown” Min-ho looked like he was not performing up to his usual level. Although some fans might be concerned about Crown going into worlds, Ruler assures that the team will be doing just fine.
“I don’t think the atmosphere is bad, but it isn’t really great either,” he said. “I have confidence that Crown will do well. He’s already doing well, and he doesn’t have much to worry about.”