| Background Information
|| Bae Jun-sik (배준식)
| Country of Birth:
|| South Korea
|| May 18, 1996
|| SK Telecom T1
|| AD Carry
| Favorite champions:
| Soloqueue IDs:
|| SKT T1 Bang, Stephan Felix, SKTeIecomT1Bang (NA)
| Social Media and Links
| Team History
" Jun-sik (Hangul:
배준식) is the AD carry for SK Telecom T1
Bae "Bang" Jun-sik joined NaJin Shield in October of 2012 as their starting AD carry. He made his competitive debut at GIGABYTE StarsWar League where Shield made it to the semifinals but lost 3-0 to Team WE. When they came back to Korea they participated in OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013 where Shield failed to make it past the group stage. Bang left the team shortly after and joined Xenics Blast in June. They qualified for HOT6iX Champions Summer 2013, where once again Bang's team failed to make it out of groups. He left the team a few months later.
In October of 2013, Bang joined the new roster of SK Telecom T1 1 as the starting AD carry. A few months later they were renamed to SK Telecom T1 S. The team's first tournament was PANDORA.TV Champions Winter 2013-2014 where they dropped out in the group stage. Again at their next tournament, HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014, S failed to pass the group stage. Their breakthrough came at HOT6iX Champions Summer 2014 where they made it to the semifinals and placed 4th after losing 3-2 to the KT Rolster Arrows and 3-0 to Samsung White.
Due to changes to the OGN rules, S and their sister team, SK Telecom T1 K were forced to merge to form SK Telecom T1. With Piglet's departure from the team, Bang was made the starting AD carry. The team participated in SBENU Champions Spring 2015 where they won the championship after beating the GE Tigers 3-0 in the finals. SK Telecom's victory qualified them for the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational where they made it to finals but lost 3-2 to EDward Gaming. SKT placed first in the regular season of SBENU Champions Summer 2015 after only dropping one set the whole season. They beat KT Rolster 3-0 in the finals of the playoffs to qualify for the 2015 Season World Championship as the top seed from Korea. SKT was placed in a group at worlds alongside EDG, Bangkok Titans, and H2k Gaming. They went undefeated all the way to the finals, beating AHQ e-Sports Club and Origen in the playoffs along the way. They met the KOO Tigers in the finals and beat them 3-1 to give the organization its second World Championship.
SKT played in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they lost 2-0 in the semifinals to Ever. This series was widely considered to be one of the greatest upsets in League history, but also continued a streak of World Champions being eliminated early on in their first tournaments after Worlds. In March, SK Telecom attended IEM Katowice despite being only the sixth-place LCK team at the time. They brought substitute jungler Blank in place of bengi and swept through the tournament, winning the title after only seven games. After their international success, they returned to Korea and placed third in the regular season, earning themselves a spot in the playoffs. SKT won the playoffs, winning their third championship in a row and for the first time a seed to the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational.
Their first place finish in the spring season earned them a spot in the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational. Notably, SK Telecom T1 were the only team to return to 2016 MSI from 2015 MSI. As the reigning domestic champions of Korea, SK Telecom T1 came into the tournament as massive favorites to win. However, their group stage performances were very lackluster as they dropped games to China's Royal Never Give Up, NA's Counter Logic Gaming, and two games to the LMS Flash Wolves. They ended their group stage with a 6-4 record, seeding them into the bracket stage at fourth place. Matched up against Royal Never Give Up in the semifinals, SK Telecom started to regain their form, beating them 3-1. They then proceeded to beat Counter Logic Gaming 3-0 to win the event and give them the trophy that barely escaped them last year.
During the 2016 LCK Summer Split, SK Telecom started the season strong with a 5-0 score in series and 10-0 game score. However, they started dropping sets to lower ranked teams, notably the Afreeca Freecs, who they failed to win even a single game against the entire season. With a 13-5 scoreline in series, SKT placed second in the round robin, beating KT Rolster via game score tiebreaker. However, during the 2016 LCK Summer Playoffs, they met KT Rolster in the semifinals, where they were reverse swept 3-2 after going up 2-0 in the first two games. This gave them third place for the summer split. Combined with their first place spring finish, as well as the victory of the ROX Tigers over KT Rolster, SKT qualified to the 2016 Season World Championship on points as Korea's second seed.
At the 2016 Season World Championship, SK Telecom T1 were placed into Group B, along with LMS's Flash Wolves, NA's Cloud 9, and China's I May.
- At the 2015 Season World Championship, reached 73 cumulative KDA from the start of the tournament until partway through SKT's first game against AHQ after dying only once in the group stage (71 overall group stage KDA and then 2 kills in the SKT-AHQ game). His KDA streak was broken by AHQ support Albis, who killed him after interrupting a Rocket Jump with Flay.
- One of four players to have defend their World Championship successfully.
- Click here for a full list of pentakills.
- January 4th, Bang: “After winning the last world championship, I thought, ‘A team like this won’t appear again.'” translated on Slingshot
- February 5th, SKT Bang on his mustache: "I needed some change to myself" with Inven Global
- February 12th, SKT Bang: "We are trying harder than we did last year and before." with Inven Global
- February 12th, Bang on his favorite plush: “It was so cute and I like it so much that I named it ‘Jun-sik Junior.'” Translation on Slingshot
- February 16th, Bang (jokingly) on missing 1,000 kills: “I was most upset with Faker. He kept telling me that we couldn’t go for it.” Translation on Slingshot
- February 18th, Bang on learning how to be a fan: “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.” with Slingshot Esports
- February 25th, Bang and Wolf make fun of Faker for being “an old man” with Slingshot Esports
- March 2nd, Bang on KT prep: “Since about a week ago, the coach asked about my win rates, but he couldn’t bring himself to ask yesterday.” with Slingshot Esports
- March 7th, SKT T1 Bang: "I want to keep winning until we win the World Championship" with Inven Global
- March 17th, Bang on 1,000th kill: “I think I’m thankful enough that Faker congratulated me at all.” Translation on Slingshot
- March 31st, Bang suggests celebrating assist milestones: “I hope support players also get some of the love.” with Slingshot Esports
- May 19th, [MSI2017] SKT Bang: "I don't think I played that cleanly today." with LoLEsports, transcription by Inven Global
- June 12th, SKT Bang on seeing world championship skins: “I felt happier than I did when I won worlds.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- June 15th, SKT Bang: “If we put last split as our ‘best condition’ as a team, then we haven’t reached that point yet.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- June 19th, Bang: “We always prepare each game with the mindset of if the other team plays well, we will lose.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- June 22nd, Bang on Faker’s missed Elder Dragon attempt: “He’s getting old.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- June 22nd, Bang On Faker's Failed Attempt At Rushing Elder Dragon: "He Is Getting Old." with Inven Global
- June 24th, Bang: “The first player I felt like I was running into a wall when I started out was WeiXiao.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- June 27th, SKT T1 Bang: "Although I am a pro player like Faker, I'm still surprised by how much he practices" with Inven Global
- July 15th, SKT Bang in controversy over his past comment made on stream with Inven Global
- July 26th, SKT Bang apologizes on air for his controversial comment with Inven Global
- August 8th, Bang on SKT’s losing streak: “We lost because our opponents worked harder, and though we also could have worked harder to do better, I think it was a time when it was hard for us to realize that.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- August 15th, SKT Bang: "All eight players held a discussion for six hours in preparation for picks and bans before today's series" with Inven Global
- August 21st, SKT Bang on morale after falling behind 2-0 to KT Rolster: “Everyone had the same feeling and we told each other that if we win one game, we’ll have the reverse sweep.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- September 13th, SKT T1 Bang on Worlds groups: "I even thought about the possibility of being eliminated." with Inven Global
- September 29th, Bang reflects on the start of his career with SKT with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- October 2nd, Bang on Bengi’s departure: “Wolf was also very disappointed, and I remember crying a lot under my bed covers." with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- October 23rd, Bang: “The gap isn’t necessarily that large, but it’s closing all the same. I think it’s even closer with the current meta.” with Andrew Kim for Slingshot Esports
- October 28th, SKT T1 Bang: "I think through the last Misfits series, we learned a lot from them." with Inven Global
- January 22nd, SKT T1 vs Samsung MVP Interview with Bang & Duke with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- January 29th, SKT T1 vs E-mFire MVP Interview with Duke & Bang with OnGameNet, English translation by krbnu.
- March 7th, Bang on SKT's changes: ‘Before, the team that we had was very close to being a perfect team’ with theScore
- March 16th, SKT T1 SKT T1 Bang Postmatch Interview” with Inven, English translation by krbnu.’'
- May 5th, SKT Bang, MSI, interview S6 with Millenium
- May 7th, Bang on SKT's losses: 'It’s absolutely not the case that it’s Blank's fault' with Marcel Feldkamp on theScore
- June 6th, SKT T1 Bang, “I can’t wait to face Samsung’s ‘Ruler’ Park Jae-hyuk” English translation by krbnu.
- October 1st, SKT’s Bang addresses 'sick of League of Legends' comment with Slingshot Esports
- October 3rd, Bang on his confidence at Worlds: 'There's no one we can't beat' with theScore
- October 15th, SKT T1's Bang and Bengi confident heading into semis with ESPN
- October 21st, LiquidLegends' Quarterfinals Interviews! with Liquid Legends
- October 22nd, Bang on facing GorillA’s support Miss Fortune and the psychological impact of switching junglers with theScore
- October 29th, Bang: 'I'm confident we're not going to lose' with ESPN
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