In the village of League of Legends, if I had to name the 2 most talented ADCs throughout the history of Riot’s “national” game, the first answer that most people think of is Uzi. “Super Gunner” is the nickname that Royal Never Give Up and LPL fans in particular, as well as League of Legends fans in general, give Uzi. Although in his entire career, he has never touched the World Cup trophy, but Uzi is a legend of China. Many famous ADCs around the world also consider Uzi as an idol, such as Doublelift, Gumayusi or Ghost, Ruler.
Bang is considered the legendary ADC of the LPL and the world
But is Uzi really the most talented AD carry in League of Legends? And in this question, the counterweight that is often given to compare with Uzi is Bang. The reason is because Bang is also a legendary ADC of League of Legends in general and the LCK in particular. Up to now, even though the LCK has witnessed “God’s arrow” Viper or Ruler, Teddy… but surely, Bang is still the name that Korean LoL fans mention to deserve to be a counterweight to Uzi on the other side. LPL. And it was Bang, along with Bengi, Faker, Wolf… who created the historic feat of SKT T1 – the first team to defend the World Championship.
Bang – The only AD carry in the history of League of Legends until now to defend the World Championship
In the same period at the end of the 2021 season, Bang announced his retirement after many years of tireless fighting. At the same time, a short time later, also at the end of the 2021 season, Uzi was officially announced to re-appear in the color of Bilibili Gaming. At the same time, the two most talented ADCs that League of Legends has ever produced went on two opposite paths as they have taken throughout their careers. And on the eve of the 2022 season, the question “Uzi and Bang, who is better?” once again causing controversy in the LPL community.
Bang and Uzi, who is the better ADC?
Uzi is an outstanding ADC. He was so talented that, in the team of many digital stars of RNG at that time, they all had the same goal when entering the match: to put maximum resources for Uzi, after that, just let Gian Pride (Uzi’s real name) worry. Uzi’s Vayne is legendary. Gunner generals in the hands of Uzi always maximize their strength.
Vayne in Uzi’s hands has become a brand
But because of that, RNG is extremely easy to catch. Uzi is very talented and he can play even in conditions of being pressed by opponents, as long as his teammates “take care” of Uzi enough until he reaches the threshold of strength. And this inadvertently made Uzi and RNG tied. The gameplay of RNG in the Uzi era was too predictable and the team itself did not dare to do the opposite. Then when Uzi’s form dropped due to illness and injury, RNG lost nearly 90% of their strength and they were empty-handed in the last 2 seasons that Uzi still played.
As for Bang, the LCK ADC is the complete opposite of Uzi. Bang competes in a squad where his teammates are always talented players. Sometimes MaRin, sometimes Faker took turns shining and making Bang, no matter how talented, was still “ridiculous” because Faker got the title. But Bang, no one else, is the perfect match for SKT T1. Because he has talent, and he knows how to play around the team, not asking the team to make himself the “center of the universe”.
Bang’s Ezreal shines in SKT T1’s comeback against ROX Tigers
And more importantly than Uzi, Bang has the title. Bang is 1 year older than Uzi, but both became professional players at the end of season 2. As one LPL viewer himself commented: “Uzi is talented but hasn’t won a World Championship, nor does his skin honor. A good ADC player doesn’t just wait for his teammates to “take care of him”, but he also has to be self-reliant, so the better ADC must be Bang, not Uzi.” Or as Bang himself asserted: “Whoever is better can do it, but the important thing is that SKT T1 always wins RNG.”. The answer alone shows, Bang is the type of ADC who puts the team’s victory first. Therefore, sometimes he is more blurred compared to his teammates and compared to Uzi.
One comment said that Bang is better than Uzi because Bang doesn’t need to “take care” and can put back pressure on the opponent, as well as “self-sufficient”.
Some people use the title to prove that Bang is still better than Uzi
With Bang, as long as SKT T1 always wins
In terms of performance, Uzi and Bang can be considered one nine one ten. But in terms of titles, here is the World Championship, Bang is far ahead of Uzi even though Bang is now retired and Uzi has just returned. Not to mention, Bang’s play style can be endured by any team. As for Uzi, every time this ADC falls, it is almost certain that the whole team will be “spoiled”.
However, there will never be a satisfactory answer to the question “Bang – Uzi, who is better?” when Bang had retired and Uzi had also stepped on the other side of the slope of his career. The audience can only be happy and proud because they have had the opportunity to witness the sublime moments that the 2 greatest ADCs in the history of League of Legends have created during the peak years of their careers.