Why Huni, the player of League of Legends” retire from Esports? Picture Courtesy: TSM

Why Huni, the player of League of Legends” retired from Esports? Picture Courtesy: TSM

Why Huni, the player of League of Legends” retired from Esports?

Community Oct 3, 2022

After almost seven years, veteran top lanerHeo “Huni” Seung-hoon has decided to step down from the professional League of Legends scene.

Overview:

  • Legendary top-laner Huni retired from the professional League of Legends scene.
  • Team SoloMid (TSM) posted a video for Huni on the 9th of August, announcing his retirement.

After nearly seven years, seasoned top laner Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon has decided to leave the professional League of Legends arena. Huni's retirement was announced via a video that Team SoloMid (TSM) uploaded. The star player retired from the top lane last month because of recurrent wrist problems while playing in the TSM League Championship Series (LCS). After that, Huni helped TSM's coaching staff while appearing as a commentator on the LCS broadcast.

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Huni announces his retirement

Huni announces his retirement. Picture Courtesy: TSM

Huni formally announced his departure from League of Legends in a different Twitlonger, ending a career that started in 2014. Since then, the seasoned athlete has competed on three important continents: North America, Europe, and Korea. In addition to SK Telecom T1 (SKT T1), Fnatic, Immortals, Echo Fox, Dignitas, Evil Geniuses, and TSM, he has played for other illustrious League of Legends teams.

Huni expressed happiness at having achieved so much as a professional League of Legends player. He said he already misses competing live and hearing the crowd yell his name. Since I haven't yet won the LCS, maybe it's time to win as a staff member; he said he hasn't explicitly chosen what he will do for the future but hope I remain around the Esports sector. The Fnatic team that won every game during the 2015 Summer Split included Huni. Fnatic became the first team in League Championship Series history to conclude the regular season with a flawless, undefeated 18-0 record.

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He has had success in the past, winning the League of Legends European Championship (LEC), League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK), and the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI). He was also a finalist for the World Championship with SKT T1. Huni is renowned for his distinct personality on and off the Summoner's Rift and has won the admiration and support of many League of Legends fans and enthusiasts.

In 2020, while TSM was still attempting to establish its identity in the league, Huni joined the LCS lineup of the team. In the 2021 Spring Split, he assisted TSM in placing second and aggressively sought to improve the team's performance. It would be fascinating to see what position Huni takes on next since he is one of the most gifted players ever graced the game.

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Before retiring, Huni would play for a further four and a half years in North America. However, it is still the only peak he cannot scale except Worlds. He was a member of Evil Geniuses, Dignitas, Echo Fox, Clutch Gaming, and ultimately TSM.

Despite not being nearly as successful, he could go to the World Championship with Clutch one more time in 2019. He was also quite wealthy. He received significant contracts despite not being at the peak of his career and acting as his agent since his brand was much more than simply playing the game.

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Huni continued to be a favorite since he was so interesting to watch. He always attempted to outplay the competition and pushed the envelope. He made absurd selections like Lucian top popular and played his way regardless of the meta. No matter the matchup or the champion he was facing, Huni always had his "carry pants" on.

Huni’s Farewell

Huni’s Farewell. Picture Courtesy: TSM 

Huni is a legendary player, even if his recent performances haven't been up to pace, partly because of his injuries. Even though he may have had some difficult moments, he was among the greatest in the industry at his best.

Since people will never forget Huni's different attitude and Rift playstyle, his legacy is unquestionable "Hall of Fame worthy." It is still up in the air if he stays involved in Esports in other capacities, like coaching. We wish him farewell and luck with whatever he chooses to accomplish!

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Until next time,

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