One of LoL’s best top laners will say goodbye to the pro scene.
According to TSM’s latest announcement, veteran top laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon has decided to retire from professional League of Legends after an incredible seven-and-a-half-year career. Last month, the 24-year-old player decided to take a break from the TSM roster in the LCS due to a recurring wrist injury that made his form drop significantly.
It is known that this injury began to appear 6 years ago (2016), when Huni was still playing in Immortals shirt. It was initially diagnosed as a minor injury and soon recovered, but the problems gradually became more serious, forcing him to reduce the intensity of training as well as playing time to be able to reduce the pain. this constant pain.
Eventually, Huni transitioned into a coaching role for the team, acting as a stage coach and mentor to team TSM Academy top laner Alex “Soul” Luo. In a recent interview with Nerd Street, Huni said that he feels “satisfied and it would be fine to retire at this point or also take a break to consider the situation before making a decision.” determined”. And after a long and successful career, one of the most recognizable faces of LoL has decided to “hang up” his keyboard and mouse.
Over the years, Huni has amassed a huge fan base, not only due to his skills in matches but also his hilarious jokes and lovable personality both inside and out. stage. With memorable tackles against teams like Fnatic, SK Telecom T1, Immortals and TSM, there’s no doubt Huni will be a legend whose name will be etched in the history books of this game.
Huni ended his professional career with three Worlds appearances, a 2017 MSI championship with T1, and regional titles in both the LCK and LEC. He was also part of the Fnatic squad that achieved an 18-0 record in the only season in the league’s history as they won consecutive European Championships in 2015.
Outstanding achievements in Huni’s playing career. (Photo: Liquipedia)
Regarding his future, although he did not reveal details, Huni affirmed that “he will continue to stick with the Esports village in the near future”. According to information provided by LOL Esports, Huni’s contract with the organization will expire shortly after Worlds 2022 ends. With his professional playing experience, his relationship with the players and a large fan base, we will surely see Huni return to the Esports arena of League of Legends in the near future with a new role. completely new game.