Another star sets in the League of Legends scene. Jang “MaRin” Kyung-hwan, the 2015 World Champion who had won MVP for the tournament, made statements implying that he is retiring as a professional gamer.
On 20th of January KST, MaRin turned on his Twitch stream for the first time in the last few months. To the viewers who asked how he had been doing, MaRin told he has been under the weather. “I played games [other than League of Legends]. I just took a rest.”
“There were a few teams that offered me coaching roles. However, I’m not immediately interested in being a coach.” MaRin continued, “I think it will be difficult for me to continue playing as a professional gamer. I spent this time thinking about what I should do if I am to quit professional gaming. I’ll stream now and then.”
MaRin joins the list of former LCK legends taking a permanent or temporary hiatus from the professional gaming scene, including Blank, the former jungler of SKT and PraY, the legendary AD carry of ROX Tigers and Longzhu Gaming/Kingzone DragonX.
Update: Just before MaRin finished the stream, he also typed on the stream’s chat: “I’m retiring. The life as a professional player is over!”
"Marin just wrote with his own words on stream:
The life as a proplayer has ended." pic.twitter.com/0kS4q1PMXe
— Linda 🍎 (@iCrystalization) January 19, 2019
We wish MaRin best of luck in his future endeavors.