Support player Zaqueri “Aphromoo” Black has announced he is retiring from professional League of Legends play more than ten years after his debut.
Aphromoo is one of the most experienced professional players in the scene, emerging as one of the game’s early popular streamers. From there, Aphromoo’s excellent play and personality catapulted him to a career at the highest levels of North American League of Legends that lasted from 2011 until 2022. He is best known for his time on CLG and reaching the finals of the Mid-Season Invitational in 2016. He plans to leave full-time League of Legends and focus on being a variety content creator in the gaming space.
Aphromoo retires from pro League of Legends
Aphromoo has announced he has retired from professional League of Legends. In a YouTube video on his personal channel, he announced that 2022 will have been his final year competing. He was known for being a vocal shot caller and leader, a key strategic voice and out-of-game captain on rosters.
In the video, he puts it in simple terms, “I don’t think I will be playing League of Legends anymore.” Aphromoo speaks on being proud of his career but says that his body and mind are both letting him know that it’s time to turn the page on his competitive run.
Aphromoo was famously part of the “Rush Hour” duo with bot laner Peng “Doublelift” Yilang on CLG. He later went on to play on Team Curse, 100 Thieves’ founding roster, Dignitas, and Flyquest. Aphromoo says he plans to continue watching the LCS and creating content on Twitch and YouTube. The end comes after over a decade of going toe-to-toe with the best talent North America has to offer. His MSI finals appearance marks the farthest North America has gone in international play, and Aphromoo retires with an impressively long track record of competitive play.