TusiN is retiring after six years of professional play in his career. The iconic LCK support shared a statement through his Facebook account, where he explaind that he would be transitioning to a streaming career based on AfreecaTV and YouTube.
“I haven’t been on social media for a while. I’ll be retiring. I debuted when I was 20 years old and now I’m already 27. Time goes by really fast,” TusiN said. “There were a lot of ups and downs and I gained a lot of nicknames as well. From now on, I’ll be streaming to find the next act of my life.”
TusiN started his career in 2014 with Incredible Miracle’s secondary roster. This team gave its start to other stars including current Cloud9 head coach Kim “Reignover” Yeu-jin as well as retired players Lee “Kuro” Seo-haeng and Song “Smeb” Kyung-ho.
TusiN signed with Afreeca Freecs in 2016 and stayed with the organization for two years. TusiN and Afreeca Freecs attended the 2018 World Championship. There were high hopes for Afreeca in 2018, but the team only made it to quarterfinals where would the Korean side would be knocked out by Cloud9 in a 3-0 sweep.
In 2019, TusiN and Kingzone DragonX were just one game away from make it to Worlds. Ahead of the 2020 season, TusiN joined KT Rolster, his last team in the LCK. During his time as a player, TusiN was regarded as one of the best supports in the LCK, at his peak only second to former world champion Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in. TusiN’s play will remain a point of reference for supports around the world and will be missed in the scene.
English-speaking fans can watch the LCK 2021 through LCK’s official Twitch channel.
DWG Kia, formerly known as DAMWON Gaming, won the 2020 LCK Summer Split. The team also won the 2020 World Championship, capping a great year for the Korean squad and a return to the top for LCK teams.