DAMWON Gaming took to Twitter to announce another massive shift in its roster. Earlier this week, Nuguri and Beryl opted to enter free agency. The shocking roster changes continue today with the departure of another key member of the team. World champion Shin “Nuclear” Jung-hyun has left the team and competitive League of Legends.
A new chapter without Nuclear
The official statement from DAMWON Gaming emphasized that the separation was based on a mutual agreement. DAMWON went on to state that Nuclear will be pursuing a career as a streamer in the future. Many fans are sure to be disappointed but it’s a smart move on the part of the world champion marksman.
“Hello. The contract with Nuclear (Shin Jeong-hyeon) player ended with mutual agreement. We sincerely thank you for his trustable captain role and dedication to the team, and we hope he will continue to be a great streamer in the future. Please cheer for his new start and give the generous support of the fans.”
Many professional players in the esports scene refuse to retire despite an overextended stay on the competitive stage. Nuclear retiring with one world championship under his belt is the best setup for any player. Nuclear has succeeded where many players have failed, retiring with honor. It’s a shocking change to hear of a player retiring a mere month after winning a world championship but it’s a smart move.
Nuclear has had an extensive career as a professional player. He has experienced mostly trials since he started competing in 2015. Winning the 2020 world championship with DAMWON is sure to be the apex of his professional life. Now that he’s entering retirement, no one will be able to besmirch that record.