Renowned LEC Jungler Kim “Trick” Gang-yun announced his retirement from the professional League of Legends scene. The Korean Jungler competed as one of the greatest Junglers in the region up until his announcement. Consequently, Trick is still officially signed on with SK Gaming but has been granted freedom to explore options with other organizations.

A graceful exit

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Trick pushed through with his retirement following the exit of many talented stars from League of Legend's silver age. Trick helped SK Gaming finish at sixth in the 2021 Summer playoffs just shy of qualification for Worlds. Subsequently, SK decided to explore other player options while rebuilding its roster for 2021. The organization finalized its new lineup on November 19 but Trick was still left teamless.

Trick further stated that he is still under contract with SK Gaming. However, Trick opened the doors for other organizations to pick him up following his retirement. Retired professional players often transition into other fields of esports. Several players turn towards coaching while others may try streaming or serving as on-air talents for leagues. Hopefully, Trick finds his place after stepping away from the competitive scene.

G2 Esports exploded onto the scene in 2016 with a strong Jungler in their ranks. Trick consistently performed to the best of his ability no matter which team he played for. Unfortunately, all professional roads must end and the scene loses yet another skilled star. League of Legends continues despite the exit of its skilled players. Similar to the NA region, new players arriving in the scene will keep the competitive stage alive.