Legendary top-laner Huni announced his retirement from League of Legends esports as a player after spending seven years in the industry in various regions


Top Laner Huni Retires From Professional League of Legends

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Legendary top-laner Huni retired from the professional League of Legends scene.
Team SoloMid (TSM) posted a video for Huni on 9th August, announcing his retirement.

Veteran top laner Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon has decided to step down from the professional League of Legends scene after almost seven years. Team SoloMid (TSM) posted a video announcing Huni’s retirement. The star player was a part of the TSM League Championship Series (LCS) roster and stepped down from the top lane last month after recurring wrist injuries. Following this, Huni assisted the coaching staff of TSM and also made an appearance on the LCS broadcast as a caster.

TSM wrote, “Today, @Huni has decided to retire. A stalwart of the top lane, a legend across three regions, a champion. You've had a hell of a career. In the name of the entire League of Legends esports scene: thank you for everything, Huni.

Huni announces his retirement

In a separate Twitlonger, Huni officially stated his retirement from professional League of Legends, a career that began in 2014. Since then, the veteran player has played in three major regions – Korea, Europe, and North America. He has been a part of iconic League of Legends teams including SK Telecom T1 (SKT T1), Fnatic, Immortals, Echo Fox, Dignitas, Evil Geniuses, and TSM.

Huni said he was really happy to have accomplished a lot as a professional League of Legends player and that he is already missing playing on stage and hearing fans chanting his name. “I haven't specifically decided what I will do for the future but hope I stay around [the] esports industry since haven't won LCS yet, So time to win as a staff maybe?” he added.

Huni was a part of the Fnatic squad that went undefeated in the 2015 Summer Split. Fnatic finished the regular season with a perfect, unbeaten 18-0 record and became the first team to achieve this in League Championship Series history.

During his time, he has won several trophies including the 2017 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK), League of Legends European Championship (LEC), and was also a Worlds finalist alongside SKT T1.

As a pro player, Huni has earned the love and support of many League of Legends fans and enthusiasts and is known for his unique personality both on and off the Summoner’s Rift.

Huni joined the LCS roster of TSM in 2020 during a time when the organization was trying to find its voice in the league. He helped TSM place second in the 2021 Spring Split and had been actively trying to find better results for the team. As one of the most talented players to have graced the game, it shall be interesting to see what role Huni embarks on next.

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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant

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