The player, who was part of Apex’s ten-man roster for their LCS and Challenger Series teams, had not played in the LCS this season.
The retirement comes as Apex Pride’s NACS season came to an end, after a 1-5-1 record saw them fail to reach the playoffs. The team will not play again until Spring 2017.
In a reply to a fan on Twitter about his retirement, KonKwon said he did not believe he was capable of continuing to play at the professional level of the game.
Though the roster is combined, the starting lineups of the Apex LCS and Challenger sides have remained fixed so far this Split. Ji “Ray” Won Jeon, Lee “Shrimp” Byeong-hoon, Lae-Young “Keane” Jang and Alex “Xpecial” Chu playing in the LCS, with Cristian “Cris” Rosales, Danil “DiamondProx” Reshetnikov, Danny “Shiphtur” Le, Jang-won “Roar” Oh and KonKwon representing the team in the Challenger Series.