After a career spanning almost seven years and 10 teams, Choi “InSec” In-seok announced that he’s officially retiring in an interview with Inven Global.
It’s pretty rare these days to find a League player who’s so well-known for a play that it’s unofficially named after them. You have the “Flame Horizon,” named after Lee “Flame” Ho-jong and his ability to gain a 100 CS lead on his lane opponent. You also have the “Xpeke,” which is basically backdooring an enemy team when they least expect it. And then you have the InSec kick.
InSec was once a jungling superstar in South Korea and China. He was most known for his deadly Lee Sin mechanics, and ended up being named after one of the most popular moves in League of Legends history. The InSec kick involves the player using Lee Sin’s great mobility and Dragon Rage ultimate to kick an opponent into your team.
The legendary jungler explained that the main reason for his retirement was due to his impending mandatory military service for South Korea and that he could be given an entry date at any time. “I still feel sorry about having to make this decision solely due to the circumstances rather than by my own will,” InSec said.
Before his retirement, InSec was playing for Winners, a team in the Korean Challengers league. This was actually the first time since 2014 that he was playing for a Korean roster—he was competing in China for the past few years. InSec brought up playing for Winners in the interview, saying that “there’s more regret since I wanted to do pro gaming in South Korea once more.”
Although the sun may have set for one of the most distinctive players in professional League of Legends, his effect on the game is undeniable. InSec’s legacy will always live on whenever a pro player locks in Lee Sin.