Legendary top laner Smeb has retired from professional League of Legends at 25 years old, he announced today.
“During my eight years as a professional gamer, there have been highs and lows, but standing at the moment of making a retirement decision, only the highs remain in my memory,” Smeb said. “I always pursued both small and big goals but my biggest and sincerest goal that made me who I am right now and helped me reach my goals was to make my fans happy. All the cheers I received from the fans was a big motivation and an energizer for me to never give up and to reach further.”
Smeb started his career in 2013 by joining Incredible Miracle and ended it on KT Rolster. Over the years, he competed in a total of 606 matches and grabbed over 350 wins.
He also competed in several World Championships, finishing the 2015 tournament as the runner-up with KOO Tigers. Smeb ended Worlds 2016 in the semifinals with the Tigers.
During his career, the top laner grabbed four regional titles in the LCK and won the KeSPA Cup in 2016 and 2017. In 2020, KT Rolster missed their shot at qualifying for the World Championship by losing to Afreeca Freecs in the Regional Finals.
“After retirement, I’ll be preparing for Chapter Two of my life, actively continuing my individual streaming,” Smeb said.
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