Ex-SBENU Korea mid laner and coach Oh “Sasin” Seung-Ju has announced his retirement on Facebook.
Sasin wrote Thursday that it was his “final post as a professional gamer,” and that he has decided to retire from gaming. The reason he provided for his decision was the result of serious conversations and long term happiness.
“After I left the team, I thought a lot about what I wanted to do, talked with a lot of friends and family members,” he wrote. “After a lot of consideration, I think this is the right decision for me. My career as a pro gamer was still at the beginning stages, and rather than thinking of my life as a pro, the things I had to give up for that life, and things I would further have to give up in future, I made the decision thinking that I would be better off looking for something that would suit me and I would enjoy.”
He joked in his post that he will not reverse his decision “unless a top four League Champions Korea team forwarded an offer,” but spent the majority of his post thanking various coaches, fellow players, and friends.
He further wrote what he was planning to do after retiring and shared his final farewell to his fans.
“Starting today I’m going to go on a trip, and although I lost some weight due to not eating, I’m planning to go to the gym and prepare myself for military service,” he wrote. “I want to thank all the fans who cheered for me, and even those who criticized me in hope of seeing me improve.”