Kim “PraY” Jong-in, iconic LCK AD carry and multiple LCK Champion, has announced retirement as a professional player.
On 21st of April KST, PraY turned on his stream in AfreecaTV. From the beginning, PraY was evidently distracted, as he avoiding questioning from his viewers on why he turned the stream on. After the usual push and pull between his viewers, PraY finally revealed he was retiring from professional play.
“I have no confidence that I can do well [in professional play]”, PraY confessed.
“But, outright saying I’m not playing professionally anymore means that I will have no chance of going back to that stage”.
PraY debuted for NaJin Black Sword back in 2012. After winning his first championship in 2012, he made multiple Worlds appearance, before taking a short break in 2014. In 2015, he joined the HUYA Tigers, which will proceed to rebrand to the now beloved Rox Tigers. After 2 years, PraY, along with his longtime duo Kang “Gorilla” Beom-hyun, joined his last team in Longzhu Gaming, to be renamed to Kingzone DragonX at the end of 2017. In his new team, PraY showed his most dominant record domestically, winning two LCK trophies in a row. However, after the team’s failure to attend the 2018 World Championship, roster changes were made, and PraY made the decision to go into streaming at the end of last year. One of the first superstar AD carry from Korea, he remains to this day an idol for many Leauge of Legends fans and players around the globe.