League of Legends

Huni Retires From Pro League of Legends

Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon has retired from professional League of Legends.
Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon has retired from professional League of Legends. / Image courtesy of TSM

TSM's Heo "Huni" Seung-hoon has retired from professional League of Legends, the North American organization and the veteran top laner announced Tuesday.

Competing for a multitude of prominent League of Legends teams across the world since 2015, including Fnatic, Immortals, SK Telecom T1 and TSM, Huni's near-eight-year career comes to an end after he continued to deal with recurring wrist injuries in 2022. His plan appears to be to continue working in the esports industry.

"It was a pleasure to be a professional player in League of Legends," Huni said in his announcement video. "Hopefully people will miss me as a funny top laner, I guess. Not just a random top laner. Hopefully I could be [ranked] maybe top 10 [of all-time]."

On July 12, TSM announced that Huni decided to step down from its starting top lane position because of his injuries. About a week later, Huni was officially named a top lane coach for TSM in the middle of the Summer Split.

In a TwitLonger post, Huni announced that his contract has officially been terminated with TSM.

"I'm in a position where I can't play anymore so I've decided to retire," Huni's statement reads. "I haven't specifically decided what I will do for the future but hope I stay around esports industry since haven't won LCS yet, So Time to win as a staff maybe?

"I'm really exciting for a new begin for my life hope everyone is doing well!"

As noted in his retirement video, Huni tallied 549 games played, four titles and three Worlds appearances during his career.