Saebyeolbe Retires From Professional Overwatch

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Park “Saebyeolbe” Jong-ryeol has retired from professional Overwatch. The news comes right after the Seoul Dynasty announced it was releasing him and three others from the roster.

Saebyeolbe shared a short message on Twitlonger about his decision.

"Hello, this is Saebyeolbe.I have decided to retire as an Overwatch player. There are so many things that I want to say, but, for now, my story as Saebyeolbe ends here. Thank you to all the fans for writing down the story with me. It was a great honor to be part of NYXL and Seoul Dynasty. Although I didn’t play this season, I tried my best to contribute to the team as a coach and as a staff member. I’m thinking about writing a different story now. I’m not sure what the story will be about, but I will try to share the story with everyone. Bye, bye~ Thank you, Overwatch. Thank you, Tracer."

Members in the community are trying to decipher the meaning of his message, and whether this is the last we'll see of Saebyeolbe in a competitive light. Saebyeolbe is one of the original players from the Overwatch League's inception and was considered one of the best Tracer's in the world. As Overwatch and the Overwatch League dealt with shifting metas, Tracer and Saebyeolbe faded to the background.

He'll forever be remembered for his charming personality, fantastic play, and iconic hero pool. Hopefully, we'll see him back as a coach for the Overwatch League or even a player in another game like Valorant.