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NaDa announces retirement

By Robert 'InzTTP' Wylie
Jun 22, 2012 14:55

ImageFormer SK-Gaming representative and StarCraft legend Lee Yun "NaDa" Yeol announced his retirement from Pro Gaming due to upcoming military service.

KRYoon-Yeol 'NaDa' Lee is a household name in the StarCraft world. After an 11 year career it's time for us to say goodbye to one of the most well known players to have ever played this game.

After representing SK-Gaming in joint cooperation with Old Generations . KRYoon-Yeol 'NaDa' Lee stated an interest in joining a foreign team full time before he was called up to the military.

KRYoon-Yeol 'NaDa' Lee joined compLexity Gaming in mid February to showcase his skills outside of Korea once again and after many successful trips to foreign tournaments he has decided to end his StarCraft career.


Before leaving he had a statement for his fans.

Lee Yun "NaDa" Yeol
I wanted to apologize to my overseas fans, compLexity teammates, and everyone else involved that I had to retire early. I was not able to make it to an event due to military service issues, and my biggest regret is that I was not able to see you all one last time before leaving. Thank you for always taking care of and treating the players so well through online skype.

Due to my financial difficulty, current poor state of health, pending military issues, as well as some family issues, it is difficult for me to continue on. However, I feel the need to continue running towards my dream. One of my greatest qualities, in fact, is having big dreams.

I also hope that you will continue to cheer on my fellow Korean players in compLexity, because they are my kind-hearted, hard-working and lovable younger siblings. I also truly regret not having interacted more with the other players from overseas.

One thing I really noticed at compLexity was not only the importance of good scores, but the true family-like atmosphere which I loved. Thank you for taking good care of me, Jason Lake and Scott Ford!

I have one last thing I would like to say to my foreigner fans. It is a joyous thing that I am leaving. Why, you ask? Leaving is not a sad thing after all - because it’s just the start to a new beginning.

Thank you! Good bye .. I LOVE YOU MY FANS

Here's some of KRYoon-Yeol 'NaDa' Lee achievements over the years:

First player to win 3 OSLs/Golden Mouse
First player to win 3 MSLs/Golden Badge
Longest top-1 KeSPA Ranking after decaying points over time introduced
Longest time in the KeSPA Ranking Top 30
Considered one of the best StarCraft players of all time. 

It was inevitable that we would have to say goodbye to some of the legends who have shown us amazing games over the years and I wish him nothing but the best for the future.



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