On Saturday, veteran League of Legends player Kim “Olleh” Joo-sung announced that he is taking a break from esports. He held a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) thread allowing fans to ask him questions, which garnered over 430 comments. Within his first post, he stated that he will be taking a break for the summer. Olleh joined the professional League of Legends scene in 2013, joining 10 teams throughout his time as a pro player. He has also played in four different regions, making him one of the most well-known LoL players in the community.
I am so grateful for everything.
I love myself and my people.
I treat other people with a way how I treat myself.
I will make lots of mistakes but I am not going to give up.
I wish your all best and happiness.
— Olleh (@Olleh) May 30, 2020
Olleh reaching out to fans
Some fans’ questions revolved around tips and advice on becoming a pro player and what his future plans are. One fan asked him about his experience playing with Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, to which he responded, “He made me (a) better person and better man. I truly respect him and wish him all success from my heart.”
Additionally, he also shared his biggest obstacle as a pro player was the language barrier. As a natural-born South Korean, Olleh has played with Brazilian, Taiwanese, and American teams. This means he has had to adjust to different cultures and languages in a short amount of time, but he’s proven to himself that it’s possible.
A history in League of Legends
Throughout his time in the League of Legends pro scene, Olleh has carried a number of achievements, including several championships. He recently came in second place for the NA Academy 2020 Spring with Dignitas. Previously, he won first place in the NA LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs with Team Liquid. On May 28, he shared with his Twitter followers that he was given permission by Dignitas to speak with other teams for the Summer Split. He also stated there’s a possibility that he may retire as well.
I got a permission to talk with other teams for summer split.
Or DM me.
Speak 4 languages and down to go all other countries.
I got my passion back.
I am going to do my best.
If I don't make anything happen, I will retire.
— Olleh (@Olleh) May 28, 2020
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