Ssumday retires from competitive LoL
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Kim “Ssumday” Chan-ho, a prominent figure in both the LCK and the LCS, announced his retirement from competitive League of Legends.

The 27-year-old has decided to undergo mandatory military service in his home country of Korea, marking the end of a distinguished decade-long career.

Ssumday began his journey with KT Rolster in the LCK, where he spent a significant portion of his career, transitioning from the academy to the main squad in 2014.

After his stint with KT, he moved to North America to join Dignitas in 2017 before becoming a cornerstone of the 100 Thieves’ roster for four years.

During his time with 100 Thieves, Ssumday achieved notable success, including an LCS championship in 2021 and multiple appearances in split finals.

His contributions were pivotal to the team’s performance, earning him admiration from fans and peers alike.

Following a brief stint with Evil Geniuses in 2022, Ssumday returned to 100 Thieves for his final split before retirement.

Although the team struggled to replicate past success, Ssumday remained a beloved figure within the LCS community.

Prior to his retirement, Ssumday had transitioned into a content creator role for 100 Thieves, but he has now decided to step away from the League of Legends scene entirely.

He intends to complete his military service and explore opportunities in streaming or coaching upon his return.

Ssumday’s retirement announcement sparked an outpouring of support from the community, with many expressing gratitude for his contributions to the game.

Despite bidding farewell to competitive play, Ssumday’s legacy as a skilled and respected player will endure in the memories of fans and fellow players alike.

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