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NaDa retires from pro-gaming


One of the most accomplished players in professional StarCraft Yoon Yeol "Nada" Lee announced his retirement today. Nada spent the last days of his professional SC career in American-based Complexity.

As the most dominant Brood War player of his era, Nada won three consecutive MSL titles as well as three OSL titles, being awarded the Golden Mouse for the latter. In year 2010, Nada switched to StarCraft 2, joining team oGs and although he could not surpass his legendary Brood War status, he continued to perform on a top level, reaching top 4 of GSL Code S and MLG Raleigh 2011 along with three more GSL top 8 finishes.

On February 16th, 2012, NaDa left oGs to join the foreign team of Complexity Gaming and spent there four months before announcing his retirement today.

Nada Wrote:
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

Source: Complexity Gaming

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