Today we are sad to announce that our teammate and StarCraft legend Lee Yun “NaDa” Yeol has decided to retire from professional gaming. We are disappointed that personal challenges prevented our friend from attending more events in 2012 but are honored that we had the opportunity to work with him. He is a consummate professional who will be very missed.
NaDa asked that the following message be released to his loyal fans:
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
NaDa will be greatly missed. We wish him the very best in everything and are hopefully he will return to our organization in a some capacity following his military service.
Thanks as always for your support!
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