KongDoo Panthera Player Announces Retirement from Overwatch

Nicholas Barth,

February 19, 2018 11:37 AM

A well known player for the South Korean professional Overwatch team has informed the team of his decision to retire.

Retirement is a big part of the esports world, like any other profession, and one member of the Kongdoo Panthera Overwatch team has decided that this is the best path for him going forward. The announcement was made by the organization on their Twitter account. 

Source: Kongdoo Panthera
Source: Kongdoo Panthera

An "Wakawaka" Jee-ho informed Kongdoo Panthera of his decision to retire from professional Overwatch. Beginning as a DPS and flex player for Kongdoo, Wakawaka would transition into a support role for the team and quickly became a talented Lucio player. Wakawaka is not completely retired at the moment, as he is currently competing with the team in Overwatch Team Story Chapter 4, a tournament featuring South Korean and Chinese teams. His retirement will take affect when Overwatch Team Story Chapter 4 ends on March 4th. 

Kongdoo Panthera also posted a quote from Wakawaka, adressing his fans and thanking them for their support during his career. 

"It was a short-lived professional gamer, and I'm glad to conclude, and now I'm holding a pen rather than a mouse on his right hand. So far, I would like to thank many of you who have loved the pro gamer and Kaka."

Fans will be looking for Wakawaka to end his career on a high note with a strong end to Overwatch Team Story Chapter 4.

Interested in more Overwatch news? Check out the six finalists from the Philadelphia Fusion's open tryout for their academy team.


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