He hasn’t totally eliminated the possibility of going back to professional play, however.

PawN is going back to professional League of Legends, but not as a gamer. The legendary mid laner will sign up with the broadcast group as an analyst for the upcoming Summer Split of the LCK, according to Fomos reporter kenzi.

PawN went far for himself all the method back in 2013 during the game’s third season where he played over 3,800 ranked solo queue video games in Korea, the many of any player. He was consequently contracted to the Samsung team where he made the nickname “Faker’s kryptonite” after solo killing him in lane on numerous celebrations.

Following his time with Samsung, PawN went on to begin for KT Rolster and Kingzone DragonX throughout the peak of each group’s success, additional licensing his status as a legend. After 6 seasons of professional play, the renowned mid laner decided to call it stops in 2019, mentioning his obsessive-compulsive condition (OCD) as the main factor for his retirement.

Regardless of just recently hinting at a possible go back to pro play, it appears that PawN has chosen that analyst work is the next step in his esports journey. He’ll sign up with Wadid on the broadcast group, another ex-pro gamer who was revealed alongside PawN, and will be a color analyst for both the Korean and English broadcasts of the LCK this split.

It appears that the LCK is following in the steps of traditional sports in which well-respected retired gamers are invited to deal with the broadcast to use some valuable insight into a pro’s viewpoint. The audience usually consumes it up and it provides athletes with a genuine and rational career path after retirement.

You can view the new-look broadcast when the LCK returns on June 17.