On Wednesday, the NA Challenger Series had its final games of the regular season, locking in the final spots for playoffs. Failing to qualify was Eanix as well as Apex’s sister team – Apex Pride. Apex Pride was close to making the cut but unfortunately could not pull through and lost the tiebreaker to Dream Team.

Losing is never easy, and this was no different for Apex Pride as it seems the whole CS squad is taking it rough, staff included. Since the team will not be playing again for at least 6 months the organization has decided to provide transportation for the players to get back home – stressing that nobody has been removed from the staff or roster yet. However, Apex owner David Slan said in the statement made to ESPN “when a team does not perform, it is obvious that changes must be made.”

Fans have already seen some of those changes made public – as support Kevin “KonKwon” Kwon announced yesterday on twitter his retirement from League Of Legends:

He followed up the tweet with a reply to one of his fans, citing the reason for his decision is that he believes he is not good enough to continue playing at the professional level:

KonKwon joined Apex after a split on NRG Esport’s roster who finished 9-9 in the regular season and lost to Team Liquid 3-0 in the playoffs. Later KonKwon was listed as a sub and put on Apex’s Challenger team – Apex Pride.

An official statement has not yet been made by Apex, but if one is made, this post will be updated. As of right now, it seems as if KonKwon is done with professional League of Legends. Although it is important to note that often times players get emotional – and say things without thinking them through. This is what happened when Team Dignitas failed to re-qualify for the LCS, and Alan “KiWiKiD” Nguyen hinted at his own retirement as well, only to join NRG Esports before the start of the 2016 Summer split.

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