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Another Legacy Player Gone: Gen.G’s Ambition Announces His Retirement

The most consistent Korean mid-laner is now officially retired.

So long, Ambition.

Seven years’ worth of competitive League of Legends.

Gen.G Esports’ jungler Kang “Ambition” Chan-yong has officially retired from playing League of Legends professionally.

Photo taken from LoL esports

In an article by Korean website Fomos, Ambition announced his retirement on the 24th during his first ever stream on his newly-created Twitch channel (twitch.tv/lol_ambition).
Fans have been waiting for Ambition’s next move since his contract with Gen.G Esports ended back in November.

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In a translated write-up by Korizon, Ambition light-heartedly told his Twitch audience:

“Retirement. It’s retirement. I have settled on retirement. I am so sorry and grateful. I wanted to do a goodbye [to the fans].

Saying goodbye to a legend.

Ambition is well-known as one of the original players when the LCK (League Champions Korea) started. He was a mid-laner for the first half of career, and eventually shifted to being a jungler on the latter half.

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As a former member of the Samsung Galaxy (SSG), Ambition has won the Korea Regional Finals back in 2017 against KT Rolster with a clean sweep of 3-0. He is also among those who have defeated another legendary team SKT Telecom 1 during the Worlds 2017 Championship also with a clean sweep.

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The year 2017 became a pretty significant time for Ambition, as he married his wife Maeng Sol-ji.

Chan-yong has also been featured in the latest Worlds music video ‘Rise’ where he got featured side-by-side with Perkz, Uzi, and Faker.


MN | Tin

MN | Tin

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