Last night, professional StarCraft II player Kim "duckdeok" Kyeong Deok suddenly announced he was leaving eSports. He's trading his keyboard and mouse for school books.
"I have decided to retire S2," tweeted Kim -- news that surprised many.
Earlier this year, Kim came in first at the 2013 WCS Season 2 Europe, winning $US20,000. "I was thinking about retiring after WCS Europe Season 2, but I ended up winning so the retirement was delayed," Kim told Daily eSports (via tipster Sang). "I am going to focus on my studies and obtain my GED."
And then? "I will plan my future," Kim added. The Protoss player isn't yet 20, and he began pro gaming in 2010, when he was still 16 or 17. What Kim is saying implies that in pursuing his pro gaming career, he didn't finish high school. Congrats to Duckdeok for a successful career and for resolving to earn his high school credentials.
'WCS 우승자' MVP 김경덕, 학업 이유로 은퇴 선언 [Daily eSports -- Thanks Sang!]