Huni Steps Down From TSM With A Wrist Injury

Huni Steps Down From TSM With A Wrist Injury

One of the world's most recognizable League of Legends players has announced he is stepping down from the TSM LoL roster.

One of the world’s most recognizable League of Legends players has announced he is stepping down from the TSM LoL roster. As revealed by the team, Heo “Huni” Seung-hoon he will no longer play in the LoL Championship Series (LCS) due to a wrist injury.

Huni Steps Away From The Game

TSM announced on Tuesday, July 12, that top laner Huni has departed the main League of Legends roster due to “recurring wrist injuries.” In the same announcement, TSM also stated that the legendary top laner would remain a part of the organization while deciding which step to take.

It is currently unclear what Huni’s plans for the future are, but given his situation, Huni might retire from pro play and look for other opportunities as a coach or by taking over another role within the esports scene.

However, as it stands now, Huni has yet to officially announce his retirement, suggesting that his injury might not be career-ending.

Huni started his LoL professional career in 2014 with Samsung Galaxy in Korea before joining Fnatic in January 2016. During his 10-month stint at Fnatic, Huni has emerged as one of the best top laners in the world and played a pivotal role in leading Fnatic to the 2015 LoL World Championship semi-finals.

Even though he has stayed in the European League for less than a year, Huni has immediately impacted the European LoL scene and earned the tag as one of the world’s top players. He then continued his legacy with Immortals in the LCS, who he helped claim two bronze medals, and came just one series short of qualifying for the 2016 Worlds.

In 2017, Huni returned to his home country, where he joined T1. With the Korean esports organization, Huni achieved immense success, winning the 2017 MSI and LCK 2017 Spring and finishing runner-up at the 2017 Worlds.

But despite the success T1 have achieved in 2017, Huni left the team and returned to North America, where he has remained ever since.

Journey Comes To An End

Upon returning to the LCS in 2017, Huni spent 11 months with Echo Fox and another 11 months as a top laner for Clutch Gaming before joining Dignitas in October 2019. A five-month stint with Dignitas came to an end in April 2020, when Huni was transferred to Evil Geniuses, where he would spend the next five months.

Throughout all those years, Huni has never reached the same heights as early into his career. However, he has retained a tag as one of the best top laners in the league. His status and in-game performances earned Huni a spot at TSM, who signed him in November 2020 in a bid to help the organization re-emerge as one of the top teams in the league.

Unfortunately, the plan fell through as the team failed to achieve much success over the years. Most notably, TSM placed second in LCS 2021 Spring, third in Mid-Season Showdown, and won the LCS 2021 Summer, but did not make it to the 2021 LoL Worlds after placing fourth in the LCS 2021 Championship.

Things did not improve in the 2022 season either. TSM ended the first split of the season in ninth place with a 5-13 record, marking an all-time low for the seven-time LCS champions.

Whether Huni’s injury was one of the reasons TSM have been struggling remains to be seen, but according to TSM, his condition has reached a point where Huni is no longer able to compete. Although Huni’s future in the LoL pro scene remains a mystery, TSM have already found a replacement in Cheng “Alex” “S0ul” Luo.

S0ul joins TSM’s main roster as a promising young top laner, who started his career in June 2021 and joined TSM Academy in May 2022. Now, just a year into his professional career, S0ul will have a chance to compete in the LCS.