Inven: First off what was your reasoning behind your retirement since it came as a shock to the fans.
Cloudtemplar: To start off, my retirement can’t be summarized in one sentence because there were many factors that involved in my retirement. But I can pinpoint 2 big factors.
First, I felt pressured in my gaming ability. I felt I hit my limit, I lost confidence in my abilties, and when I looked at my teammates each player was talented but I was denying my limits.
If there was a better jungler that came in, my teammates would be talented to win. My teammates and I denied my jungling limits and continued. So I told my teammates before going into summer season I’m going to work hard this season and/or retire.
I didn’t leave in a bad note but to help everyone in the team. By the way, tomorrow is monday which would be MiG Frost’s 2nd anniversary. To have my retirement along with the anniversary means alot to me. It means a new chapter in my life for me.
Inven: How did your teammates react to this?
Cloudtemplar: At first, they took it as a joke, because I always said I would quit someday.(laughs) But after our Korean representation matches, I talked about it during dinner. I said I shouldn’t be saying this outside but I’m done after today. Of course everyone cried during dinner. Even thuogh I don’t have brothers, my teammates felt like close brothers. Everyone was sad about my retirement so I was a bit happy but at the same time I was sad when I looked at them. However, I told my teammates today is a new beginning and finished my story.
Inven: What do you think about CJ Frost’s new roster after your absence?
Cloudtemplar: I watched some scrims when they were rebuilding the roster. My teammates are familiar with the new faces so they showed great synergy. Helios is one of those guys that shows good friendship and a good friend of ours. When I first heard Helios would join the team I was surprised, but when I thought about it again it looked good. Helios was in a situation where he didn’t really showcase his skills. Frost is a really strong team and Helios would fit right along. And I think the new Frost looks really good.
Inven: Any last words to your teammates?
Cloudtemplar:I remembered when I told them my retirement story. I told them when they were all sad that today is not a sad day but a happy day. It’s not the end but new beginning so you guys can rise to the top. There’s no reason to be sad about this. I believe everyone would play well. As long as they don’t give up, they will do well. They will have to go to the military duty at some point so they must work hard(laughs), and I’ll be watching them closely.
Inven: What are your plans moving forward?
Cloudtemplar: There is no definitive plan as of yet. People think I’m casting or CJ Coach from the communities but I haven’t decided on anything yet. I can’t cast just because I want to. I’m going to work hard whatever people job me for. One thing that’s sure is I’ll be working in a game related job.
Inven: Your fans were surprised by this, so any last words for your fans?
Cloudtemplar: When I think about my ending, my ending wasn’t good enough. I wanted to leave good impression in my last games and success. But there comes a time when people have to make a choice and I think this is the right time for me. For the fans, I always thank them for what they have done. If it weren’t for the fans, I might’ve been overwhelmed by pressure and collapsed. I’ve been a professional player for 2 years, so it wasn’t long or short career. It could’ve been shorter, but the appreciations from the fans brought me here today. Thanks for sujpporting me and I’ll always be thankful.