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NUTURN, the Korean team that recently placed third in VCT Stage 2 Masters – Reykjavík after a loss to Fnatic, has announced that Kang “solo” Keun-chul will be retiring from professional VALORANT effective immediately. Solo has been a staple in the Korean FPS scene and has been competing at the professional level for 16 years in Counter-Strike: 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive before switching over to VALORANT in September of 2020. During his time in Counterstrike, his teams took home multiple first place finishes in various tournaments across the Asian scene. He previously spent nearly three years under the dominant Korean Counter-Strike team, MVP PK.
During his time with NUTURN, solo could be seen flexing between Sentinel-roles and Breach, ending his time in the game with a 0.93 rating and 186 ACS in over 2,000 rounds of play. One of his most notable accomplishments is defeating the previously dominant Vision Strikers to meet DWG KIA in the Grand Finals of Challengers and following this up by defeating DWG KIA to make it to VCT Masters: Reykjavík.
As for his time in VALORANT, there still has been no official announcement from the organization, so there is still hope that he stays on with NUTURN as the official head coach.