Sang-woon “Seed” Ahn has retired from competitive Starcraft II, according to a post made to his TwitLonger account.

Best known for his unorthodox play, Seed joined the professional Starcraft II scene back in 2011 when he joined Incredible Miracle’s roster. He later went on to play for FXOpen e-Sports, For Our Utopia, and Team Dignitas until stepping away from playing professionally in April of 2015. Seed became one of the five Protoss-playing GSL champions in 2012 when he placed first at the 2012 GSL Code S: Season 3, standing alongside MCS, Dear, Zest, and Classic.

Seed had most recently been coaching for Team MVP. Back in December it was leaked that he would fill the coaching position by head coach Hyung-seop “Choya” Lee, but it wasn’t until April that the transfer was finalized.

It is currently unclear why the Protoss player has made his decision to step away from the Starcraft II scene. In his announcement he thanked fans for their support and explained that he has been nothing but over the moon from the experiences he has had during his career, but gave no explanation as to what led to his retirement.

“I have been so happy with doing this job. Winning at GSL, so many international competitions, so many beloved fans and people… I cannot forget all of them. I am really looking forward to seeing you in other positions, in other images. I want to appreciate all of your support for last 6 years. Thank you.”

MVP has not commented on the announcement and it is unknown if the organization will seek a replacement for him.

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