Effort, a progamer belonging to CJ Entus, has announced his sudden retirement before the start of the 2010~2011 season.
CJ, on the morning of the 20th, has announced that Effort has retired through materials, announcing that "We weren't able to overcome the differences in opinion during the salary negotiation process. Effort has chosen to pursue another path unrelated to gaming as his goal"
Effort made a statement, saying that "It's not a sudden decision. I've wanted to challenge myself to a different road for a while now", and said that he'd be taking a break while he thinks about what he wants to do with the rest of his life.
CJ's Manager Kim Dong Woo said that "Effort has been struggling with this for a while now", and said that "He has made this decision to take himself up for a new challenge". He revealed that Effort, after winning a Starleague, decided that he has achieved the goal he wanted to do as a progamer and made his decision because he wanted to try something new.
The manager however said that the new challenge will not be Starcraft 2. "It's not a decision he has made to play a different game", commenting that "He retired because he thought that he wouldn't be able to try anything else when he gets older. He'll probably start by catching up on his studying"
Effort has come out of CJ's dormitories on the 19th and went home. Manager Kim said that "He'll be sorting out his thoughts over Korean Thanksgiving and will be available for interviews with the media after"