Basically he left the team to join the foreign Starcraft 2 scene which I hope he does make it. He had written a long hearty letter to SlayerS on PlayXP and I decided to bring it over to TL since some untruthful words were going around TL.
(T/N : Sleep also expressed that what ex Fnatic manager Xeris said about Sleep demanding $1500/month is not true - I hope this helps the clear out some issues)
Here is the letter translated, the original letter can be found on Here
(T/N : Since this is such a long letter, I didn't check for the grammar and spelling errors so please forgive me for that)
(Golden in Open Season 3)
Dear. SlayerS Family
A lot of things had happened since I transferred into SlayerS in December couple of years ago. We have won GSTL, not just once but twice and I had an opportunity to show my games in the finals. And eating the most luxurious food that I have never tried before during the team dining out sessions.. Riding in a limo for the first time in my life.. Wearing the team uniform with so many sponsor logos.. There are many other valuable experiences that I had but now I leave SlayerS because of my own decision.
In the last month, I gave a lot of thoughts staying in SlayerS or moving to the foreign scene and it seems that the direction that I chose is towards the foreign scene. I would have loved to say good-bye in person to every single one of you by visiting the team house but Jessica was so considerate that the team house is too far away for me to visit so I now write this letter instead.
First of all, to Cella who used to be a manager now is a playing coach. When Coach Sung had to leave the job and you are the man who stood up to replace him out of no where! We all underestimated you at the start (All I could think was Cella going Holy Check!) but a week later.. you gave us the first GSTL win because you only slept 2-3 hours a day analyzing the opponent team. You work so hard where everybody is not looking so you don't get enough recognition Q_Q but I do believe that your days are coming some day!
Also to Ryung.. You are one of the best 3 when it comes to the closest bro (T/N : Hyung) I had in SlayerS..
You were always good with my pranks and jokes.. You even let me use your bed without telling me off much because I couldn't be bothered to unfold my own bed (although you didn't let me burrow your pillow after one certain event lol) Although you are along with invisible line of the team because of MMA's success, I hope that you will get back into Code S soon.
Also to Ganzi.. when we had an internal tournament, you were too easy to win so I doubted whether you had BW background or not.. but one month later.. you became unbeatable -_-.. I thought he was one of those strict and scary person but he has a warm heart that he doesn't express. (He asked me if I was feeling ok because I had to leave the team house due to my personal reasons) I hope you win GSL this year!
Also Yugioh.. The first impression of you was that you came from another dimension just like me.. and still you do seem to be from a different dimension. Although that you got knocked out to Code A RO48, I believe that you can go back upto Code S like how you did in the last season.
And Min, although you are not living in the team house at the moment, you are more like my biological brother than anyone else. Because of my habit, I mix Banmal (T/N : The way you speak to the same age group) and Jondetmal (T/N : The way you speak to older people, considered to be bit more respectful) and you said you didn't care because you said I sounds like your own little brother talking to you. When something bad happens to me you are the first one to worry for me. Although I didn't really say how much I like and appreciate you, I hope that you realize that I really like you! ^.^
Also Teaja.. I am jealous that you had the Super Save..
Puzzle! You make any accounts into top 10 GM, you are really good but I wonder why you can't make into the semi finals!. I believe that you are going to have good results soon. Also stop cannon rushing, Zergs are dying out because of that!
Also Dear. Alicia. When my parents asked me "who are you best friends within the team" I didn't even have to think for a second to answer "Alicia". In the early internal team league, we used to argue that we are going to finish with 4:0 but we always ended up getting 2:2 every time. He made through into Code A out of nowhere and now we are in a totally different position. I used to still make fun of him that he only made 700,000 KRW even after breaking through but now he made more than 10,000,000 KRW that he is untouchable. When he got into Code S, you came to me and made fun of me by saying "You Code B! I Code S!".. We were like Tom and Jerry.. When I was stressed while practising I relieved stressed while hanging around with Alicia. I am really sad that times like that will not be happening again Q_Q.. Oh by the way, I do know how to ride bicycles
And to Ven.. We are both pretty shy and didn't really talk too much but you always poked me first and started joking around. When we meet again we should try to be good friends!
Also Miya! You didn't play the game for a long time but you are so good. I was jealous as Zerg player. You are the cheerful clown in the team house and you joke about Warp Prism (T/N : Sexual jokes can be made with the Korean pronunciation) and how "KOREA IS NOT EASY TO LIVE!". You always pulled out witty jokes.. When I left the team you asked me over Messenger "Golden, where do I need to go to visit you Q_Q" and come down to Incheon to see me
Also Brown. A person who gave a strong piece of his mind to me. After I got knocked out in the qualifiers by Leenock who won MLG straight after and the runner up in the next GSL. As I was watching Leenock and said "Ahh so that's how I lost to him in the qualifiers", you told me "That's not what you should be thinking about instead you should thinking about being there" he set my mind up straight and I will remember that forever!
And Crank, he plays way too good for a player who played for 6 months.. he was also good with my jokes. When the games didn't work out well for us, we used to say together "Play as we are not in SlayerS! We are the After School and Orange Caramel - hidden units of SlayerS". Although games aren't working out well for us, I am sure we will see each other in GSL.
Also MMA. The big brother in the team and also my mentor. The excellent self control and mind control you have is why you are the champion. When I look down and blue you listen to my worries thoroughly.. You are good at sports as well as the game and it was my honour to meet the perfect guy. If you have one down side..... you have the same down side that I have.. lol (T/N : Height)
And Eve. When everyone was sleeping and I had nobody to talk to, you listened to my problems over Messengers. I thought you were a cold person at first but after knowing you for a while you are very kind and we share many interests which I liked! Although there are many difficulties I hope to see you in GSTL like you wish to!
Clide.. Gosu of mimicking.. I want to say thank you for helping me to practise and I liked many jokes of yours including the one "Golden, wanna hang around playing SC2?" I hope you make back into Code S.
Also Coach Ryu. You rated my highly even though I didn't have good results, you always put confidence in my spirit. Although all team members are giving you a bit of awful jokes but I want you to know that we all think of you very highly! Also I have watched you playing Pro Evolution Soccer (T/N : Winning Eleve Series) and I think you play it the best.
Also to the big brother, BoxeR.. I want to apologize to you before writing anything else.
I felt mighty just because I was in the same team with you. You like Soccer so much and that you forced to draft me onto the field so I find soccer interesting. You even gave me a double bonus point every time I scored (later on, he doubled it again, 4 points per a goal). The next time I see you, I promise that I will be better at soccer so I won't be needing these special bonus points. I always found it impressive that you are the always the last one to finish to practise and analyze the opponents. You made an amateur gamer into a pro gamer and I really thank you.
Also to Jessica. When I first came into the team and I was really proud of myself when you called me a 'son'. I know that you are always tired but you slept less to spend more time for the team, it was really heart touching. In the mid-last year when I had to leave the team house because of my health, I paid back the money that I owed you (a train ticket fee to the country side to attend a tournament) but then you suddenly rushed up as the elevator doors were closing and gave me that money back so I couldn't reject it. As you waved at me after that, it was so emotional for me.. That incident became the strength of me when I came back home 'I need to practise to harder to pay back for that' I guess that I hadn't paid back and I only took what SlayerS offered me as they were granted and I am really sorry. You are the best, Jessica.
I guess I won't be able to meet all you people with the name tag of SlayerS_Golden, but I hope that we meet again in the near future.
(Translated by : CP_Jun - Commentator/Translator on SlayerS_Min's stream)