Park Sang Jin (X Sports News)
Rain, previous winners of Ongamenet Starleague and GSL, has selected retirement a day after Flash held his retirement ceremony. Rain came to the reporter seat after the ceremony was over and talked about his retirement. He said that donating part of his liver required him to rest for a bit, and made it difficult for him to play games. Rain has thought of retirement since he has left SKT1, but chose to postpone it for a year.
Rain became the Ongamenet Starleague champion in 2012 after beating DRG in the finals. He has also achieved second place in 2013 WCS Korea Season 2 Starleague, and became a GSL champion in 2015 GSL Season 2 after beating ByuL. There are only 2 other players who have won 2 Korean Starcraft 2 Starleagues: Classic and Maru.
However, Rain needed a long period of rest after donating a part of his liver to his father, and made his decision on the day his good friend, Flash, left the scene as well. It was truly an end fitting for the 3 Musketeers.
"Thank you for my fans, who have loved me throughout my career."
note: The 3 musketeers bit is not literal. 도원결의 comes from "Romance of the Three Kingdoms", which is like a fantasized book based on a period of Chinese history and is very famous in China, Korea, and Japan. Kinda like Star Wars as to the fandom because people who know it go really, really deep into it, and there are some casuals like me. I recall someone asking for translation for it on Seeker's thread so if he/she is watching...