In a major development in the League of Legends universe, star competitor Bon-taek Koo, also known as Expession, is retiring from professional competition. This comes following a five-year career as a regular competitor in the LoL field that featured various ups and down as he tried to stay on top of the field.
He wrote in a message to his fans that he was thankful for their support over the years. He also expressed his gratitude to the many teams he has competed with over the years and to the game itself for helping impact his life in a positive manner.
Over the years Expession highlighted himself as a top laner for many teams. He competed for NaJin White Shield in 2012 and was a key hard carry for his team. He also competed as a mid-laner in some events although he focused mostly on top lane activities for the most part.
He moved to another NaJin team, Black Sword, in 2013. He was also a top laner and reached the World Championship.
He took much of 2014 and 2015 off due to some struggles in his gameplay. He felt a need to take some time off to get him mentally ready for competition. He would get back into competition in 2015 as a member of the Incredible Miracle team. He was one of the better top laners for the team.
In 2015, the team had to compete in the LCK 2016 Season Spring Promotion event to get back into the LCK competition. Expession and the rest of the team won that event to get back into this top level of competition for the coming year.
Expession also competed in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup but his team lost in the first round. He struggled in the 2016 LCK Summer series with a record of one win and six losses. This came as he was competing with champions that he had not been as familiar with. His generally struggles in the competition kept him from being a viable member of the team.
Expession continued to compete until recently as a member of Incredible Miracle, which rebranded itself in early 2016 as Longzhu Gaming. He revealed not long ago that the team had not been paying its players on time and that he was owed a sizeable amount of money for his services. It is believed that he left the organization due to the lack of payments that came with trying to offer his services to the team.
He had shown some improvement in recent time although he had not been performing as well overall as he continued to have some delays in his moves. This in turn kept him from being as successful as he could have been in the past. This led to his decision to retire from competitive play.
The top leagues that Expession got into were the Diamond II and Challenger I leagues. His top champion for LoL competition was Irelia although he was experienced with Nidalee, Vladimir and Jax among a few others in the general game.