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Article Source: http://star2.gamechosun.co.kr/board/view.php?bid=sc2e&num=28115
What has so far only been a rumor has now confirmed officially. Lim Yo Hwan will be entering the SC2 leagues.
In an exclusive interview with Chosun, Lim speaks his mind. He will be officially announce himself as SC2 progamer starting this GSL season 2.
His latest decision is to live up to the promise he made to his fans that he will stay as a pro-gamer into his 30's, and he emphasized his eagerness for new adventures.
"Progamers who play for money has his occupational obligations to excite his fans", says Lim. "I was only able to so far disappoint them since my return from Airforce. I have no intentions of repeating that mistake and I will pursue new challenges and keep chasing the dream I wanted to achieve."
31st of last August, Lim ended his contract with his former team, SKT. He explained the troubles and difficulties he faced. Although Lim was not contributing to the team in terms of league wins, SKT offered Lim very comfortable terms and were very understanding of him.
But that was the thing that put a burden on Lim's mind. When Lim wanted a televised match, the team would allow it, but without hesitation due to Lim's inability to win. Lim's dream of showing his fans a man in his 30's playing actively as pro-gamer was beginning to fade and he had a lot to think about his future.
In truth, his decision of transitioning into SC2 was made a long ago, but as the deal between Korean E-sports Association and Gretech got sour, the possible confusion Lim's move to SC2 might cause have worried him and prevented him from making an early move.
Lim emphasized to his fans "I thank my fans for staying truthfully and waiting for me although I have been keeping to myself about SC2 and the decision to enter GSL. It would have been impossible without you."
Lim also spoke of hardships after starting on SC2. The community aspect of SC2 and the friend system felt like a burden on Lim, so Lim had to play the game alone without adding anyone as his friend.
To improve his game it would have been better to communicate with other players, teammates and friends but Lim could not.
On his B.net accounts, Lim said on his suspected ID's "ManofOneway" and "Slayer". "They are both my ID", said Lim. Both the ID's are listed as top players on the B.net thus he is expected to perform well in SC2, almost at the level of his prime.
In closing, Lim wanted to send words on his mindset on entering GSL, and to his fans.
"By entering this GSL Season2, I will be stepping my first step on a new field of challenges. I wish to be one of the pioneers of new era of SC2 which holds infinite possibilities and growth.
As I start my life in SC2, although I will try my great best, but there will be times of disappointment and letdowns. I want you to cheer for me regardless, but not just for me. I want you to cheer for others who also have set their foot on this new starting point. The new field of challenges... The very word "New" have put great strengths in my mind.
I want this fire, strength and excitement to be felt by all the fans and I will try my best for it. This is my ultimate goal as a Pro-gamer in his 30's, different from my goals at 20's. I haven't quit as a Pro-gamer. I'm merely moving onto SC2."
To continue his dream as a Pro-gamer into 30's, Lim concluded the inteview by stating that he is simply returning his pro-gamer license, as opposed to 'not renewing' the license.
Nada is also joining OGS.
On a sadder note, Spirit_moon has been eliminated while Lyn has made it to Ro64.
P.S. Boxer is going to play his qualification rounds tomorrow.