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League of Legends veteran PraY gives surprising reason for retirement

Published: 21/Apr/2019 10:10 Updated: 21/Apr/2019 10:29

by Daniel Cleary

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Former ROX Tigers star, Kim ‘PraY’ Jong-in has announced his retirement from competing in League of Legends due to lack of confidence.

Who is PraY?

PraY is often regarded as one of the best ADC’s of all time and after taking a short break for the 2019 Spring Split, he has decided to retire from actively competing in League of Legends.

PraY has had his doubts about continuing to compete in League of Legends before, when he turned down multiple teams after his contract was terminated with Kingzone DragonX in November 2018.

The multiple time LCK Champion announced his retirement during his livestream on AfreecaTV on April 21.

RiotGamesPraY is often regarded as one of the best ADC’s of all time.

PraY announces his retirement

On his livestream, PraY announced that he would be retiring from competing professionally, saying, “I have no confidence that I can do well.”

PraY added that his performance over the last year is one of the reason he had lost confidence in himself despite having won the LCK 2018 Spring Playoffs with his team, Kingzone DragonX, “saying I’m not playing professionally anymore means that I will have no chance of going back to that stage.”

PraY has had an incredible career in League of Legends which included iconic moments such as his famous Ashe arrow at Madison Square Garden during the 2016 World Championship Semifinals vs SK Telecom T1.

The LCK Legend blindly fired the long range arrow across the map to deny SKT Duke from teleporting to his base and being able to defend the ROX Tigers push that ended the game.

With his storied career, PraY has decided that his time competing professionally is over, however, he will continue to stream on his personal AfreecaTV channel for the near future.

Many are wondering what the next step is for PraY in his career and are hoping that he remains involved in League of Legends in some manner such as potentially taking up a coaching role on one of the top teams.

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AOC explains how Elo Hell in League helped her prepare for Congress

Published: 28/Nov/2020 5:14

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In her second Twitch stream, AOC hilariously explained how experiencing Elo Hell in League of Legends helped her develop the patience required for being a congresswoman.

U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, affectionally known as AOC, has been open about how much she loves League of Legends in the past. The proud politician even stunned her fans and followers when she revealed she finally made Silver IV.

It might have been her first foray into the minds and hearts of gamers around the world, but it certainly wasn’t the last. In October, AOC made history when hundreds of thousands of viewers tuned in to watch her play Among Us on Twitch for the very first time.

AOC was so well-loved among streamers and viewers, they begged her to come back for a second stream. It finally happened on November 27, and it was as wholesome and entertaining as the first.

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AOC’s first ever Among Us stream on Twitch was a smash hit.

At one point during the stream, Ryan ‘Northernlion’ Letourneau asked AOC an interesting question about her League of Legends experience and her response was both understandable and hilarious.

“Do you think having to keep your cool in League of Legends chat has helped your political career when it comes to maintaining some decorum in Congress?” asked Northernlion.

“Yeah, I think so,” said AOC. “Getting caught in Elo Hell really requires so much patience. I was playing with 12-year-olds… rage quitting five minutes into a game… so it really builds your patience.”

Elo Hell is a term used to describe situations where players and their rankings are dragged down due to incompetent and toxic teammates. It’s something League of Legends players know all too well, including AOC.

AOC has always managed to come across as down-to-earth. Still, it’s comforting and kind of funny to hear an esteemed congresswoman talk about something so relatable, especially to gamers.

Elo Hell in League of Legends is the absolute pits, but at least we now know it counts for something.