Disappointing news came from the League of Legends fields for fans of Kim 'Khan' Dong-ha. The esportsman announced that he decided to "hang the keyboard and mouse on a nail" and will no longer be in the competitive field of LoL.
On the Instagram account of DWG KIA, in which Khan played, information about the ceremony of Kim Dong Khan's retirement appeared. The event will take place on December 4 at 15:10 UTC +9 as part of the Seoul Mobility Show 2021.
The Khan Way
Khan's career has been varied and long. The player has experienced ups and downs. He started his career in the professional League of Legends arena in October 2013 under the Prime Optimus tag. Later, he played in such teams as Team WE Academy, Team WE Future, Positive Energy, Newbee, Newbee Young, Seoul City, QG Reapers, and only then after joining Longzhu Gaming his career really began to shine with really bright colors. As part of Longzhu, he managed to win at LCK Summer 2017 and earn almost $ 89,000, which allowed the esportsman to declare himself quite loudly. Later, he moved to KING-ZONE DragonX and, together with the latter, win the LCK Spring 2018 and become the vice-champion of the MID-Season Invitational 2018.
After the team saw a decline in results, the player was sold at T1, which was a good turn of events for him. As part of T1, he won LCK Spring 2019, Rift Rivals 2019: LCK vs LPL vs LMS vs VCS and LCK Summer 2019. In 2019, Khan, ending his collaboration with T1, went to conquer the LoL scene with the reigning world champions FunPlus Phoenix. Together with FPX, he took 2nd place at the Mid-Season Cup 2020, and 11 months later he became part of DAMWON Gaming, in which he spent the remaining days of his playing career. It is noteworthy that when he signed a contract with DAMWONG Gaming, at the time of Khan's arrival, just like FunPlus Phoenix, they were in the status of reigning World Champions, but already according to the 2020 World Champiosniop version. At the end of his career, Kim Dong-ha won the LCK Spring 2021, LCK Summer 2021 and, most importantly, became the vice-champion of the 2021 World Championship. On December 2, the announcement of the end of Khan's career took place, which in some way became a blow both for DWG KIA, who fruitfully collaborated with Khan for almost a year, and for Kim Dong-ha's personal fans.
List of Khan's Most Important Achievements
- LCK Summer 2017 (Longzhu Gaming) - 1st place. $ 88,759
- LCK Spring 2018 (DRX) - 1st place. $ 93,484
- Mid-Season Invitational 2018 (DRX) - 2nd place. $ 267,251
- LCK Spring 2019 (T1) - 1st place. $ 87,655
- Rift Rivals 2019: LCK vs LPL vs LMS vs VCS (T1) - 1st place. $ 80,000
- LCK Summer 2019 (T1) - 1st place. $ 82,874
- Mid-Season Cup 2020 (FunPlus Phoenix) - 2nd place. $ 120,000
- LCK Spring 2021 (DWG KIA) - 1st place. $ 178,412
- LCK Summer 2021 (DWG KIA) - 1st place. $ 172,576
- 2021 World Championship (DWG KIA) - 2nd place. $ 333,750