solo forced to join South Korean army
According to fpskorea.com, redCode captain and longtime Korean icon Keun-Chul "solo" Kang has been called to serve his military duty, forcing him to abandon his team.
It has been extremely quiet from the South Korean team, who prior to the IEM5 World Championship linked up with redCode. In Hannover the team crashed in the group stage, only managing to win against Lions, followed by four losses.
Today a report by the South Korean eSport portal fpskorea states that the redCode captain Keun-Chul "solo" Kang has been called to serve his military duty. It is a 2-year minimum, which mandatory in the country, and his duty would be starting from today, April 5.
By the looks of it, the move has been underway for some time, as Kang has hardly played the game since the IEM5 WC, having not used his Steam account for the past 25 days.
South Korean military call up CS veteran solo
Kang's friend and long-time teammate Sun Ho "termi" Pyun back in January announced his retirement, as he was going to serve his military duty. Not being contracted to any organization, he was no longer able to postpone it.
Kang is another victim – if you please – of the South Korean law, which has very specific and strict regulations regarding military duty. Representing WeMade FOX, Kang in 2010 won his first major event, when triumphing at World e-Sports Masters, coming from the lower-bracket to defeat SK Gaming 2-0.
With Kang joining the army, left in the team are:
Young-Mo "enemy" Ahn
Min Soo "glow" Kim
Sung Jae "bail" Lee
Bum Gi "peri" Jung
Interestingly enough, fpskorea refers to the team as project_kr, could this indicate that the bond between the South Korean team and the Spanish organization has been cut? Stay tuned to find out and we will also update you when there is news regarding Kang's replacement.