Glow of Vision Strikers VALORANT has retired from Competitive Gaming at the age of 33
After 13 years.
Kim “glow” Min-soo, the 33-year-old pro who led the charge as a Caption for Vision Strikers has called quits after a failed attempt to make it to VCT Masters Reykjavík, the grand event of VALORANT space.
Glow's journey started long back in 2008 where he kicked off his competitive gaming career in Counter-Strike 1.6 by fielding teams such as Lunatic-hai, WeMade FOX, and Project KR. Later, he switched to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) in 2016 and played for MVP PK. Heading to 2020, the pro then transitioned to VALORANT and was in charge of the helm at Vision Strikers.
Under glow's guidance, Vision Strikers went to become the best team in Korea setting a record of 104 wins with four draws and two losses. However, it wasn't enough as the team lost out on qualification for Iceland after losing to NUTURN Gaming in the VCT Korea Stage Two Challengers.
“My time as a player was coming to an end and I myself felt this the most especially over Challengers One and Challengers Two, where we ended up shocking a lot of people with our loss and where I felt that my ceiling as a player was at its limit," Glow said on the retirement. “I believe that Vision Strikers will develop even further and become an organization that not only conquers the domestic scene but the international stage, as well as other endeavors.”
VIsion Strikers now seeks a replacement for the legend and should be announcing soon in the coming weeks.