The return as a Protoss or Zerg was not meant to be.
About two months ago, SlayerS founder, legendary Terran player and playing coach Lim “BoxeR” Yo-Hwan contemplated returning as a Protoss or Zerg after his shoulder injury heals. But as it turns out, ThisisGame.com has now reported that BoxeR accepted SKTelecom T1’s offer of becoming their Starcraft 2 coach. This development effectively ends his tenure as a SlayerS, and his professional gaming career.
Below is the translated news report published on ThisisGame.com.
“It has been confirmed that the playing coach of the SlayerS team will join SKTelecom T1. Because of this, Lim Yo Hwan will immediately stop his career as a player and become a coach for the next generation players in SKTelecom.
Lim Yo Hwan made his debut in 2000 as a StarCraft pro gamer and has been known as "Emperor of Terran" and became an iconic figure in the e-sports scene. Afterwards he has been part of Dong Yang Orions, 4U then finally in 2004 he led SKTelecom T1, in 2006 after joining the AirForce he is one of the founding members of AirForce Ace.
After his discharge from the AirForce, he quit his career as a StarCraft pro gamer. Then, in 2010 October he announced his switch to StarCraft 2.
SlayerS won GSTL twice; however, due to his injury he has been having a difficult time. Due to his shoulder injury, he has given up his Code A qualifier and paid full attention to attending to his injury.
However, he has given up his attachment to his playing career and decided to join SKTelecom. After he left the team in 2010, SKTelecom offered him a coaching position, Lim Yo-Hwan declined the offer. However, due to constant requests from SKTelecom, he has finally decided to join SKTelecom once again.
After a 13-year playing career, BoxeR will retire as a player and has decided to become the coach for SKTelecom and give his fullest.On August 17th at 11:30am KST, SKTelecom will have an official talk about BoxeR's move to the team.”
Goodluck BoxeR and thanks for the memories!