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Maknoon departs Pain Gaming to refocus on competitve play

The top lane star has renounced his coaching spot and parted ways with the organization


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Yoon "MakNooN" Ha-woon will be leaving the the Brazilian team Pain Gaming according to a report by Esports Heaven. Speaking with Esports Heaven, Hugo "Vex" Tristao, a Pain Gaming manager stated that Maknoon was unable to 'able to reconcile himself working as a coach' and that 'the time zones between Brazil and Korea proved to be tough for Maknoon.'

Additionally, Vex stated that Maknoon had returned to training and will be attempting to qualify for the next season of OGN The Champions. Vex additionally told Esports Heaven that Pain will be recruiting a two new analysts to replace the Korean toplaner.

Maknoon's career had been on a downhill ever since his victory at the OLYMPUS Champions Winter 2012-2013 Season. His move to the KT Rolster Arrows and his tenure at CJ Entus Frost as a mid laner were both lacklustre and the stress and criticism he received during his time at the Arrows and Frost were the primary reasons why he decided to take a break from competitive gaming.

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