Dallas Fuel’s Ki-hyo “Xzi” Jung Announces Retirement
DALLAS (April 13) – Overwatch League player Ki-hyo “Xzi” Jung of the Dallas Fuel is retiring from competitive play. Jung and the Dallas Fuel announced today that the damage player will be returning home to South Korea to receive treatment for a back condition that requires ongoing medical attention.
Jung signed with the Dallas Fuel in the most recent offseason and was anticipated to play a key role in the Dallas Fuel’s revamped lineup for the 2021 Overwatch League season. Since arriving in Dallas in March, the Dallas Fuel had worked with Jung and local doctors to assess options for treatment.
Eyeing a return to competitive play in the future, Jung and the team determined retiring now to focus on physical recovery would allow the best long-term solution for Jung’s career.
“We take the well-being of our players seriously and support Xzi in his decision to return to Korea where he has a familiar support system of family and medical providers,” said Mat Taylor, General Manager of the Dallas Fuel. “While we certainly wish he could have competed with us to start this season, health comes first. We wish Xzi a full recovery and hope he is able to return to competitive gaming stronger and healthier in the future.”
The 2021 Overwatch League season kicks off this Friday (April 16 at 2 p.m. CST) when the Dallas Fuel host in-state rivals the Houston Outlaws.
For more updates, follow the Dallas Fuel on Twitter @DallasFuel.
About the Dallas Fuel
The Dallas Fuel is one of 20 teams competing in the 2021 season of the Overwatch League. The Dallas Fuel is owned and operated by Dallas-based esports organization Envy Gaming, Inc., one of the largest and most winning esports groups in the world, and fields a roster featuring the best talent from around the globe. The Dallas Fuel is the first team in Overwatch League history to host a home match in its home market. For more information on the Dallas Fuel, follow the team on Twitter @DallasFuel.