MC joins CJ Entus

by theScore Staff May 24 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of N/A / Red Bull Battle Grounds

Less than two weeks after announcing his retirement, Minchul "MC" Jang has joined CJ Entus.

On May 10, MC announced his intent to retire after the conclusion of the 2016 GSL Season 2 Qualifier, citing financial issues and health problems involving his shoulder.

However, he made it through the Wildcard Qualifier and earned a spot in GSL: Code A after defeating Park "JYP" Jin Young, Hwang "KeeN" Kyu Seok and Han "Blaze" Jae Woon. This was enough to attract the interest of CJ, who signed MC for the GSL season as well as for their Proleague team matches.

MC has had a long and storied career in SC2, having played professionally in premier leagues since the game launched in 2010. After leaving Korea in 2013 to play primarily in European and North American events, MC earned a name for himself with Western audiences for his aggressive Protoss play and his colorful stage presence. He was a fixture at the WCS Europe Grand Finals stage, finishing second in Seasons 2 and 3 of 2013 and winning the first season of 2014.

After returning to Korea to play in the GSL in early 2015, MC's career started to wane. He was seeded into the Code S Round of 16, but dropped both his games, to Won "PartinG" Lee Sak and Kim "herO" Joon Ho. In Season 2 in Code A, he was knocked out in a 3-2 series by Choi "Trust" Sung Il.

Season 2 of GSL 2016 will be the first Korean pro league MC has qualified for since. This also marks his second time coming back from retirement, the first being in 2015 when he returned to play at Red Bull Battle Grounds with Chris "HuK" Loranger.

MC's first match in Code A will be on June 17, against Samsung Galaxy's Seo "Journey" Tae Hee.

Annabelle "Abelle" Fischer is a writer for theScore esports with a love for Dota 2, birds and cheese. You can follow her on Twitter.