Swedish protoss Rasmus 'viPro' Östersjö retires
After six months on compLexity Gaming, the Swedish protoss player has decided to leave the team as well as retire.
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After an initially successful 2013, where he qualified for E-Sport SM and won a number of online tournaments, viPro has decided to retire.
Following his early build-up in the year, viPro joined forces with team compLexity, and became one of their most valuable players in the second season of the Acer Teamstory Cup. Individually however, his results suffered in comparison and after not being able to qualify for the EU Challenger league in the upcoming WCS season, he seems to have decided to leave progaming behind him, as he aims to pursue his studies.
He's released a statement on the situation and his ambitions outside of progaming:
Dear fans and friends.
It may not be a surprise what I am about to tell you. I'm down the same path that so many pro-gamers have been lately. Each month several new players announce their retirements from professional gaming, and for me the last months have just been a matter of time before it's my turn.
It's with both sadness and relieve that I today let everyone know that I am closing a great chapter in my life, e-sports. I have no regrets for all the hours I spent in Starcraft II, but every great memory has to come to an end eventually.
I'd like to thank everyone for their support during this adventure; both fans, friends and sponsors. After all it's you that made this chapter of my life possible, and I will always be thankful for that.
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