This won’t quite be a ‘Quitting + My Story’, but since there have been a few questions about the reasons for my departure I will try to answer a few of them here.
My enthusiasm for the game and for high level competition dropped significantly after the s34 finals, and never really recovered sufficiently to a point where I had the same desire to win and perform well as I had previously. This coinciding with an important final term at uni meant that I no longer had the time, or really the motivation, to compete at the kind of level I would want myself and my team to be at. These factors were already in place when I saw that Klassy had decided to leave Ascent, and after discussing it with him I realised that he and I were really in pretty much the same position; the only difference being that I maincall for Øra, and thus my departure was likely to leave a bigger hole to be filled than his.
However, that responsibility cuts both ways, and I realised that having the team limp on under an unfocused maincaller was really going to do more harm than good, not least in terms of morale and enjoyment, as well as results. So I quit.
I’d like to thank all my teammates over the years for being so much fun to play with and giving me so many good memories, in particular Nevo and Azunis, whom I’ve played with for over 2 years now (on and off). I’d also like to thank this season’s roster for being so understanding and respectful of my final decision to quit. Finally, I want to wish good luck to amarok, counou, shock and Yeehaw who will all be competing at Copenhagen Games (please keep donating to shock’s fundraiser!); you’re all beast players and your teams are lucky to have you.