Legendary Counter-Strike professional Markus “pronax” Wallsten has announced his retirement. The three time Major champion broke the news on Twitter.
“As of today I am officially retired from competitive CS:GO and I would like to sincerely thank everyone that have supported me through my career as a player,” Wallsten said.
The 27-year-old had been near the top of the Counter-Strike scene starting in 2008 when he competed in 1.6 on a number of teams. His real legacy was built later on though when he joined fnatic in 2013.
During his time with fnatic, they were a force to be reckoned with. The squad took home back-to-back Major titles and added another as well. His time would come to an end in 2015 when he was replaced by Dennis “dennis” Edman.
Following his departure from fnatic, he went on to create GODSENT in an attempt to reclaim his glory in the Swedish CS scene. This wouldn’t be the case, however, as GODSENT would fail to put up the results across its lifetime.
While his time competing may have come to an end, he claims he has something “bigger than” himself in the works. According to his tweet, “full statement will be released in the future. CU all soon!”
Regardless of his retirement, pronax will be remembered as a legend and an amazing in-game leader in the history of Counter-Strike.