Ethan retires from CSGO, signs with 100 Thieves’ Valorant squad
Young pro player Ethan “Ethan” Arnold retires from competitive Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CSGO) play. Ethan retires from CSGO as Valorant team 100 Thieves (100T) signs him unto their roster.
ETHAN RETIRES, TURNS TO MORE VALORANT PASTURES
Welcome @ethanarnold to 100 Thieves VALORANT!
Ethan has been competing in CS:GO for the past five years, marking this his official debut in VALORANT. We’re excited to support his transition and can’t wait to see him compete with the team! #100T pic.twitter.com/BmuZYTJqos
— 100T Esports (@100T_Esports) February 28, 2021
Ethan, aged just 20, steps away from competitive CSGO and will now enter a new chapter in his young career. Even with five years of competitive play under his belt, Ethan is still one of the younger players in the new league he’s stepping into. He parted ways with Evil Geniuses (EG) to join 100T’s Valorant roster.
Transitioning from one game to another is usually hard, but less so if the two games share the same genre. His transition from CSGO to Valorant as Ethan retires from CSGO will be based on how fast he can pick up Valorant’s faster pace in professional play. With 100T’s support, Ethan should not have a hard time getting a grip in Valorant.
Ethan’s five-year career in CSGO has been a roller coaster ride. He did win a BLAST title and an ESL title in 2020 with EG. However, he and his teams’ efforts never won him a Major title. Hopefully, as Ethan retires in CSGO, he can find better success in Valorant.
Ethan’s retirement leaves one spot open in EG’s roster. Meanwhile, 100T sends Quan “dicey” Tran to the bench as Ethan takes up his role in the team.
While Ethan’s retirement didn’t entirely lead to him leaving the world of esports, his case is an exception to the rule. With esports players retiring so young, we’re bound to continue seeing retirement announcements on social media. Most of these retirements come from players in their late twenties, barely old enough for a mid-life crisis. Still, esports players may earn enough money in the several years they spend competing professionally than many of us would earn in a whole lifetime.