Former Counter-Strike Pro Contemplates Retirement From Valorant After Dropping Out of Open Qualifiers

Published 04/08/2021, 4:07 PM EDT


The world of Valorant in NA is going through turmoil because of a series of upsetting losses. The top-rated organization of this region suffered losses to the lesser-known teams. This sent a wave of trepidation among the community, as top names like TSM, NRG, and even Sentinels failed to qualify.

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Among these organizations, a key player for Team SoloMid, hazed, has hinted at early retirement. It seems like losing a key series to immortals in VCT Masters: Stage 2 had a severe impact on him.

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This tweet alone serves as an unpleasant reminder for TSM fans that not everything can last forever. James “hazed” Cobb has enjoyed a rather long competitive career across multiple esports. However, it does not seem like the 31-year-old professional Valorant player will resign from his active roster just yet.

He is indeed closing in at the stage, where most players walk away from the sport. For now, fans can at least be at peace at the moment as the current TSM roster is going to remain intact.

Twitter reacts to TSM hazed hint at early retirement from Valorant

The community was pretty upset with this latest update in the pro players’ career. Fans watch the sport and pick their favorites, who go on to become a key reason why they follow the sport.

The community likes to hail him as Daddy hazed, as he is a part of the old guard of FPS players of Counter-Strike.

Fans are certainly going to miss him big time when he decides to call it a day.

Some hardcore fans like this one are hoping that the team will bounce back soon, and it will help keep hazed motivated.

The community still believes in the prowess of this veteran of FPS titles. In due time, things will certainly come around, and hazed merely has to believe in his skill set.

 

One tough loss can certainly compel professional players to contemplate their career move. Most players either look for another team to the player, while some decide to walkway from the game.

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TSM has indeed suffered a major setback in the open qualifiers. Comeback from this point won’t be so easy, and TSM members definitely know that very well. It would be great to see this team of veteran players lifting the biggest prize in all of Valorant, before hazed calls it a day.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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