Alex Hill · @kazambolt

31st Aug 2018 from TwitLonger

Leaving SixPrizes

As of today, I am stepping down from my roles at SixPrizes. This has been an incredibly difficult decision for me, possibly the hardest I've ever had to make. SixPrizes has been an important part of my life for a lot of my Pokemon career, and they've been instrumental in my growth as a player and as a person. The people I worked with there are outstanding, and the work we did makes me proud every day.

However, the grind of the last few years has really taken a toll on my body, my mind, and my love for the game. It really sucks to say it. I never thought I'd want to play less Pokemon than the most I possibly could. But at some point, Pokemon became less "fun" and more "work" in my mind.

I'm planning to write more on burnout and related thoughts soon, so I'll wrap this up. I wish the best to everyone at SixPrizes, and look forward to becoming a part of their community from the other side. My involvement in Pokemon will likely wane over the coming months, but I'm aiming to still compete in the World Championships this year and for the forseeable future. Hopefully I can find the balance between Pokemon and the rest of my life that will let me enjoy this game for years to come.

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