Retiring from Competitive Pubg.
Hey Guys.. Today I'm announcing my retirement from competitive PUBG.
There's just so much to say honestly.. Two years ago I was in high school with no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Didn't want to go to college and I was pretty lost. Then PUBG came out and instantly I was addicted. A few months later I'm packing my bags to California to live in a team house. It was all so fast and I will truly never forget this experience.
Unfortunately before the start of NPL Phase 1 I felt like I really was losing my passion for the game and was starting to get demotivated. I was thinking about retiring then but luckily Zanpah convinced me to play NPL and it was one of the best things I could've done. I'm very thankful for that. We were very successful and it was great, but in the middle of phase 2 I just found it so hard to enjoy and grind the game on the level my teammates were. I felt it was unfair to my teammates because they were grinding so hard to be the best every day while I wasn't putting in any extra hours. I also just really didn't have a fun time playing anymore. Therefore I decided that this would be the best decision for me and my team.
I'd like to thank Tempo Storm so much for everything they have done for me. They gave me a house to live in and a chance to compete professionally. None of this would've been possible without them and I'm so grateful to have been able to represent this organization.
I'd like to thank Redbull and Nvidia for all the support along the way. Their bootcamps were such a big help to our success and I'm gonna miss making content with them.
I'd like to thank the PUBG community for being one of the communities I've been a part of. Everyone is so nice and welcoming. I remember when I first joined pubg exp and met all of you guys. I was so happy that I got to talk to all of you guys everyday. I won't forget the friends I've made.
I'd like to thank all of the fans that supported me. There's nothing I love to see more than people cheering us on in twitch chat. You guys are a big motivation and I appreciate you guys!
Most of all I'd like to thank my teammates Sharky, Zanpah, Meluke and Microstar. These guys are the best teammates I could've asked for. They made me the best player I could be and helped me improve so much. I honestly never thought I could laugh so much before playing with these guys. I'm so grateful to have gotten to play with them for so long. I wish them the best of luck in the future.
That being said this won't be the last you see of me. The future is bright and I'm excited to see what opportunities come my way!
Thanks for reading!
Diondre "YaBoiDre" Bond