Regarding the RBG roster and my future
This might come as a surprise to people as it was a big surprise to me, but my team decided to move forward without me and remove me from the roster. First thing I wanted to say is thank you to my teammates for this long journey that we've had as a team. It's been almost 2 years that I've been with the core of this team and I'm beyond grateful for all the memories and growing we did together. I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for them.
Jadan, I wanna thank you for all the good times we had together. You were the person that got me onto the roster in the first place when we met in a retake server. Even though you and I struggled the most with personalities I just want to say thank you for being you because without you I wouldn't be who I am today. I got to watch you grow into who you are today and I'm proud of you for becoming such a good player and person. Jerric, I can't say enough good things about you. You are the softest spoken, chill, and friendly guy I've ever met. Your role in our team wasn't to be the aggressive awper you see making highlight plays, but to be a solid awper that could support his teammates in whatever they wanted to do, and you fit that role so perfectly because you are so selfless and only cared about the success of the team. Seriously one of the most genuine guys I've ever met. Colby, you got to have one of the most powerful minds in cs and the most potential. I've never met someone that has an answer for every situation in cs with such detail like you do. Your knowledge of the game pushed me to be a better player mentally and I'm so grateful for that. Not only are you one of the smartest players but you're incredibly talented mechanically as well. Kieran, you taught me one thing that I'll never forget and that is to "control the controllable." This simple phrase is something that I live by now and it's so powerful. Sometimes the only thing you can control is how you react to a situation and what you learn from it and thats the most important thing. You were such an incredible coach that put in so much time for the team and I'm so happy to have had you as a coach. Lastly Austin, you were and still are without a doubt the person I'm closest to on this roster. I went from taking your spot on your team in s25 to playing with you again in s30. I want to say thank you to you for always making me feel valued on our team. Never once did I feel like you took what I brought to the team for granted and I can't tell you how much that means to me. I don't know if there was a single time when we played that you didn't drop me the better weapon. You always sacrificed yourself for me and the team and that means so much to me. I'm so proud to have watched you come from being a nobody in the scene to being one of the best IGLs in North America. I can't preach enough how great you are as a leader of this team. You were always incredibly professional in the way you ran practice, to the way you presented yourself and our team on twitter. You instilled that way of being a professional into me and it's something that I'll carry with me the rest of my life.
I also want to thank RBG for being the first real professional organization that I've been a part of. Those guys love their players and really took care of us. We've been with them for over a year and I'm so grateful for how much they've done for us. I wanna especially thank Randomize, Swann, and Equate for seemingly always being in the chat supporting us during our matches. That didn't go unnoticed.
I wish things could have ended in a different way with the team, but like I learned from Kieran you can only control the controllables in life and this was something that was out of my hands and that I didn't have a say in.
With everything being said, I want to say that I love all you guys and I wish nothing but the best for you all and RBG moving forward. I hope to see all of you succeed and continue to make names for yourselves.
I think my time in csgo has come to an end. I've been playing this game for over 6 years and unfortunately I've lost that passion that I once had for the game. I love competing in cs, however I want to expand into more then just competitive and grow my own brand and I feel like I cannot do that in counter-strike.
So I'm starting a new chapter and I'm going to be switching to Valorant. The freshness of the game is too appealing for me and the opportunity to grow a fan base is too good to pass up. So after I take some time off to relax, I'm going to be grinding and LFT in Valorant as a free agent and looking for a new place to call home.
Thank you for everyone I've met in cs and to all the fans of the RBG team. You guys really made it all worth it. Joining servers and getting noticed by people honestly is incredible and I'm thankful for everyone who showed support to me. I have a few discords that I go into every so often and I want to thank all of those guys for the support they showed me (you guys know who you are) you all are legends and mean so much to me.
Thank you again to everyone in this community. I wish everyone that read this the best. Always remember to love one another more than yourself and if everyone does, then the world will be a better place.
TLDR - I got cut from RBG and I'm going to be grinding valorant and LFT as a free agent.