It's been a long time friends,
Hope you're doing well. I've declined the offer to join Grandmasters this upcoming year and will be passing the spot on to a more deserving player (good luck, whoever you are!).
I'm still excited for the new expansion and the nostalgia of classic almost made me reconsider. I'm happy with what I've accomplished in Hearthstone and the friends I've made along the way. Seeing Amnesiac and Muzzy succeed, getting to follow suit in 2018 in the time of Hunterace, and seeing Jarla's consistency rewarded has been more than I could ask for. I even got to commentate at worlds the year Lion won. I'm glad to have gone down this esports journey, and I thank you for being there and chasing the dream with me.
Ultimately though, accepting another season of GM would mean delaying progress in my other goals. So I'm leaving it in the past and leaping forward in pursuit of new dreams.
I still love eSports and will always be a fan.