My career goals
First, I just wanted to say I really appreciate all the kind words and support lately. But I’d also like to clear the air on some things for fans and the community so we can all focus on more important topics.
Regarding my individual motivation, I want to be the best. My goal is to win major championships and compete with the best players in the world, be it with Cloud9 or elsewhere in the future. If you don’t think I’m capable of doing that, I strongly welcome your criticism and doubt. I don’t think anyone is hating if you don’t think I’m good enough, but I’d love to prove you wrong one day.
What I DO care about, though, is making my goals and motivations perfectly clear: I’m not competing for the money, or the GC prize pool, or being the "best female player" or being on the "best female team"– and neither are my teammates for that matter. I’m not a complacent person, I’m not satisfied, and I have very steep goals for myself. I appreciate everyone arguing passionately about what’s best for me financially, but I promise you all that I’m going to manage staying afloat and there is no one in a better position to understand my value and earning potential than me at the moment.
The goal of Cloud9 White is to give us top level support so my teammates and I have the tools to improve over time and achieve our goals. The endgame was never GC. It was never sitting on a paycheck. I have never sat back and thought “good enough.” When the decision is in my control, I’m always going to choose that which puts me in the best position to achieve my competitive goals. I don’t care if you reading this think that’s a poor career choice, but please at least respect the fact that I’m doing this for me.