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Michael O'Dell

SeleCT retires from Starcraft II

Wed 24th Oct 2012 - 12:58pm Category: Starcraft II

Today we are sad to announce that SeleCT has announced his retirement in Starcraft II and will instead move on to pursue other eSport interests. SeleCT is looking to move to DOTA 2 and also is willing to make appearances as a Starcraft II pundit and translator at events. SeleCT joined us just over two years ago and we have been delighted to work with him during that time, SeleCT is a model professional and we wish him luck with his new endeavours.

SeleCT had this to say regarding his situation;

"I finished high school in USA, and I was waiting for my Greencard to go to college. However, I heard sc2 open beta is out and I tried it. When I first played sc2, I was so captured by the game. The game was so smooth and fast as a RTS game. The more I play, the more I fell into the game. It was something different to other RTS games. That’s how I started sc2 competitively.

I have won quite a lot of online tournaments, and got great result on offline tournaments. When all the people cheer for you and scream your name when you are at the stage, the feeling could not be explained by word. I gained big motivation from it and it was what made me keep trying hard.

Recently, I feel that I am too old to play RTS games anymore as you get slower as you get older. Also so many young people who are fast are trying  harder than me and practicing very systematically in their team house in Korea. I feel that it is very hard for me to catch up without living and practicing in Korea. So I have decided to quit sc2 and move on to some other.

I am only quitting sc2, which means I am not retiring as a gamer, I love my life being a pro-gamer. I am actually thinking to switch back to Dota. I actually played Dota competitively before I start sc2. Back in dota 1, my team was one of the best NA team at some point. I am not sure how successful I will be as a dota player but I believe in myself.

I would like to do some pundit work and translating at events. I don’t know how awkward it will be but haha… don’t be so surprised hehe because I am such a handsome nerd that’s how you guys called me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Please keep the loves on me! I will pay you back with good and fun stuff and please cheer me up in dota 2 scene as well.

Always big thanks to Team Dignitas. Always big love to my fans who cheers for me."

Your Comments

  • Cwtch.

    Arwyn Davies
    Wed 24th Oct 2012 - 1:21pm

    Sad times! Good luck in DOTA2 and your other endeavours SeleCT :)

  • Chackle

    Chackle
    Wed 24th Oct 2012 - 1:58pm

    Good decision imo. Good luck SeleCT!

  • Kossak

    Kossak
    Wed 24th Oct 2012 - 2:38pm

    Good news! I love Dota 2 :)

  • Bergie

    Fredrik Bergmann
    Wed 24th Oct 2012 - 2:43pm

    Sad to see you leave mate, hopefully we'll meet on the battlegrounds in DotA :)

  • Mandioka

    Patrick Sousa
    Wed 24th Oct 2012 - 3:31pm

    sad to know :(

  • Sui

    Piet Smet
    Wed 24th Oct 2012 - 5:28pm

    gl in DotA 2 or whatever you decide to do!

  • dale22

    dale22
    Fri 12th Apr 2013 - 4:28pm

    He has been doing great work for a long time. I really hate that he is leaving and going to another game here. I hope he does this well in the new game. So much change here. Manito Linens

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