SmithZz retires from esports scene
Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux announced his departure from the Counter-Strike competetive scene. In a Twitter post the notorious French player said he would pay more attention to streaming on the Twitch platform in the future, where he intends to "make professional CS more understandable for the community" and thus "strengthen the link between the two worlds.
Here's to new beginnings.
My career as a professional CS player officially came to an end.
More than 15 years of grinding the game out, managing to make it my job, creating memories I will never forget, including winning a Major.
This game built me as a human being. It introduced me to people that are now so important in my life, it made me travel around the world, discover so many places. And for all of that I will be thankful for the rest of my life.
I want to thank my last home, G2 Esports, and I wish them nothing but the best, the staff, the players, everyone deserves it. I could not have dreamt of a better organization to end my career at.
They gave me the opportunity to transition towards a streamer career over the course of last year, and I thank them for that as well.
It is like a fresh start, grinding as a streamer with many objectives in mind, including one that is particularly important to me, making professional CS more accessible to the community. Reinforcing the link between those two worlds, something that is not easy to do when you are active pro player. This new challenge reminds me of my younger years in CS, and I'm eager to take it up.
Get ready for a bunch of new stuff, follow my channel and let yourself be carried along ? If any brand is interested to find out more about my project and possibly support it, you can contact me at [email protected]
Cu les noobs ? twitch.tv/SmithZz
SmithZz started his career as a professional player in Counter-Strike back in 2006. From 2012 he played for VeryGames, afterwards signed by Titan in 2014. His greatest achievements were during the period in LDLC (won the DreamHack Winter 2014 Majors title), EnVyUs and G2.