Journalist Richard Lewis announces retirement from esports

Well-known journalist Richard Lewis has announced his retirement from esports during a live stream on his Twitch channel.

According to Lewis, after 17 years in the industry, he is tired and no longer enjoys the work. "It’s not been fun for a long time. The industry is garbage, I hate it and I came to the conclusion of just how much I hate it", – he said.

Before finally retiring from esports, Lewis will complete some of his big investigations for Dexerto, where he worked as an Editor-At-Large. At the same time, he will cease to release any esports content on his platforms and, among other things, will shut down the popular By The Numbers podcast, which he has hosted weekly with analyst Duncan "Thorin" Shields since 2015.

In the future, Lewis does not exclude the possibility of appearing in various shows as a guest. In particular, he mentioned the Four Horsemen podcast, which he previously co-hosted with Thorin and Christopher "MonteCristo" Mykles.

Throughout his esports career, Lewis is remembered for numerous investigations, the most famous of which was the iBUYPOWER match-fixing scandal he uncovered in 2014. Based on the information gathered by the journalist, Valve permanently banned the players of the North American team.

Lewis has repeatedly covered the dishonest behavior of tournament operators, esports organizations or individual members of the professional CS:GO scene. In 2016 and 2019, the Briton's work was twice highlighted by the prestigious Esports Journalist of the Year award.