"I could have done so much more". steel retires from competition

Brazilian player Lucas "steel" Lopes announced his retirement from esports in an interview with Dust2 Brasil. In the near future, he will focus on streaming and content creation.

The reason for steel's decision to leave the Counter-Strike professional scene was a loss of motivation. However, the 30-year-old Brazilian noted that the tenure with Case, his last team, was the most disappointing in his career due to the lack of competitive performances at the top level.

I lost the desire to compete. Competition stopped being fun for me, like it was during my time with Immortals and Liquid, when we’d often go to LAN events and compete in tier-one tournaments. After I lost that, it stopped being as cool as it used to be. I really tried, but there came a moment when I realized it was not cool anymore. A lot of frustration, a lot of bad feelings, so I have decided to focus on livestreaming.

I think I had an incredible career. I achieved incredible things, and I am very satisfied with my career. But I'll always have the feeling that I could have done so much more. There's no doubt about that.

Over the course of 10 years, Lopes represented multiple teams, including such famous clubs as Keyd Stars, Luminosity, Immortals, Liquid and Movistar Riders. The most significant achievement in his career is second place at PGL Major Kraków 2017, where Immortals lost to Gambit in the final.

Origin: www.dust2.com.br