xms stepped down from Heretics due to health condition
The Frenchman Alexandre "xms" Forte broke up with Heretics and became a free agent. This decision by a 23-year-old esports athlete is justified by health problems.
In his Twitter account, Forte specified that he would take a break to solve domestic problems and restore health, after which he would return to the professional stage.
I wanted to announce that I have decided to leave Heretics today.
As you may have seen, it's been almost 2 months now that I'm half inactive. I have had health problems that have not helped me on a personal level. It has also handicapped the team because I sometimes had to be replaced during official games and on pracc days.
About my health, I am still sorry that I didn't communicate before on this subject. Whether publicly or privately to people who wondered why I wasn't there, in twitch chats or even in private messages. I would also like to thank those who have sent me messages of support.
That's not all, there were many things I couldn't appreciate anymore in the team. Especially the atmosphere, the way of seeing things and the direction we were taking after Nivera's departure for Vitality and our coach B1GGY. Even if at times I felt that it was possible to get back to a good level and to start again like before the minor in May, there was always a little thing that was blocking us.
This departure is not for all that that it is the end! I made the choice in 2018 to stop the game completely, but I realized that it wasn't what I really wanted. I've always been attached to cs because it's the game I've spent the most time playing, but it's also one of the first games I played.
I'm going to take a few weeks to fix my IRL situation (find an apartment, etc.), but also to take care of my health, so that I can come back 100% invested. During this rest period I will try to launch some streams to talk about everything on my twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/xms51). Don't hesitate to follow me on twitter (https://twitter.com/xms51) to know when I will start to live on twitch.
I'm a free agent and open to any FR/EU/NA proposal.
Thanks again to my teammates for believing in me and giving me the chance to play cs again at a good level ! Thanks also to Heretics and Arnau for helping me during these 10 months.
xms has been playing for Heretics since early 2020. During this time, the team has participated in several shooting tier-2 tournaments, and the best result at the large event was sixth place in the ESL One Road to Rio.