Friday, May 14, 2021
Home Latest News Games Singaporean Dota 2 pro NutZ announces retirement

Singaporean Dota 2 pro NutZ announces retirement

professional player Wong “NutZ” Jeng Yih announced on Friday (23 April) that he was retiring from competitive play after an eight-year professional career.

NutZ said in a post on his official Facebook page that he realised it was time for him to “to call it quits from competing in tournaments” after he lost his motivation to win The International (TI), Dota 2’s annual world championship tournament, and raising the Aegis of Champions.

“It has been a long journey. The absence of me participating in the recent [Dota Pro Circuit] (DPC) might have already hinted. It is time for me to call it quits from competing in tournaments,” NutZ said in his post.

“It is really difficult to let go of something you’ve committed your whole youth for. I’ve pondered about it for several months and finally decided it is time to move on.”

“The new generation of players is already here. They are the ones who are willing to dedicate their time and are more hungry to show their worth in the scene,” said NutZ.

“Lifting that Aegis was everything to me. I truly felt it was an achievable goal not too far from where I was as long as I gather the right talents and work hard towards it together. As time goes by, it starts fading and it has come to a point where it doesn’t mean anything to me anymore except for the potential monetary benefits from winning it,” he added.

NutZ started his professional career in Dota 2 with Singaporean organisation Team Flash in 2013. He moved to South Korea the next year to join Team MVP, starting with the MVP HOT6ix squad from October 2014 to February 2015 before being moved to the organisation’s other roster, MVP Phoenix.

As the position 5 support player of MVP Phoenix, NutZ helped the team qualify for TI5 through its Wildcard Stage and earn a Top 8 finish, notably gaining renown for his play on Witch Doctor. He left the team shortly after the tournament and bounced between a number of stacks until late 2016.

In September 2016, NutZ teamed up with fellow Singaporean players Daryl “iceiceice” Koh and Toh “xy-” Wai Hong as well as Thai player Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong and German journeyman Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier to form Team Faceless.

With Team Faceless, NutZ was able to qualify for two Majors, finishing in 9th-16th place at the Boston Major in December 2016 and in the Top 8 at the Kiev Major in April 2017. The team disbanded later in July, after which NutZ briefly moved to compete in North America from April to June 2018 before becoming inactive for a year.

NutZ returned to competitive play in June 2019 to lead Singaporean organisation Reality Rift’s Dota 2 squad. In the 2019-2020 DPC, he was able to help the team qualify for DreamLeague Season 13: The Leipzig Major before the circuit was cancelled by the coronavirus pandemic.

Unfortunately, the pandemic forced Reality Rift to disband its Dota 2 team in September, with NutZ then becoming a free agent. NutZ played for a number of stacks afterward and even tried to qualify for the 2021 DPC before becoming inactive again and subsequently announcing his retirement.

NutZ said that, even in retirement, he would still be involved with the esports scene in Singapore and was also willing to use his experience to provide assistance to aspiring players.

“Even though I won’t be competing anymore, I will likely be involved in esports projects in my country. I will still be watching tournament games of past teammates/friends to support them occasionally as well. I enjoyed the process and will cherish the precious memories and experiences built. If you think I can give you some useful advice/guidance from my experience, do [reach out to] me. I’m more than willing to share and help aspiring players out,” said NutZ.

Source: Google News

About Skyhigh.Vip

Skyhigh.Vip is a global institutional investor with vast interest in Arts / Construction / Education / Business Services / E-Sports and various other growth industries.

Several of its popular portfolio includes GO Chambers which is the world’s largest business chamber listing providers with over 30,000 active chambers as its members.

Flexgigzz is the Asia leading marketplace for freelancer service and together with SOHO Learning Hub which is an online platform for short courses and both of them aims to be the number one provider in Asia. For growth industries such as E-Sport Authority which is dedicated to providing independent media coverage to all E-Sport News related from around the world and for the art world, there is Atelier Auction which is an investable art auctioneer and being in the art scene for decades.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Nivera is reportedly close to joining Team Liquid’s VALORANT team

Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom, a young CS:GO star who’s sitting on Vitality’s bench, may join Team Liquid’s VALORANT division soon, according to a report by French website 1pv.fr. The negotiations between the...

Frostfire Gauntlet Senna, top lane tank itemization targeted for changes in League Patch 11.11

Jeevun Sidhu, Lead Game Designer on League’s Summoner’s Rift team, announced in a tweet that his team is looking at nerfing Senna’s Support role dominance in patch...

EVOS SG beat RSG SG to become first-ever champions of MPL Singapore

EVOS SG dominated RSG SG, 3-0 in the grand finals of the inaugural season of the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League (MPL) Singapore...

Saksa shines as OG score huge 2-0 win over Team Secret

OG defeated Team Secret, 2-0, in arguably the best match of Season 2 of the Dota Pro Circuit's (DPC) European regional league on Sunday...

Tencent reportedly negotiating agreement to retain stakes in Riot, Epic amid US national security data probe

Chinese megacorporation Tencent is reportedly in negotiations with U.S. officials for an agreement to retain its stakes in League of Legends creator Riot Games and Fortnite developer Epic...

Behind the scenes of the first MPL SG, held offline during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has not made it easy for offline esports events. Especially if you’re running one in a three-storey shophouse with limited space,...

Alliance take NA Dota 2 legend ppd on trial as coach

Swedish organisation Alliance announced on Thursday (6 May) they signed North American Dota 2 legend and The International 2015 (TI5) champion Peter "ppd" Dager to trial...

Modern Horizons 2 introduces compelling designs with Urza’s Saga, Diamond Lion

Modern is the most popular eternal competitive format in Magic: The Gathering that attracts players to tabletop events and Magic Online. The upcoming set Modern Horizons 2 is created...

PUBG Mobile is coming back to India as Battlegrounds Mobile

PUBG Mobile is coming back to India under a new name, Krafton announced today. Battlegrounds Mobile India will be a free-to-play title for Android and iOS devices which...