Weird. Don't feel much now, but i definitely can think back to like 2007~ when i had a huge boner for fnx, was one of the players that helped breach the top barrier for raw aim/skill, came out of seemingly nowhere too.
There's none, but this is exactly what he said in portuguese, I've translated it:
"Goodnight everyone! I'm posting this to inform that I will retire from Counter-Strike. After 10 years of pure dedication, commitment and training, I'm away from the scene of the cyber gaming. First, I would like to thank all the sponsors without whom I would not reach my accomplishments. Also, I would like to thank my teammates, they were essential in this journey. I could not forget to send a hug to all my fans who have always supported me and sent me messages of encouragement.
Again, sincerely thanks to all who passed through my career as a cyber athlete!! I have in mind that gratitude is the right word because alone I could not do anything. I had a lot of fun, I was very happy in those 10-year career: several national trips, I met many countries, new cultures, won championships as WCG Pan, ESWC, among others*... But for me it's enough, the cycle is over...
Besides the lack of sponsorships with monthly salaries, motivational incentive, I am seeking new horizons and new achievements in my life! I'm young and have the world to conquer"
* This is by me now, here is a list of continental (Brazil+USA+Canada) and international tournaments that I remember fnx won (I think it's complete):
WCG Pan American 2006
WCG Pan American 2007
Dreamhack Winter 2007
ESL Intel EM American Finals 2008
ESL Intel EM American Finals 2009
WCG Pan American 2010
ESL Intel EM American Finals 2011
WCG Pan American 2011
WCG Pan American 2012