Using 26, instead of his real 25 is kinda cringe, ngl.
I think, that leaving CS/Sports when you are good is kinda pussy move. Leaving scene cuz you are scared, that you gonna downhill is actually cringe. Even if you arent the best version of yourself anymore, doesnt mean you cant be the champion. Firstly CS is a team game, when you were 20 years, you were winning by outfragging your enemies, now you are 25, you are very skilled player, you can use your skill to outsmart your enemies, which is also the way to win.
GTR is still one of the most respected CS players, who has proven, that he was actually the best in his prime. Yeah, last years of his profession career werent the best, but at least he tried! No he can retire without feeling, that he could have won more tournaments, I think its fair enough. Only newfag kids or baiter can afford theirselves to trashtalk GTR, and Im 200% sure they arent gonna be respected by other people for this trashtalk. People love GTR, people remember GTR and, of course, people respect GTR!
I personally think, that people, who retire at their top are pussies! Imagine, if Zeus retired after Na'Vi! He wouldnt have been CS:GO Major champion, but he came back stronger and got it! And I dont get your take, tbh. Being best in 2015, but sucking ass in 2020, doesnt mean you werent the best in 2015. "if device would keep on playing untill he is in some t3 team where noone would even remember him being one of the bests." - People would. Only stupid fuckers, bettors and kids gonna trash talk him.