shaGuar wins EPT Berlin High Roller
We only rarely know what retired players are doing with their lives after deciding to leave the eSports world. Well, here is an exception.
Canadian starlet Griffin "shaGuar" Benger was one of the most accomplished players in the history of North American Counter-Strike and without the shred of a doubt a fans' favourite.
Benger played for iconic teams such as zEx, Team3D and NoA throughout his career, achieving results such as second-place finishes at ESWC 2003 and CPL Winter 2003 and first-place finishes at CPL Winter 2004 and WEG season 1.
Towards the end of his Counter-Strike career, Benger turned to poker, and he quickly rose through the ranks in the game, winning millions of dollars in online tournaments.
This weekend, however, Benger reached the pinnacle of his poker career as the former Canadian AWPer won the European Poker Tour Season 9 Berlin High Roller, securing €429,000, a trophy and the Shamballa bracelet.
Benger wins major live poker tournament (Photo from pokernews.com)
In the final heads up, Benger defeated Australian player Aaron Lim with a Queen-Jack to secure the first six-figure prize of his career from a live tournament.