ceh9: "Thanks to the critics"
Natus Vincere member for nearly four years Arseny "ceh9" Trynozhenko gave HLTV.org an exclusive statement about his retirement from competitive Counter-Strike.
Trynozhenko joined Natus Vincere, then known as KerchNET at their first event IEM IV European Championships, from KerchNET in January 2010 when what would become the world's best team for that year was born.
He became known as one of the world's best alley defenders on de_train and as a vocal member of the Ukrainian powerhouse, scoring multiple important clutch round wins for his team along the years.
Trynozhenko won over $220,000 in prize money in 2010 alone when Na`Vi clinched all three major events in the form of IEM IV World Championships, ESWC and World Cyber Games.
ceh9 retires from competitive Counter-Strike
In 2011 and 2012 Na`Vi stayed as a top three team in the world, but started losing some of the big grand finals they were best known for topping, as they won a total of four majors in CS 1.6 and finished second at the last IEM.
Natus Vincere switched to CS:GO much later than others in 2012, and struggled to produce top notch results until early July in 2013, when they took two maps from NiP after besting Virtus.pro in a series.
Despite not being the difference maker he was known to be in the previous version of Counter-Strike, Trynyzhenko was a vital member of Na`Vi, who most recently failed to make it past the group stage at DreamHack Winter.
"Well, first of all I want to tell big thanks to the fans of mine and Na`Vi, I really didn't expect that so much people would appreciate what I was doing for the last 13 years of my life. However, it's time to move on and create something new", Trynozhenko told HLTV.org.
"I won't go away from cybersports completely and very soon you will be watching me in projects that are somehow related with Natus Vincere."
"P.S Special thanks to the critics of this site, your comments have made me stronger and prompted what direction I should go!"
Trynozhenko departed Na`Vi yesterday together with Anton "kibaken" Kolesnikov, and the duo were replaced by Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev and Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács.