In a Twitlonger post, the 21-year-old revealed that he needs "a mental reset" and admitted that his return to competition since ESL lifted the indefinite match-fixing bans handed before February 2015 "has been underwhelming."
His decision leaves Torqued in a race against time to find a replacement, with the team set to travel to Brazil in just two weeks to compete at ESL One Belo Horizonte.
"I don't want to go into details why I'm making this decision and I know the timing is really bad as they have a big tourney coming up in Brazil, but I don't think there was a good time to make this choice," swag wrote.
"I still have love for the players and wish them the best of luck.
"I know I am capable of way more and I just need to keep grinding. For now, I will start streaming and playing FPL/Rank S to try and reach my potential and consider other offers that come my way."
Leaving Torqued..— Braxton Pierce (@brax1wnl) May 23, 2018