mikeS retires from competitive play; open to coaching

Professeur
June 19th, 2018 17:20

The Dutch player most known for his time in PENTA, Mike "mikeS" Tuns, announced that he would be taking a step back from competing in CS:GO.

mikeS' first recorded matches in CS:GO date back to 2013, when he played for LowLandLions alongside current mousesports player Chris "chrisJ" de Jong. The now 26-year-old mikeS attended tournaments such as Copenhagen Games in 2014 and The World Championships in 2015, but made the biggest mark in 2016, representing PENTA.

With the German organization, mikeS managed to place 3-4th at the PGL Minor, second at the ESEA Premier S21 Finals and win the ESL Meisterschaft Summer.

mikeS is looking to transition to a coaching or analyst role

The Dutchman left PENTA at the end of 2016, amidst a turbulent period for the organization which saw them go down to just one player - Kevin "kRYSTAL" Amend. Since then, mikeS played for different organization, but couldn't find a stable home. He was most recently seen playing with the Epsilon/fish123 formation with whom he was successful in qualifying for the Europe Minor Closed Qualifier.

Despite that result, mikeS announced that he doesn't have the desire to be a professional player anymore, turning his sight towards a coaching or analyst position:

"I decided to "retire" today as a competitive CS player. I’ve been walking around with this feeling for a while now where I didn’t feel motivated/passionate to play. This made me feel CS was more of a grind than me actually having fun while playing.

"I don’t intend on quitting CS though cause I just love it so much like many others do. I want to keep going on as a coach/analyst, so if any teams are interested in me you can send me a DM or contact me on miketuns@live.nl I think with my experience I can offer teams quite a bit!"

Germany Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Kevin 'kRYSTAL' Amend
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
1204
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Netherlands Mike 'mikeS' Tuns
Mike 'mikeS' Tuns
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
306
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.10
Netherlands Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Chris 'chrisJ' de Jong
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1318
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
No. :(
2018-06-19 17:21
#6
Finland wormi 
rip
2018-06-19 17:21
#7
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Poland b7ack0ut 
Ok
2018-06-19 17:21
RIP he is young
2018-06-19 17:22
26 years axaxaxax
2018-06-19 17:22
Wish him the best!
2018-06-19 17:22
wtf, like any noob is becoming CS coach lol
2018-06-19 17:22
"Noob"
2018-06-19 17:23
He is Noob
2018-06-19 17:28
U guys will never reach his level of skill, not in 100 years
2018-06-19 17:29
Hahahahah XD
2018-06-19 18:11
What sorry say that again?
2018-06-19 22:46
Good luck
2018-06-19 17:22
#17
NiKo | 
Austria Phil_1337 
xd
2018-06-19 17:22
#28
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Bulgaria BlindBG11 
About time I guess lol
2018-06-19 17:22
#29
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Norway Hydropanic^ 
Wasn't this dude playing in PENTA for a short while?
2018-06-19 17:23
"made the biggest mark in 2016, representing PENTA."
2018-06-19 17:23
#42
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Norway Hydropanic^ 
lol I went straight to the comments section without reading the article :d my bad
2018-06-19 17:24
It's ok :)
2018-06-19 17:25
#30
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United States Trump2020KAG 
EASILY BEST COACH IN ALL OF CSGO
2018-06-19 17:23
#38
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Turkey Payynnkilla 
+1
2018-06-19 17:24
#31
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Russia Sur10n 
gg
2018-06-19 17:23
#32
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Brazil Collee 
might be a good coach for rank 90~110 teams
2018-06-19 17:23
#115
valde | 
Brazil 643 
O q tu queres tá mole amigão
2018-06-19 18:03
#174
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Estonia RaimanS2k 
Puta
2018-06-20 09:47
Caralho
2018-06-20 21:43
#176
rain | 
Other sH0guN95 
Good for SK then
2018-06-20 11:18
#39
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Turkey Payynnkilla 
GL !
2018-06-19 17:24
T5 player
2018-06-19 17:25
t1 in our hearts
2018-06-19 17:25
#52
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United Kingdom InsCS 
Gl mikey.
2018-06-19 17:26
:(( Content
2018-06-19 17:27
#59
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Sweden KarlXII 
TL:DR RIP Epsilon and UK CS.
2018-06-19 17:27
#60
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Belgium jorneiro 
It would be cool if he could coach some of the up and coming dutch players.
2018-06-19 17:27
#94
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Netherlands ZoMilan 
me :)
2018-06-19 17:45
#66
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
rip
2018-06-19 17:30
#67
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Netherlands Deji 
RIP dutch scene even more
2018-06-19 17:30
#71
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United Kingdom GeT_ReZ 
Legend rip
2018-06-19 17:32
I like how every average chump of today thinks he's a born coach to grab some of money. Lmao
2018-06-19 17:32
Who would want him as a coach lmao
2018-06-19 17:34
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Norway JorgyZ 
Ppl who say "who" are newfags even though i hate that word
2018-06-19 17:39
#90
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United States BioLine 
Ye pretty much
2018-06-19 17:44
#93
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Sweden zeromeister 
I know who he is but ’who’ is still the right word. Irrelevant tier 3 player at best
2018-06-19 17:45
#98
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Norway JorgyZ 
mikes was an up and coming tier 2 player and a lot of people thought he had potential, idk what happened to him
2018-06-19 17:46
That sti doenst mean that he is a legend i guess
2018-06-19 19:08
#137
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Norway JorgyZ 
I never said he was a legend, because he isnt, but he had potential to be a good player
2018-06-19 19:09
ikr but some of the "oldfags" here are insulting "newfags" and calling Mike a legend
2018-06-19 23:20
nt mike
2018-06-20 10:35
Rip legend, I remember he played a tournament in ancient times
2018-06-19 17:39
he was playing decent tho what happened? was that his personality or other awpers were better than him that made him loose?
2018-06-19 17:42
No one knows. Personally, I had forgotten that he existed because he was only relevant for a brief moment two years ago before disappearing.
2018-06-19 17:48
im assuming the vein on his head that maybe he had some personal issues xD
2018-06-19 17:53
He played a couple of LANs. Now he is a legend ?
2018-06-20 21:26
According to a lot of people in these comments, yes, playing a lan makes you a legend
2018-06-20 21:38
#86
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Portugal nife_killer 
His is going to tempo storm
2018-06-19 17:43
somebody link me his faceit?
2018-06-19 17:45
Today is a sad day in the history of Counter Strike: Global Offensive, we have truly lost one of the greats. MikeS, beloved by many, has left us today. Not only are we grateful for the performance he showed us during his professional career but also for his great personality outside of the server. Mike, from the bottom of my heart: I love you, may our paths cross one day in the afterlife.
2018-06-19 17:46
rofl dude commmmmooooooon man
2018-06-19 17:52
lmaoooo best thing i read today
2018-06-20 21:46
coach tyloo pls
2018-06-19 17:54
#116
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Netherlands [Np]KNz 
rip dutch cs
2018-06-19 18:05
bad news about neitherland awper mike s. , still remeber his show in cache as a PENTA player
2018-06-19 18:15
lmao
2018-06-19 18:17
Cant achieve nothing as pro player and tries to become coach or analyst XDDD
2018-06-19 18:37
#149
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Finland no_man 
Sounds like natu
2018-06-19 19:36
truu
2018-06-19 20:30
#128
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Armenia 1915 
He looks like hes 16 but hes 26 wtf
2018-06-19 18:42
disappears 2 years ago tells he retires 2 years later to seek attention gg wp
2018-06-19 18:48
#141
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Europe trey_ 
xDDDDDDD
2018-06-19 19:12
#133
Xyp9x | 
Czech Republic Puqet 
Again?
2018-06-19 18:55
#140
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Europe trey_ 
ok
2018-06-19 19:12
coach? no ty
2018-06-19 19:36
#152
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Netherlands AudubonFTP 
Goodbye, dutch legend!
2018-06-19 19:53
rip to 1/3 of known netherlandish players
2018-06-19 19:58
dead player , he was never a pro tbh
2018-06-19 20:23
welcome to tempo storm!
2018-06-19 20:57
#160
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Portugal JorgeCosta 
Tempo Storm coach
2018-06-19 21:36
He has creepy eyes on this photo in article. Also good luck in the future mate
2018-06-19 21:39
#163
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Ukraine petruska 
-zonic +Mikes lmao
2018-06-19 22:40
#167
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Netherlands isbleeding 
Lol'ed, Thanks))
2018-06-19 23:18
#166
Nast1a | 
Russia SEN3X 
bot
2018-06-19 23:04
ok. a great loss to tier 5 mix teams all across UK I suppose. I wonder which tryhard LEM team straight outta MM he'll end up coaching
2018-06-20 00:21
Who?
2018-06-20 00:27
rip maniac
2018-06-20 06:06
#172
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Poland SZPERNi 
what? wait? WHO?!
2018-06-20 06:34
RIP kenneS
2018-06-20 07:54
Sad day for NL scene :(
2018-06-20 12:28
#178
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Hungary Shiron212 
FeelsBadMan Have fun coaching
2018-06-20 15:39
#180
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Gl bro!
2018-06-20 21:23
#182
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Portugal sermeister 
MikeS coach to tempo storm!
2018-06-20 21:27
how is this guy relevant? T5 CS, maybe a week or two T3 in Penta
2018-06-20 21:40
Rip
2018-06-20 21:43
#188
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Germany godn 
who
2018-06-20 23:45
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