Vince Hill retires from casting 'indefinitely'
Vince "Vince" Hill will no longer be traveling from his home in the UK to commentate events, the 32-year old caster has revealed.
In an emotional Youtube video, Hill announced his 'indefinite' retirement, citing a string of issues with his health, his dreams for the future and the 'politics' of being a talent in the CS scene as reasons to 'hang up the mic'.
Mainly focusing on the amount of traveling that's required of top-tier talent, Hill pointed out that his health is not up to par, specifically mentioning his heart and blood pressure problems.
In the video, the 32-year-old pointed to what he called 'politics' in the talent scene, and that his personality demands that he stay away from 'drama', ultimately realising that it was best to withdraw from it completely.
The British caster has become increasingly popular among viewers in recent years, as he was invited to increasingly bigger events. Fans of his often highlight his voice and ability to follow and match the dynamics of a round when casting.
Hill recently saw top tier action at DreamHack Masters Stockholm, casting alongside Henry "HenryG" Greer. He revealed in the Youtube video that he was 'coughing up blood' after straining his voice in the grand final of the event.
Hill went on to point out that he wants to retire at his best, that he knew 'things are about to get worse' and that he would 'become a worse version' of himself if he was to continue doing events.
The 32-year-old noted that he will be streaming and is interested in casting online CS from home if any tournament organisers would let him.
Blown away by the support, it was an incredibly hard decision that I've been back and forth on over the last year or so. I appreciate that many of you understand it. The CS community is the best I've had the pleasure of casting in. Cheers.— Vince Hill (@OnFireVince) September 7, 2018