BARBARR retires from competitive play; seeks new challenges
The 28-year-old Swedish veteran André "BARBARR" Möller decided to hang up his mouse, but is looking to stay in the scene in a different role.
BARBARR's Counter-Strike playing career, that spanned over more than 10 years, has been brought to an end following his exit from x6tence Galaxy, the Swede announced. During CS 1.6, BARBARR was a part of teams such as MYM and H2k, and finished second at GameGune 2011 with ESC.
In Global Offensive, BARBARR rose to prominence with Epsilon, where he led the squad of upcoming Swedish players in Fredrik "REZ" Sterner, William "draken" Sundin, Joakim "disco doplan" Gidetun, and Fredrik "freddieb" Buö. Eventually, after the youngsters from that team were picked off, BARBARR made the switch to Singularity and then x6tence Galaxy, finishing 3rd-4th at DreamHack Open Winter 2018 with the latter team.
BARBARR has decided that it is time to retire as a player, but he is still looking to stay in the scene, with coaching and managerial roles being what he feels best suited for, considering his long tenure and experience with young players:
"I'm done with my active career as a player, I feel that my individual level isn't good enough anymore, but I'm sure as hell sitting on a whole lot of information I would like to share with your club. During the last 3-4 years I learned how to evolve talents, mentally especially, as well as in-game. Right now I'm in a phase where im evolving myself, physically and mentally. To be the best human I can be.
"Maybe I'm staying in esports, maybe I'm not. Thank you for everyone cheering for my teams during these 10 years and thank you to the doubters, who gave me fuel in hard times." - BARBARR via TwitLonger