pronax announces retirement
Former fnatic member Markus "pronax" Wallsten has announced his retirement from competitive Counter-Strike with immediate effect.
In a Twitter post, the 27-year-old announced that he is "moving on to something bigger than myself", with more details about this new project to be announced in the future.
pronax burst on to the world scene in 2008 and represented several top 1.6 teams, most notably Begrip, H2k Gaming and RAGE-Gaming. In CS:GO, he played for teams like Absolute Legends and Publiclir before being given his big break in late 2013, when he joined fnatic.
He helped fnatic to become one of the most dominant teams in the history of Counter-Strike, the first to win three Major titles, two of which back-to-back, before having to make way for Dennis "dennis" Edman at the end of 2015.
In early 2016, he created GODSENT, but struggled to reach the same heights in that project. During his 15 months on the roster, the team won just one title, at the Europe Minor leading to ELEAGUE Major 2017, where they would finish 9th-11th after coming through the offline qualifier.
After approximately nine months with the Enyoy/Chaos team, he recreated Ancient alongside his former fnatic teammate Andreas "znajder" Lindberg, making his final appearance at Copenhagen Games 2019, where the team competed under the name GODSENT and was eliminated in the BYOC qualifier.