ableJ announces retirement

The 21-year-old says he has lost the drive to return to competition and is looking forward to the next chapter in his life.

FURIA benched player Rinaldo "⁠ableJ⁠" Moda Junior has announced that he has decided to retire from competition. The Brazilian will transition to a streaming role in the organisation, with further updates expected on Monday.

ableJ will take up a streaming role in FURIA

"After some experiences with a lot of positive aspects of which I'm proud, I no longer have the desire to compete and to be a professional player," he wrote in a Twitlonger post. "I realised that I wanted to pursue other paths in esports. Content creation and connecting with the community are something that I admire, have always been passionate about and see as a great learning environment."

The announcement comes almost a year to the day that ableJ was relegated to FURIA's bench to make way for former Immortals and Luminosity AWPer Henrique "⁠HEN1⁠" Teles. He went on to play for the organisation's academy team before joining W7M on a five-month loan that ended in May.

ableJ spent 11 months in FURIA's main team after being promoted by the organisation from the academy squad in October 2018. He picked up titles at the EMF World Invitational and the Arctic Invitational, also helping FURIA to reach the semi-finals at DreamHack Masters Dallas and the title decider at the ECS Season 7 Finals

Brazil Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Rinaldo 'ableJ' Moda Junior
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
372
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
Brazil Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Henrique 'HEN1' Teles
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
940
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.58
APR:
0.12
That's why you don't sign 5 year contracts at a young age.
2020-09-25 22:25
unluko unableJ
2020-09-25 22:25
#18
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United States ShawnM
unlucky that furia contracts fucked him over
2020-09-25 22:27
nothing to do with his contract tho... he just doesnt want to play professionallly
2020-09-25 22:29
it’s literally impossible to get out of a 5 year contract in cs. If they will sign a 5 year contract at all, they probably don’t have a set buyout. Buyouts in cs are insanely expensive and no Brazilian org is probably able to pay it.
2020-09-25 22:57
he had the chance to leave :D but he wants to stream for FURIA
2020-09-25 23:03
His only other choice is to stream. Bc he's stuck in that contract
2020-09-26 17:54
ur clueless
2020-09-26 19:02
ok bias fanboy
2020-09-27 17:34
Nothing to do with his contract? Are u dumb or just innocent?
2020-09-27 18:17
He's bad anyways lol. Just sell him for 2000$ and call it a day.
2020-09-26 13:15
Lmao nt
2020-09-26 02:05
he fucked himself up when he signed a 5 year contract and didn't perform well
2020-09-25 22:29
furia killed ablej 😭😭😭😭
2020-09-25 22:29
FURIA killed mibr 😂😂😂😂😢😢😢😢
2020-09-25 22:30
mibr 😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣
2020-09-25 22:36
+1 🤣😂😂😂😂👍
2020-09-25 22:37
+1 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-09-26 01:23
#66
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Europe L1iMA
+1 🤣😂😂😂😂👍
2020-09-25 22:45
+1 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-09-26 01:23
#65
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Kyrgyzstan Dambagar
+1 lol, u're right)
2020-09-25 22:45
#143
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Slovakia Daev0n
mibr killed mibr
2020-09-26 13:19
exactly
2020-09-26 16:40
FURIA doesn't have any major ... ups
2020-09-27 22:16
just like portugal 😂🤣🤣🤣🤣👍👍👍👍😎
2020-09-27 22:19
but at least he will get 4 years of salary without working right?
2020-09-25 22:29
#58
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Finland Khroni
not now hes retired surely theres probably a clause by default in cs contracts that when a benched player retires they are no longer salaried or tied to the contract
2020-09-25 22:38
So he can easily comeback in half of the year if it works like that
2020-09-25 22:39
#63
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Finland Khroni
honestly it depends on how contracts are worded because no one other than the orgs probably know but maybe legally it would be a pretty big loophole and idk how courts would react if furia decided to be cunts and sue or whatever if it did breach the contract or they tried to pull some other weird shit
2020-09-25 22:42
He’s getting benched pay and I’m sure is still under contract, that’s why he’s streaming for them to fulfill his obligation. It’s one of the only ways to keep him tied to them and also to recoup some of the money spent. I’ll guarantee he doesn’t get to keep all the twitch money.
2020-09-25 23:08
#93
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Finland Khroni
yea i only just realised he was kept on so fair enough
2020-09-25 23:55
It could mean if he comes back the "new" team has to pay for him.
2020-09-26 00:01
I think you get lower salary when you're benched
2020-09-26 00:08
that's why he'll stream :P
2020-09-26 14:20
he must get good pay and wants to become a role model in the community whats your point?
2020-09-25 22:30
Money isn't everything.
2020-09-25 22:32
Money isn't everything - Said by some poor dude, also Trump is your last hope
2020-09-26 07:27
young people dont know that it's slavery. all they see is the money not the written things ^^
2020-09-25 23:56
He's just pissed off about the fact Furia is looking for a 6th player while he's on the bench desperately to get into the active roster again.
2020-09-26 02:01
he is better than VINI
2020-09-26 06:02
#3
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Vietnam Quang_Hai
UnableJ
2020-09-25 22:25
disablej
2020-09-27 01:20
LMAO
2020-09-25 22:26
Unluko
2020-09-25 22:26
wow
2020-09-25 22:26
ripJ
2020-09-25 22:26
#8
kopper | 
Denmark Lyck_
Rip
2020-09-25 22:26
unfortunate
2020-09-25 22:26
valoranto player incoming
2020-09-25 22:26
-1
2020-09-27 16:37
#11
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Portugal YANRAZA
Who?
2020-09-25 22:26
ABLEJ
2020-09-25 22:29
#35
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Portugal YANRAZA
jELBA?
2020-09-25 22:30
yeap
2020-09-25 22:31
a saw fan asking "who" kkkkkk
2020-09-26 14:06
#161
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Portugal YANRAZA
kakakakaka. Nice account
2020-09-26 18:23
#196
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Brazil CiZiN
portuguese cs? who?
2020-10-04 23:40
#197
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Portugal YANRAZA
Woke up only today my brother? that's a little late, where you looking for your gold?
2020-10-05 14:25
#198
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Brazil CiZiN
sInCe I dOnT hAvE aRgUmEnTs AbOuT cS lEt Me SaY sOmE sHiT aBoUt ThReE cEnTuRiEs AgO
2020-10-06 02:42
#199
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Portugal YANRAZA
sInCe I dOnT hAvE aRgUmEnTs lEt Me TaLk AbOuT sCeNeS
2020-10-06 16:37
bye disbaledj
2020-09-25 22:26
lol!
2020-09-25 22:26
#13
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Sweden |SiM
WHO?
2020-09-25 22:26
RETIRED AT 21 OMEGALUL
2020-09-25 22:26
#164
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Yugoslavia TroII
Yeah. From CS. I see you haven't retired from being stupid yet.
2020-09-26 19:23
He was absolutely awful when he played, and retiring at 21 is very young in CS, hence why I found it funny because its abnormal. Your flag checks out for how retarded you are, you are from a country which no longer exists, just like your brain!
2020-09-26 22:34
#181
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Yugoslavia TroII
Yes, of course I am from Yugoslavia. Big brain.
2020-09-27 20:16
I would make the arguement 21 is more "prime" than young in cs
2020-09-27 23:38
#15
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Estonia Eduzera
F Jelba
2020-09-25 22:26
#16
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Germany BIG2020
21.. time to retire.
2020-09-25 22:26
retiring at 21 lul
2020-09-25 22:27
#136
KQLY | 
Czech Republic Regon
+1xd
2020-09-26 10:06
MIBR crying rn
2020-09-25 22:27
RiP
2020-09-25 22:27
21 years old why? anyways good luck ableJ, i hope you will have a good life!
2020-09-25 22:27
#23
Coffee | 
Netherlands p2dr
Retirement wtf that's just quitting competitive cs with barely a career, who the f calls that retirement
2020-09-25 22:29
"that's just quitting competitive" yes... that's what retiring means...
2020-09-25 23:35
tEcHnIcAlLy
2020-09-26 00:02
+1
2020-09-25 23:49
#24
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Poland Blaszek
Valorant coming?
2020-09-25 22:28
#25
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France Uexo
5 years contract KEKW
2020-09-25 22:28
Time to smoke cigars on a chair in his front lawn
2020-09-25 22:28
Hahahahah
2020-09-26 00:19
F
2020-09-25 22:28
time to change name and flair men)) 😎
2020-09-25 22:30
Not gonna happen AbleJ forever in my heart
2020-09-25 22:31
+1.
2020-09-25 23:31
F
2020-09-25 22:54
#32
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United States notawaffle
gg unluckoJ
2020-09-25 22:29
#34
God | 
Russia amc20
Could have been their sixth player
2020-09-25 22:29
#57
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Australia popoto
+1
2020-09-25 22:37
+1
2020-09-26 01:30
FFFFFFF
2020-09-25 22:30
#37
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Latvia YungPan666
rip
2020-09-25 22:30
thats basically free money for doing nothing
2020-09-25 22:30
UnableJ
2020-09-25 22:30
#61
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Finland OldStager
+1
2020-09-25 22:39
#41
sdy | 
Sweden god_sdy
Really good player actually. If MIBR could've got their hands on him early then they would've looked alot better. But like everyones saying, 5 year contract...kinda harsh to sit out 4 years essentially and no chance that anyone is going to pay that money for a player that is suitable for BR teams only.
2020-09-25 22:31
#83
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Brazil Pandapool
dont think he is a better player than meyern... or trk. mibr was not working together. thank god they disbanded. maybe in different teams they can achieve something
2020-09-25 23:31
He could go to mibr now and play with Fallen, kNg and trk.
2020-09-25 23:33
21 years old already retiring lol
2020-09-25 22:32
#49
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Hungary szia
Man that really sucks, he shouldn't give up at just 21 :(
2020-09-25 22:35
#50
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World Notb8ing
5 year contract... Enough said
2020-09-25 22:35
Sad, lesson for future players.
2020-09-25 22:35
#52
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Brazil zinum
retiring already?
2020-09-25 22:35
#54
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Australia popoto
5 years fvck furia
2020-09-25 22:36
gl for new lulorant player
2020-09-25 22:37
So young, so gud RIP
2020-09-25 22:38
#62
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Europe t.o.p
GL
2020-09-25 22:42
#64
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Lithuania KingOfPing
at least he can be youngest retired player
2020-09-25 22:44
TenZ is younger he retired at 19
2020-09-26 15:06
#67
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Argentina ivanpb
Good way to get rid of pressure and keep earning some bucks.
2020-09-25 22:45
depressed most likely . Retired = dont get money lulw
2020-09-25 22:47
FURIA KILLED ABLEJ CAREER
2020-09-25 22:49
#72
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Estonia Saurise
disabledj OMEGALUL
2020-09-25 22:53
At least he understood he wasn't made for CS Respect able, I wish taco could learn with you
2020-09-25 22:53
i was not made for CS too, if i learn from both maybe i could win Majors and t1 events, beat Astralis in md3, or atleast Arctic Invitational
2020-09-26 15:18
You'd be carried in all events which is kinda shameful
2020-09-26 15:24
Kinda sad, yet good for him. Content creators have a lot more freedom and have the potential to make the same amount of bank, if not more.
2020-09-25 22:58
#FURIAKILLEDABLEJ
2020-09-25 23:08
Baiting people into thinking he will be the 6th player, then announces a shitty live streaming app and retires himself from competitive cs, what a fucking joke. No doubt he is the weak link of Furia. Why not use him as a 6th player, WTF is up with Furia...
2020-09-25 23:25
#81
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Brazil renatorib
sad :((
2020-09-25 23:25
benched without any team or retired same shit... benched at least he still can steal paychecks, now nothing.
2020-09-25 23:26
Disable dj.
2020-09-25 23:35
what a shame, he was a great player, but the pressure FURIA got when they reached higher than expected probably played a a negative role in his career
2020-09-25 23:38
#185
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Brazil drydden
He got benched because Furia needed an awper. Before HEN1, arT was the awper, but with his playstyle it didn't work out for them
2020-09-28 01:24
#90
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Brazil parrud0www
Wtf!!!
2020-09-25 23:48
#94
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Brazil hugoooo
He was perfect for 6th player! He already knows all the other players, the chemistry is great, he was already signed... unfortunately it looks like it was HIS decision
2020-09-25 23:56
furia ruined him, shame
2020-09-26 00:01
nobody forced him to sign this contract.
2020-09-26 00:01
We can't confirm, but I don't believe they were simply asked to sign it. There are some factors that allow the players to make a decision, and eventually the weaker elo of their roster would left prejudiced. I still think it was unfair from furia, they could've been more flexible.
2020-09-26 17:44
If I take an investment I take it seriously. C9 went to shit cuz their CEO thought to be nice is more important than to make tough decisions. Not every ORG shit money.
2020-09-26 17:45
yeah I see your point
2020-09-26 18:54
#99
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Germany Shackrag
expected from BotJ. mouz can finally look for a consistent fifth player that doesnt bottom-frag against every tier xyz opponent
2020-09-26 00:02
#101
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Brazil Dyones100
2016: PLAY CS GO FOR THE FIRST TIME 2019: PARTICIPATE IN A MAJOR 2020: RETIRE FAST CARRER
2020-09-26 00:13
unlucko dis♿blej
2020-09-26 00:10
5 years KEKW
2020-09-26 00:51
Disablej kkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-09-26 01:07
who?? nothing against the guy, but never did anything in the scene lol, why becoming news zzzzZzz
2020-09-26 01:08
never lost a match against Astralis and Na'Vi same as mibr lmao
2020-09-26 05:29
which lan he won? :>
2020-09-26 09:12
Witch lan mibr won? :>
2020-09-26 17:24
Arctic Invitational
2020-09-27 05:58
sad
2020-09-26 01:24
i am cry
2020-09-26 01:31
#114
arT | 
Brazil VolKz
wtf man
2020-09-26 01:41
21 year old retire kkkkkkkk
2020-09-26 01:50
disableJ ♿
2020-09-26 01:54
Retirement at 21 omegalul
2020-09-26 02:04
Hoped he would be furia's 6th, he wasn't bad.
2020-09-26 02:13
I'm really surprised, I think he has been playing great and he had future in CS, but I understand his decison.
2020-09-26 02:43
Rippp
2020-09-26 03:33
5 YEARS OMEGALUL 5 YEARS OMEGALUL 5 YEARS OMEGALUL 5 YEARS OMEGALUL
2020-09-26 04:07
F
2020-09-26 04:09
he's moving to valorant
2020-09-26 05:23
#127
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Brazil Lumite
F
2020-09-26 05:31
F
2020-09-26 07:28
#131
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Lithuania ifix
Who
2020-09-26 09:08
#133
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Finland FlNLAND
BR wat doink
2020-09-26 09:18
The best individual player in the world dumb bra71llians kekw
2020-09-26 09:36
I know him only from few months playing in Furia and this Clutch 1vs3 on Vertigo
2020-09-26 09:44
Couldnt think of a better 6th player
2020-09-26 12:57
coldzera as backup player lol
2020-09-26 12:58
#142
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Brazil oldStar
Valorant ?
2020-09-26 13:15
valorant?
2020-09-26 13:35
unluck boy!
2020-09-26 14:17
#148
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Taiwan Anderswan
F. I wish the best for him.
2020-09-26 14:39
#152
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Brazil r1ght
F
2020-09-26 16:28
Oof, this almost give me earth attack. I think a ChrisJ retirement...
2020-09-26 17:05
This will eventually happen too, Chris is underperforming for quite a while now
2020-09-26 17:45
So he wont earn money for 5 years contract? i would never retire.
2020-09-26 17:51
who?
2020-09-26 21:09
#168
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Brazil CR0CR3
So sad, man :(
2020-09-26 22:32
Who cars. Worthless brasilian player.
2020-09-26 23:06
big name in br scenario, I think that he easyle play in any team in SA/NA, but he had a bad contract with furia
2020-09-27 06:02
org tried to kill him. that's why he leave cs. forced to contract condition
2020-09-27 07:11
#175
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Russia ili4s99
F
2020-09-27 09:48
Who? Retire on 21
2020-09-27 17:23
5 years contract
2020-09-27 17:40
foi so ver o time dele ser campeão !?!? isso que eu chamo de EGOISMO;
2020-09-28 13:51
Valorant coming
2020-09-29 08:25
who
2020-09-29 14:45
who?
2020-09-29 20:08
ff
2020-09-29 21:03
bye disablej
2020-09-29 21:50
Hahahhhaj
2020-10-04 02:04
Well, can't say I'm surprised. That 5-year contract was such a terrible idea, it baffles me why people aren't criticizing Furia to this day for it. They are the one to blame here. I wish him luck as a streamer though. If he's good enough, he'll probably make even more doing that though.
2020-10-01 15:11
sucks.. quits..
2020-10-01 22:06
lol who
2020-10-03 00:14
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