nak announces retirement

The 33-year-old Brazilian veteran has announced the end of his playing career.

Renato "⁠nak⁠" Nakano has announced that he will step down from DETONA and retire as a professional player, going out on a high note after his team beat 9z to win Gamers Club Masters VI last month.

nak's Counter-Strike career has spanned 17 years, and included stints on g3x, FireGamers, and MIBR in 1.6 and CS: Source. He stepped back from the game from 2012 to 2015, making his return as a coach for Luminosity before once again becoming an active player for the likes of Keyd, Sharks, and RED Canids.

nak has retired from professional play

In a statement, nak referenced waning motivation as one of the primary reasons for his retirement, stating that keeping up with practice routines and the need to perfect every aspect of the game was causing "wear and tear" that was "no longer paying off."

Additionally, he said he had always wanted to compete at a global level, an avenue that he believes is no longer open to him as he no longer wishes to live outside of Brazil, away from his family.

Despite stepping back from active play, the 33-year-old assured that he will not be leaving Counter-Strike as a whole, and plans to focus on creating content to help new teams and players evolve and pursue professional careers. He also did not rule out the possibility of becoming a coach or manager for an organisation.

Brazil Renato 'nak' Nakano
Renato 'nak' Nakano
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
510
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.66
#1
bigfoot | 
Europe SRB!
The guy below me is depressed
2021-01-13 23:12
11 replies
#18
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Brazil Thorik
b4 some kid say "who?" go see his history in CS 1.6 wow you was actually moron enough to edit your comment to say whi
2021-01-13 23:11
10 replies
ok but who is he?
2021-01-13 23:27
8 replies
2006 Major winner, mibr won against fnatic, the star player was cogu (ex-mibr coach). they are actually moving to Flamengo (the football team, would be a cs debut) and keeping the roster. cogu, hen1, lucas1, vsm, trk, leo drunky and KngV.
2021-01-13 23:42
6 replies
there were no majors in 1.6... stop naming something that didnt exist
2021-01-14 00:12
5 replies
bro u dumb
2021-01-14 00:21
2 replies
no you arent, majors only exist in csgo
2021-01-14 04:32
Hes right though. There were No such thing in 1.6. And I followed 1.6
2021-01-14 16:18
#159
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Brazil mrkkkkos
ESWCG 2006, same felling
2021-01-14 04:12
2021-01-14 04:33
#80
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Brazil Nicolito
cs 1.6 legend, won some t1 and world tournaments, also coached cold/fallen in luminosity in their early years
2021-01-13 23:42
+1
2021-01-13 23:40
#2
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India OOFmiester
Oh no
2021-01-13 23:09
respect nak
2021-01-13 23:09
1 reply
he's a legend, everyone should respect him
2021-01-14 11:31
F
2021-01-13 23:10
#8
guerri | 
Brazil Bina1
LEGEND
2021-01-13 23:10
#9
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Norway JakkeJ
Oh no.. anyways
2021-01-13 23:10
#10
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Brazil lepapaz
very sad day to brazilian counter strike
2021-01-13 23:10
4 replies
#101
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Brazil Fusin
nope
2021-01-14 00:14
3 replies
its your opinion, its just wrong. nak is a legend
2021-01-14 15:58
2 replies
Yo le noob, its your opinion, its just wrong. nak is a nobody
2021-01-14 17:29
1 reply
if lediplomate says so
2021-01-15 16:11
#11
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Hungary Benccce
He has been a legendary player but nowadays he's been in a kinda bad shape so good choice to retire imo.
2021-01-13 23:10
#12
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Switzerland x676
GOOD BYE
2021-01-13 23:10
Legend.
2021-01-13 23:10
Nak 1.6 legend!
2021-01-13 23:11
#20
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Chile esanchez47
Respect nak
2021-01-13 23:11
All these newfags trying to be edgy with their "who" comments *sigh*
2021-01-13 23:11
4 replies
+11
2021-01-13 23:26
#150
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Brazil d1rk
+12
2021-01-14 03:47
+1
2021-01-14 19:14
+rep
2021-01-15 00:32
LEGEND!!!! kids that dont know who Nak is, are probably s1mple or NiKo fans, kids that think KD and baiting > world titles. nak is a fucking legend!!! <3 good retiriment mr legend
2021-01-13 23:11
1 reply
+1 that guy is an absolute legend
2021-01-14 00:21
Soon Fer.
2021-01-13 23:12
#28
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Brazil morabrasil
Respect. This guy alone is more relevant than NA CS history.
2021-01-13 23:14
3 replies
+1
2021-01-13 23:17
#38
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Brazil guhzzz
Os gringos não tem um pingo de respeito com os brasileiros
2021-01-13 23:18
1 reply
+1
2021-01-13 23:44
For those asking, he's a 1.6 MIBR legend, he played with cogu, fnx, etc
2021-01-13 23:15
1 reply
#42
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Germany Nachofish
+1
2021-01-13 23:19
muito legal pessoa
2021-01-13 23:15
6 replies
#50
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Brazil 1mig
Pessoa muito legal**
2021-01-13 23:21
4 replies
it does not make sense
2021-01-13 23:23
3 replies
Portuguese makes no sense, dude
2021-01-13 23:32
1 reply
#195
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Brazil LipEzZ
+1
2021-01-14 12:16
It makes a lot of sense
2021-01-14 12:44
#99
SPUNJ | 
Brazil 2de
most of the time we use ajectives after the subject in our grammar, when used prior its considered to be more "cult"
2021-01-14 00:12
show some respect for 1.6 legend hltv full of kids smh
2021-01-13 23:17
#39
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Croatia lucubista
sad! this guy is a legend of cs
2021-01-13 23:18
#51
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Brazil lirded_kj
legend
2021-01-13 23:22
Ggwp Legend.
2021-01-13 23:29
Legend
2021-01-13 23:31
legend
2021-01-13 23:31
Gl legend
2021-01-13 23:34
#71
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Brazil K1nGL0rd$
NAKANOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
2021-01-13 23:34
#73
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Brazil MrLucas
respect
2021-01-13 23:35
#75
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Canada JC_123
nt brazil NAF
2021-01-13 23:38
F Legend. Sem xoraH nakano
2021-01-13 23:39
#77
puTa | 
Brazil Gudrum
Played a lot with him and El, back in 2001/2/3 Really underrated guy.
2021-01-13 23:40
Legend
2021-01-13 23:44
<3
2021-01-13 23:45
Thank you for what you did for CS years back when the scene was way smaller than it is nowadays.
2021-01-13 23:53
great timing to retire, nak's history is brazilian history in cs, one of the best examples of the word legend <3
2021-01-13 23:54
Legend :c
2021-01-14 00:05
F
2021-01-14 00:05
gl hf nakanooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Caused so many upsets in the finals to EU teams most notably on PENTAGRAM SHG OPEN 2007 FINALS;_;
2021-01-14 00:08
GL NAK I'm looking at your signature on my mousepad and smiling!
2021-01-14 00:22
all respect for nak
2021-01-14 00:26
expected
2021-01-14 00:50
#112
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Brazil kalil420
LEGEND!!!! THANKS FOR EVERYTHING
2021-01-14 00:51
sure
2021-01-14 01:09
CS 1.6 Legend... Children who say "who?" don't know its history, but we who love the game do. GL Nak
2021-01-14 01:14
Legend of Counter Strike
2021-01-14 01:26
GL with your life, legend
2021-01-14 01:44
#130
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Poland SebL
Honestly I'm surprised, he was still pretty good, I think he could continue playing, but GL whatever he does next.
2021-01-14 02:06
3 replies
#142
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Argentina macrigato
He's going to coach the new mibr team
2021-01-14 03:10
2 replies
Isn’t cogu doing that?
2021-01-14 04:17
#201
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Poland SebL
Oh, I think he can be a good coach.
2021-01-14 13:59
thank you very much nak for everything you did for the brazilian and world cs ... forever in our hearts! thanks mibr 1.6 (the best team ever)
2021-01-14 02:21
1 reply
+ 1
2021-01-14 04:05
2021-01-14 02:34
1.6 legend Farewell!
2021-01-14 03:15
1 reply
yeah, sad :(
2021-01-14 03:16
legend, very good player in 1.6, good luck
2021-01-14 04:01
1 reply
+ 1
2021-01-14 04:02
Fuckin legend
2021-01-14 04:04
#160
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Brazil madeirabs
Legend
2021-01-14 04:14
Nooooooo gl
2021-01-14 04:17
Tragic loss for Tier 5 CS
2021-01-14 04:33
#173
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Brazil yvers
such a great and important player for us oldschool cs fans what a insane player and even a greater person nak was one of my fav players back in the day. wish him nothing but the best
2021-01-14 05:44
1 reply
#224
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Portugal antCB
actually the wcg winning lineup and tag (mibr) for us oldschool fans. it's actually quite sad the way things go nowadays. it's all about making money and no passion nor respect. A god given gift is Jason Lake, that pursued and grinded since the old days and still has the fire and passion about the game, the brand, and his players. edit: *ESWC. I thought they had won a WCG !?
2021-01-15 15:18
ok thanks for sharing
2021-01-14 07:11
Rip
2021-01-14 07:27
I remember when bruno and nakano joined MiBR. Was kinda of a super team. GL to him
2021-01-14 07:38
Happy retirement nak
2021-01-14 08:23
My fav Brazilian player in 1.6 for a while. Super underrated. Guys like him and fnx were miles better than cogu ever was in 1.6, yet got 1/10th of the recognition. Fnx was hyped for a while but nak never really got anything outside of Brazil, but was just as good a player. Could destroy the best teams in the world on his day. fnx Bruno nak bit1 FalleN. Some sick talents back then.
2021-01-14 09:11
Funny to read comments on HLTV. People wondering who Nak is...epic newborns
2021-01-14 09:48
F
2021-01-14 12:03
One of Brazil's finest. GG WP champion. It was a treat to watch you back in the 1.6 days. Good luck ahead!
2021-01-14 12:16
Sad!!!
2021-01-14 12:41
#200
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Poland ryhupeja
Sad news for a boomer like me. But what I find cool about that is that nak has played last official game vs another 1.6 mibr veteran bit. Too bad Neo and TaZ are not taking notes here.
2021-01-14 12:44
8 replies
#211
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Brazil Luca0
+1
2021-01-14 18:49
hello fellow oldtimer. you do know that bit is still active with 9z, right?
2021-01-15 00:35
6 replies
#223
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Portugal antCB
if you understand english, he did not say bit is inactive.
2021-01-15 15:11
5 replies
thank you, capitain obvious. it was just a comment pointing it out in case he didn't knew
2021-01-15 15:17
4 replies
#226
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Portugal antCB
neither is nak. lmao. this became old news too fast.
2021-01-15 15:37
3 replies
he is inactive as a player, no? i think i read he will be mibr's manager
2021-01-15 15:40
2 replies
#228
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Portugal antCB
yah sure, or as coach(?). I actually think he would be better as coach, and develop new talent if mibr doesn't want to spend too much money on players. (and being coach he can actually step in once in a while if needed). anyway not inactive, like left the scene for good xD
2021-01-15 15:42
1 reply
might be, managing or coaching i like the idea to see him still around and yeh, you're right still active hehehe :D
2021-01-15 15:46
bot
2021-01-14 15:52
Legend. Respect
2021-01-14 16:10
#208
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Brazil theWhK
<3 <3 <3
2021-01-14 17:37
+1
2021-01-14 17:37
LEGEND NAK!
2021-01-14 19:32
#214
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Brazil CallebHSD
2021-01-14 22:35
they will make all past 1.6 players to join as coach for the hype. youtube.com/watch?v=7TyMjiWB4f0
2021-01-14 22:46
ggwp, a legendary player.
2021-01-15 00:27
nakg0d, one of the reasons i started to grind this game back in 1.6 forever legend!
2021-01-15 00:34
new mibr coach lmfao
2021-01-15 00:36
mens((
2021-01-15 14:51
#222
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Portugal antCB
2021-01-15 15:10
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