fnx announces retirement

playArt ace Lincoln "fnx" Lau has confirmed that he has decided to retire from competitive gaming.

Lau established himself as one of the most successful Brazilian CS 1.6 players ever, with his career reaching its peak in 2006, when he won the ESWC title with Made in Brazil.

His latest title came only last week, when he helped playArt to win the WCG Pan-American finals.

"I would like to announce my retirement from Counter-Strike," his statement read.

"After 10 years of pure dedication, commitment and training, I am leaving the gaming scene.

"Besides the lack of sponsors which can afford to pay monthly wages and my lack of motivation, I am seeking new challenges in my life!

"I am young and I have the whole world to conquer!!"

As successful as it was, Lau's career was not free from controversy: in 2007, he was removed from the mibr roster after deliberately missing the team's flight to the E-Stars tournament in South Korea.


fnx calls time on his career

Four years later, he was shown the exit door by the former FireGamers and compLexity squad as the remaining players thought that he "was not humble enough" and that he was ruining the atmosphere inside the team with his attitude.

With Lau's departure, playArt now have:

Brazil Bruno "bit" Lima
Brazil Bruno "bruno" Ono
Brazil Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo
Brazil Eduardo "shemp" Ferreira

:((
2012-09-06 12:26
2012-09-06 12:34
+1 i hope he come back again, there are some tournaments to be played in brazil next months :( he should wait for it.
2012-09-06 13:53
AJajaJAaa "fnx decided to retire cs 1.6" WTF jaAJaJAJa
2012-09-07 14:58
he is now playing csgo :s with mibr :s
2012-09-22 07:48
Miraa only sad news ? :'(
2012-09-06 12:26
+1
2012-09-06 12:27
no, niko's was cool actually :D
2012-09-06 13:52
Ya xD
2012-09-06 14:44
respect sir
2012-09-06 12:26
:/ sad
2012-09-06 12:27
good job man! gl in real life , this desicion will help you alot
2012-09-06 12:27
bad! gl :(
2012-09-06 12:28
well tbh bruno was the ace player of the legendary brazilian team in the last couple of lans(talking about back in coL/FG)
2012-09-06 12:30
Succes in real life fnx !!!
2012-09-06 12:31
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Brazil ianziK
BAD:( THE BEST PLAYER OF BRASIL
2012-09-06 12:35
even better than brasil fanboys god COGU ?
2012-09-06 12:37
well, he's the most successful. and cogu is awper so we can't really compare.
2012-09-06 13:55
maybe..
2012-09-06 16:40
not even close... cogu did much more.
2012-09-06 17:56
maybe yes, maybe no, who knows? :D
2012-09-06 19:30
The best aim of Brazil. Good joob fnx! :(
2012-09-06 12:35
again ?
2012-09-06 12:35
didn't he already retire? and a lot of 1.6 players are retiring atm not making a big deal out of it. he just wants attention :p
2012-09-06 12:37
I'm pretty sure he just doesn't want to play CS:GO :D
2012-09-06 12:39
:'(
2012-09-06 12:40
Go play Command & Conquer! :P Good Luck in your life :)
2012-09-06 13:14
good decision.
2012-09-06 13:22
get cogu!
2012-09-06 13:23
Good choice
2012-09-06 13:28
Sad :(
2012-09-06 13:29
it's late for football, what is he goin to do ??
2012-09-06 13:43
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India h8or
probably bang some chics?
2012-09-06 19:54
yeah,"chics"
2012-09-06 19:58
amazing player with amazing aim, gl to you!
2012-09-06 13:44
:( he was great and my favourite player :(
2012-09-06 13:51
amazing player , but i think that FalleN is better:/
2012-09-06 14:01
omg. fnx shooter/aim, fallen awper. why u compare them?
2012-09-06 14:56
FalleN is good with all weapons. reminds me of trace in that way
2012-09-06 17:57
sad
2012-09-06 14:05
=((((((((((((
2012-09-06 14:20
#40
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Russia Juse
2nd time haha retard
2012-09-06 14:21
#41
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India sRik
GJ :) GL in life
2012-09-06 14:26
Good, now new pros in CS:GO HAHAHA
2012-09-06 14:27
sad
2012-09-06 14:32
who will join??? urubuzinho come bk or prd?btt?
2012-09-06 14:35
wouldn't surprise me if they split up; fallen said he wanted to focus on his studies after WCG Pan...
2012-09-06 14:48
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Spain ferk
Good luck in real life.
2012-09-06 15:13
Better than plaing COD like game :)
2012-09-06 15:16
good choice.
2012-09-06 15:33
and in a few months....News: fnx returns with a CS:GO team $$$
2012-09-06 15:36
:) $$$$$$$$$
2012-09-06 15:42
+1
2012-09-06 17:09
good choice, right time
2012-09-06 15:38
haha could it happen third time ?
2012-09-06 16:00
farewell to another great!
2012-09-06 16:08
Great player GG fnx!
2012-09-06 16:45
sad :(
2012-09-06 17:09
sad :( , gl fnx !! thx for all :)
2012-09-06 17:51
Best br player in my book. GL in the future legend!
2012-09-06 17:55
Another sad story
2012-09-06 18:03
sad :/ fnx's aim was insane in mibr times :D
2012-09-06 18:09
GL fnx, enjoy your life :"]
2012-09-06 18:09
sad
2012-09-06 18:32
bad
2012-09-06 18:52
#72
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Brazil woody77
he stopped to prepare to be a bodybuilder....
2012-09-06 18:57
#73
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Brazil akak1
fuckkkk
2012-09-06 19:02
gl in life
2012-09-06 19:39
Gl in REAL life
2012-09-06 20:09
good player , bb
2012-09-06 20:11
i can't believe... :/// One of the best player on south america, this is sad=(((
2012-09-06 21:01
sad ... but he will be back for CS:GO, and one more thing gl in real life :)
2012-09-06 21:25
damn the 2nd best player in brazil cs history :(
2012-09-06 23:02
gg fnx D:
2012-09-06 23:20
Romario.
2012-09-06 23:48
Romarinho.
2012-09-07 03:06
??
2012-09-07 03:56
kkk
2012-09-07 06:39
amazing player and one of my personal fav's
2012-09-07 02:15
mio by mav ASJOASJOASJASOIJOASJASOI!!!!11
2012-09-07 04:20
R.I.P CS
2012-09-07 04:41
sad((( GL!!!
2012-09-07 06:22
a proposal that just come good for him, he returned to the game!
2012-09-07 06:36
sad..
2012-09-07 13:15
AGAiN
2012-09-07 22:30
:( one more fuck u cs:go
2012-09-08 02:55
:c
2012-09-08 03:52
4 years ago Brazilians were feared in cs, nowadays it is certain that the ability of these decayed enough, because of lack of investment in games in brasil, but one thing is certain, fnx is, and always will be a legend of both cs Brazilian and worldwide. BRAZILIAN PLAYERS ARE WARRIORS by:google translator kkkk
2012-09-08 05:59
SAD :((((((((((((((
2012-09-09 10:22
Thank's foor all fnx!
2012-09-09 21:26
rip we will miss you Pheonix
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