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