There are not many ESports players that are still active in professional ESports, well into those over the age of 30. Karrigan continues to be the pick of the few veterans of Counter-Strike that is still playing at the top level.
The legendary Counter-Strike player recently got knocked out in the quarterfinals of BLAST Paris CS:GO Major by Heroic. Since the defeat that he experienced with his team, FaZe Clan, he gave an update on his next career move on Thursday, May 18.
The player, in a post-match interview, didn’t give the reply that some will expect as regards retirement but rather stated that he will still continue playing with some personal targets in mind.
“Obviously, I want to be one of the players in the world that won tier-one tournaments in three different games [CS 1.6, CS:GO, and CS2], so I’m not going anywhere. The plan is to re-sign and grind a lot for the next Major.” Karrigan said.
Karrigan started his professional career in CS esports in 2008, and despite his age, he continues to help FaZe Clan, putting up fantastic teams and helping them reach titles as he recently did with FaZe at the Intel Grand Slam season four in March and the PGL Antwerp Major in May 2022.
Meanwhile, his recent announcement is a big plus for FaZe, who now have additional experienced hands to call on after rain mentioned earlier this May that he will stick with the team despite having a newborn baby.
FaZe Clan’s road to the quarterfinal at the BLAST Paris Major was not as straightforward after qualifying for the playoffs from a 0-2 deficit during the Legends Stage. They managed to come out of the best-of-three series against Natus Vincere on May 16.
The quarterfinal loss to Heroic was a 2-1 defeat which certainly didn’t diminish the popularity of karrigan.
Daniel Ademiju Idowu