Flickz announces retirement from competitive CS:GO

Aditya Singh Rawat

12th, Nov, 2018

Cover Image Courtesy: The Chiefs Esports Club

Former Chiefs player, Sam ‘flickz’ Jones has announced his retirement today from competitive CS:GO according to a tweet made by the player from his personal Twitter account.

The announcement was a surprise for everyone especially now when Chiefs were finally coming together as one strong unit winning the WESG 2018 – Oceania Qualifier followed by another victory at the ESL Australia & New Zealand Championship Season 7.

Chiefs who had undergone some massive roster changes last month had still put up quite a fight at the ZOWIE eXTREMESLAND 2018 – Main Event by finishing at the 5th-8th position. Just as the team were beginning to find their rhythm another blow has struck the organization in the form of flickz's departure from the squad.

The player stated that,  

“At some stage, I knew I would have to give up gaming as my work for the family business has been steadily increasing.” 

As flickz had been managing a full-time job along with competitive CS:GO for almost two years now and was finally making the transition towards focusing completely on his family business.

The entire retirement announcement made by flickz can be read by clicking HERE.

With the departure of Sam ‘flickz’ Jones, it will be a great time for Iyengaran ‘IyeN’ Raju to step-up and prove his worth so as to cement his place within the playing five. 

The current Chiefs line-up is as follows: 

  • Matthew ‘Texta’ O’Rourke 

  • Mohammed ‘MoeycQ’ Tizani 

  • Jesse ‘InfrequeNt’ Barker 

  • Tyler ‘tucks’ Reilly (Stand-in) 

  • Iyengaran ‘IyeN’ Raju (Benched)


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