Counter-Strike legend Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund stepped away from competitive CS:GO on 16th January and transitioned into the role of a streamer for Dignitas. He specifically mentioned that this was not retirement as there is always a chance that he may come back to compete.
That being said his departure from the game was an emotional affair for the entire CS:GO community who have launched a petition to make GeT_RiGhT the trophy bearer at the upcoming PGL Major Stockholm 2021.
GeT_RiGhT to be the trophy bearer at Stockholm Major 2021?
The 30-year-old Swede was overwhelmed during his Twitch stream as messages started to circulate on social media, congratulating the legend for what he has done for the community, recalling some of his most iconic moments, and wishing him well for the future.
Among the many responses was a Tweet by CS:GO themselves who thanked GeT_RiGhT while stating that he will “always have a place in Counter-Strike”. Using this as a perfect opportunity esports host and interviewer James Banks came forward to pitch that GeT_RiGhT should be the one to bring out the Stockholm Major trophy.
This request soon caught the community’s attention with ‘u/iwna’ coming forward to pitch this as a petition on Reddit and the response as expected was fantastic. The common consensus was that this is a fantastic idea and should definitely be considered seriously by both PGL and Valve.
The community sees this as the perfect way to pay homage to one of the most influential Counter-Strike players to have ever graced the title. With most of the tournaments taking place online due to the global health situation, everyone was disappointed that GeT_RiGhT could not receive a proper farewell at a LAN tournament, one that he rightfully deserved.
The discussion observed many other Counter-Strike players being pointed out who had previously been trophy bearers at one tournament or the other, this list included the following names,
- Fatih "gob b" Dayik - StarLadder Berlin Major 2019
- Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarzabkowsk - IEM Katowice Major 2019
- Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas - IEM Katowice 2013
- Patrik "cArn" Sättermon
- Mariusz "Loord" Cybulski