Mertz Retires From Valorant And Returns To CS:GO

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Danish Player Mertz Retires From Valorant and Returns to CS:GO

The North American trend shifts to Europe!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Esports player mertz leaves Valorant after competing for just three months with Team Heretics, announces return to CS:GO.
The Danish player had last competed in CS:GO with Nordavind in August 2021 before leaving the title and moving to Valorant in January earlier this year.
Mertz stated that he is motivated more than ever to compete in CS:GO and prove what he is capable of achieving.

Danish esports athelete, Daniel "mertz" Mertz, has announced his retirement from competitive Valorant after competing with Team Heretics for barely three months. With this, the talented Dane has returned to his career in CS:GO once again, having last competed with Nordavind in August last year.

The 23-year-old announced his return to the Valve shooter via social media, after Heretics allowed him to explore his options ahead of the next split. He stated that "I'm more motivated than ever to return to CS:GO and prove what I'm capable of".

Mertz who likes to handle the 'big-green' had held an overall HLTV rating of 1.17 in 2021 with an impact rating of 1.18 and a KPR (Kills Per Round) of 0.73, making him an interesting prospect for teams who are looking for a talented AWPer.

Mertz returns to CS:GO after retiring from Valorant after just three months

The North American scene had witnessed many CS:GO players announce their retirement from the game to compete in Valorant, to then return back to the Valve shooter once again towards the tail end of 2021.

Nicholas "nitr0" Cannella, Timothy "autimatic" Ta, Damian "daps" Steele, are a few big names that instantly come to mind when talking about CS:GO pros that competed in Valorant only to return back.

It seems something similar is happening in Europe as Jesper "tenzki" Plougmann and mertz, the duo that had left CS:GO for Valorant are now returning back to the former title following their removal from Heretics' active roster.

Mertz announces his return to CS:GO from Valorant

Mertz announces his return to CS:GO from Valorant

While tenzki has not come forward with a formal statement and is still an inactive player with the Heretics Valorant team, the Danish rifler can be seen competing in CS:GO alongside veterans like Maikil "Golden" Selim and William "draken" Sundin as part of Swedish esports organization, Savage.

However, things are a bit different with mertz. He come forward with an official statement saying that Heretics has allowed him to explore other options and that he is motivated to compete in CS:GO and show what he is capable of achieving.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.