Snax Takes Break From CS:GO Due To Burnout

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Snax Reveals Why He is Taking a Break From CS:GO

The Polish veteran takes some time off the server,

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Polish CS:GO veteran, Snax, has decided to take a short break from the game due to fatigue and burnout.
Snax shared that he was no longer feeling happy playing the game, following Anonymo Esports' early departure from ESL Pro League Season 15 Conference.
Anonymo Esports announced that Snax was being benched until the end of the year but have not announced a replacement player yet.

Polish CS:GO veteran, Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski, has expressed his disappointment over not being able to reach goals that he had set out for himself when joining Anonymo Esports in January earlier this year.

"Starting out with a new team, I set myself goals, thought we could easily achieve them, but it turned out otherwise," said Snax in a personal statement. The 28-year-old was especially affected by the team's failure to qualify for ESL Pro League Season 15 via the Conference (qualifier), where Anonymo had finished in the 7th-8th position.

This was followed by an announcement from Anonymo Esports that until the end of 2021, Snax would be benched to take a a break from competitive CS:GO and recover from his mental fatigue and burnout.

Polish legend Snax takes a break from CS:GO due to fatigue and burnout

Snax, who has been actively competing in the European tier-two circuit since early 2020, initially with Illuminar Gaming and then with Anonymo Esports, has taken a break until the end of the year due to fatigue and burnout.

Official statement from Anonymo Esports about Snax

Official statement from Anonymo Esports about Snax

The Major winning Polish veteran who was part of the famous Virtus.pro lineup, is definitely not the star he once was but continues to compete with smaller esports organizations.

In January 2021 he was picked up by Anonymo, and right off the bat Snax had set certain goals for himself. Unfortunately, with Anonymo crashing out of the ESL Pro League Season 15 Conference, things turned out differently.

"I felt doubt and didn't get as much joy from the game as I always did," shared Snax while expressing his state of mind following the loss. He shone a light on mental fitness by accepting that he was in need of a reset by stating that,

With many years of experience, I've learned that if I start to feel tired, it's a good idea to rest/take a break to take care of myself. Such conscious breaks give you a chance to recover and are essential in the work of a professional player.
Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski - Personal Statement

Snax further reveled that he has previously gone through such a phase and does not want to repeat the same mistake again.

I'd like to open others up to this important topic in esports, which is not talked about and often not known how to deal with.
Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski - Personal Statement

With this, Snax has been officially moved to the team's bench until the end of 2021. Though Anonymo has not announced a replacement, they will be temporarily playing with Piotr "⁠nawrot⁠" Nawrocki on Friday during Exeedme Revolution 2021.

Note: All quotes have been translated from Polish to English via DeepL Translator.

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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.