Spiidi Retires From Counter-Strike

31 Dec 2023
Tit Krajnik 31 Dec 2023
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  • German Counter-Strike player Timo “Spiidi” Richer has announced he is retiring from esports
  • The 28-year-old player ends his journey after a decade-long career
  • Spiidi has never won a CS Major, but achieved a lot in some of the biggest tournaments
Timo “Spiidi” Richer
On Saturday, December 30, German Counter-Strike player Timo "Spiidi" Richer announced his retirement from esports. The 28-year-old made the decision after a decade-long career, which saw him reach some of the biggest CS tournaments in the esports scene.

Spiidi started his Counter-Strike career in October 2012 with EnRo GRIFFINS and has since played for over a dozen teams. However, he's mostly known for his time at two German Counter-Strike squads, PENTA and MOUZ, with who he played between 2014 and 2017.

Even though Spiidi has never won a Counter-Strike Major, he has left his mark in some of the biggest events. That includes reaching quarterfinals of DreamHack Winter 2014 and ESL One Katowice and semifinals of ELEAGUE Season 1 and ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals.

After a successful sting with PENTA, Spiidi moved to Sprout in 2018, eventually ending in ALTERNATE aTTaX. Unfortunately, he was unable to reach the same heights. Over the last year, success at big events was hard to come by for the German Counter-Strike veteran as he hasn't won a single notable event.

Still, Spiidi has had a solid send-off, reaching the finals of European Pro League Season 12 and winning ESL Meisterschaft: Autumn 2023 in mid-December.

Despite his lack of accomplishments in big events, Spiidi retires as a player with the most maps and rounds played to date, at 2413 and 63834, respectively. Over his career, Spiidi has averaged a 0.98 performance rating.

Spiidi leaving ALTERNATE aTTaX leaves the German Counter-Strike team without one player, who ALTERNATE aTTaX are expected to replace in the coming weeks. It marks the third roster change over the last month, succeeding the arrival of Max "PANIX" Hangebruch and the departure of Fritz "slaxz-" Dietrich.

ALTERTANE aTTaX now have just over one week to fill in the gap ahead of ESEA Season 48: Advanced Division – Europe, which kicks off on January 11, 2024.