Ruan “Elusive” van Wyk earlier today made the surprise announcement that he has officially retired from his illustrious esports career to focus on his Engineering Degree in South Africa and a strive for a more stable lifestyle.
One of South Africa’s leading esports professionals in the CSGO community with Bravado Gaming managed to create a formidable name in the South African esports scene while cementing his name in the esports history books internationally!
His achievements include astounding local and international success:
- Winner: DreamHack Mumbai Invitational 2018
- Runner-up: DreamHack Open Winter 2018
- Winner: ESEA NA CS:GO Main Season 27 – Playoffs 2018
- Winner: WESG 2018 – South African Qualifier 2018
- Winner: MettleState Samsung Galaxy Championship 2017
- Winner: ESL African Championship – Season 2 – South Africa (2017)
- Winner: Evetech Champions League – Season One (2016)
“ I studied Engineering in South Africa but I need to complete another year before getting my qualification. Unfortunately the degree changes in 2021, so I have to complete my studies before I lose all my credits. This has been a major concern for me since the start of this journey. I don’t really see a future where I can create a sustainable life for myself in gaming. From a financial perspective the only money we’ve made has been from tournament winnings. The majority of that money was used during our time in North America. Fortunately the other guys in the team are young, and have a lot of years left in the industry.
– Ruan “Elusive” van Wyk.
You can read his full announcement here – twitlonger.com/show/n_1sqq86h
We would like to wish Ruan all the best on his engineering career and hope he takes on the world as he did with his esports career. See you back in SA Soon 🙂
In the meantime, Denial Esports has stated they will add both Robby “blackpoisoN” Dall’Occo as Ruan’s replacement, while Dominic “Domsterr” Sampaio will also join however he is on loan from South Africa’s Energy Esports. It is worth noting that Domsterr previously played, with both Johnny “JT” Theodosiou and Rhys “Fadey” Armstrong under the Carbon brand, while blackpoisoN previously played with, Aran “Sonic” Groesbeek & coach, Tiaan “T.c” Coertzen under the previous BVD lineup.
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