Anthony 'Nameless' Wheeler is a Call of Duty player for esports organisation Evil Geniuses, and a recent TwitLonger post from the man himself has revealed he'll be stepping back from competitive Call of Duty, at least for a bit, following years of dedication to the scene.
"The last 12 years of my life have been given to call of duty competitive," he wrote. "I have been playing Call of Duty since 2006. I have been going to events since 2010. I'm 24 so the last half of my life has been dedicated primarily to cod. This last month I've had a lot of time to reflect and think about my future and place in esports. I love this community. I won't be going anywhere however I am not going to be competing for the remainder of this game."
"I do realize that when most people do this, it is the end of their professional career. So I definitely have that in mind and I am not sure if I will be competing in Black Ops 4 either. It is just a smarter move for the position I am in. When you're on a pro team, you get salary. When you get released you no longer get that salary or anything going forward. Which means if I were to make a top "non-league" team, our salary on an organization would be very low by previous standards and the quality of players available is very average. Which means performance would be reliant on a miracle and practice is minimal with all the teams at pro-league."
"This sucks because I feel like I am capable to compete at the top level and have shown that this year. However in my position, it would be extremely difficult to rise back to the top. I have thought this through, talked about it with my friends and come to this decision. Honestly, this was the hardest decision of my entire life. I just want to say thank you all very much for the support you've given me in this community. I will obviously will still be around, I just may not have a controller in my hand. :( I have something planned and I will have more information on that soon! Until then, my full time career will be content creation so check out my streams if you haven't!"
Will you miss Nameless?