CS:GO: SicK Steps Back From Competitive CS:GO

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CS:GO: SicK Steps Back From Competitive CS:GO

The 21-year-old former CompLexity rifler has retired.

Hunter “SicK” Mims has decided to step away from professional Counter-Strike, the 21-year-old announced on Twitter today. SicK has been active in the competitive CS:GO scene since 2015, representing Team SoloMid, Rogue, and CompLexity throughout his career. He plans to turn his focus towards VALORANT, a new tactical shooter from Riot Games.

Hunter “SicK” Mims gained notoriety in 2016 after reaching the semi-finals of the ECS Season 1 Finals and placing second at the iBUYPOWER Invitational with Team SoloMid. He later joined Misfits Gaming, reaching the semi-finals of DreamHack Open Tours 2017. As well as the ESL Pro League Season 6 Finals. A second-placing at the Eleague Boston Americas Minor earned SicK a spot in his first CS:GO Major, though the team was ultimately eliminated in the Challengers Stage.

After the Major

Misfits released their entire CS:GO roster shortly after the Eleague Boston Major, and SicK was quickly picked up by Rogue. The team finished second at DreamHack Open Austin 2018, and later qualified for the FACEIT London Major, again falling from the competition in the Challengers Stage. SicK left Rogue in March of 2019, quickly finding a home with CompLexity.

SicK’s short run with CompLexity saw him finish 5-6th at the ECS Season 7 Finals and take another Challengers Stage elimination from the StarLadder Berlin Major. He was removed from the CompLexity lineup in September. Standing in for Gen.G, Singularity, and eUnited before landing with Chaos for Flashpoint Season 1.

After a month with Chaos, SicK will now be stepping back from professional CS:GO. “This game has become incredibly stale and tedious for me,” he states in his announcement Tweet. “VALORANT comes at a perfect time but it was inevitable anyway. I’ve spent my entire adult life in this game, it’s been fun.” SicK will shift his focus to playing VALORANT, and streaming on Twitch to his 4,500 followers.

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Caroline is an esports journalist focusing on CS:GO. Starting out as a casual CS:GO fan, her interest quickly turned into a passion as she spent years studying the game. She has put that knowledge to use as a journalist, now writing about professional CS:GO for multiple websites including TheGamer.