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| Author Zlosterr
Peter “PPD” Dager Retires from Dota 2
After spending nearly a decade in Dota 2, PPD has decided to step away from the scene.
There are many iconic North American Dota 2 players that have had a tremendous impact on the professional scene. One of those players is Peter “PPD” Dager, a player that played for teams such as Evil Geniuses and Ninjas in Pyjamas.
Even though he spent the last couple of years in NiP, he definitely shined more in Evil Geniuses. There, together with Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan, Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling, Saahil “Universe” Arora, and Clinton “Fear” Loomis, PPD has won TI5, which had the biggest prize pool in Dota 2’s history back then.
Unfortunately, after this, he made the controversial decision to remove Aui_2000 from the roster, and things just went downhill for EG after that. As a result, PPD decided to make a move to several teams. In the end, he ended up with NiP where he played until a today when he announced his retirement.
Here is what Peter had to say in his farewell tweet:
“I’ve spent just about the entirety of my twenties competing in video game competitions and at this point in my life (almost 29) I’m looking for something else that I do not think I can find in my current position.
Today I find myself focused on personal growth rather than competition versus others and because of that I feel like I have lost the grit and ambition necessary for myself to be the competitor I’m comfortable being. I don’t feel bad about it as I believe change is healthy and I am eager to do something amazing and new in my 30s.
I will be forever grateful for the people who believed in my abilities and saw the potential that…”
Lastly, he says that he wants to tank the fans and players, regardless if they liked him or not.
It will be very interesting to see what will happen with PPD in the future. Who knows, he might end up being a coach, something that’s very common among ex-pro Dota 2 players.