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Submitted by mikedao 780d ago | news

Evil Geniuses Loses Another Player - Stephano Announces Retirement

Ilyes "Stephano" Satouri, at the age of 20 announces his retirement from professional gaming to complete his education. Stephano is one of the most winningest foreigners in Starcraft 2, having made $216,000 in prize money alone. (PC)

Wenis  +   780d ago
Why would a 20 yr old who has made nearly a quarter million playing video games retire
mikedao  +   780d ago
To go back to school.
weekev15  +   780d ago
I think he probably got that from the article.

His point was, a quarter mil playing computer games? Where do I sign up? I guess to get good enough to make that kind of money you'd be pretty bored though and he maybe wants to get out of Korea...
Mainsqueeze  +   780d ago
Hes thinking about his future not his present. Sure that's a good amount of money for what like 3 years of playing starcraft but the pro gaming scene changes alot. Look at Halo in its heyday, people would of never guessed that it would be taken over by LoL or any other game, but Halo pros make just barely a fraction of what they used to. Less risk going to school and getting an education. Plus what is this guy going to do when hes like 40 surely he wouldn't be as good at video games.
MariaHelFutura  +   780d ago
Butterflies need to fly.
jc48573  +   780d ago
can you think of a better idea to spend the money? Come on, if I had the money, I'd go back and finish my other degrees.
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ziggurcat  +   780d ago
who cares. starcraft is ****ing terrible.
Linko64  +   780d ago
Terrible? errr what?
BlaqMagiq24  +   780d ago
Said no one ever
Skate-AK  +   780d ago
Probably doesn't want to get carpal tunnel.
oof46  +   780d ago
Using games as a means to an end. Interesting.
Erdrick  +   780d ago
I'm hoping these pros that are quitting now (Stephano, Idra) will come back after all the expansion packs have come out. Starcraft 2 is still in a growing stage, a lot can change, and esports is only going to get better.

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