Alexander “AlexTheProG” Grumstrup, Heroes of the Storm player for Team Dignitas has announced his retirement from competitive play.
Alex explained on the official announcement
The thought of retiring from the game has been on my mind for quite some time, and I think now is the right time for me to leave. I slowly started to have doubts about pro gaming before I joined Team Dignitas, because I didn’t enjoy playing as much as I once did, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to play with some of the best players in Europe. I thought that I would easily be able to love the game and get my passion back if I was winning – especially if we would qualify for BlizzCon – but nothing really changed with the victories, only me getting more burnt out from the game and the huge amount of stress from the pressure to perform.
I feel sad leaving before a tourney like BlizzCon, but I don’t even think I would have the mindset to practice hard and lead the team in-game to be the best in the world. Thanks to my team mates for understanding my decision, it has been awesome playing with you guys! Also a big thanks to Team Dignitas (especially MepH and ODEE) who have supported us with everything we needed to get results.
AlexTheProG will be replaced on the Team Dignitas roster by Lawrence “Athero” Harper who is joining the group from Team Liquid. Athero has previously been a part of the Dignitas roster and joins them once again as they prepare for the World Championships at Blizzcon.
Athero commented on his return to the roster
I’m really excited to be back under the Team Dignitas banner. Firstly I’d like to give a shoutout to Team Liquid for having me and being such a friendly and helpful organisation. However, when given an opportunity like this, I would be silly to refuse stepping in and helping out my old friends. For me now it’s time to knuckle down and get a lot of practice in to make sure that DIG has the best possible showing for BlizzCon.