Fox takes an indefinite break from CS:GO esports
Ricardo ‘fox’ Pacheco has decided to step down from his spot in OFFSET Esports’ starting lineup and he is also taking an indefinite break from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The 34-year-old CS veteran cited personal reasons for his decision to step away for now.
Fox is one of the most experienced players in the CS:GO scene. He was once a part of stellar squads like Team Kinguin, G2 Esports, and FaZe Clan to name a few. Fox started his CS career way back in 2003 in 1.6. It was only the beginning of a fruitful career because fox would keep playing the game until recently.
While he was a known commodity in the European CS scene, he got his breakthrough when he signed with Kinguin back in 2015 which was filled with superstar names at the time. Mikail ‘Maikelele’ Bill and Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom were the creators of the team which meant a lot since both were big names.
Fox elevated his value during his time with the team and he emerged as one of the team’s stars. This led to him playing for FaZe which is considered one of the biggest esports orgs in the world.
That did not last long because he was kicked from the team in 2017 and he has floated around the scene ever since. OFFSET was the team he created alongside other Portuguese players to cement themselves in the EU region.
In their official statement, OFFSET released info about fox’s plans for the future. They wrote, ‘Ricardo will continue to be part of the OFFSET Esports family, also maintaining his contractual relationship, as well as will have all our support. In view of this situation, we inform you that today we will start negotiations with a view to hiring another player for our CS:GO team’.
It will be interesting to see how they will adjust after fox’s departure since he was a major figure for the team. Portugal is not a big CS:GO country which means they will have a hard time recruiting players. However, there is a possibility that there is a prodigious talent out there that can carry them to victory.
Words: Cholo Martin