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Retire

Discussion in 'Melee Discussion' started by Armada, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Armada

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    I guess this comes as a surprise for the most people in this community but Im done with Smash. That means Apex 2013 was the last tournament for me as a competitor. I will still go to/hold tournaments in Sweden because I love the community and I still love the game. But I do not feel any motivation to become a better player and then I think it's time to stop playing. That means I will not enter singles at any tournaments in the future (Beast included). I really wanna make a great event of it though and will work hard for it.

    This is something I have been thinking about for a longer while and even before Apex I decided that Apex is my last tournament as a competitor regardless of the outcome. I wanna say thanks to all the people in this community cause you are awesome and I love you all <3

    I don't expect everyone to be happy with me decision but I hope everyone can at least accept and respect this.
    Good luck to all the people that still is competing in this game =)
     
  2. Bones0

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    2/10

    Wasn't very believable.

    inb4Amanda'sScaredOfPP
     
  3. Tero.

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    Well, you won everything there is to win.
    Glad to know you're still around tho.
    Hope to see you at Beast, Adam.

    Edit: what about P:M? :)

    :phone:
     
  4. Gliffie

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    Poor PP will never get a chance to beat you again. :(
     
  5. Popopidopop

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    And what about Mang0 coming to Beast?
    If he comes to Beast 3, would you really not defend Swedens honor and let Leffen do all the work? xD

    I definately don't think this is a troll post. Armada doesn't troll, and I recognize his style of writing.
     
  6. Biglard

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    Good luck for everything you will undertake in your future life. Considering what you accomplished with Smash, there's no doubt you will succeed.
     
  7. ♡ⓛⓞⓥⓔ♡

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    I really hope this is just a troll but I'm afraid it's not :(
     
  8. leffen

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    I don't expect this to last

    I'm sorry, I just don't.

    I'll see you around regardless man :D
     
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  9. Beat!

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    Not a troll, I just talked to Armada.

    Stay awesome, and as I said, I hope you'll eventually find the motivation to compete again.
     
  10. Gliffie

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    ****, this means we can never have a "Best player" thread again without everyone saying Armada is still the best.
     
  11. MikeHaggarTHAKJB

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    Yhea this is no troll.
    Like Beat said I hope you find the motivation again.
    Love you man. Pros like me, you and mazor will never stop kicking *** and having fun.
     
  12. _Rocky_

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    Props for actually going through with this. Also, make sure you prove leffen wrong :)
     
  13. Slhoka

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    Is this what you wanted from Apex ?
     
  14. leffen

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    Wow I hate you D;

    I guess he'll remain 3 / 3 wins in the us when traveling with me haha >_>

    and I guess I'm the best in europe








    yay
     
  15. BrahmenNoodles

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    Stitchface will always look a little sadder :(
     
  16. bËst^

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    Armadas fallback was being way too good. I know it's hard to keep motivationt if there is nothing to win but everything to lose. It don't matter if it is sports of videogames. Sebastian Loeb "quit" after 7 back to back championships, so Did Michael Schumacher. Both being trolling in the scene anyways entering several races (michael even did comeback and he definitely ain't the only one who has done so ;) )

    Solution: Armada; take a little break and let others to catch up your level (maybe you should train others) and make a comeback and you may achieve those new goals again ;). Now you are just locking that championship belt in your safe, sealing it with mulitple locks and throwing keys in the water so no one can (maybe never) get that away from you :p
     
  17. Ryobeat

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    Damn ....

    :phone:
     
  18. Life

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    "Nobody quits Smash"
     
  19. Blistering Speed

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    You are the strongest, and perhaps just as importantly, most respectable player this community has seen. Thank you for your contributions, and best of luck with your future endeavors, whatever they may be.
     
  20. Madic0

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    Losing motivation at the top is nothing new, Armada. I'd say think about it some more.




    Like, for at least another five years... >.>
     
  21. Slhoka

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    Hmm... didn't Over outplaced you at Apex? And at KFC 2? And didn't Ice do that same at ESA5 ? Hell, even Fuzzyness did it too !

    Competition for first place is now back in Europe








    yay
     
  22. leffen

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    I wasn't serious god dammit


    is it just me that thinks this retirement is a bit fishy, lol
     
  23. Gliffie

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    inb4 Scörpadörp the Luigi main enters G3.
     
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  24. Kink-Link5

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    Good luck and thanks for those little red fish gummies, Adam.
     
  25. ♡ⓛⓞⓥⓔ♡

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    This makes me sad

    And I think it makes PP mad
     
  26. Slhoka

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    Same here ;)

    On a serious note, though, this news is quite good for the European scene. And I'm pretty sure we'll keep seeing Armada sometimes anyway.
     
  27. Swann

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    This is the saddest thread.



    I really wanted to see more juanbox/PP vs Armada sets. Really really.
     
  28. -Jumpman-

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    Congrats on your wins at Apex. I'll see you around man. I respect the courage necessary to make such a decision.
     
  29. PEEF!

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    I guess that's what happens when nobody can really challenge you. With Mango giving no effort, it must not be very motivating.

    Whatever you choose to do Armada, you are, in my opinion, the best player ever to play this game.
     
  30. Dan Salvato

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    I hope you take your talent to places much more grand than the Smash community! In the meantime, may I suggest some new challenge by picking up a low tier? =P

    ps. It was great having you over this year and last. Swedes are top-tier citizens.
     
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  31. rawrimamonster

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    I almost saw this coming in a way, he's basically challenge-less with the exception of a few people. It's best to go out in a blaze of glory rather than a steady decline IMO anyway. Either way though I enjoyed watching your matches Armada, gl with life dude.
     
  32. SaixXIsaVII

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    Quit Melee and play 64 <3
     
  33. EPsilon933

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    Mew2King would have had you in grand finals had he beaten Dr Peepee. His Marth is just better


    Regardless of actually going through with quitting or not, it was great to have you competing
     
  34. ElloEddy

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    there goes my chance to ..expose you in take some matches off you at genesis =/
     
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    I think PP, m2k, or hbox had a good chance of beating armada at the next national. This is a sad day for the smash community. Armada, how are you going to quit just before melee makes it into evo?

    Considerably less hyped for smash in 2013.
     
  36. commonyoshi

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    Damn. Well it'll be hard for anyone to say there's someone better than Armada now. It was pretty obvious people got better after Ken left, but I have a hard time picturing that a consensus will form around a new best player of all time.
     
  37. Gastogh

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    **** it, now I'm going to remember this thread every time someone pulls one. ;C
     
  38. Qual_

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    Awww... :(

    You should have to do this right after winning EVO in front of 50k people watching the stream. :(
     
  39. Bones0

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    You're all idiots. This is clearly an attempt to lull PP into a false sense of security.

    DON'T FALL FOR IT PP.

    It's secret Young Link drama all over again. Quote me.
     
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  40. Ryuker

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    Very sad to hear but you've won everything there is to win so I can't blame you for losing interest.

    It's been a joy watching you rise to the top. From your first tournament encounter with Amsah and Faab at RoX all the way till last week's Apex you've kept us at the absolute edge of our seats each time.

    You've sent a shockwave through both the US and Europe when you first travelled to Genesis. The most intense times I have had to press F5 ever. If it weren't for you flying over it's possible the europlayers had never made the jump to the US at all.

    Your creative out of the box approach to the game is something many admire and aspire to acquire. You know very well how to utilize the options available to you in the most optimal way possible (even if that means breaking existing conventions) and with great effect.

    Many have claimed to quit smash but few have succeeded. If your performance in the game proves anything though than it's that you can fully commit to a goal, never give up and are willing to do anything that is necessary to achieve it. If you feel the time is right then I'm pretty sure it's right.

    Goodluck with your future endeavours. Even if it's not for smash, your welcome to come to Holland any time to hang out ^^
     

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