Adam “Armada” Lindgren, one of Super Smash Bros. Melee’s reigning Five Gods and former #1 in the world, has just announced his official retirement from competitive Melee singles. He cites severe motivational issues influencing his decision—“if I can’t have fun doing it, then there’s no point.” Armada has “retired” once before after Apex 2013, citing a lack of motivation at that time as well, but began competing again about a year later.
Armada promised fans that he’ll continue improving as a streamer and content creator, and he will still enter teams with his brother, Andreas “Android” Lindgren. Armada mentioned that perhaps he needs “a new challenge, a new game” on which to focus his efforts, referring to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and that he would like to do commentary as well.
You can watch his emotional YouTube announcement below:
Author’s Note: What do you think are some of Armada’s greatest contributions to the Smash community? Do you think he's done with Melee singles forever, or will he find his way back like before? Let us know in the comments!