16 October 2014
The russian based team, Team Empire has announced that they will close their Starcraft 2 division, the reason behind this move is uncertain, all that is known is the fact that the decision was made at the start of the autumn.
In order to close the division, the last memeber of the team, Happy had to leave the team and he did just that.
"Today I’m leaving the team, I had been representing for 3,5 years, if I’m not mistaken, I never been in any team for such a long period of time, so, it feels a bit weird.
Sad, but, everything ends once in a while. In before I would say, that, this announcement is not a sudden surprise for me, it’s been decided back in mid-summer. I remember, how hesitant I was, while thinking about becoming a part of, back then, very young and upcoming team Empire back in 2011, how distrustful I was towards the team.
Fortunately, I quickly realized, that Empire is a serious and stable team, and that Empire at that moment could have given me support, that I didn’t have even back in the time, when I was Warcraft 3 player.
Not everything been perfect in the team at times, but, I have no shame to say, that, out of those teams I had been part of, Empire proved themselves from the best side. I don’t regret about spending my time here, but, as I wrote above, nothing lasts forever.
Time is going, team’s priorities change, StarCraft II is not having the best times right now (and would there be a better times – nobody knows)."
The player will not retire, he will try and find a new team.