Former Boston Uprising DPS Stanislav “Mistakes” Danilov announced Sunday that he’s retired from playing Overwatch professionally. The player cited lack of motivation and health issues as the reasons which contributed to his decision.
“So yeah, I have not been enjoying the game for a long time,” Mistakes wrote. “Lack of motivation and some health issues made me make this decision. I want to thank all the fans that had been with me, receiving positive messages and gifts gave me so much inspiration! I’m sorry to all of you that it came this way, but at the moment I can’t change it.”
Boston Uprising signed Mistakes into the Overwatch League as a founding member of its original roster back in October 2017. In the inaugural season of the league, Mistakes helped his team to third place in the regular season standings. Their run eventually ended with a 5th-6th place finish in the playoffs.
This September, Boston Uprising announced that they had let Mistakes go, releasing him into free agency, despite stellar performance from the Russian during the regular split. Mistakes notably helped Boston to their flawless 10-0 record in Stage 3, a run that ended with a second place from the Title Matches stage.
Although retired, Danilov doesn’t exclude the possibility of a future return. “I might feel better and come back one day, we will see,” the player concluded.
Boston Uprising will compete in OWL Season 2 with a much revamped line-up. After the offseason, the team fields a brand new DPS and tank line-ups. Currently, Lucas “NotE” Messner, Noh “Gamsu” Young-jin and Kristian “Kellex” Keller are the only three remaining from Boston’s founding roster.
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