Super Retires From Professional Overwatch

Super Retires From Professional Overwatch
San Francisco Shock

Written by 

Jack Marsh

Posted 

28th Mar 2022 13:12

It might be the news we all feared going into the inaugural Overwatch 2 season, and even though we expected to greet it with open arms, the departure of one of Overwatch's best players of all time still stings.

After a stellar four-year career, in which he won back-to-back World Championships and the OW World Cup, Matthew "super" DeLisi has retired from Overwatch.

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Super Retires From Overwatch With Heartfelt Message To Fans

Throughout his career, super collected a range of accolades with the San Francisco Shock, with some claiming the 22-year-old to be the best player of all time. As a two time Overwatch League Champion, World Cup Champion, Stage 2 Champion, and a May Melee Tournament Champion, super's personal collection also includes a Role Star, All-Star and MVP Runner-Up awards, topped off by an appearance on the Jimmy Fallon Show. 

Now, super is leaving his competitive career behind, and has left a heartfelt message to his fans and fellow players. 

"I just wanted to just say thank you and I appreciate all your support over the past five years," he said during an emotional video posted to the San Francisco Shock Twitter page. "I will always appreciate everything that I’ve ever gotten to do over these five years."

In a separate post on his own page, the established Overwatch veteran claimed that his passion for the game was not evident during preparations for the fifth season and the first on the early build of Overwatch 2, and it was "wrecking me mentally and emotionally."

 

What's Next For Super?

super's retirement may not come as a huge surprise to long-time fans of the Shock, with super often deliberating trusting his arm as a full-time streamer and content creator after becoming arguably the biggest name in the game since the likes of Felix "xQc" Lengyel. 

In his "thank you everyone" statement on Twitter, super added, "I will continue to stream and will still be supporting Shock in whatever capacity I can."

Having earnt approximately $590,000 in winnings over his four-year career, super will now eye Twitch and YouTube for the foreseeable future. Already, super has 226,000 subscribers on YouTube and 417,000 followers on Twitch, where he averages 3,500 concurrent viewers.

Ahead of the launch date of Overwatch 2, super could catapult to superstar status, joining other Twitch legends in content around the title.

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