GeT_RiGhT has decided to take a break from professional CS:GO to pursue a career as a content creator for Dignitas
Cristopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund has announced that he is taking a break from professional CS:GO. Instead, he has decided to pursue a career as a full-time streamer and content creator under the Dignitas banner.
Despite a career plagued by health issues, the 30-year old Swede established himself as a dominant force in both CS 1.6 and CS:GO, with a trophy cabinet bigger than most and an abundance of individual honours. GeT_RiGhT was considered the world’s best player throughout NiP’s early dominance in CS:GO, and he was one of the world’s best players during his time with fnatic in CS 1.6, as well.
GeT_RiGhT has made it clear that he has no intention of labeling this as a form of retirement, as there is always a chance that he will choose to make a return to competitive play in the future.
“I’m not going to say that I’m retiring, because you never know, one day I might feel the urge and the need to compete again,” he notes in an interview with HLTV. “But for the time being, I’m taking a break, and that break could be extended into retirement or not. Who knows? The future will tell.”
In the interview, GeT_RiGhT goes on to explain that his health issues have been tough to deal with over the past few years, and he named this as one of the reasons why he felt that he needed to take an extended break from the game.
“It just felt like the right time, when Dignitas benched me,” he says of his decision to step down from competitive play. “On the spot, I felt already that I was done as a professional player.”
“It’s not really shocking news. I mean, it’s going to be shocking saying that I’m not going to be competing anymore. I think it was the right move because of my health and how I’ve felt for the past couple of years. It doesn’t help that I’ve had panic attacks, issues with my arm, neck and head. And also the stomach disease that I have, the ear issue…”
Known for his great work ethic, GeT_RiGhT was able to overcome adversity, becoming a major champion after taking down ESL One Cologne in 2014 and cementing his place as the world’s number one player that year.
“As someone who was fighting for a dream that basically no-one believed in. I had a lot of people against me in the beginning because they thought I didn’t deserve the chance to be a professional player.” GeT_RiGhT said.
“I want people to remember me that way, that this is a person who gave everything for the game, for himself, for the fans. At the end of the day, I’m just lucky to have become a professional gamer. I want them to remember that this was a stubborn guy who never gave up, no matter what.”
We wish GeTRiGhT nothing but the best as he pursues a career in content creation and streaming. Make sure to check him out over at [twitch](https://www.twitch.tv/getright)