Former MeetYourMakers, SK-Gaming and FlipSid3.Quantic player Brian ‘MaNia’ Strandby will now lay down his mouse as he looks to retire from professional Dota 2
Formerly known as the world’s best Sand King before Wai Pern ‘net‘ Lim Burrowstruck in to steal his crown, Brian ‘MaNia‘ Strandby has officially retired as a player for FlipSid3.Quantic, but will stay with the organisation under a yet-to-decide role. Perhaps hoping to follow in his former teammate Jacob ‘Maelk‘ Toft-Andersen’s footsteps, MaNia will be looking to go into casting, coaching, content creating or even talk show hosting.
Statement from MaNia
“My time as a competitive player has finally come to an end. I wanted to give it a last shot with my previous team, but it simply took too much time and commitment.
These days most teams that are doing well or want to do well, are committing themselves full-time, and I really think myself that its the way to go for esports to move to the next level.
I wish good luck to FATA, Socks, 7ckingmad and last but not least miGGel, my closest Dota friend through many years. I hope they get everything they dream about.
I myself have turned old and grey, and will now on just focus on helping esports grow from behind the scenes. I’ll start a project, where I will do my best to grow esports in Denmark, by coaching Danish kids in a newly opened esports club in Ballerup, called Ballerup Esports.
I will also be working closely together with Flipsid3, helping them grow further as an organization. They have always been super supportive while I was playing for them and the whole staff behind them are talented and awesome. I have especially gotten a great friendship with Hector, who is one of the owners of Flipsid3. He has done so much with so little and ever since starting Flipsid3 about a year ago, they have grown into something spectacular.
Also a huge thank you to Samo, for being the best manager I’ve had in my 8 years of playing Dota/Dota2. He has done so much great work for us and he is one of the
most trustworthy people I’ve ever met.
Lastly shout-out to everyone that has been supporting me since MYM times and through my whole career. I just hope I can give as much back to the community, as they have given to me. It has been the best time in my life playing Dota on a competitive level, but all good things must come to an end!”
- Mikkel ‘miGGel‘ Berg
- Sebastian ‘7ckngMad‘ Debs
- Adrian ‘FATA-‘ Trinks
- Titouan ‘Sockshka‘ Merloz
Source : FlipSid3