Longtime professional Call of Duty player Brice ‘Faccento’ Faccento has announced his retirement from competing, as well revealing what the future has in store for him.
On March 5, Faccento posted an emotional retirement message on Twitter, confirming many fans’ suspicions that he was indeed putting down the sticks for good.
“I’ve officially retired from being a professional Call of Duty player,” he wrote. “I will never forget the friendships and memories that came along with it.”
However, this does not mean that Faccento will be leaving the world of esports anytime soon, as the veteran player gave some insight as to his plans for the future.
“With that being said, I’m extremely excited to step outside of my comfort zone and pursue other opportunities in the esports industry!”
I've officially retired from being a professional Call of Duty player. I will never forget the friendships and memories that came along with it. With that being said, I'm extremely excited to step outside of my comfort zone and pursue other opportunities in the esports industry!
— Brice (@BriceFaccento) March 6, 2019
Faccento’s retirement puts and end to a playing career that spanned over seven years and included 11 teams. His first and only major tournament victory came at the CWL Las Vegas Open event in 2017, when was a member of Rise Nation.
He last applied his trade for Evil Geniuses, with whom he qualified for the CWL Pro League, but their 1-6 start in Division A had many believing that a roster change was due to take place sooner rather than later.
Now that Faccento has confirmed his retirement, EG will need to find a replacement quick for the upcoming CWL Fort Worth tournament that’s set for March 15-17.
Faccento’s retirement announcement was responded to by many current and former pro players, all of whom reflected positively on his long career.
Some of the responses can be seen below, including tweets from Crowder, Parasite, NAMELESS, and others. You can check out all of them by simply clicking on Faccento’s tweet above.
I wish you nothing but the best moving in to the future. You are the man, Brice. I know you will kill it <3
— 100T Crowder (@JamesCrowder) March 6, 2019
Good luck brother. You will forever go down as the best robot osa player. Love you my guy
— Danny (@Loony) March 6, 2019
Love you brotha. Was a long and good run my dude. I went through this last year, if you need someone to talk to I'm there my dude!
— Anthony Wheeler (@NAMELESS) March 6, 2019
Love you bro. Thanks for always being supportive and believing in me. Hope I get to see you around still.
— Christopher Duarte (@Parasite) March 6, 2019
Love you bro, wishing you the best even tho I know you’ll be killing it in whatever you decide to give your time and energy towards next. remember it’s our world…
— Spacely – Mike (@SpaceLy) March 6, 2019
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