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CS:GO: PashaBiceps explains his tearful breakdown on stage at IEM Katowice

by Daniel Cleary

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Former Virtus.Pro star and fan favorite, Jaroslaw ‘PashaBiceps’ Jarzabkowski has explained his emotions while carrying the trophy to the stage.

After the legendary Virtus.Pro roster split leaving only Pasha and NEO on the roster, many CS:GO fans were left wondering what was next for PashaBiceps and after a set of poor results, Virtus.Pro parted ways with the Polish powerhouse on February 13.

PashaBiceps is one of the staple names in Counter-Strike, and after competing for 15 years he has decided to retire but has made it clear that he will continue to stream since the announcement.

To commence the final Champions Stage of the IEM Katowice Major, PashaBiceps had been chosen as the trophy-bearer and had the honor of bringing the trophy out in front of his home crowd in the Spodek Arena.

After a tribute to Pasha’s long career, he walked out on stage, filled with emotion, and took a moment to share the venue with his fans before placing the trophy on the podium.

In his first Twitch stream home, Pasha opened up and shared the story from his point of view. After driving to Katowice with his wife he explained that he couldn’t stay on the stage after delivering the trophy “I just run away because I started crying.” telling his viewers that he didn't want to hide his emotions from them.

Pasha went on to say that when he was on his way home, he had to ask his wife to drive as he wasn't able to at the time. He described the day as one filled with “a lot of emotion” and “heartbreaking".

Who knows what might be next for PashaBiceps, he has made it clear that he still wants to stream on Twitch to interact with his following.

However, many are wondering if he will follow the same path as other former professionals and make some appearances as on-air talent.