EG's Machine announces retirement
Evil Genius Zerg player Bryce "Machine" Bates writes in a TL post that he will be leaving the StarCraft 2 scene, citing unable to achieve the results he desired.
One of the oldest members of EG, Machine has been a part of the American team since 2010, which was also his strongest year professionally. A top six placement at MLG Dallas marked the high point of his career as Bryce never managed to climb back to the top and gradually disappeared from the tournament radar, despite enjoying a rather big Twitch.tv following.
Formerly also a Brood War player for team Media, Bryce says goodbye to professional StarCraft after six years on the scene.
"Although the recent decline in the Starcraft scene in general has aided in my lack of passion for the game, ultimately it is not the reason for my withdrawal from the scene," writes Machine in his parting post. "I've always been exceedingly competitive at anything I decide to put my focus into, and i've had a focus for Starcraft like nothing else. That being said after not achieving the desired result eventually you've got to throw in the towel and move on."
Bryce will put aside StarCraft 2 in favor of more offline activities, mentioning becoming a physical trainer and competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as some of his plans.