Maverick steps down from competitive Hearthstone
The Millenium player decided it's time for him to quit the game and focus on school.
Michaël "Maverick" Looze has seen his fair share of tournament success. He won the GamersOrigin Cup 2 in late 2014, the biggest offline Hearthstone tournament to date, which featured 500 players who competed over a large amount of Swiss rounds. He also reached the top 4 of SeatStory Cup 3, only losing to the eventual winner Jon "Orange" Westberg. However, the Belgian is mostly known for his very consistent top placements on the ladder as well as making it to the EU Regional qualifier for BlizzCon in Prague which happened the very last weekend.
Unfortunately, Maverick didn't manage to qualify for the Hearthstone World Championships, finishing fourth in his group behind Thijs Molendijk, Sebastian "Ostkaka" Engwall and Frederik "Hoej" Nielsen. However, his decision to quit the game didn't have anything to do with not qualifying for BlizzCon. According to him, it was a decision he had made quite a while ago to focus on school from now on.
During his Hearthstone career, Maverick earned roughly $7,500 in prize money. You can read his full statement regarding the Road to BlizzCon as well as his decision to quit the game here (the statement is written in French).