MCS Gaming prodigy Marcus “Strongsage” Macias has announced that he will be taking a step back from competition for the foreseeable future.
The 19-year-old American announced on Twitter that he was going to do his final Quake Champions stream today at 18:00 CET, thanking SyncError and also stating “I will forever cherish the wonderful memories I have and people I have met because of this masterpiece. See you all tomorrow.”
However, when asked if the decision was permanent Macias responded that his retirement “might not be forever”, but that he is stopping for the foreseeable future.
Strongsage‘s career in Quake Champions was rather short lived, as the American only competed on a professional level for a little over a year after qualifying into the Pro League curcuit at Quake World Championship 2022 in Bucharest, Romania. Macias attended three Premier events in total; two World Championships, the second being in Dallas, Texas, and Barcelona KeenCon 2023 in Spain.
However, it was already in 2021 that Marcus raised several eyebrows when he plowed through the Open Qualifier for DBE World Cup 2021, beating the likes of RAISY, cYpheR and ZenAku. In the following year he showed promising results in online cups, and managed to qualify to the World Championships through the Global Challenger tournament where he only dropped one map throughout the entire bracket.
What Macias has planned for the future remains unknown at the time of publishing this article, but for those interested in hearing the American’s own thoughts on his career and the future, you can go to his stream at 18:00 CET.