Major League Gaming announced that professional Halo player Dave "Walshy" Walsh will retire from the Pro Circuit, and will move into a new role as a commentator at MLG events. Walsh will join commentators Bravo and Gandhi at the Winter Championships in Columbus on March 23-25. He will also continue to work with Gamers Outreach on its charitable endeavors and remains the head of the ECA's professional gaming chapter – which focuses entirely on eSports and the competitive gaming community. Here's Walsh's official announcement on his retirement:
"It is true. I am hanging up the controller. I have been extremely lucky with what I have been able to do with gaming so far in life and plan to work in the video game industry the rest of my life. As many of you just heard on MLG’s announcement show, I will no longer be competing and I will be commentating Halo for MLG Columbus along with Bravo and Gandhi. I plan to continue working in gaming in more than one way. Although I will not hint at what my future plans for my next job might be, I can say that I do have my resume in a couple places and when I have something finalized you will be the first to know. What I can tell you is that I will still continue my involvement in Zach Wigal’s charity as a member of the board of Directors for GamersOutreach. I will continue my political endeavor via the virtual gaming chapter I started for the Electronic Consumers Association. Lastly I will not be continuing to work with the gamer clothing line I co-founded called Kiaeneto. I will explain all of these in more detail in the future on another blog.
As much as I would like to give a shout out to everyone who has helped me and made a significant impact on my competitive gaming career, the list would be too long and I would hate to forget anyone. Instead I would just like to keep it simple and thank everyone for the memories while I was competing and I will see you all in a few weeks at MLG Columbus!"
[Full disclosure: GamePolitics is an ECA publication.]
Thanks to Gamers Outreach founder Zach Wigal for the tip.