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AkulaV #1 Posted Jan 07 2017 - 20:24

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Hi Friends,

 

With the 2017 Season rosters finally being posted, you will probably notice a big change on the Apex/Eclipse rosters. I wanted to post this to announce my retirement from the WGLNA Gold League, and also to provide some background and say thank you to all the friends I've made.

 

As you may have noticed last season, I had to miss a week of matches due to work. Because of real life reasons (full time job, travel, etc.), I wasn't able to dedicated as much time to prep/practice as the team wanted. There were even several times I had to play from a hotel on a laptop. This year, my job will require even more business travel, a lot of it international. So I have made the decision to retire. Thank you to all the teams that have reached out to offer me a spot on their roster, hopefully this better explains why I had to decline.

 

On a more happy note, I've had an amazing time playing, traveling and competing in the WGLNA. It has truly been a once in a lifetime experience and I'm glad I had the opportunity to do it. I was able to travel and compete in 8 live tournaments, both within the US and internationally in China, Poland and Japan. I never thought I would be able to accomplish as much as a team and with my personal performance when I started in this league. I just wanted to list some of those wins and accomplishments:

 

  • NA Finals - San Francisco - 2nd Place [LAMP]
  • NA Finals - Los Angeles - 1st Place [Noble]
  • Pacific Rumble - Tokyo - 2nd Place [Noble]
  • NA Finals - Vegas - 4th Place [Noble]
  • NA Finals - Los Angeles - 1st Place [Apex]
  • NYC Rumble - NYC - 3rd Place [Apex]
  • Season II 2015-2016 - Fantasy Points Leader 
  • Season I 2016-2017 - Finals MVP

 

I wish the best to my teammates on Apex. I have no doubt that they will continue to play amazing this season and will make it to the Grand Finals.

 

Good luck to all the teams this season, I hope you'll have a chance to experience playing at a live tournament.

 

Lastly I wanted to say a huge thank you to the following:

 

  • Dodoma for introducing me to WGLNA and helping me get on my first team
  • My teammates that I now consider my friends
  • Yoott and the WGLNA staff for making this all possible
  • All the fans that have supported our team and picked me in fantasy league :P

 

You can find me streaming on Twitch once in a while. Stop by and say hello :)

 

Edited by AkulaV, Jan 07 2017 - 20:40.


Blackhorse_Three_ #2 Posted Jan 07 2017 - 20:26

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Now this is a classy exit ...

 

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LeaveIT2Beaver #3 Posted Jan 07 2017 - 20:37

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NiteDog #4 Posted Jan 07 2017 - 20:40

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The_Real_White_Knight #5 Posted Jan 07 2017 - 20:48

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RF_Van #6 Posted Jan 07 2017 - 20:51

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And here I assumed, when I read your thread title, that you would be retiring from RL work to play more WOT...lol.  But congrats on your successful game play and experiences, well done.

TheMightyPringles #7 Posted Jan 07 2017 - 21:07

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I hate to see ya go, things just won't be the same. But RL before tonks. :honoring: 

Ruukil #8 Posted Jan 07 2017 - 21:30

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It was a good run. o7

SenaKashiwazaki #9 Posted Jan 07 2017 - 21:49

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AndrewSledge #10 Posted Jan 07 2017 - 22:20

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Congrats on the job promotion, and best wishes! It was always fun watching you play. :honoring:

Masterpupil #11 Posted Jan 07 2017 - 23:24

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Dammit old man, was hoping to see you again!

SweatshopKid #12 Posted Jan 08 2017 - 03:34

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Good luck with your job and your travels~

 

You know you'll be seeing me in your stream :^)

 

So instead of you, Dodo, and Impact, I have to choose between Dodo, Impact, and Ox. Good thing the first week doesn't affect the season too much.



Fulcrous #13 Posted Jan 08 2017 - 04:23

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See you friendo

BTed72 #14 Posted Jan 08 2017 - 05:16

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A true class and one of the best, imo, to play in the WGLNA.

 

Thanks for all the memories sir and all the best.

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madxbrad13 #15 Posted Jan 08 2017 - 16:59

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woofman34 #16 Posted Jan 08 2017 - 21:07

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:honoring: Good luck and Enjoy life .

Yoott #17 Posted Jan 09 2017 - 04:27

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Good Luck To You

 

Was a pleasure having you in the league for what seems like forever :-)

 



bockscar43 #18 Posted Jan 09 2017 - 05:08

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Be well in the next chapter of your life...:medal:

SkimpyLawnCare #19 Posted Jan 09 2017 - 10:55

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:honoring::honoring::honoring:

 

Thanks for giving us some good matches to watch all these years Akula!



muscles1 #20 Posted Jan 09 2017 - 14:44

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