Team Liquid carry Lasse "MATUMBAMAN" Urpalainen decided to retire from Dota 2 esports not later than the end of The International 2022, he revealed in an interview with ESPORTS.gg.
"It's not so much about motivation for me, especially as my career is coming to an end in two months. Maybe earlier if we don't qualify for TI. I heard a nice quote from Magnus Carlsen recently, he was asked about motivation level and he said 'probably no motivation, but I'm still trying'. So I'm just going to stay the same and although I'm not motivated I'm still trying my best. Then I'll see how far that takes me," he said.
He said that it was a hard decision and it doesn't work if he wins The International or if he loses in the qualifiers.
The Fіnnish star also confessed that he doesn't know what he will do in the new life.
"I played Dota all my adult life, I don't even know what's real life. [laughs] I'll go out there and figure out something fun to do. I have plans but every time people ask me I tell them different things. Some people I tell them I'll become a professional sailor, other people I tell them I'll make my own video game," he said.
27-year-old MATUMBAMAN started his esports carrier in 2014 with Veni,Vidi and Vici. He played for Team Liquid, Team Secret, Chaos EC and others. He won The International 2017 with Team Liquid.