Ptr Retires from CS:GO

Ptr Retires from CS:GO

Peter "ptr" Gurney has decided to retire from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The 31-year-old announced his decision on Tuesday, August 3.

Peter “ptr” Gurney has decided to retire from Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The 31-year-old announced his decision on Tuesday, August 3.

A Nomadic Career

The 31-year-old CS:GO veteran has decided to end his long and illustrious career on Tuesday. Ptr leaves behind a legacy as an iconic NA player who played for some of the biggest brands in the CS:GO esports scene.

Ptr began his CS career in March 2012, when he appeared in a CS: Source tournament, ESEA Invite Finals Season 10: Source with Vindicated.

Following the event, ptr vanished from the radar and returned to make his debut in CS:GO a year later.
He attended ESEA Invite Season 13 – North America with Team Rareform, but suffered an early exit from the group stage. Ptr once more moved away from the competitive CS until May 2014.

Although ptr has attended two professional events prior, it wasn’t until 2014 that his career as a CS:GO esports pro properly began. In the first year, ptr played for CyberRevolution, Team JusTus, and MouseSpaz, who he helped achieve immense success in the lower division of the competitive scene.

Thanks to his strong showings, ptr needed only six months to land a spot in Counter Logic Gaming, who picked him up in 2015 as a part of their inaugural roster. With CLG, ptr started to compete at the highest level of CS:GO, and he didn’t disappoint.

During his four-month stint, ptr led CLG to strong placements at top events before joining Luminosity in May 2015. With Luminosity, ptr achieved relative success but ended up leaving the team in July, following a complete roster rebuild.

Ptr continued to roam around, searching for a team to call home. By the end of 2015, ptr played for Mythic, ex-eLevate,, and Splyce before landing in NRG Esports.

Ptr’s Stints with NRG and Complexity

NRG Esports offered ptr a stable home, where he remained for 1.5 years. As a part of NRG, ptr got to play under the leadership of Fatih “gob b” Dayik and later alongside Damian “daps” Steele.

Unfortunately, success was hard to come by for NRG, who failed to win a single notable tournament with ptr on the roster. This eventually led to a roster overhaul, and ptr once again drew the short end of the stick.

After his departure from NRG, ptr got picked up by Complexity, who he helped claim bronze at World Cyber Arena 2017 – North America Finals.

That, however, was ptr’s only notable success during his one-year stay.

Ptr left Complexity in May 2018 and has since jumped from team to team before joining Test Takers. The team would later become Bad News Bears, where ptr spent the last years of his career.

Ptr has not won a single high-profile tournament with Bad News Bears. The team mainly competed in the second division of the North American CS:GO scene; however, they were fairly successful.
Since the scene moved to online play in 2020, ptr mostly competed domestically with Bad News Bears.

The team won several ESEA and Mythic Cup tournaments.

Ptr and co. also placed top-four at DreamHack Open January and DreamHack Masters Spring. The team’s success domestically also earned them a ticket for the IEM Cologne Play-In stage, where Bad News Bears failed to deliver and crashed out in the first round.

Ptr Changes Profession

The 31-year-old announced his retirement on Tuesday when he unveiled that he’ll focus full-time on poker.

“I’d like to announce that today I’m retiring from CSGO,” said ptr. “It’s been a long journey full of great experiences and many hardships. I wanna thank everyone who has supported me throughout the years. I’ll be focusing full time on poker and working hard to further my game”

Ptr has decided to call it quits after dedicating the last seven years of his life to CS:GO. Although ptr failed to win a single high-profile tournament throughout his career, he leaves behind a legacy as an iconic North American AWPer and in-game leader.