April 18, 2021

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Counter Strike: GeT_RiGhT leaves game to stream full time

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After more than a decade of playing for some of the best Counter Strike organizations, the main winner Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund announced his plans to take a step back from the sports scene. 

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On January 16, the announcement came with a tweet from the current GeT RiGhT team, DIGNITAS, where the player will stay as he begins a full time streaming career. GeT RiGhT will host its own ‘cinematic, live stream universe’ under the organization, according to the tweet and its accompanying media.

GeT_RiGhT leaves CSGO as an all time great

Before spending time on Ninjas in Pyjamas, SK Gaming, and fnatic in later years of CS 1.6, GeT RiGhT started his competitive career in 2007 with Gamepassion. 

After Valve released CSGO as a rifler for Ninjas in Pyjamas’s debut roster, he returned to esports in 2012. During this time, it’s hard to separate CS:GO’s early esports scene from GeT-RiGhT and NiP’s dynasty. 

GeT-RiGhT was ranked the world’s number-one player twice between the release of the game in 2012 and his last CS:GO major grand finals appearance at ESL One Katowice 2015, attended four major grand finals, and won a major title by beating a powerful fnatic team at ESL One Cologne 2014.

GeT-RiGhT has accumulated 32,791 kills over a total of 1,718 maps throughout his CS:GO career, good for a 1.09 all-time rating. While the current CS:GO landscape is likely to see today’s stars eclipse the numbers of GeT-RiGhT by the end of their own careers, there is one number that they will be hard-pressed to take from him today.

GeT_RiGhT was an instrumental part of the historic, and still unbeaten, 87-0 map win streak of NiP in what many recognize as the longest streak in competitive esports history. 

And while some players may have used that as a starting point for a personality cult, GeT-RiGhT has always been a humble, truly talented player who is going to be missed. As a tweet from fellow CSGO pro player Richard’s “shox” Papillion shows, at least that much is clear.

While the December teaser initially suggested that GeT RiGhT might switch to Valorant, the player told HLTV that as a content creator for DIGNITAS, he would “play a selection of games on stream.” It’s likely that fans will see him back on CSGO server as a streamer at some point in his new job. 

Given the genuine passion of the player for the game, it is likely that fans will see him still playing with the best in the world in a FACEIT setting.