Rainbow Six Siege pro retires after a stint with G2 Esports
By Bob Garcia
Niclas Mouritzen decides to retire after a successful run in eSports
After five years of demonstrating to the eSports community that he’s been one of the greatest players in the industry, Niclas “Pengu” Mouritzen, well-known for being a professional Rainbow Six Siege (RSS) player, has recently announced his retirement. He was only on the competitive RSS scene for around five years, but his absence will certainly be felt, as he was a major force in shaping eSports activity.
Mouritzen shared this announcement through his official Twitter account, writing, “It’s been FIVE years. Five years of living my childhood dream, and getting to experience the most incredible things. I have stepped down as an active pro league player active as of this tweet. I can’t wait to show you what the future holds. But for now, we gotta be patient.”
This only means one thing, that Pengu’s RSS career is finally over. He spent most of his years playing for the well-recognized G2 Esports team, but he initially started with PENTA back in 2016. Two years later, he jumped over to G2, where he won a lot of championships, including his most recent of many first-place wins at the European League finals last month. The fact that G2 Esports dominated the competitive Siege circuit for a long time already was mainly thanks to Pengu and his great skills.
The plans that Pengu has right now for his future are still unknown; however, he’s previously stated that he’d like to be still part of Siege as a commentator or analyst, which makes total sense based on the great performance he had on that specific competition. He’s not completely gone, though, as he’ll be in charge of producing content for G2 Esports, and most likely will do it through his Twitch channel.