TSM Snip3down, a member of the top-rated NA Apex Legends for TSM, competed in his final Apex Legends Global Series match this past weekend. He helped lead his team to a 2nd place finish, losing only to Esports Arena. The player is now reportedly planning to return to his roots in Halo, making the jump into the brand new Halo Championship Series for 2021-2022 that also debuted this past weekend.
Snip3down was emotional on both Twitch and Twitter after the event.
"Emotional doesn’t even begin to describe it, but I’m very thankful of everything I’ve been a part of," The player said on Twitter. "Happy to have ended with 2nd place and get some much needed points for the squad. Love these guys to death, thank you for the support."
Snip3down's teammates Imperialhal and Reps also posted their own emotional posts about his departure, with imperialhal saying "don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened" and Reps saying "I love you like a brother."
Snip3down competed in Apex Legends for two years, first with Team Reciprocity, then for TSM who he joined in October of 2020. He won numerous events while competing with TSM, and was widely considered one of the best Apex controller players in North America.
While Snip3down is known for his ALGS accomplishments, he started his career in Halo, the game he plans to return to. He competed for the likes of OpTic Gaming, EG, and Team Envy during a five-year pro stint competing in Halo 2 through Halo 5. The player has not yet announced which Halo team he will be joining, though it is rumored he will be joining FaZe Clan, one of the earliest teams to partner with the HCS in the lead up to Halo Infinite's release.
The 2021-2022 HCS season debuted this past weekend and left a strong first impression, receiving praise from the likes of Nadeshot, CouRage, and others. OpTic Gaming won the NA Open Series against Cloud9 in an intense five-game series. Over the next year, there are four international majors and dozens of regional competitions set to take place in the HCS. It will be interesting to see if Halo esports can regain a reliable audience in the near future.
Aaron is an esports reporter with a background in media, technology, and communication education.