After one of the longest and most successful runs of any Halo player on the Pro Circuit, the legendary Walshy has announced that he will be retiring from playing professional Halo. Thankfully, we will not be losing his expertise or his presence at competitions, however. We're incredibly happy to announce that Walshy will be joining Bravo and Gandhi as our third Halo commentator at the Winter Championships in Columbus on March 23-25.
Here's Walshy telling it in his own words.
"It is true. I am hanging up the controller. I have been extremely lucky with what I have been able to do with gaming so far in life and plan to work in the video game industry the rest of my life. As many of you just heard on MLG’s announcement show, I will no longer be competing and I will be commentating Halo for MLG Columbus along with Bravo and Gandhi. I plan to continue working in gaming in more than one way. Although I will not hint at what my future plans for my next job might be, I can say that I do have my resume in a couple places and when I have something finalized you will be the first to know. What I can tell you is that I will still continue my involvement in Zach Wigal’s charity as a member of the board of Directors for GamersOutreach. I will continue my political endeavor via the virtual gaming chapter I started for the Entertainment Consumers Association. Lastly I will not be continuing to work with the gamer clothing line I co-founded called Kiaeneto. I will explain all of these in more detail in the future on another blog.
As much as I would like to give a shout out to everyone who has helped me and made a significant impact on my competitive gaming career, the list would be too long and I would hate to forget anyone. Instead I would just like to keep it simple and thank everyone for the memories while I was competing and I will see you all in a few weeks at MLG Columbus!"
-Dave Walsh (Walshy)
Competitors: don't miss your chance to write the next chapter of Halo Pro Circuit history; buy your Columbus Championship passes now!
Spectators: get a pass and come watch Walshy's commentary, and all the other action, in person