Former Major MVP Kjaerbye has announced his retirement from pro Counter-Strike at just 23 years old.

Kjaerbye broke through as a teenager on Astralis and was integral to the core’s first Major win over Virtus.pro, famously having a superb performance on the final map.

Kjaerbye posted this image on his own Twitter account.

However, due to his lack of hunger and desire to keep performing at the top level, he has unfortunately taken a step back from pro CS.

Whether he decides to stay in esports, or move on to something entirely different is not yet announced – similarly, what Hyenas will do without Kjaerbye has also not been announced.

Elliott Griffiths covers a variety of esports from his home base in the United Kingdom. His greatest emphasis is on competitive Counter-Strike, but he has also covered all aspects of League of Legends esports across the game's various international regions.