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Rizzo leaves G2 Esports after retiring from Rocket League

Rizzo leaves the building four years and three months after joining the org.
Dillon “Rizzo” Rizzo has officially retired and, thus, has left G2 Esports as a whole. The 24-year-old will not be signing a content creation contract, meaning he is a free agent effective immediately.

The announcement was made on 29th June 2021, 1560 days after joining the North American organisation back in February 2017. His long-time girlfriend, Alejandra “Athena” also left G2 to pursue independent content creation back in March 2021.

“Today we part ways with one of Rocket League's all-time greats, Rizzo.”, G2 shared. “Part of the longest-standing roster in RLCS, Rizzo has been with us since the beginning and has been an integral part of our success in Rocket League.” 

“He will be missed but we know he's going to kill it as a content creator and wish him the best of luck. Thank you for everything Rizzo ❤”

rocket league, rlcs x, rizzo, g2 esport, richard lewis, world championship, spring split, regional, major, the grid, retirement, athena, content creator, youtubeFormer teammates Chicago, JKnaps and Rizzo back in January 2020. (Picture: G2 Esports)

His farewell video, emotional to say the least, was also a compilation of highlight clips and last goodbyes from his best friend Emiliano "Sizz" Benny, the four-time Pierre "Turbopolsa" Silfver and G2 Esports CEO Carlos "ocelote" Rodríguez Santiago, among many others.

Rizzo’s has had one of the most decorated careers in the Rocket League pro circuit, with accomplishments like Seasons 5 and 9 NA Champion, ELEAGUE Cup 2017 Champion and Season 7 World Championship runnerup.

Just playing in four teams throughout his whole car-soccer career including Orange Creamsicle, Mock-It eSports NA and Take 3, Rizz has amassed over $200,000 in prize pool earnings and a cult following. 

“Officially parting ways with G2 today, so many memories and so many amazing people met. Thank you for everything been nothing but an absolute pleasure”, Rizzo bid farewell.

Here at GINX, we want to wish the man, the myth, the legend nothing but the best in all of his future endeavours.

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