Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas, a former CS:GO professional and prominent figure in the Valorant scene, has decided to retire from competitive gaming.

The Spanish star made the announcement on October 9, bidding farewell to a storied career and saying to his fans he is ready to “start a new life.”

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His final competitive stint was with Heretics during the VCT 2023 season where he participated in the inaugural international leagues for the EMEA region.

Valorant star mixwell retires from the competitive scene

Oscar "mixwell" Cañellas announces his retirement on X (Twitter)
Credit: Nigel Zalamea/ONE Esports

Mixwell stands as one of Spain’s most prominent esports stars. Beginning his esports journey in Counter-Strike: Source, he transitioned to CS:GO in 2012, marking a pivotal point in his gaming career.

In the early stages of his career, he represented Spanish esports organizations such as gBots and Atlantis. His most significant achievements in CS:GO came during his time with the North American team OpTic Gaming.

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In 2016, OpTic Gaming won ELEAGUE Season 2 and defeated powerhouse Danish CS:GO squad Astralis 2-1 in the grand final. Mixwell would continue his CS:GO career, playing for established esports organizations like Cloud9, G2 Esports, and Movistar Riders.

In 2020, Mixwell retired from CS:GO and transitioned to Valorant, officially signing with G2 Esports. He was at the peak of the Valorant competitive scene that year, with G2 winning seven straight Ignition Series tournaments.

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During his time with G2, Mixwell secured qualification for numerous international VCT LAN events. His most notable achievement came at Masters Berlin 2021, where the team reached the semifinals, ultimately tying for 3rd place alongside 100 Thieves.

With over 11 years of competitive gaming experience, Mixwell has consistently faced off against the top-tier talent in both Counter-Strike and Valorant. At this juncture, he has decided to shift his focus towards streaming and growing his community.

You can watch mixwell’s farewell video below.

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