Swedish Rocket League Championship Series veteran, Linus “al0t” Möllergren, has announced his retirement from the competitive RLCS scene.
The former RLCS world championship runner-up has a long history in the Rocket League scene, dating all the way back to before the RLCS existed. Al0t is a popular icon in the community, known for his humor and positive attitude. Al0t has clarified that he does not intend to leave the scene or the community, and that he will continue to attend events.
Al0t leaves an impressive resume with highs and lows
Al0t has been a household name in the RLCS scene since its infancy. His career highlight came in RLCS Season 4, when he and his team at the time reached the world championship grand final. There, they would lose to a dynasty in the making: Gale Force Esports, later known as Dignitas.
His following seasons were less successful, though he also snagged a third-place finish in Season 5, when the roster swapped organizations to represent Complexity. However, this bronze medal subsequently led to one of the worst roster moves in Rocket League history. Thinking they could improve, the iconic trio consisting of Al0t, Joonas “Mognus” Salo, and Otto “Metsanauris” Kaipiainen broke apart when the latter was replaced on the team.
Al0t remained in the RLCS for the following seasons, but his career never reached the heights of his early days. Complexity finished in last place the following season and were relegated, but Al0t avoided the lower division of the Rocket League Rival Series (RLRS) multiple times. Al0t did this by signing for new teams, while his own team repeatedly dropped from the top league.
His more recent results in the RLCS have been even more underwhelming, which led to the Swedish veteran finally hanging up his controller.
A positive presence
Besides his impressive finishes in RLCS Seasons 4 and 5, perhaps Al0t’s most iconic and humorous moment came during the Rocket League Summit event. Here, he joined the casters on the couch to make a prediction about the game in progress. His prediction became a legendary moment in Rocket League esports history.
Al0t received a lot of love for his retirement post and, of course, fans had a lot of fun reminiscing. They’ll also be pleased to know that they haven’t seen the last of him just yet.