Braxton Pierce, popularly recognized as "brax", recently announced that he has decided to step down from professional VALORANT to pursue a career in streaming and content creation.
The former Counter-Strike genius migrated to VALORANT when the game was first released. His goal was to become one of the top professional players in the burgeoning competitive VALORANT circuit. However, after much contemplation, Brax announced that he will be stepping down from pro play to continue streaming regularly.
In a previous interview, brax spoke at length about his transition from CS:GO to VALORANT. It highlighted how the young pro had to make tough choices to continue his dream job in the gaming industry. Brax was one of the first choices for T1's VALORANT roster, and it was indeed a second chance for the young North American pro.
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VALORANT: T1 Brax Steps Down From Pro Play To Continue Full-Time Streaming
Brax did not get the best start to his VALORANT career and was benched after a while. TSM picked him up, but it was only for one tournament before brax returned to T1. His journey in VALORANT as a competitive player may not have flourished in the way fans expected, but there is more to his story!
After a year of striving to make it big in competitive VALORANT, brax has decided to proceed to full-time streaming. The North American pro took to Twitter to explain his stance. He mentions that currently, he is not looking to compete, but will continue as a streamer for T1.
As much as I love competing, I am super excited to get back on the stream grind and be with my awesome community again. For those asking where I’ve been I’ve deemed it super necessary to take a step back and focus on my personal life and essentially finding my happiness again after a crazy year of ups and downs both in and out out of the game.
Unfortunately, it came at the cost of competing on a professional level for now but I can’t say I regret it. I’m in a completely different head space from before and I absolutely love it. I know this isn’t the route most of you wanted me to take but I hope you guys understand.
I want to thank Joe Marsh, Wawa, and all of T1 for making this transition so smoothly and I’m happy I can still represent this legendary org even if it’s through a different lens. I’ll be streaming Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM CST starting next week. I’ll probably experiment with night streams as well.
Thank you for the continued support on this journey and I’m excited to take this to the next level and see where it goes because I know the opportunities are endless!!
The last time brax went live on Twitch was five months ago. It is quite evident to fans that his decision to quit competitive VALORANT was not out of impulse. Brax currently has around 590,000 followers on Twitch, and his community cannot wait for him to make a return as a full-time streamer for T1.
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