Rainbow Six Siege veteran player Dimitri “Panix” de Longeaux has announced his retirement from competitive play.
In a Twitlonger post, “Panix” shared the reasonings that led to his retirement. He explained that his mental health was declining after getting benched from Na’Vi, and he knew that GAMMA GAMING would be the last team in his career.
I am sick of the constant stress coming from the instability of the job in the present, but also for the future and I am looking to get back to a “normal” life, as it’s passing by and I am missing too much of it.
‘Panix’ has been in the Rainbow Six esports scene for a long time now. He started his professional career back in 2015 with Aera eSport; however, he made his name by playing at teams like Team Vitality, Mock-It, PENTA, BDS Esport, and most recently Na’Vi and GAMMA.
Panix is infamously known to get dropped before getting to play in the Six Invitationals, which led to some important changes to the rulebook. And according to Ubisoft staff Jeremy Somville, the rule that denied orgs from dropping a player just before SI is unofficially called the “Panix Rule” within the internal Ubisoft team.
Panix has been a long-standing player in the R6 community, and it’ll surely be difficult for the Siege fans to see some of their favourite players now getting retired. Panix did say that he’ll continue to stream, and do some coaching/analysis, but not as a career.
GAMMA GAMING will now be looking for a replacement to join the squad of “Leonski”, “Avaiche”, “Deapek”, and “ASTRO”.