Two weeks ago in a blog post on the coL website, the Quake player United States of America Brian "dkt" Flander has announced that he will retire from professional gaming after the QuakeCon 2010 even. Citing the need to concentrate on his personal life and working on his career, Flander assures fans that this does not mean he will completely disconnect with gaming.
"I can consistently say I was one of the top 5-16 players in the world, at any game I played, at any time. I think that is something to hold your head up high about considering the tens of thousands of people I've competed against. But now I have a career, which I've been pursuing since CGS died, and there are lots of great opportunities for me to expand myself."

Link: Blog post