It was a sad day indeed when Marius “gReazymeister” Ranheim announced his retirement this week. As a veteran of the Rocket League scene and the one who scored the very first-ever professional LAN goal back in RLCS Season 1, Greazy has seen it all. From world championships to relegations, the Norwegian has been a staple of the professional Rocket League scene since the start, and it’s sad to see him go.
gReazymeister, a legend
Many consider gReazymeister a legend in the Rocket League scene, both on and off the pitch. With hilarious moments in interviews and an RLCS World Champion title, he was the perfect combination of entertaining personality and top-level skill. It made him a true fan-favorite.
Octane.gg summarized his career stats nicely, and it shows all of gReazymeister’s accomplishments. The RLCS Season 2 World Championships in Amsterdam was the only major LAN he won, but if you’re going to win just one, a world championship isn’t a bad pick. He came close to winning more several times, including a second-place finish in the Universal Open 2v2 alongside Kyle “Scrub Killa” Robertson. But ultimately, he also saw several relegations and failures to promote back to the RLCS.
His final attempt came this week, when Greazy and Scrub tried to qualify for the EU Spring Series alongside the Norwegian’s RLRS teammate George “Breezi” Rusiecki. The trio failed to qualify, and Greazy’s retirement tweet came soon after. The announcement inspired many heartwarming comments from the professional scene, and it shows how loved Greazy was in the community. Hopefully, we haven’t seen the last of him yet and he’ll remain in the scene as a coach. Perhaps he could even be a substitute player-coach, like Jayson “Fireburner” Nunez?
think thats gonna be my last hoorah in professional rocket league, and I think its time for me to move on to new things in life! I wanna thank everyone for the support during all these years, thanks to all my teammates and everyone ive became good friends with ❤️
— gReazymeister (@gReazymeister) May 6, 2020
Remkoe to also retire?
gReazymeister’s former teammate Remco “Remkoe” den Boer is also thought to retire, though an official announcement is yet to come. Remkoe has been at gReazy’s side for many seasons, and last season he already alluded to his imminent retirement. After securing his RLCS spot, however, the Dutchman decided to give it one more shot, and this time he failed to keep his spot at the top level. Immediately after dropping out of the RLCS, Remkoe tweeted what could only mean his departure from Rocket League: “Thanks for the memories.”
Losing both gReazymeister and Remkoe at once is a hard blow to long-time fans. The professional Rocket League scene is evolving quickly. Names we had never heard of a few seasons ago now stand as top players in the world. Veterans will have to adapt or step aside for the new talents on the block.
Michael Kloos is a Dutch esports journalist and enthusiast with a particular like of Rocket League and VALORANT. He is also an avid fantasy/sci-fi reader and writer. He spends most of his time trying not to be in the real world.